5555.25 Method of payment and proportion of costs - notice of assessments - apportionment by director of transportation.

When a joint board of county commissioners is proceeding upon a petition for a road improvement, the compensation, damages, and expenses of the improvement shall be apportioned and paid in the method specified in the petition, which may be any one of the methods provided by section 5555.41 of the Revised Code. When a joint board acts by unanimous vote and without the filing of a petition, it shall set forth in its resolution declaring the necessity for the improvement the method of apportioning and paying the compensation, damages, and expenses of the improvement, which may be any one of the methods provided by such section. The joint board shall also determine the proportion of the compensation, damages, and expenses of such improvement to be paid by each of the several counties interested in the improvement.

The board of each interested county shall, with the assistance of the county engineer of that county, make the assessments against the real estate within said county to be charged therewith of the proportion of the compensation, damages, and expenses of said improvement to be raised by special assessment against the benefited real estate within such county. In making such assessments, like notice shall be given and the same proceedings had by each interested board as in the case of improvements wholly within one county.

If the joint board cannot agree on the apportionment of the compensation, damages, and expenses of the improvement among the several counties interested in such improvement, the joint board shall certify that fact to the director of transportation who shall thereupon make such apportionment.

Cite as R.C. § 5555.25

History. Effective Date: 09-28-1973