The board of county commissioners shall provide annually by taxation an adequate fund for the maintenance and repair of improved county highways. Such fund shall be provided by levies made under sections 5555.48, 5555.49, and 5555.91 of the Revised Code and sections amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto. The maintenance and repair fund shall not be less than one hundred dollars for each mile of improved county highway within the county. Such levies for maintenance and repair purposes shall be separately set forth in the annual budget of the board presented to the budget commission, and the levies made by the board, pursuant to this section shall be preferred levies as against any others made by the board for county road purposes. If the budget commission of any county is unable, by reason of the limitations of law, to allow all of the road levies made by the board, such reductions as are necessary shall be first made in levies other than those for maintenance and repair purposes made under this section. The fund produced by such levies shall not be subject to transfer by order of court or otherwise, and shall be used solely for the maintenance and repair of the improved county roads. This section does not prevent the board from using any other available road funds for the maintenance and repair of improved county roads.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .