5571.15 Board of township trustees may improve roads without petition.

(A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, the board of township trustees, without the presentation of a petition, may take the necessary steps to construct, reconstruct, resurface, or improve a public road or part thereof, upon the passage of a resolution by unanimous vote declaring the necessity for the construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, or improvement. The cost thereof may be paid by any of the methods provided in section 5573.07 of the Revised Code, as determined by the board in the resolution.

(B) If the primary reason for the reconstruction, resurfacing, or improvement of a public road or part thereof is to improve the drainage of water from the surface of the road, as declared by the resolution, and there is no presentation of a petition, the board may proceed upon the passage of the resolution by majority vote. The cost in such case may be paid by either of the methods provided in division (B) of section 5573.07 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 03-12-2001 .