The proportion of the compensation, damages, and costs of any road improvement to be paid by a township road district shall be paid out of any road improvement fund available for it. For the purpose of providing by taxation a fund for the payment of a township road district's proportion of the compensation, damages, and costs of constructing, reconstructing, resurfacing, improving, maintaining, repairing, and dragging township road district roads or parts of those roads, the board of trustees of a township in which a township road district has been erected as provided in section 5573.21 of the Revised Code may levy, annually, a tax not exceeding three mills upon each dollar of the taxable property of the township road district. The levy shall be in addition to all other levies authorized for township or township road district purposes, and subject only to the limitation on the combined maximum rate for all taxes in force. The taxes so authorized shall be placed by the county auditor upon the tax duplicate against the taxable property of the township road district, and collected by the county treasurer as other taxes. When collected, the taxes shall be paid to the fiscal officer of the township in which the township road district has been erected, and the money so received shall be under the control of the board of township trustees for the purposes for which the taxes were levied.
Effective Date: 08-31-1972; 12-20-2005 .