5705.312 Increasing minimum levy to pay debt service.

The county budget commission shall not increase the minimum levy of a municipal corporation pursuant to division (D) of section 5705.31 of the Revised Code to pay debt service unless moneys available to pay such debt service are insufficient after applying divisions (A) to (C) of this section:

(A) The amount of debt service on unvoted general obligations of the municipal corporation, not otherwise provided for, shall be charged against the minimum levy of the municipal corporation pursuant to division (D) of section 5705.31 of the Revised Code to the full extent of such levy that may lawfully be used for such purpose, if necessary, without preserving to the municipal corporation any operating levy within the ten-mill limitation.

(B) The amount of debt service on unvoted general obligations of the municipal corporation, not otherwise provided for, after application of division (A) of this section shall be paid from receipts of any income tax levied by the municipal corporation that may lawfully be used for such purpose.

(C) The amount of debt service on unvoted general obligations of the municipal corporation, not otherwise provided for, after application of divisions (A) and (B) of this section shall be paid from the receipts of any levy in excess of the ten-mill limitation available for current expenses of the municipal corporation that may lawfully be used for such purpose.

Moneys produced by the application of divisions (A) to (C) of this section shall be placed in the bond retirement fund of the municipal corporation by the county auditor or the officer of the municipal corporation collecting such taxes, as appropriate.

Cite as R.C. § 5705.312

History. Effective Date: 10-17-1979