5707.08 Authority to create county, township, or municipal forests - tax levy.

The governing body of any municipal corporation, township, or county may accept donations of land suitable for the growth of timber, which lands shall be known as municipal, township, or county forests, and may manage the same on forestry principles. The governing body of any municipal corporation, township, or county, where funds are available or have been levied therefor, may, when authorized by a majority vote of the electorate voting at any general election, purchase or obtain by condemnation proceedings any tract of land suitable for a forest which is conveniently located for the purpose, and under the direction of the chief of the division of forestry of the department of natural resources shall manage the same on forestry principles. Such municipal corporation, township, or county may levy and collect an annual tax not exceeding three mills on the dollar of its assessed real estate valuation, in addition to all other taxes authorized or permitted by law, to procure and maintain such forests.

Cite as R.C. § 5707.08

History. Effective Date: 09-01-1976