In the event of the dissolution or disorganization of any conservancy district organized pursuant to this chapter, the board of directors of the district shall determine the amount of funds of the district not needed for the payment of the expenses and indebtedness of the district and shall, upon the dissolution or disorganization, forthwith distribute the funds among the various counties comprising the district in the same proportion as the funds of the district were received from the counties whether by donation, assessment, tax, or otherwise. The amount due each county shall be paid to the treasurer of the county and shall be placed and held in a separate fund to be known as the conservancy district fund.
If a petition for the establishment of a new political subdivision whose primary purpose is flood control, water conservation, water supply, or water management, that is authorized under this chapter or other sections of the Revised Code, and that includes the county or a part of it is pending at the time of or is filed within one year after the receipt of the moneys by the treasurer, and the new political subdivision is subsequently organized, or if the new political subdivision has been organized at the time the moneys are received by the treasurer, the treasurer shall, upon the written request of the directors of the new political subdivision, forthwith pay over all funds in the conservancy district fund to the new political subdivision, and the subdivision may use and expend the moneys for any purpose or purposes authorized by the sections of the Revised Code under which it has been organized. As used in this section, "new political subdivision" does not include the following: any sewer district organized under any provisions of the Revised Code; any sanitary district organized under Chapter 6115. of the Revised Code; or any joint county ditches or any interstate county ditches organized under any provisions of the Revised Code.
If no petition for the organization of a new political subdivision is filed within one year after the receipt of the money by the treasurer, the treasurer shall, at the expiration of the one-year period, transfer all moneys in the conservancy district fund to a special fund of the county to be held and used for drainage, flood control, water conservation, water supply, or water management purposes in the areas of the county from which the moneys were originally derived. If the proposed political subdivision, for the establishment of which a petition has been filed within the one-year period, is not established or organized, the treasurer shall make the same disposition of the moneys in the conservancy district fund.
Effective Date: 09-21-2000