When the assessment roll is placed on file in the office of the sanitary district, notice by publication shall be given to property owners that they may pay their assessments. Any owner of real property assessed for the execution of the official plan under section 6115.48 of the Revised Code may pay such assessment to the treasurer of the sanitary district within thirty days from the time such assessment is placed on file in the office of the district, and the amount to be paid shall be the full amount of the assessment less any amount added thereto to meet interest. When such assessment has been paid, the secretary of the sanitary district shall enter upon the assessment record opposite each tract for which payment is made the words "paid in full," and such assessment shall be deemed satisfied. The payment of such assessment does not relieve the landowner from the necessity for the payment of a maintenance assessment pursuant to section 6115.53 of the Revised Code, nor for payment of any further assessment which may be necessary as provided in sections 6115.46, 6115.48, and 6115.53 of the Revised Code. Any person or public corporation failing to pay assessments in full as provided for in this section shall be deemed to have consented to the issuance of bonds as provided for under section 6115.50 of the Revised Code, and to payment of interest thereon. If any assessment is twenty-five dollars or less, or whenever the unpaid balance of any such assessment is twenty-five dollars or less, the same shall be paid in full, and not in installments, at the time the first or next installment would otherwise become due and payable.
After the expiration of the period of thirty days within which the property owners may pay their respective assessments, the treasurer of the sanitary district shall certify to the board of directors of the sanitary district the aggregate of the amount so paid, and thereupon the board shall pass and spread upon its records a resolution in which shall be stated the amount of the assessment, and the amount thereof paid. Thereupon the board shall in the same resolution apportion the uncollected assessment into installments or levies and provide for the collection of interest upon the unpaid installments. Thereafter it may order the issuance of bonds in anticipation of the collection of the installments in an amount not exceeding ninety per cent of the assessment pursuant to section 6115.50 of the Revised Code. The residue of the assessment so levied, not less than ten per cent, shall constitute a contingent account to protect the bonds from casual default, and any part thereof in excess of ten per cent of the next installment of maturing bond principal, together with the next two installments of semiannual interest, if not needed for this purpose, may be transferred from time to time to the maintenance fund.
Effective Date: 07-08-1993 .