The board of trustees of a regional water and sewer district, by a vote of two-thirds of all its members, may declare by resolution that it is necessary to levy a tax in excess of the ten-mill limitation for the purpose of providing funds to pay current expenses of the district or for the purpose of paying any portion of the cost of one or more water resource projects or parts thereof or for both of such purposes, and that the question of such tax levy shall be submitted to the electors of the district at a general or primary election. Such resolution shall conform to the requirements of section 5705.19 of the Revised Code, except as otherwise permitted by this section and except that such levy may be for a period not longer than ten years. The resolution shall go into immediate effect upon its passage and no publication of the resolution is necessary other than that provided for in the notice of election. A copy of such resolution shall, immediately after its passage, be certified to the board of elections of the proper county or counties in the manner provided by section 5705.25 of the Revised Code, and such section shall govern the arrangements for the submission of such question and other matters with respect to such election to which such section refers. Publication of the notice of that election shall be made in one newspaper of general circulation in the district once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the election, or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code. If the board of elections operates and maintains a web site, the board of elections shall post notice of the election on its web site for thirty days prior to the election.
If a majority of the electors voting on the question vote in favor thereof, the board may make the necessary levy within the district at the additional rate or at any lesser rate on the tax list and duplicate for the purpose or purposes stated in the resolution.
The taxes realized from such levy shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as other taxes on such tax list and duplicate and such taxes, when collected, shall be paid to the district and deposited by it in a special fund which shall be established by the district for all revenues derived from such levy and for the proceeds of anticipation notes which shall be deposited in such fund.
After the approval of such levy, the district may anticipate a fraction of the proceeds of such levy and, from time to time, during the life of such levy, issue anticipation notes in an amount not exceeding fifty per cent of the estimated proceeds of such levy to be collected in each year up to a period of five years after the date of issuance of such notes, less an amount equal to the proceeds of such levy previously obligated for each year by the issuance of anticipation notes, provided that the total amount maturing in any one year shall not exceed fifty per cent of the anticipated proceeds of such levy for that year. Each issue of notes shall be sold as provided in Chapter 133. of the Revised Code, and shall, except for such limitation that the total amount of such notes maturing in any one year shall not exceed fifty per cent of the anticipated proceeds of such levy for that year, mature serially in substantially equal installments during each year over a period not to exceed five years after their issuance.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 10-30-1989; 06-01-200.