In lieu of submitting to the electors for approval the question of a tax levy outside the ten-mill limitation and levying that tax following approval, as provided for in sections 6119.31 and 6119.32 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners may issue securities, as defined in section 133.01 of the Revised Code, including anticipatory securities, for the purpose of paying the cost of the preparation of the data needed or determined to be necessary or appropriate in order to plan for the proper supply, purification, filtration, and distribution of water, the proper collection, treatment, and disposal of sewage, or the proper collection, control, abatement, or treatment of surface and subsurface drainage, each and all within the limits of the county or a part of the county or beyond the limits of the county but within the same drainage area as is in part within the county, and, if the board determines it to be necessary or appropriate, for the purpose of paying the costs of acquiring real estate or interests in real estate for improvements for one or more of those purposes. The data may include, but are not limited to, plans, specifications, estimates of cost, drillings, maps, soundings, surveys, and tentative assessments against properties that are potentially benefited. The securities shall be in an amount not exceeding the total estimated cost of the preparation of the data and of making any acquisitions of real estate or interests in real estate, together with all other items of cost that are incident to that preparation or those acquisitions and that are described in division (B) of section 133.15 of the Revised Code.
Prior to the issuance or the first issuance of the securities, the board shall determine that the funds allocated for general operating expenses of the county are insufficient to pay both those operating expenses for the current year and the total estimated cost to be financed under authority of this section.
The securities shall be Chapter 133. securities, and their issuance shall be subject to that chapter, except that the maximum maturity of the securities shall not exceed ten years. The proceeds of securities issued for the purpose of paying costs of the improvements for which the data is prepared or for which any acquisition of real estate or interest in real estate is made may be applied, without reduction of their maximum maturity, to retire anticipatory securities issued pursuant to this section.
All moneys raised by the issuance of securities pursuant to this section shall be applied to the purposes provided for in section 6119.31 of the Revised Code and in this section.
Effective Date: 03-12-2001 .