6121.14 Maintain, repair, operate water development authority project.

Each water development project, when constructed and placed in operation, shall be maintained and kept in good condition and repair by the Ohio water development authority or the authority shall cause the same to be maintained and kept in good condition and repair. Each such project shall be operated by such operating employees as the authority employs or pursuant to a contract or lease with a governmental agency or person. All public or private property damaged or destroyed in carrying out the powers granted by sections 6121.01 to 6121.22 of the Revised Code, shall be restored or repaired and placed in its original condition, as nearly as practicable, or adequate compensation made therefor out of funds provided under such sections.

On or before the first day of April in each year, the authority shall make an annual report of its activities for the preceding calendar year to the governor and the general assembly. Each such report shall set forth a complete operating and financial statement covering the authority's operations during the year. The authority shall cause an audit of its books and accounts to be made at least once each year by certified public accountants and the cost thereof may be treated as a part of the cost of construction or of operations of its projects.

The authority, by November of each year preceding the year in which the state's biennial budget is considered by the general assembly, shall estimate the total amount of funds necessary to pay all the authority's expenses with respect to on-going or new projects of the authority and any other activities of the authority for the next biennial period, including the amounts necessary to pay the principal of and interest on all bonds or notes outstanding or to be issued to fund such projects and activities, the amounts necessary to cover all charges and expenses in connection with the preparation, issuance, and servicing of such bonds or notes, and the amounts necessary to pay the costs of operation and maintenance of any facilities constructed or to be constructed. The sources of all funds projected to be expended in the next biennial period shall be clearly delineated.

These amounts shall be reported in detail to the office of budget and management and the legislative budget office of the legislative service commission at the same time budget requests of other state agencies are required to be submitted to the office of budget and management.

Effective Date: 05-26-1989