A joint board of county commissioners may do all of the things that a board of county commissioners may do in a single county improvement, and shall be governed by and be subject to sections 6131.01 to 6131.64 of the Revised Code, relating to single county ditches insofar as applicable. The proceedings for a joint county improvement shall proceed before the joint board the same as if the joint board were a board of county commissioners representing a county that included all the territory of all the counties represented by the commissioners on the joint board. The cost of a joint county improvement shall be paid by the counties affected by such improvement, in proportion to their total ditch assessments, or as otherwise apportioned by the joint board, for such improvement. To meet its portion of such cost, a board of county commissioners may borrow such sums of money as are apportioned to the county, and may issue and sell the bonds of the county to secure the payment of the principal and interest of the sum borrowed. Such principal and interest shall be paid as provided in section 133.26 of the Revised Code. All rights of appeal, and all other rights or remedies as provided in sections 6131.01 to 6131.64 of the Revised Code, apply to joint county improvements. All officers doing any acts or making any findings for or against such improvement shall perform all the duties required of them under such sections. All owners affected by the proceedings for a joint county improvement shall have all the rights and remedies given them in the case of single county improvements. The proceedings in joint county improvements shall be the same as the proceedings in single county improvements except as modified in sections 6133.02 to 6133.11 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-30-1989 .