6151.14 Removal of drift.

The board of county commissioners may remove from a river, watercourse, or creek, within the county, drift, timber, piling, or other obstruction placed or negligently allowed to remain therein by a person that obstructs to any extent the free flow of the water or endangers a county or township road, after giving thirty days' notice to the person, or an agent thereof, to remove the obstruction within that time.

The expenses of the removal shall be paid out of the county general fund, and the amount so paid together with fifty per cent penalty shall be placed upon the tax duplicate by the county auditor against the person to be collected as other taxes.

The board of county commissioners may remove from a river, watercourse, or creek, within the county, drift, timber, piling, or other obstruction deposited by nature at a single location that obstructs to any extent the free flow of the water or endangers a county or township road. The expenses of the removal may be paid from county funds.

Cite as R.C. § 6151.14

History. Effective Date: 04-09-1981