(A) The board of county commissioners may establish a reasonable fee or schedule of fees to cover its costs incurred in any annexation proceedings that take place under this chapter. The board also may require an initial deposit to be paid at the time a petition for annexation is filed under sections 709.02 to 709.21 of the Revised Code or promptly after that time. The clerk of the board shall maintain an accurate and detailed accounting of all funds received and expended in the processing of a petition for annexation filed under sections 709.02 to 709.21 of the Revised Code.
(B) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in division (E) of section 709.024 and division (A) of section 709.03 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners, by resolution, may appoint the clerk of the board or the county administrator to set the date, time, and place for hearings, and to provide associated notices to the agent for the petitioners, required under those divisions instead of the board.
Effective Date: 10-26-2001 .