(A) There is hereby created the village capital improvement fund. Moneys in the village capital improvement fund shall not be part of the state treasury and shall be separate from the other funds of the Ohio air and water development authority. Moneys in the fund shall be kept in the same manner as funds of the authority are kept under section 6121.11 of the Revised Code and may be invested in the same manner as funds of the authority are invested under section 6121.12 of the Revised Code. The fund shall be administered jointly by the authority and the environmental protection agency. The fund shall consist of gifts, grants, and contributions received by the authority or the agency for the purposes of the fund; moneys received as repayments of advances from the former emergency village capital improvement fund made prior to the effective date of this amendment that are required to be made under section 717.11 of the Revised Code; payments of principal and interest on loans made on or after the effective date of this amendment that are required to be made under section 717.11 of the Revised Code and the loan agreement between the authority, the agency, and the village receiving a loan entered into under this section; and any moneys deposited into the fund by the authority or the agency from moneys available to them for the purposes of the fund. Moneys in the fund shall be used exclusively to provide loans to villages for the purposes described in division (B) of this section.
(B) Any village which, by ordinance or resolution of its legislative authority, has determined it to be necessary to construct a system of sewerage for the village or any part of the village, including sewage disposal works, treatment plants, or sewage pumping stations, or to construct a water supply system for the village or any part of the village, including mains, dams, reservoirs, wells, intakes, purification works, or pumping stations, may apply to the agency for a loan from the village capital improvement fund to enable the village to pay all or a part of the cost of preparing general plans for the improvements or detailed plans, specifications, estimates of cost, and cost of financing and legal services incident to the preparation of the plans, and a plan of financing the proposed improvement.
The agency shall consider the application and shall determine the amount of moneys, if any, that are needed by the village from the fund, in addition to moneys that the village can provide for itself for those purposes without undue hardship upon its inhabitants. If the application is approved by the agency and the authority, the authority and the applicant shall enter into a loan agreement setting forth the terms and conditions of the loan. Loans made from the fund may include low interest or no interest loans.
Effective Date: 06-30-1995 .