Municipal corporations may treat the surface of streets, alleys, squares, and public roadways with calcium chloride, road oil, light coal tar products, light asphalts, or any other suitable light bituminous substances for the purpose of providing a temporary improvement in laying the dust on and preserving such surface. If it is desired by the legislative authority of a city to have such work performed by contract, such city shall proceed in accordance with sections 735.05 to 735.09 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, and, in case of a charter city, pursuant to its charter.
For the purpose of this section necessary repairs to the streets of any village, the total cost of which is not more than one thousand dollars, shall be deemed as necessary for emergency repairs. The legislative authority of such village may authorize the making of all emergency repairs on all streets, bridges, and culverts in the village, and the village shall keep a supply of material on hand at all times for the purpose of making such repairs. Upon report to such legislative authority of any street needing immediate attention, the legislative authority shall, if it deems it an emergency repair, proceed at once to authorize such repairs by force account, without preparing plans, specifications, estimates of cost, or forms of contract.
The legislative authority of any such village may appropriate a sum of money each year sufficient to enable the village to carry out this section. Such sum shall constitute the "village emergency repair fund." All expenses incurred in employing extra help or in purchasing materials used in such repairs shall be paid from such fund on vouchers signed by the village clerk.
Cite as R.C. § 723.23
History. Effective Date: 10-01-1953