(1) "Pest" has the same meaning as in section 927.51 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Quarantined area" means an area that is quarantined by the director of agriculture under section 927.71 of the Revised Code or by the United States department of agriculture.
(B) Counties, townships, and municipal corporations may, upon the vote of the board of county commissioners, the board of township trustees, or the legislative authority of any municipal corporation, purchase or rent equipment and may purchase supplies designed to combat a pest for which a quarantined area is established and may contract for the hire of necessary employees to operate such equipment and carry out sections 927.39 to 927.42 of the Revised Code. Payment for such equipment or its use, supplies, and wages as are contracted for may be provided out of the general fund of such subdivision.
Any two or more counties, townships, municipal corporations, or any combination of such subdivisions, may jointly contract for the purchase or renting of such equipment, the purchase of such supplies, and for the hiring of such employees to conduct a joint effort to combat a pest for which a quarantined area is established; the payment for such equipment, supplies, and labor may be made jointly, in such proportions as the board of county commissioners, the board of township trustees, or the legislative authority of a municipal corporation may agree upon, out of the general fund of any such subdivision.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953; 06-30-2006