Rule 164-1-15 | Applicant's share of project costs; ineligible costs.
(A) In calculating the dollar value of a subdivision's contribution to a project for the purposes of divisions (D)(1) and (D)(4) of section 164.05 of the Revised Code:
(1) The reasonable value of labor, materials, and equipment shall include only labor, materials, and equipment that are integral to the construction activities involved in the project; and
(2) Engineering costs shall include only engineering services that are integral to the project and shall not include any of a subdivision's ongoing overhead expenses involved in carrying out its existing engineering services capacity.
(B) For the purposes of divisions (A)(2) and (D) of section 164.05 and division (B)(2) of section 164.051 of the Revised Code, "cost" or "costs" does not include any of the following:
(1) Expenditures or proposed expenditures for aesthetic treatments, ornamentations, or adornments to infrastructure;
(2) Expenditures or proposed expenditures for landscaping activities and improvements pertaining to infrastructure that go beyond basic requirements of post-construction repairing, stabilizing, and reseeding of land surfaces except for roundabouts for the purpose of serving as visual cues, and for green stormwater management options;
(3) The cost of planning or administrative services related to the review, listing, study, reporting, planning, recording, and prioritizing of capital improvement projects by a subdivision;
(4) The cost of planning or administrative services of a district committee, executive committee, or small government subcommittee in reviewing, recording, approving, or disapproving project applications.
(C) Subdivisions and districts shall ensure that all project applications submitted to the director or the administrator exclude all computations or calculations based upon any expenditures, projected expenditures, or costs referred to in paragraphs (B)(1), (B)(2), (B)(3), and (B)(4) of this rule.