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Chapter 5519 | Appropriation Of Property

Section 5519.01 | Appropriation of property.

If the director of transportation is unable to purchase property for any purpose related to highways, roads, or bridges authorized by Chapters 5501., 5503., 5511., 5513., 5515., 5516., 5517., 5519., 5521., 5523., 5525., 5527., 5528., 5529., 5531., 5533., and 5535. of the Revised Code, or, if the Ohio rail development commission is unable to purchase property for any purpose necessary for the implementation of rail service under Chapter 4981. of the Revised Code, the director shall issue, or the commission shall enter on the records of the commission, a finding that it is necessary, for the public convenience and welfare, to appropriate such property as the director or commission considers needed for such purposes. The finding shall contain a definite, accurate, and detailed description of the property, and the name and place of residence, if known or with reasonable diligence ascertainable, of the owner of the property appropriated. The commission shall submit to the director a copy of its record finding that the appropriation of property is necessary. The commission shall not proceed with the appropriation unless it is first approved by the director.

The director or commission, in such finding, shall fix what the director or commission considers to be the value of such property appropriated, together with damages to the residue, and deposit the value thereof, together with the damages, with the probate court or the court of common pleas of the county within which the property, or a part thereof, is situated. The power to appropriate property for any purpose authorized by such chapters shall be exercised in the manner provided in sections 163.01 to 163.22 of the Revised Code.

Any instrument by which real property is acquired pursuant to this section shall identify the agency of the state that has the use and benefit of the real property as specified in section 5301.012 of the Revised Code.

Section 5519.04 | Costs and expenses for purchase or appropriation of property.

The costs and expenses in connection with the purchase and appropriation of property for highway purposes shall be payable by the director of transportation out of any funds of the department of transportation available for the establishment, construction, improvement, maintenance, and repair of highways.

Section 5519.05 | Right-of-way to be monumented - preservation of landmarks.

The director of transportation, when he acquires property for highway purposes, either by purchase or appropriation, shall promptly monument the right-of-way line of the property acquired.

The director, as soon as practicable in view of the availability of the funds and forces of his department , shall definitely and accurately ascertain and monument the roads and highways on the state highway system. At the discretion of the director, such monuments may be located in the center line of the highway or improvement.

The director, in making plans for any road improvement, shall cause such plans to be so prepared as to provide for the preservation of all cornerstones and landmarks set within the limits of the highway to be improved. All such cornerstones and landmarks shall be preserved or reset in their exact locations, and where located within the improved surface of the highway, the plans for the improvement shall be so drawn as to furnish adequate protection to such cornerstones and landmarks and also to furnish, by suitable devices or otherwise, full opportunity for consulting or referring to the same at any time, without destruction of or injury to the surface of the road improvement.