Section 1711.22 | County aid to county and independent agricultural societies.
(A)(1) When a county or a county agricultural society owns or holds under a lease real estate used as a fairground, and such society has the control and management of such lands and buildings, the board of county commissioners shall, on the request of such society, annually appropriate from the general fund not less than fifteen hundred dollars for the purpose of encouraging agricultural fairs.
(2) In any county in which there is located one or more independent agricultural societies, the board, for the purpose of encouraging such societies, may appropriate, in addition to the sum appropriated for the county agricultural society, a sum not greater than the amount appropriated for the county society.
(B) In a county in which there is no county agricultural society, or in which there is no fair held by such a society, but in which there exists an independent agricultural society , the board shall, on the request of the independent agricultural society, annually appropriate from the general fund not less than fifteen hundred dollars for the purpose of encouraging such independent agricultural fairs.
(C) No board shall appropriate money as provided by this section unless the director of agriculture has certified to the board that the county or independent agricultural society is complying with all laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of county or independent agricultural societies.
(D) The county treasurer shall pay any money appropriated in accordance with this section to the treasurer of the society for whose use it was made, upon an order issued from the county auditor.