Section 3709.29 | Special levy for general health districts.
If the estimated amount of money necessary to meet the expenses of a general health district program will not be forthcoming to the board of health of such district out of the district health fund because the taxes within the ten-mill limitation will be insufficient, the board of health shall certify the fact of such insufficiency to the board of county commissioners of the county in which such district is located. Such board of county commissioners is hereby ordained to be a special taxing authority for the purposes of this section only, and, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the board of county commissioners of any county in which a general health district is located is the taxing authority for such special levy outside the ten-mill limitation. The board of county commissioners shall thereupon, in the year preceding that in which such health program will be effective, by vote of two-thirds of all the members of that body, declare by resolution that the amount of taxes which may be raised within the ten-mill limitation will be insufficient to provide an adequate amount for the necessary requirements of such district within the county, and that it is necessary to levy a tax in excess of such limitation in order to provide the board of health with sufficient funds to carry out such health program. Such resolution shall be filed with the board of elections not later than four p.m. of the ninetieth day before the day of election.
Such resolution shall specify the amount of increase in rate which it is necessary to levy and the number of years during which such increase shall be in effect, which shall not be for a longer period than ten years.
The resolution shall conform to section 5705.191 of the Revised Code and be certified and submitted in the manner provided in section 5705.25 of the Revised Code, provided that the proposal shall be placed on the ballot at the next primary or general election occurring more than ninety days after the resolution is filed with the board of elections.
Available Versions of this Section
- July 2, 2010 – House Bill 48, 128th General Assembly [ View July 2, 2010 Version ]