Section 6133.07 | Duties of lead county auditor and lead county treasurer.
(A)(1) The county auditor and county treasurer of the lead county are the fiscal agents of all the counties interested in the proposed improvement.
(2) The clerk of the joint board shall present bills for payment to the fiscal agents in the same manner as a request for payment would be made with respect to a single county drainage improvement.
(3) The fiscal agents shall process and pay each bill for the joint board of county commissioners presented.
(B) The auditor of the lead county shall certify to the auditor of the other counties a schedule of the assessments to be levied for the cost of locating and constructing the improvement and the auditor of such other county shall place such assessment upon the duplicates. The assessments so certified for collection to an auditor of another county shall be a lien on the land within such county from the date such certificate is received by the auditor of such other county.
(C) The treasurer of each county shall proceed to collect the assessments pursuant to the orders made in the proceedings for a joint drainage improvement, and shall pay the assessments to the treasurer of the lead county.
(D) The auditor and the treasurer of the lead county shall receive and account for such funds in the same manner as they receive and account for assessments collected for single county improvements and with their bonders shall be liable on their official bonds for any misappropriation of such funds.
(E) All warrants for the payment of costs of location and for costs of construction of a joint county improvement shall be drawn by the auditor of the lead county on the treasurer of the lead county, payable out of the general drainage improvement fund of the lead county.
(F) If a petition for a joint drainage improvement is dismissed after the costs and expenses have been incurred in making the lead county engineer's reports and schedules provided for in section 6133.08 of the Revised Code, such costs shall be paid by the several counties respectively, as the joint board of county commissioners deems just and equitable. All assessments when collected in all the counties and any amount which another county should pay shall be paid into the treasury of the lead county and credited to the general drainage improvement fund of the lead county.