Section 6137.112 | Permanent base review of improvements; estimation of construction cost.
(A) At the time that the board of county commissioners reviews the permanent assessment base of an improvement after six annual assessments have been made as provided in section 6137.11 of the Revised Code, the board may request the county engineer to estimate the construction cost of the improvement if that improvement were to be constructed at the time of the permanent assessment base review. Not less than thirty days prior to a hearing at which the board will consider the estimate as the construction cost of the improvement, the clerk of the board shall send to each owner that would be affected a notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by first class mail in a five-day return envelope. For each improvement, all individual notices shall be sent by the same type of mail. Whichever method the board chooses, the words "legal notice" shall be printed in plain view on the face of the envelope. The notice shall state the amount of the present permanent assessment base, the proposed new permanent assessment base amount with respect to the owner, and the date of the hearing on the proposed change.
(B) The board of county commissioners, by adoption of a resolution at the hearing required under division (A) of this section, may approve the permanent assessment base, as determined by the county engineer according to division (B)(5) of section 6131.14 of the Revised Code in lieu of the original cost of the improvement. If approved, the total estimated cost of the improvement shall be the permanent assessment base that is used to calculate maintenance fund assessments for owners benefiting from the improvement. The approved estimate of the improvement shall serve as the permanent assessment base for the purposes of this chapter until such time as it is revised in accordance with this section.