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Terms Used In Ohio Code 6117.38

  • constructing: means construction, reconstruction, enlargement, extension, improvement, renovation, repair, and replacement of sanitary or drainage facilities or of prevention or replacement facilities, but does not include any repairs, replacements, or similar actions that do not constitute and qualify as permanent improvements. See Ohio Code 6117.01
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • County sanitary engineer: means either of the following:

    (a) The registered professional engineer employed or appointed by the board of county commissioners to be the county sanitary engineer as provided in this section3;

    (b) The county engineer, if, for as long as and to the extent that engineer by agreement entered into under section 315. See Ohio Code 6117.01

  • Drainage facilities: means storm sewers, force mains, pumping stations, and facilities for the treatment, disposal, impoundment, retention, control, or storage of waters; improvements of or for any channel, ditch, drain, floodway, or watercourse, including location, construction, reconstruction, reconditioning, widening, deepening, cleaning, removal of obstructions, straightening, boxing, culverting, tiling, filling, walling, arching, or change in course, location, or terminus; improvements of or for a river, creek, or run, including reinforcement of banks, enclosing, deepening, widening, straightening, removal of obstructions, or change in course, location, or terminus; facilities for the protection of lands from the overflow of water, including a levee, wall, embankment, jetty, dike, dam, sluice, revetment, reservoir, retention or holding basin, control gate, or breakwater; facilities for controlled drainage, regulation of stream flow, and protection of an outlet; the vacation of a ditch or drain; equipment and furnishings; and all required appurtenances and necessary real estate and interests in real estate. See Ohio Code 6117.01
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Prevention or replacement facilities: means vegetated swales or median strips, permeable pavement, trees and tree boxes, rain barrels and cisterns, rain gardens and filtration planters, vegetated roofs, wetlands, riparian buffers, and practices and structures that use or mimic natural processes to filter or reuse storm water. See Ohio Code 6117.01
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Public agency: means a state and any agency or subdivision of a state, including a county, a municipal corporation, or other subdivision. See Ohio Code 6117.01

(1) After the formation of any county sewer district, the board of county commissioners may contract with a person, political subdivision, unincorporated area, or public agency located outside of the district for any of the following:

(a) Depositing sewage or drainage from outside of the district in facilities acquired or constructed or to be acquired or constructed by the county to serve the district ;

(b) The treatment, disposal, and disposition of the sewage or drainage, on terms that the board considers equitable;

(c) The provision of water supply services.

(2) A person, political subdivision, unincorporated area, or public agency located outside of a county sewer district may apply to the board of county commissioners for the provision of the services specified in division (A)(1)(a), (b), or (c) of this section.

(3) The amount to be paid by the person, political subdivision, unincorporated area, or public agency to reimburse the county for costs of acquiring or constructing those facilities shall not be less than the original or comparable assessment for similar property within the district or, in the absence of an original or comparable assessment, an amount that is found by the board to be reasonable and fairly reflective of that portion of the cost of those facilities attributable to the properties to be served. The board shall appropriate any moneys received for that service to and for the use and benefit of the district. The board may collect the amount to be paid by the person, political subdivision, unincorporated area, or public agency in full, in cash or in installments as a part of a connection charge to be collected in accordance with division (B) or (D) of section 6117.02 of the Revised Code, or if the properties to be served are located within the county, the same amount may be assessed against those properties, and, in that event, the manner of making the assessment, together with the notice of it, shall be as provided in this chapter.

(B) Whenever sanitary or drainage facilities or prevention or replacement facilities have been acquired or constructed by, and at the expense of, a person, political subdivision, unincorporated area, or public agency and the board considers it appropriate to acquire the facilities or any part of them for the purpose of providing sewerage or drainage service to territory within a sewer district, the county sanitary engineer, at the direction of the board, shall examine the facilities. If the county sanitary engineer finds the facilities properly designed and constructed, the county sanitary engineer shall certify that fact to the board. The board may determine to purchase the facilities or any part of them at a cost that, after consultation with the county sanitary engineer, it finds to be reasonable.

Subject to and in accordance with this division and division (B) or divisions (C), (D), and (E) of section 6117.06 of the Revised Code, the board may purchase the facilities or any part of them by negotiation. For the purpose of paying the cost of their acquisition, the board may issue or incur public obligations and assess the entire cost, or a lesser designated part of the cost, of their acquisition against the benefited properties in the manner provided in this chapter for the construction of original or comparable facilities.

(C) As used in this section, “located outside of the district” includes an area located in a different county than the county in which the county sewer district is located.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Effective Date: 03-12-2001; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008 .