130th Ohio General Assembly
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(123rd General Assembly)
(Amended House Bill Number 309)



AN ACT
To amend section 5511.04 and to enact section 5533.64 of the Revised Code to eliminate the per mile cap on the amount of money the Department of Transportation may spend on improvements made to roads leading into and within a conservancy district and to designate State Route 60, in Ashland County only, the "Thomas A. Van Meter Memorial Highway."

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1 .  That section 5511.04 be amended and section 5533.64 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 5511.04.  The director of transportation may relocate and for such purpose construct or reconstruct such relocated portions of all roads, highways, and streets, within, leading through, or adjacent to any lands owned by a conservancy district organized under sections 6101.01 to 6101.84 of the Revised Code, or lands on which any such district has a flood easement, construction easement, or right-of-way.

The director may co-operate in the construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair, and maintenance of roads leading from a state highway to any public park, forest preserve, or recreational area, or within the boundary of any public park, forest preserve, or recreational area under the control and custody of such district.

The director shall confer with the board of directors of any such district upon the construction, reconstruction, location, or relocation of any roads or highways which must be in conformity with the general engineering plans of the district.

With respect to any such road improvement projects, the director may, upon the terms mutually agreed between him the director and the board of the district, in view of the benefits to be derived, enter into any contracts with such district as may be necessary or convenient to carry out the general plans of the district.

The costs of such improvements shall be paid in the same manner as for a state highway improvement, provided the expenditures in any one year shall not exceed two hundred thousand dollars, and the expenditures for highways leading to the district properties shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars per mile, and the expenditures within such properties shall not exceed ten thousand dollars per mile.

This section does not derogate or limit the powers of the director to add additional mileage to the state highway system.

This section does not derogate or limit the power and authority conferred upon a district and its board by sections 6101.01 to 6101.84 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 5533.64.  The road known as state route number sixty, running in a northerly and southerly direction through Ashland county only, shall be known as the "Thomas A. Van Meter Memorial Highway."

The director of transportation may erect suitable markers along the highway indicating its name.

SECTION 2 .  That existing section 5511.04 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.

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