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(124th General Assembly)(House Bill Number 174)
To amend section 5573.21 and to enact section 5571.10
Revised Code to specify that township road
projects may include
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1. That section 5573.21 be amended and section
the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 5571.10. As part of improving or maintaining any road,
petition or otherwise, the board of township trustees may
landscape and beautification projects along the road.
Such projects may
include planting trees or other plants and
installing and maintaining
decorative pathways, walls, signage,
fencing, banners, fountains,
and other similar features.
In providing for the projects, the board shall proceed in
accordance with Chapter 5575. of the Revised
The cost of the projects may be paid by any of the methods
provided in section 5573.07 of the Revised Code, as determined by
the board by resolution. If the board finds that the projects
will result in general as well as special benefits, the portion of
the cost that is found to
represent the value of the general
benefit may be paid from the
general fund of the township
Sec. 5573.21. The board of township trustees of a township
in which there is located a municipal corporation or a part
thereof, may, by resolution, erect that portion of the township
not included within the corporate limits of
corporation into a road district, whenever in its opinion it is
expedient and necessary and for the public convenience and
welfare, for the purpose of constructing, reconstructing,
resurfacing, or improving , the public roads within such district.
The district so created shall be given an appropriate name by
which it shall be designated.
a district has been created, the board shall have
all the powers and duties
that it has under sections
5571.10, 5571.15, 5573.01 to 5573.12,
5575.02 to 5575.09 of the Revised Code, and it shall
like manner in the constructing, reconstructing,
improving, maintaining, repairing, and dragging of
or part thereof, in such cases as provided for the
township road construction.
SECTION 2. That existing section 5573.21 of the Revised Code