2017 Op. Ohio Att'y Gen. i (2017)

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January 17, 2017


The Honorable Dennis Watkins
Trumbull County Prosecuting Attorney
160 High Street N.W., 4th Floor
Warren, Ohio 44481-1092


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       1.     Pursuant to R.C. 167.06(A), a board of county commissioners or a board
              of township trustees that has entered into an agreement under R.C. 167.01
              with other political subdivisions to form a regional council of governments
              for the demolition of vacant or abandoned buildings and the remediation
              of other nuisance properties may appropriate moneys to meet expenses
              incurred by the regional council of governments in hiring and maintaining
              council employees  or in purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing
              facilities. A board of county commissioners or board of township trustees
              that has appropriated moneys to meet these expenses may not deposit the
              moneys  into a central fund  or pay  the moneys  to another member
              government  of the regional council, but shall pay the moneys to the
              regional council of governments.

       2.     A  board of county  commissioners, in  the exercise of its reasonable
              discretion, may  utilize volunteers to perform work   related to the
              demolition of vacant or abandoned buildings and the remediation of other
              nuisance properties in the county as part of a county renewal project under
              R.C. 303.26 to R.C. 303.56.

       3.     A board of township trustees may utilize volunteers to complete all or a
              portion of the work required to remove, repair, or secure buildings or other
              structures in the township pursuant to R.C. 505.86(B) or to abate, control,
              or remove vegetation, garbage, refuse, and other debris from land in the
              township pursuant to R.C. 505.87(A).

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