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BONDS FOR AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES.
Sec. 9888. Submission of Question of Issuing Bonds. In counties wherein there is a county agricultural society which has purchased a site whereon to hold fairs, or if the title to such ground is vested in fee in the county, and such society is indebted fifteen thousand dollars or more, upon the presentation of a petition signed by not less than five hundred resident electors of the county praying for the submission to the electors of the county of the question whether or not county bonds shall be issued and sold to liquidate such indebtedness, such commissioners, within ten days thereafter by resolution shall fix a date which shall be within thirty days, upon which the question of issuing and selling such bonds, in amount and denomination such as are necessary for the purpose in view, shall be submitted to the electors of the county. They also shall cause a copy of such resolution to be certified to the deputy state supervisors of elections of the county, who, within ten days thereafter shall proceed to prepare the ballots and make all other necessary arrangements for the submission of such question to such electors at the time fixed by the resolution.
History :-93 v. 358.
Sec. 9889. Conduct of the Election. Such election shall be held at the regular places of voting in the county and conducted, canvassed and certified except as otherwise provided by law, as are elections for the election of county officers. The deputy state supervisors of election must give fifteen days' notice of the submission by publication in one or more newspapers published in the county once a week for two consecutive weeks, stating the amount of bonds to be issued, the purpose for which issued and the time and places of holding such election. Those who vote in favor of the proposition shall have written or printed on their ballots "for the issue of bonds" and those who vote against it, have written or printed on their ballots "against the issue of bonds." If a majority of the voters voting upon the question of issuing the bonds vote in favor thereof, then and not otherwise they shall be issued, and the tax hereinafter mentioned be levied.
History :93 v. 358.
Sec. 9890. Bonds. If a majority of the voters of such county voting upon the question of issuing the bonds vote in favor thereof, the board of county commissioners, for the purpose of liquidating such indebtedness, shall issue and sell the bonds of the county according to law, in the amount necessary and bearing not more than six per cent. interest, payable semi-annually.
History :-93 v. 359.
PURCHASE OF FAIR GROUNDS.
Sec. 9895. Commissioners May Purchase Grounds. If the county society and the county commissioners decide that the interests of the society and county demand an appropriation from the county treasury for the purchase and improvement of county fair grounds greater than that authorized by the preceding section, or without action of or purchase by the society, the commissioners may levy a tax upon all the taxable property of the county, the amount of which they shall fix, but shall not exceed half a mill thereon, in addition to the amount authorized in the preceding section to be paid for such purpose.
History:-68 v. 50.
Sec. 9896. Question of Tax to be Submitted. No such tax shall be levied until the question as to the amount is submitted by the commissioners to the qualified electors of the county at some general election, a notice of which, specifying the amount to be levied, has been given at least thirty days previous to such election, in one or more newspapers published and of general circulation in the county. Those voting at the election in favor of the tax shall have written or printed on their ballots "Agricultural tax, Yes," and those voting against it, “Agricultural tax, No." If a majority of the votes cast be in favor of paying such tax, it may be levied and collected as other taxes.
History:-68 v. 50.
Sec. 9897. When Tax Paid to Treasurer of Society. When such tax is collected by the county treasurer, the auditor shall issue his order for the amount thereof to the treasurer of the county agricultural society, on his filing with the auditor a bond in double the amount collected with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the auditor, conditioned for the faithful paying over and accounting to such society for such funds.
History :-68 v. 50.
Sec. 9898. When Real Estate Vests in County. When a society is dissolved or ceases to exist, in a county where payments have been made for real estate, or improvements thereon, or for the liquidation of indebtedness, for the use of such society, all such real estate and improvements shall vest in fee simple in the county by which the payments were made.
History:-51 v. 333; 93 v. 360.
Sec. 9899. Insurance on Property. The county commissioners of a county shall insure the buildings on the grounds of the county agricultural society for the benefit of such society.
History :-93 v. 40; 95 v. 123; 108 v. Pt. I, 385.
Sec. 9900. May Sell, Lease or Purchase Sites. When a county society desires to sell its site in order to purchase another, or if for any reason such site is unfit or insufficient for the purposes for which it is used, and at a regular meeting, by a vote of at least a majority of all the members of its board of directors, upon a call of the yeas and nays, it adopts a resolution for the purpose of securing the benefits hereof and declaring a desire to sell such site in order to buy another, or that the site has become unfit or insufficient, and that it is for the best interests of the society and county, that such site be sold or leased, and a new one bought or leased, the society may sell or lease such old site and buy or lease a new one for holding county fairs as hereinafter provided. But in cases where the county paid all or any portion of the purchase money for the site to be sold or leased, the written consent of the county commissioners shall first be given to such sale or lease. Within thirty days after its passage, such board of directors shall give notice in writing to the commissioners of such county of the adoption of such resolution declaring the necessity of selling or leasing such site and buying or leasing a new site, which notice shall contain or have annexed thereto a certified copy of the resolution, signed by the president and secretary of the board of directors.
History :-56 v. 76; 95 v. 503; 97 v. 297.
Sec. 9901. When Commissioners Shall Carry Out Contracts. When such society has given notice to the commissioners as above provided, and has selected or secured options for the purchase or lease of a new site for holding county fairs in such county, its board of directors shall immediately give notice of all such facts to the commissioners, which notice if such old site is sold or leased before the purchase or lease of the new one, shall state the amount for which it was sold or leased, also the amount of money necessary to acquire such new site, and the terms and condition of the purchase or lease thereof, together with a full description of the tracts or parcels of land and improvements thereon, included therein. After the filing of such notices, the commissioners may complete and carry into effect any contract or contracts which such society made for the purchase or lease of the new site.
History:--95 v. 504; 97 v. 298.
Sec. 9902. Payment for Purchase or Lease of Land. Payment for the purchase or lease of the land included in such site, and the improvements thereon, may be made by the county commissioners from any unappropriated funds in the county treasury at the time it is to be made. If no such funds are then in the treasury, the commissioners may issue the bonds of the county for such amounts as are necessary for the purchase or lease of the land and the improvements thereon. But if such old site is sold or leased before the new site is purchased or leased, in making the payment such society first shall apply the 'moneys realized from the sale or lease to the purchase or lease of the new site. If the old site is sold or leased after the purchase or lease of the new site, the amounts realized from such sale or lease shall be placed to the credit of the sinking fund for the redemption of bonds issued as hereinafter provided. Such bonds shall bear not more than five per cent. interest per annum, payable semi-annually, not be sold for less than their par value, and shall be payable at such place, times, and in such denominations as the commissioners determine.
History :-95 v. 504; 97 v. 298.
Sec. 9903. Levy for Payment of Bonds. To provide for the payment of such bonds, and interest thereon, the county commissioners may levy such annual taxes on all the taxable property of the county, as are necessary to create and provide a sinking fund for the redemption of the bonds at maturity and the interest accruing thereon. Such levy shall be collected and accounted for to the county treasurer in the manner provided for the collection of other taxes.
History :-95 v. 504; 97 v. 298.
Sec. 9904. Submission of Question of Issuing Bonds. Before issuing such bonds, the commissioners by resolution shall submit to the qualified electors of the county at the next general election for county officers held not less than thirty days after receiving from such agricultural society the notice provided for in section ninety-nine hundred, the question of issuing and selling such bonds, in amount and denomination as necessary for the purpose in view, and shall certify a copy of such resolution to the deputy state supervisors of elections of the county.
History:-95 v. 504; 97 v. 298.
Sec. 9905. The Election. Such deputy state supervisors shall place the question of issuing and selling such bonds upon the ballot and make all other necessary arrangements for the submission of such question to the qualified electors of such county, at the time fixed by such resolution. The votes cast upon the question must be counted, canvassed and certified in the same manner, except as otherwise provided by law, as votes cast for county officers. Fifteen days' notice of such submission shall be given by the deputy state supervisors, by publication once a week for two consecutive weeks in two or more newspapers published in the county, stating the amount of bonds to be issued, the purpose for which they are issued, and the time and places of holding the election. Such question must be stated on the ballot as follows: "For the issue of county fair bonds, Yes;" "For the issue of county fair bonds, No.” If the majority of the voters voting upon the question of issuing the bonds are in favor thereof, then, but not otherwise, they shall be issued, and the tax hereinbefore mentioned be levied.
History :-95 v. 504; 97 v. 298.
Sec. 9921-5. Submission of Question; Form of Ballot. If the county commissioners of any county shall not make provision for an agricultural agent as authorized in this act, they may be directed and required to make such provision by the qualified electors of the county on a referendum vote. The question of employing such agent shall be submitted, upon the filing of a petition with the county auditor, signed by not less than five per cent. of the qualified electors resident in such county. Upon the receipt of such petition it shall be the duty of the board of county commissioners to submit the question at the first general election held after the meeting of the board at which the petitions were presented, or at a special election called for that purpose. The question shall be submitted on a separate ballot printed in the following form : "County agricultural agent, YES;” “County agricultural agent, NO.” Ballots shall be deposited in a separate ballot box. They shall be prepared and distributed by the same officers as are required by law to prepare and distribute ballots for county elections, and the canvass and return of the vote shall be the same as is provided by law for the canvass and return of the vote upon county officers. If it shall appear that a majority of the electors voting upon the question are in favor of the employment of a county agricultural agent, then the county commissioners shall proceed at once to make appropriations for the employment of such agent under the provisions of this act.
After having established this county agent work in any county, the county commissioners of such county shall continue to make such annual appropriations for said work as the trustees of the Ohio state university may direct, not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars annually, for a period of five years.
OFFICERS OF NEW TOWNSHIPS. Section. 3259. Election in new township. 3260. Trustees shall fix place of holding elections.
HEARSE. 3285. How hearse and vault may be provided. 3287. Bonds in anticipation of such tax.
ISLAND TOWNSHIPS. 3285-1. When trustees authorized to operate scow or lighter.
OIL OR GAS WELL. 3292. Tax for drilling oil or gas well.
BOND ISSUE. 3295. Bonds for specific purposes.
ROAD IMPROVEMENT. 3298-20. Tax levy to purchase property containing stone or gravel; submission
of question. 3298-21. Form of ballot.
3298-56. Submission of question; bond issue to provide apparatus. 3298-57. Resolution certified to deputy state supervisors of election. 3298-58. Certification of result; bond issue.
3395. 3396. 3397. 3398. 3399.
Townhall, cost; election.
3400. 3401. 3402.
Question of public library shall be submitted to electors.