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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

New Ohio Attorney General Opinions Released

2005-028

SYLLABUS:
1. A board of county commissioners has no authority to impose upon a
juvenile court a charge for rental of space for the court’s operations,
whether such space is in the courthouse or in another county building.
2. A board of county commissioners has a duty to appropriate funds
requested by a juvenile court, so long as such funds are reasonable and
necessary to the court’s administration of its business, whether or not the
program for which such funds are requested is a “traditional” juvenile
court program.

2005-029

SYLLABUS:
1. A board of county commissioners or other county contracting authority
may not make personal contact with individual vendors to notify them of
specific bidding opportunities, where the contract at issue is statutorily
required to be competitively bid or the county is voluntarily using a
competitive bidding process.
2. A board of county commissioners or other county contracting authority
may develop a vendor notification list to publicize bidding opportunities,
so long as the county also complies with all statutory notice requirements.
3. A board of county commissioners has no authority to adopt a system of
preferences for county products and contractors.

2005-030

SYLLABUS:
1. Prisoners are included in the population of the municipal corporation
where they are incarcerated for purposes of determining the percentage of
a county’s population residing in municipal corporations, and the cap on a
county’s share in the undivided local government fund pursuant to R.C.
5747.51(H) and the undivided local government revenue assistance fund
pursuant to R.C. 5747.62(H).
2. When the boundaries of a municipal corporation and township overlap, the
inhabitants of the overlapping territory are considered to be municipal
residents for purposes of determining the percentage of a county’s
population residing in municipal corporations, and the cap on a county’s
share in the undivided local government fund pursuant to R.C. 5747.51(H)
and the undivided local government revenue assistance fund pursuant to
R.C. 5747.62(H).

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