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Chapter 109: Adjustment, Settlement and Compromise Authority

Section 109.01 County Executive's Adjustment, Settlement and Compromise Authority

The Cuyahoga County Executive is hereby authorized to adjust, settle, or compromise any action, cause of action, account, debt, claim, demand, dispute, grievance, arbitration, lawsuit, or any other matter in favor of or against the County or any of its officers, employees, departments, offices, agencies, boards, commissions, or other authorities of the County, except as follows:

  1. Settlements resulting in the County’s expenditure of an amount in excess of $50,000.00 for the  voluntary acquisition, or taking through the power of eminent domain, of any real estate interest for any purpose other than making or repairing roads, including bridges, shall require prior approval of County Council; and,
  2. Settlements resulting in the County’s expenditure of an amount in excess of $50,000.00 for the voluntary acquisition through the good-faith negotiation process under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 163 prior to the institution of eminent-domain litigation, or taking through the power of eminent domain after institution of litigation, of any real estate interests for the purpose of making or repairing roads, including bridges, shall require prior approval by the Board of Control; and,
  3. Any other settlements than specified in Section 109.01(A) and (B) herein resulting in the County’s expenditure of an amount in excess of $100,000.00 shall require prior approval of County Council.

(Ordinance No. O2011-0033, Enacted 8/9/2011, Effective 8/15/2011)