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Chapter 604: County Roadways

Section 604.01 Improvement and Maintenance of County Roads

  1. The County shall not require a local funding match from municipalities for performing resurfacing of County roadways.
  2. The Director of Public Works shall establish a process by which municipalities within the County may apply for a grant for reimbursement of the cost of materials used in performing routine maintenance of County roadways.  The Department of Public Works shall annually identify and prioritize County roads in need of routine maintenance, and shall qualify eligible applicants in order of priority based on the following factors:

    1. The availability of County resources; and
    2. The condition of the individual County roadway and assessed need for routine maintenance

    The County’s reimbursement rates shall be set according to a rate schedule maintained by the Director of Public Works.
  3. The Director of Public Works shall establish a process by which fiscally distressed municipalities may apply for a grant to subsidize the cost of labor and materials required to perform routine maintenance of County roadways.  The Department of Public Works shall qualify eligible applicants in order of priority based on the following factors:
    1. The availability of County resources;
    2. The condition of the individual County roadway and assessed need for routine maintenance; and
    3. The severity of fiscal distress of the applicant municipalities, as declared by the Auditor of State.
  4. For the purposes of this Section a “fiscally distressed municipality” shall mean a municipality within Cuyahoga County declared by the Auditor of State to be under fiscal emergency, fiscal watch, or fiscal caution.
  5. The routine maintenance tasks subject to partial or full reimbursement under this Section may include the following: curb ramp repairs, rebuilding of catch basins/manholes, pavement striping, crack sealing and street sweeping.
  6. Contracts and agreements between the County and eligible municipalities to receive grants under parts (B) and (C) of this Section shall be reviewed and approved by the appropriate approval authority depending on the monetary threshold of each such contract or agreement in accordance with Chapter 501 of the Cuyahoga County Code.
  7. Municipalities must participate in the Countywide Preventative Maintenance Program established pursuant to Section 806.02 of the Code to be eligible to apply for grants in accordance with parts (B) or (C) of this Section.
  8. Provisions (A)-(G) of this Section shall expire five years from their effective date.

(Ordinance No. O2014-0017, Enacted 7/22/2014, Effective 7/28/2014)