The Union County Engineer is responsible for the maintenance and construction (as authorized by the commissioners) of all ditch improvements as petitioned by any benefited landowners in the county. The Union County Engineer contracts with the Union Soil and Water Conservation District to maintain the petitioned ditches.
Petition to Construct a Ditch Improvement
There are three different methods by which a ditch may be petitioned.
- County Ditch Petition filed with the Union County Commissioners under ORC 6131.04
- SCS Ditch Petition filed with the Union Soil and Water Conservation District under ORC 1515.18
- Mutual Agreement Petition filed through the Union County Commissioners under ORC 6131.63
* Proposed subdivisions follow Mutual Agreement procedures, but waive their right to a hearing. (sample agreement)
Petitioned Ditches on Maintenance
Any ditch petitioned after 1957 is maintained through a special ditch maintenance fund as prescribed by Ohio Revised Code Section 6137.