We reported previously that the Ohio Attorney General had received a request for an opinion on whether a county or township may agree to have a private entity perform maintenance and repair of roads damaged by that party's use of the roads, and if so, whether the private party must comply with certain competitive bidding and prevailing wage requirements.  Last week, the Attorney General issued his opinion, concluding (among other things) that counties have the authority to enter into (Road Use Maintenance Agreements (RUMAs) with private companies for improvement and repair of county roads at no cost to the county; and that competitive bidding and professional design service statutory requirements do not apply.

For a copy of the entire opinion, see here.