118.31 Legal action to dissolve a municipal corporation or township.

(A) Upon petition of the financial supervisor and approval of the financial planning and supervision commission, if any, the attorney general shall file a legal action in the court of common pleas on behalf of the state to dissolve a municipal corporation or township if all of the following conditions apply:

(1) The municipal corporation or township has a population of less than five thousand as of the most recent federal decennial census.

(2) The municipal corporation or township has been under a fiscal emergency for at least four consecutive years.

(3) Implementation of the financial plan of the municipal corporation or township required under this chapter cannot reasonably be expected to correct and eliminate all fiscal emergency conditions within five years.

(B) The court of common pleas shall hold a hearing within ninety days after the date on which the attorney general files the legal action with the court. Notice of the hearing shall be filed with the attorney general, the clerk of the village or the fiscal officer of the township that is the subject of the action, and each fiscal officer of a township located wholly or partly within the village subject to dissolution.

(C) If the court finds that all of the conditions described in division (A) of this section apply to the municipal corporation or township, it shall appoint a receiver. The receiver, under court supervision, shall work with executive and legislative officers of the municipal corporation or township to wind up the affairs of and dissolve the municipal corporation in accordance with section 703.21 of the Revised Code or the township in accordance with the process in section 503.02 and sections 503.17 to 503.21 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.141, HB 509, §1, eff. 9/28/2012.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.