A person, firm, or corporation may file a petition in the court of common pleas of the county in which an institution under the jurisdiction of the department of developmental disabilities is located, in which petition the desire to erect or carry on at a less distance than that prescribed in section 3767.19 of the Revised Code shall be set forth, the business prohibited, the precise point of its establishment, and the reasons and circumstances, in its opinion, why the erection or carrying on thereof would not annoy or endanger the health, convenience, or recovery of the residents of such institution. The petitioner shall give notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the pendency and prayer of the petition for at least six consecutive weeks before the day set for hearing the petition and serve a written notice upon the superintendent of the institution at least thirty days before the day set for hearing the petition.
If, upon the hearing of the petition, it appears that the notice has been given as required and the court is of the opinion that no good reason exists why such establishment may not be erected or such business carried on and that by the erection or carrying on thereof at the point named, the institution will sustain no detriment, the court may issue an order granting the prayer of the petitioner. Thereafter the petitioner may locate such establishment or carry on such business at the point named in the petition.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.35, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 07-01-1980