521.03 Notice of hearing on petition.

On receiving a petition filed under section 521.02 of the Revised Code, or at the request of the board of township trustees, the township fiscal officer shall fix a time, not more than thirty days after the date of giving notice of the filing to the board or the date of receiving the request from the board, and place for a hearing on the issue of repair or maintenance of the tiles. The township fiscal officer shall prepare a notice in writing directed to the lot and land owners and to the corporations, either public or private, affected by the improvement. The notice shall set forth the substance of the petition or board request, and the time and place of the hearing on it.

If the hearing is to be held in response to a petition, the township fiscal officer shall deliver a copy of the notice to any of the petitioners, who shall see that the notice is served on each lot or land owner or left at the lot or land owner's usual place of residence, and served on an officer or agent of each corporation affected by the improvement, at least fifteen days before the date set for the hearing. If the hearing is to be held at the request of the board, the board shall see that the notice is so served. On or before the day of the hearing, the person serving the notice shall certify, under oath, the time and manner of service, and shall file this certification with the township fiscal officer.

The township fiscal officer shall give notice of the hearing to each nonresident lot or land owner, by publication once, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the township is situated, at least two weeks before the day set for the hearing. This notice shall be verified by affidavit of the printer or other person knowing the fact, and shall be filed with the township fiscal officer on or before the day of the hearing. No further notice of the petition or the proceedings under it shall thereafter be required.

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

Effective Date: 11-09-1994; 12-20-2005