The board of county commissioners shall conduct the public hearing required by section 5310.33 of the Revised Code in accordance with this section.
(1) The board shall prepare a notice of the hearing that includes each of the following:
(a) A statement that the board is considering abolishing land registration in the county, that abolition would require the deregistration of all registered land in the county, and that after abolition all land in the county would have to be dealt with as nonregistered land;
(b) A statement that the board seeks evidence with regard to the matters listed in section 5310.34 of the Revised Code;
(c) The date, time, and place of the hearing, which shall be not earlier than two nor later than three months after the resolution to consider the merits of abolishing land registration was adopted by the board;
(d) A statement that any person affected by the proposed abolition of land registration may appear at the hearing and present evidence as provided in division (B) of this section.
(2) The board shall serve the notice by
publication twice a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code. Publication of the notice shall be completed at least one month prior to the date set for the hearing.
(B) At the date, time, and place specified in the notice, the board shall conduct a hearing, which may be adjourned from day to day until complete, at which any person affected by the proposed abolition of land registration may appear in person, by attorney, or both, and present evidence, orally or in writing, with regard to the costs and benefits of maintaining land registration in the county. Any person who presents evidence may also present evidence refuting any evidence offered in opposition to the person's evidence.
The board shall cause a stenographic record to be made of the hearing. The president of the board, or a member the president designates, shall preside at the hearing.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 41, HB 72, §1, eff. 1/30/2014.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 02-28-1991