The board of county commissioners may, by resolution adopted by unanimous vote, find that the public convenience and welfare require the acquisition of right of way of lands and the removal, relocation, or both, of tracks, sidings, and other facilities of a street or interurban railway company in connection with a proposed improvement or construction. The resolution shall state the location and extent of lands to be acquired and of any lands proposed to be conveyed to such company in exchange therefor if they are within or contiguous to the bounds of the road to be improved or constructed. After passage of the resolution all subsequent proceedings of the board with respect to such matters may be had by a majority vote.
When a petition, signed by at least fifty-one per cent of the land or lot owners who are to be specially assessed, praying for the acquisition of any part of such right of way or other lands and the removal, relocation, or both, of tracks, sidings, and other facilities is filed with the board as provided in section 5555.03 of the Revised Code, such matters may be determined and all orders with reference thereto made by a majority vote of the board, but otherwise the procedure shall be the same as where the commissioners proceed without a petition.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .