5553.05 Hearing on petition for vacation of road.

(A) In the resolution required by section 5553.04 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners shall fix a date when it will view the proposed improvement, and also a date for a final hearing thereon.

The board shall give notice of the time and place for both such view and hearing by publication once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where such improvement is located or as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code. Such notice, in addition to the date and place of such view and place and time of the final hearing, shall state briefly the character of such improvement.

(B) If the board adopts a resolution to vacate a public road as provided in section 5553.04 of the Revised Code, or if a petition to vacate a public road is filed, the board shall, in addition to the notice of the time and place for hearing prescribed in division (A) of this section, send written notice of the hearing by first class mail at least twenty days before the date of the public hearing to owners of property abutting upon that portion of the road to be vacated, and to the director of natural resources. Such notice shall be mailed to the addresses of such owners appearing on the county auditor's current tax list or the treasurer's mailing list, and such other list or lists that may be specified by the board. The failure of the delivery of such notice does not invalidate any such vacating of the road authorized in the resolution.

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

Effective Date: 10-20-1972