In determining whether the required number of persons necessary to give the board of county commissioners jurisdiction of the improvement have signed the petition described in section 5555.03 of the Revised Code asking for such improvement, the following persons shall not be counted either for or against the improvement:
(A) Resident landowners whose only real estate within the legal assessment distance of the improvement is located in a municipal corporation shall not be counted.
(B) Owners of life and leasehold estates shall not be counted.
(C) Minors and other persons under legal disability shall not be counted unless represented by legal guardians, in which case the action of such guardian shall be binding upon such persons.
(D) All tenants in common of any undivided estate, resident within the county, shall be counted as a unit, and if all are not united, either for or against the improvement, none of such tenants in common shall be counted in determining whether the requisite number of persons have signed such petition.
No person signing a petition shall be permitted to withdraw therefrom unless the board finds there was fraud or misrepresentation in obtaining his signature.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .