In determining whether the required number of persons have signed the petition asking for a road improvement, necessary to give the board of county commissioners jurisdiction thereof, the following persons shall not be counted, either for or against the improvement:
(A) Owners of life and leasehold estates;
(B) Minors and other persons under legal disability, unless represented by legal guardians, in which case the action of such guardian shall be binding upon such persons;
(C) 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 that there was fraud or misrepresentation in obtaining his signature.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .