As soon as all questions of compensation and damages have been determined in a road improvement case, the county engineer shall make, upon actual view, an estimated assessment upon the real estate to be charged therewith, of the compensation, damages, and costs of an improvement as provided by section 5559.02 of the Revised Code. Such estimated assessment shall be according to the benefit which will result to the real estate. In making such assessment the engineer may take into consideration any previous special assessments made upon the real estate for road improvements. The schedule of such assessments shall be filed in the office of the board of county commissioners for the inspection of the persons interested. Before adopting the assessment, the board shall publish, once each 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, notice that such assessment has been made, is on file in the office of the board, and the date when objections will be heard to such assessment. If any owner of property affected thereby desires, the owner may file objections to said assessments, in writing, with the board before the time for hearing. If any objections are filed the board shall hear them and act as an equalizing board. It may change such assessments if, in its opinion, any change is necessary to make them just and equitable, and the board shall approve and confirm such assessments as reported by the engineer or modified by it. Such assessments, when so approved and confirmed, shall be a lien on the land chargeable therewith.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953