In determining whether the required number of persons, necessary to give the board of township trustees jurisdiction, have signed the petition asking for a road 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 such road is located in a municipal corporation;
(B) Owners of life and leasehold estates;
(C) Minors and other persons under legal disability, unless represented by legal guardians, in which case the action of the guardian shall be binding upon such persons;
(D) Lot or landowners who are not otherwise taxed than to raise the proportion of the costs of such improvement, to be paid by the township as a whole.
All tenants in common of any undivided estate, resident within the county, shall be counted as a unit, and if all not united, either for or against the improvement, none 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 .