If any lands to be assessed for road improvement are subject to a life estate, the assessments shall, upon application of the life tenant to the board of township trustees, be apportioned between the owner of the life estate and the owner of the fee, in proportion to the value of their respective estates. Upon filing of the application the board shall fix a date for hearing the same and cause notice to such hearing to be served on the owner of the fee as provided by section 5573.02 of the Revised Code. Either party to such apportionment may appeal to the probate court of the county, from the decision of the board relating to the apportionment of such assessment, by giving the notice and filing the bond provided for in section 5563.02 of the Revised Code. Such proceedings shall be thereafter had upon such appeal as are provided for appeals in road cases.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .