6115.08 Hearing - order establishing district.

Any owner of real property in a proposed sanitary district who individually has not signed a petition under section 6115.05 of the Revised Code, and who wishes to object to the organization and incorporation of said district shall, on or before the date set for the cause to be heard, file his objections to the organization and incorporation of such district. Such objections shall be limited to a denial of the statements in the petition, and shall be heard by the court as an advanced case without unnecessary delay.

Upon the hearing, if it appears that the purposes of sections 6115.01 to 6115.79 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, would be subserved by the creation of a district, the court, after disposing of all objections as justice and equity require, shall by its findings, duly entered of record, adjudicate all questions of jurisdiction, declare the district organized, and give it a corporate name by which in all proceedings it shall thereafter be known. A district so organized shall be a political subdivision of the state and a body corporate with all the powers of a corporation, and shall have perpetual existence, with power to sue and be sued, to incur debts, liabilities, and obligations, to exercise the right of eminent domain and of taxation and assessment as provided in such sections, to issue bonds, and to do all acts necessary and proper for the carrying out of the purposes for which the district was created and for executing the powers with which it is invested.

In such decree, the court shall designate the place where the office or principal place of business of the district shall be located, which shall be within the corporate limits of the district if practicable, and which may be changed by order of court. The regular meetings of the board of directors of the district shall be held at such office or place of business, but for cause may be adjourned to any other convenient place. The official records and files of the district shall be kept at the office so established.

If the court finds that the property set out in said petition should not be incorporated into a district, it shall dismiss said proceedings, and adjudge the costs against the signers of the petition in the proportion of the interest represented by them.

After an order is entered establishing the district, such order is final and binding upon the real property within the district and finally and conclusively establishes the regular organization of such district against all persons except the state upon suit commenced by the attorney general. Any such suit must be commenced within three months after said decree declaring such district organized. The organization of said district shall not be directly or collaterally questioned in any suit, action, or proceeding except as expressly authorized in sections 6115.01 to 6115.79 , inclusive, of the Revised Code.

In the case of a district lying in more than one county, one judge of the court of common pleas of each of the counties having land in the district shall sit as a court in the courthouse where the original petition was filed to make the findings required by this section and by section 6115.16 of the Revised Code. A majority of said judges shall be necessary to render a decision.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953