6115.54 Readjustment of appraisal of benefits for more equitable basis for levy of maintenance assessment.

Whenever the owners or representatives of twenty-five per cent or more of the acreage or value of the lands in a sanitary district file a petition with the clerk of the court in whose office the petition was filed, stating that there has been a material change in the values of the property in the district since the last previous appraisal of benefits, and praying for a readjustment of the appraisal of benefits for the purpose of making a more equitable basis for the levy of the maintenance assessment under section 6115.53 of the Revised Code, the clerk shall give notice of the filing and hearing of said petition by publication in the manner provided in division (A) of section 6115.01 of the Revised Code.

Upon hearing of said petition, if said court finds there has been a material change in the value of property in said district since the last previous appraisal of benefits, the court shall order that there be a readjustment of the appraisal of benefits for the purpose of providing a basis upon which to levy the maintenance assessment of said district. Thereupon the court shall direct the board of appraisers of the sanitary district to make such readjustment of appraisal in the manner provided in sections 6115.01 to 6115.79 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, and said board shall make its report. The same proceedings shall be had thereon, as nearly as may be, as are provided in such sections for the appraisal of benefits accruing for original construction. In making the readjustment of the appraisal of the benefits, said appraisals shall not be limited to the aggregate amount of the original or any previous appraisal of benefits, and after the making of such readjustment the limitation of the annual maintenance assessment to one per cent of the total appraised benefits shall apply to the amount of the benefits as readjusted. There shall be no such readjustment of benefits oftener than once in eight years.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953