6119.051 Petition for modification of district.

At any time after the creation of a water and sewer district, the district, after action by its board of trustees, may file a petition in the court of common pleas requesting the order of such court permitting the district to:

(A) Increase or add to its purposes heretofore approved by the court so long only as its purposes are those described in section 6119.01 of the Revised Code, or

(B) Abandon or surrender any purpose heretofore approved by the court, or

(C) Amend any provision of the petition filed pursuant to section 6119.02 of the Revised Code.

Upon the filing of petition pursuant to this section the court shall set a date for hearing and the clerk of the court shall give notice thereof by publication once each week for four consecutive weeks in a newspaper having a general circulation in each of the counties, in whole or in part, within the district. Any person or any political subdivision residing or lying within an area affected by the operation of the district, on or before the date set for hearing, may file an objection to the granting of the petition. Upon hearing, if it appears that the request of the petition is conducive to the public health, safety, convenience or welfare and will not if granted adversely affect the continued operation of the district, the court shall grant the prayer of the petition. Otherwise, it shall dismiss the petition.

Effective Date: 11-19-1971