The board of county commissioners and the county engineer shall meet at the designated place near the proposed improvement on the day of the view fixed as provided in section 6131.07 of the Revised Code and hear the proof offered at that time by any owner affected by the proposed improvement. The board and the county engineer or his authorized representative shall go over and along the line of the proposed improvement and each branch, lateral, or spur mentioned in the petition or in any application filed therefor. The board shall adjourn the view from day to day, or a longer period, until the view is completed. Upon completing the view, the board shall adjourn the further hearing to the place designated by the board, to the day and hour fixed in the notice given. On the day so fixed for the first hearing on the petition, the board shall take up the further hearing on the petition and on the applications or remonstrances filed. The board shall hear the preliminary report of the county engineer as provided in section 6131.09 of the Revised Code and shall hear any evidence offered by any owner for or against the granting of the proposed improvement or for or against the granting of any laterals, branches, spurs, or change of route, course, termini, or manner of construction described in the petition or in any application filed therefor. If any applications for branches, laterals, spurs, or change of route or course are filed after the view, the board shall fix a time to view and shall view them. The first hearing may be adjourned from day to day, or for a longer time that may be reasonable, so that all interested owners may have an opportunity to be heard for or against the proposed improvement.
Effective Date: 04-09-1981