Prior to fixing the time and place of the public hearing pursuant to section 707.05 of the Revised Code, the board of county commissioners shall determine whether any of the area proposed to be incorporated includes territory within three miles of any portion of the boundary of an existing municipal corporation. If the board so finds, it shall make an order in its journal of such finding and forward a copy of such entry to the clerk of the legislative authority of such municipal corporation. The board shall thereafter take no action on the incorporation petition so long as any of the area proposed to be incorporated includes territory within three miles of the boundary limits of any existing municipal corporation. However, the board may proceed with the incorporation petition even though some or all of the territory proposed to be incorporated would be within the three-mile area if either of the following applies:
(A) An annexation proceeding which included the territory within three miles of an existing municipal corporation has been attempted within two years preceding the date of filing of the incorporation petition under section 709.02 of the Revised Code but failed because the existing municipal corporation took unfavorable action, or because the existing municipal corporation took no action on the petition for a period of one hundred twenty days after the petition was presented to the legislative authority of the municipal corporation as required in section 709.04 of the Revised Code;
(B) There is furnished to the board of county commissioners a copy of a resolution, passed by the legislative authority of each existing municipal corporation within the three-mile area approving the petition for incorporation.
Effective Date: 04-16-1993 .