After the hearing on a petition to incorporate, the board of county commissioners shall enter an order on its journal allowing the incorporation if it finds that:
(A) The petition contains all the matters required in section 707.02 of the Revised Code and the statements in the petition are true.
(B) Notice has been published as is required by section 707.05 of the Revised Code.
(C) The number of valid signatures on the petition constituted fifty-one per cent of the electors within the territory proposed to be incorporated, as determined by the total number of votes cast within that territory for the office of governor at the preceding general election for that office.
(D) The territory included in the proposed municipal corporation is compact and is not unreasonably large; municipal services, such as police and fire protection, street construction and maintenance, sanitary and storm sewers, planning, zoning, and subdivision control, and parks and recreational facilities are capable of being financed by the proposed municipal corporation with a reasonable local tax, using the current assessed valuation of properties as a basis of calculation; and the general good of the community, including both the proposed municipal corporation and the surrounding area, will be served if the incorporation petition is granted.
Effective Date: 03-02-1992