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tion, which shall be in the town of Athens, of which he shall give notice in writing, to each member, at least twenty days previous to such meeting, and all subsequent meetings of the said corporation, shall be in the said town of Athens.
Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts, containing any thing within the purview of this act, shall be and they are hereby repealed.
ELIAS LANGHAM, Speaker of the house of representatives.
Speaker of the senate. February 18th, 1804.
An act, for opening and regulating roads and
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the general Assembly Public roads of the state of Ohio, That all roads or highways, and kept in established by law, shall be opened. amended and kept in repair, or vacated, agreeable to the provisions of this act; and the commissioners, Commissionor any two of them in their respective counties, force orshall have authority, upon application, to make to meet on and enforce all orders necessary therefor, for Monday of which purpose they shall assemble themselves first Monday at the place for holding courts in the several annually. counties, on the second Monday of June, and first Monday in November, annually, and shall continue by adjournment, from day to day, until the business before them be finished.
Sec. 2. Anul be it further enacted, That every application for any road, shall be by petition, spec- Application ifying particularly where such road begins, the to be by peremarkable places by which such road is intended to pass, if any, and where the same shall end, signed by at least twelve landholders of the county, who shall be liable for the costs arising Costs, how on such petition, survey and view, unless the road so petitioned for, shall appear to said com
To be ad
missioners, from the report of the viewers, to be of public and general utility to the citizens of the county at large, then the costs attending the same, shall be paid out of the county treasury.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That prea new road, vious to any application being made, for an
order to lay out any new road, or to alter an established road, such intended application shall
be advertised in three public places in each thirty days. township, through which such proposed road
may be designed to run for thirty days prior to the meetings of the said commissioners.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That upon the presenting of a petition in the form as aforesaid, and the commissioners being satisfied, that the petitioners have given the notice required
by this act, the commissioners shall order such Commission- petition to be audibly read in open meeting, and polnt three thereupon shall appoint three disinterested
landholders, who, or any two of whom, after to be sworn. having been duly sworn by any judge or justice
of the peace, having had six days previous notice from some one of the petitioners shall proceed at the time directed by said commissioners, to view the ground along which said road is proposed to be conducted, and shall
truly and impartially, take into consideration
marking the throughout, and truly noting the courses and distances thereof, and at every mile's end, shall erect a monument, expressing the number
ers to ap
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ers on re-
thereof, and shall protract a survey of said
next session, to be held for said county, and the
cause the same to be publicly read in open meetto proceed. ing, on two different days of the same meeting,
and if no objections are made to such proposed road, on the second reading, it shall be the duty of said commissioners, to order the said road to be opened a necessary width, not exceeding sixty-six feet, and made in other respects convenient for the passage of travelers, and cause a record thereof to be made, which thenceforth shall be deemed a public road.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That objections to any proposed public roads may be made
by twelve landholders of that part of the county probesedad. through which the same runs, if such objec
tions are stated to the commissioners in writ-
By whom and in what manner objections may be made to a