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Section 1208.02    Conveyance of Interests in Land

  1. Dedication Upon Recording
    After approval of the final subdivision plat by the Planning Commission, the
    recording of such plat with the County recorder shall constitute an irrevocable offer
    to dedicate all streets and other areas designated for public use, and any easement for
    public utility or other purposes, to the City, other public entities, or to a non-profit
    land trust or similar organization approved by the City.

  2. Nonacceptance For Public Use And Maintenance
    The approval of the final subdivision plat shall not impose any duty upon the City,
    other public entities, or a non-profit land trust or similar organization approved by
    the City concerning acceptance, maintenance, or improvement of any such dedicated
    areas or portions thereof until the City Council or such entity or organization actually
    accepts such dedications by ordinance, agreement, or by entry, use, or improvement.
    The City Engineer's placement of his endorsement on a plat shall not constitute an
    acceptance of a street or open spaces for public use by the City as provided in Ohio
    R.C. 711.091 until such time as the City Council enacts an ordinance accepting such
    street or area for use by the City.

  3. Delineation of Land Interests Conveyed
    In order to more clearly define the interest being offered for dedication, the final
    subdivision plat shall show by hatching, cross-hatching, or other form of line
    shading, the exact locations of all easements and shall have written thereon a
    statement that the City shall be the grantee of such easements, a description of the
    uses for which the easement is granted, and a statement that for the use of such
    easements, permits shall be issued by and regulations shall be prescribed by the City,
    and in the case of commons, parks, or other parcels of land offered for public use, a
    general warranty deed conveying to the City fee simple title to such lands shall also
    be provided by the subdivider.