[Adopted 8-9-1993 by Ord. No. 486 (Ch. 21, Part 5, of the 1981 Code of Ordinances)]
Prior to the passage of any resolution or ordinance vacating any existing Township road or parts thereof, the Township Council shall give 10 days' written notice to all property owners affected thereby of the time and place for a public hearing thereon, by public notice thereof published at least 10 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township. At such time, all interested persons shall be given the opportunity to be heard.
Following such public hearing, the Council may, by majority favorable vote of the quorum present, enact a resolution or ordinance vacating any existing Township road or part thereof by filing a copy of such resolution or ordinance in the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Washington County, Pennsylvania, with a copy to be maintained at the Township offices. After adoption, the resolution or ordinance thereby adopted shall be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township in accordance with Article II, § C-2.14, of the Home Rule Charter.
Any resident of the Township who deems himself adversely affected by action taken pursuant to such resolution or ordinance may take an appeal therefrom within 30 days of the adoption of the ordinance authorizing such action by filing an appeal in the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pennsylvania; provided, however, that upon petition by the Township, the appealing party must enter with the court sufficient surety so as to indemnify the Township for all costs and legal expenses incurred in the proceedings in the event the appeal is denied.