Special Districts Generally

ORS 198.835
Order for formation of district in single county

  • order for exercise of additional function by county service district
  • contents of order


The county board may initiate the formation of a district, to be located entirely within the county, by an order setting forth:


The intention of the county board to initiate the formation of a district and citing the principal Act.


The name and boundaries of the proposed district.


The date, time and place of a public hearing on the proposal.


An order initiating the formation of a county service district may require dissolution, subject to a determination of public need for continued existence of the county service district as provided in ORS 451.620 (Procedures for district formed subject to specified dissolution date). The fiscal year in which dissolution will occur, not later than the 10th fiscal year after the date of the order, shall be specified.


Except as otherwise provided by the principal Act, if any part of the territory subject to formation of a district under this section is within a city, the order shall be accompanied by a certified copy of a resolution of the governing body of the city approving the order.


A county board that also serves as the governing body of a county service district established to provide sewage works may initiate a proceeding to authorize that county service district to also provide drainage works by adopting an order setting forth the information specified in subsection (1) of this section. The order must be accompanied by resolutions consenting to the additional function that are adopted by the governing bodies of not less than 70 percent of the cities located within the boundaries of the county service district. [1971 c.727 §31; 1987 c.504 §7; 1987 c.510 §1; 1989 c.374 §2; 2005 c.510 §4]


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