City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.560
Procedure for division of installations on withdrawal of part of sanitary district

  • appeal
  • joint operation


When a part of a sanitary district is thus withdrawn, the district shall, by action of its governing body, turn over to the city of which the withdrawn area becomes a part, its sewer lines, pumping stations, disposal and any other properties within the area withdrawn from the district that are not necessary for the operation of the remainder of the sewer system of the district. All outfall, trunk and collection lines, pumping stations, disposal and other properties which are necessary for the district to continue maintenance and operation of its sewer and disposal system shall remain the property of the district, regardless of whether they are located within or without the city. If the city is not satisfied with the division of property made by the district governing body, or if, within 90 days from the effective date of the withdrawal, the district governing body has failed to make a division, the city’s governing body may request the county court or board of county commissioners of the county in which the property is situated to decide upon such a division.


After giving 10 days’ notice and an opportunity to be heard to the district governing body, the court or board shall, in accordance with the standards of guidance provided in this section for the district governing board, divide the property.


The decision of the court or board shall be binding upon all parties in interest except that an appeal may be taken therefrom for abuse of discretion in arriving at the decision to the circuit court of the county in which the property withdrawn is located within 30 days from the announcement of the decision. The functions of the district shall be continued in the entire preexisting area thereof by the district until the final determination of the division of property.


This section shall not prevent the governing bodies of the city and the district from arriving at a binding agreement for a joint operation of the sewer, sewage disposal or other properties of each that will be beneficial to and equitable for the inhabitants and property owners of each after the withdrawal of part of the sanitary district.
§§ 222.510 to 222.580

Law Review Citations

50 WLR 619 (2014)

Chapter 222

Notes of Decisions

Provisions of this chapter do not require final decisions on small tract annexations to be made in quasi-judicial proceedings rather than by popular vote. Stewart v. City of Corvallis, 48 Or App 709, 617 P2d 921 (1980), Sup Ct review denied


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