City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.690
Effect of merger on rights, liabilities and jurisdiction of the merged cities


On the date the surrender and merger become effective under ORS 222.680 (Effective date of merger), without any further or formal action, all rights and property, both real and personal, then vested in or belonging to the city which voted to surrender its charter, including all parks, public grounds, buildings and improvements and all rights or property in public streets or highways and also including all other rights and property vested in or belonging to the city of any nature whatever whether of the same or similar general nature as those expressly mentioned or differing therefrom in kind, nature, degree or otherwise, shall thereupon be rights and property of the city into which it is merged. However, all county roads lying within the limits of the merged city which have not been laid out or accepted as streets, shall remain county roads until they are laid out or accepted as streets. All debts and liabilities and obligations of the city surrendering its charter shall thereupon be liabilities of the city into which it is merged and the last named city shall thereupon assume all liabilities of the city surrendering its charter. All valid claims against the city surrendering its charter shall thereafter be valid claims against the city into which it is merged. The inhabitants of the city surrendering its charter shall become subject in all respects to the jurisdiction of the authorities of the city into which it is merged. The jurisdiction of any public authority exercised theretofore in the city surrendering its charter, so far as it is in conflict with the corporate authority of the city in which it is merged, shall cease and the city surrendering its charter shall lose its corporate identity entirely. [Amended by 1983 c.350 §50]
§§ 222.610 to 222.710

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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