City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.900
City to adopt ordinance


Subject to subsection (2) of this section, upon receipt of the certified copy of the finding as provided in ORS 222.880 (Oregon Health Authority order or finding) (2) or (3) and certification of approval of plans under ORS 222.898 (Determination if health danger can be alleviated), the city council shall adopt an ordinance which shall:


Contain the legal description of the territory annexed;


Contain the terms of the annexation, if any, made under ORS 222.111 (Authority and procedure for annexation);


Adopt the plans, specifications and time schedule as approved by the Oregon Health Authority or Environmental Quality Commission; and


Declare the territory annexed to the city in accordance with ORS 222.840 (Short title) to 222.915 (Application of ORS 222.840 to 222.915).


An ordinance shall not be enacted as provided in subsection (1) of this section until the expiration of the time for appeal under the provisions of ORS 222.896 (Judicial review) and, in the event an appeal is filed, following the determination of that appeal.


If the authority makes its finding under ORS 222.880 (Oregon Health Authority order or finding) (3), the city shall not annex a greater area than that described in the finding. The recorder, or other officer performing the duties of the recorder, shall transmit a transcript to the Secretary of State, including certified copies of the resolution required in ORS 222.860 (Proposal for annexation), the finding of the Director of the Oregon Health Authority, and the ordinance proclaiming annexation of the territory.


If the city council adopts the ordinance of annexation as provided in subsection (1) of this section, it shall within one year thereafter prepare plans and specifications for the sanitary, water or other facilities proposed to be provided in the annexed area, in compliance with ORS 448.115 (Definitions for ORS 448.115 to 448.285) to 448.285 (Penalty schedule) or 468B.055 (Plans and specifications for disposal, treatment and sewerage systems) and shall then proceed in accordance with the time schedule to construct or install these facilities. The commission shall use its powers of enforcement under ORS 448.305 (Special ordinance authority of certain cities), 454.010 (Definitions for ORS 454.010 to 454.040) to 454.040 (Determination of costs payable by users), 454.205 (“Municipality” defined) to 454.255 (Plans and cost estimates), 454.505 (Definitions for ORS 454.505 to 454.535) to 454.535 (Sewage Treatment Works Construction Account), 454.605 (Definitions for ORS 454.605 to 454.755) to 454.755 (Fees for certain reports on sewage disposal), and ORS chapters 468, 468A and 468B to insure that the facilities are constructed or installed in conformance with the approved plans and schedule. The manner of financing the cost of the facilities shall be determined by the city council. [1967 c.624 §10; 1973 c.637 §11; 1975 c.639 §14; 1983 c.740 §57; 2009 c.595 §190]
§§ 222.850 to 222.915

Notes of Decisions

These provisions authorizing the state Health Division to order annexation to a city or territory within which there exist conditions dangerous to the public health do not constitute an unlawful delegation of legislative power. Kelly v. Silver, 25 Or App 441, 549 P2d 1134 (1976)

These sections apply even though an area is served by an existing sanitary district. West Side Sanitary Dist. v. Health Div., 42 Or App 755, 601 P2d 858 (1979), aff'd as modified 289 Or 417, 614 P2d 1151 (1980)

As agency actions under these sections do not involve decisions concerning land use, ORS 197.180, requiring adherence to state-wide planning goals in planning and other actions by state agencies, is inapplicable. West Side Sanitary Dist. v. Health Div., 42 Or App 755, 601 P2d 858 (1979), aff'd as modified 289 Or 417, 614 P2d 1151 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Territory separated into two parcels as eligible for health hazard annexation, (1980) Vol 41, p 195

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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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