Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.410
Authority of governing body to make reassessment

Whenever all or part of any estimated or final assessment for local improvements was or is declared void or set aside for any reason or its enforcement refused by any court by reason of jurisdictional or other defects in procedure, whether directly or by virtue of any court decision or when the governing body is in doubt as to the validity of all or part of any estimated or final assessment by reason of such defects in procedure, the governing body may by ordinance or resolution make a new estimated or final assessment or reassessment with respect to all or part of the original estimated or final assessment upon the lots which have been benefited by all or part of the local improvement to the extent of their respective and proportionate shares of the full value of such benefit. [Amended by 1991 c.902 §43]
§§ 223.405 to 223.485

Notes of Decisions

Where city initially formed local improvement district properly but later unilaterally acted to substantially change the character, cost and benefits of the improvement, effect was to create new local improvement district without following required procedures and city could not reassess for the improvements without forming the district properly. Heritage Square Dev. Co. v. City of Sandy, 58 Or App 485, 648 P2d 1317 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 223

Notes of Decisions

Fact that ordinance, which charged fee to property owners taking advantage of privilege of making connection to city water system, specified that payment would be secured by liens which would be "enforced" in matter provided by this chapter did not, of itself, show that such charges were "assessments." Montgomery Brothers v. City of Corvallis, 34 Or App 785, 580 P2d 190 (1978)

Circuit court has jurisdiction to determine merits of assessment, but cannot address whether assessment is subject to constitutional limits on property taxes. Martin v. City of Tigard, 14 OTR 517 (1999), aff'd 335 Or 444, 72 P3d 619 (2003)

State statutory procedures for financing local improvements are not exclusive and do not displace consistent local procedures. Baker v. City of Woodburn, 190 Or App 445, 79 P3d 901 (2003), Sup Ct review denied


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