Local Improvements and Works Generally

ORS 223.940
Proceedings for legalization of roads

  • report
  • notice


If proceedings for legalization of a road are initiated under ORS 223.935 (Basis for legalization of road), the city governing body shall:


Cause the road to be surveyed to determine the location of the road;


Cause the city engineer or other city road official to file a written report with the city governing body including the survey required under this section and any other information required by the city governing body; and


Cause notice of the proceedings for legalization to be provided to owners of abutting land in the manner required by city ordinance or charter.


In a proceeding under this section, any person may file with the city governing body information that controverts any matter presented to the city governing body in the proceeding or alleging any new matter relevant to the proceeding. [1989 c.375 §2]
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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