2011 ORS § 222.905¹
Application to initiate annexation
(1) The local board of health or the boundary commission having jurisdiction shall, if it believes a danger to public health exists within a territory otherwise eligible for annexation in accordance with ORS 222.111 (Authority and procedure for annexation), proceed in the same manner as a city is authorized to proceed under ORS 222.860 (Proposal for annexation).
(2) Any 11 residents of territory otherwise eligible for annexation in accordance with ORS 222.111 (Authority and procedure for annexation) who believe a danger to public health exists within such territory may apply to the local board of health to initiate proceedings to annex such territory as provided in subsection (1) of this section. The local board of health shall within a reasonable time, but not more than 90 days, investigate the matters alleged in the application and shall either initiate proceedings or certify to the petitioners that the investigation disclosed insufficient evidence to initiate proceedings. [1967 c.624 §11; 1973 c.637 §12; 1975 c.639 §15; 1981 c.888 §9]