2011 ORS § 545.579¹
Pleadings
  • trial
  • appeal
  • finality of assessment order

(1) The appellant and all persons appearing shall make a statement in writing of the grounds of appeal, and no further pleadings shall be necessary. The cause shall be tried in one action by the circuit court as an action not triable by right to a jury.

(2) Upon the entry of a judgment, any person aggrieved by the judgment may appeal to the Court of Appeals in the manner provided for other cases in equity. Notice of appeal shall be served on those appearing in the circuit court or their attorneys. Notwithstanding ORS 19.415 (Scope of appellate review) (3), the cause shall be tried de novo by the Court of Appeals as expeditiously as possible after the appeal is perfected. Upon the effective date of decision of the Court of Appeals, the circuit court shall enter such judgment as is directed by the Court of Appeals.

(3) If the resolution of the board of directors is affirmed it shall be considered an assessment against all the lands described in the resolution for the amount of the assessment and payable at the times specified in the resolution, as well as a final determination of the total benefits accruing from the existing or proposed improvements to the parcels of land described in the resolution. If the resolution is modified in any respect, the court shall specify the proper resolution to be entered, which shall be entered accordingly. If no appeal is taken from the resolution, it shall become final. [Formerly 545.256; 2003 c.576 §256; 2009 c.231 §9]