ORS 294.455¹
Authorization to expend or borrow moneys after destruction of property or natural disaster
  • authorization by chief executive officer to protect public health or safety

If property has been involuntarily converted or destroyed during the current year or current budget period or if, as a result of civil disturbance, fire, flood, earthquake or other calamity or natural disaster, it is necessary for a municipal corporation to expend funds, receive grants or borrow moneys that were not included in the budget for the current year or current budget period, authorization of all matters necessary in order for the municipal corporation to receive those grants or borrow those moneys may be made by ordinance or resolution of the governing body, and appropriations for the estimated expenditures out of any source of available funds, including but not limited to unappropriated fund balances, shall be made by resolution or ordinance in the same manner as provided in ORS 294.450 (Transfers of appropriations within fund or from one fund to another) (1), or by supplemental budget as provided by ORS 294.480 (Supplemental budget in certain cases) (3) and (4). When prompt action is necessary to protect the public health or safety following the involuntary conversion or destruction of property or the occurrence of a calamity or natural disaster and if it is not practical to convene a meeting of the governing body of the municipal corporation, the chief executive officer of the municipal corporation may, by written order, authorize the immediate expenditure of funds from any available source to redress the situation that threatens the public health or safety. [1963 c.576 §27a; 1965 c.451 §10; 1991 c.573 §2; 1997 c.308 §25; 2001 c.135 §22]

Notes of Decisions

Tax court properly invalidated sanitary authority's proposed tax where authority had sufficient federal grant and other funds available to meet pay­ments due on its bonds without tax. Bashaw, Dept. of Rev. v. Bear Creek Valley San. Auth., 287 Or 113, 597 P2d 822 (1979)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Budgeting deferred compensa­tion assets and liabilities, (1976) Vol 37, p 1284; exclusion of municipal financial activities with respect to urban renewal agency projects, (1977) Vol 38, p 1062

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 294—County and Municipal Financial Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors294.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 294, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­294ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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