Grants for acquisition of lands by local government units
- • acquisition of water rights or use of condemnation powers limited
(1) The State Parks and Recreation Department may enter into agreements with units of local government and make grants of money to assist units of local government in acquiring lands or any interest in lands situated within the boundaries of the Willamette River Greenway for exclusive public use for scenic and recreational purposes and to assist units of local government in preserving and restoring historical sites, structures, facilities and objects on lands along the Willamette River as may be determined by the department to be in accordance with the plan approved under ORS 390.322 (Submission of plan to Land Conservation and Development Commission) and to further the purposes of the Willamette River Greenway as set forth in ORS 390.314 (Legislative findings and policy). Each such agreement shall provide for the transfer by the department to the unit of local government of any scenic or public easement acquired by the department under ORS 390.310 (Definitions for ORS 390.310 to 390.368) to 390.368 (Authority to contract landscaping and repair of damage to lands subject to scenic easement) with respect to lands acquired by the unit of local government under this section. The grants of money that may be made by the department for any property or property rights or for the initial preservation and restoration of historical sites, structures, facilities and objects shall not exceed 50 percent of the cost thereof. All remaining costs, including future operation and maintenance, shall be borne by the unit or units of local government in a manner satisfactory to the department. No grant of money shall be made by the department for property acquired by any unit of local government prior to June 30, 1967, or for costs incurred by any unit of local government prior to October 5, 1973, in the preservation and restoration of historical sites, structures, facilities and objects.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, a unit of local government is not authorized, for the purposes of this section, to acquire water rights or installations used in connection with such water rights or to acquire any property or property rights by condemnation.
(3) A city, in the acquisition of any property or property rights within the boundaries of the Willamette River Greenway with grants of money made under this section, may use any power of condemnation otherwise provided by law for use by the city in such acquisition. [1967 c.551 §3; 1973 c.87 §2; 1973 c.558 §10; 1989 c.904 §20]
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