2015 ORS § 222.897¹

Study and plan for alleviation of health danger by city
  • procedure if city fails to act

(1) Upon receipt of a certified copy of the findings of the Oregon Health Authority under ORS 222.880 (Oregon Health Authority order or finding), the city council shall cause a study to be made and preliminary plans and specifications developed for the sanitary, water or other facilities necessary to remove or alleviate the conditions causing a danger to public health. The council shall prepare a schedule setting out the steps necessary to put the plan into operation and the time required for each step in the implementation of the plan. A copy of the plans and specifications and the time schedule shall, in the case where the danger to public health is caused by impure or inadequate domestic water, be submitted to the authority and in all other cases to the Environmental Quality Commission.

(2) If the city within 90 days, fails to complete the requirements in subsection (1) of this section, the authority shall conduct the necessary studies and prepare plans and other documents required for the consideration of the proposal and the final determination of the proceedings. The expense of the study and preparation of the plans and other documents shall be paid by the city upon vouchers properly certified by the Director of the Oregon Health Authority. [1975 c.639 §12; 2009 c.595 §189]

Notes of Decisions

These pro­vi­sions authorizing the state Health Division to order annexa­tion to a city or territory within which there exist condi­tions dangerous to the public health do not constitute an unlawful delega­tion of legislative power. Kelly v. Silver, 25 Or App 441, 549 P2d 1134 (1976)

These sec­tions apply even though an area is served by an existing sanitary district. West Side Sanitary Dist. v. Health Div., 42 Or App 755, 601 P2d 858 (1979), affd as modified 289 Or 417, 614 P2d 1151 (1980)

As agency ac­tions under these sec­tions do not involve decisions concerning land use, ORS 197.180 (State agency planning responsibilities), requiring adherence to state-wide planning goals in planning and other ac­tions by state agencies, is inapplicable. West Side Sanitary Dist. v. Health Div., 42 Or App 755, 601 P2d 858 (1979), affd as modified 289 Or 417, 614 P2d 1151 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Territory separated into two parcels as eligible for health hazard annexa­tion, (1980) Vol 41, p 195

Chapter 222

Notes of Decisions

Provisions of this chapter do not require final decisions on small tract annexa­tions to be made in quasi-judicial pro­ceed­ings rather than by popular vote. Stewart v. City of Corvallis, 48 Or App 709, 617 P2d 921 (1980), Sup Ct review denied


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 222—City Boundary Changes; Mergers; Consolidations; Withdrawals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors222.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 222, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano222.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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