2017 ORS 268.340¹
Acquisition of property
  • condemnation procedure
  • authority to lease and dispose of property
  • right of entry to survey lands

(1) To the extent necessary to provide a metropolitan aspect of a public service, a district may acquire by purchase, condemnation, devise, gift or grant real and personal property or any interest therein within and without the district, including property of other public corporations. In so doing the district may proceed under ORS chapter 35.

(2) A district may lease and dispose of property in accordance with ORS 271.300 (Application and administration of ORS 271.300 to 271.360) to 271.360 (Lease requirements).

(3) For purposes of surveys necessary for its proper functioning, a district may enter upon land, after giving the owner thereof reasonable advance notice of the entry. [1969 c.700 §§13,14,15; 1979 c.804 §5; 1985 c.443 §3]

Chapter 268

Notes of Decisions

Limita­tion of chapter ap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty to statutorily defined area within boundaries of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties and preclusion of forma­tion of addi­tional metropolitan service districts in state, did not create corpora­tion by special law in viola­tion of Const. Art. XI sec 2. Reilley v. Secretary of State, 288 Or 573, 607 P2d 162 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of district to borrow waste disposal planning funds from Environ­mental Quality Commission, (1972) Vol 35, p 1117; Motor Vehicle Emission Control Inspec­tion Program funding, (1974) Vol 37, p 130

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 53 (1971); 93 OLR 455 (2014)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 268—Metropolitan Service Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors268.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 268, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano268.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.