ORS 358.446¹
Formation of multicounty heritage district

(1) In addition to other methods for formation of a heritage district authorized under ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955) to 198.955 (Disposition of assets) and 358.442 (Definitions for ORS 358.442 to 358.474) to 358.474 (Employees’ retirement system), the governing body in each of two or more counties may initiate the formation of a multicounty district, to be located entirely within those counties, by an order setting forth:

(a) The intention of the county governing body to initiate the formation of a district and citing the principal Act.

(b) The name and boundaries of the proposed district.

(c) The date, time and place of a public hearing on the proposal.

(2) The orders issued under subsection (1) of this section must be substantially similar, set forth the same name and boundaries for the proposed district and be issued within a 90-day period.

(3) Each county governing body issuing an order under this section shall hold a public hearing on the proposal.

(4) After the public hearings held by each county governing body, further hearings and the election on the proposal, and election of board members, shall be conducted as provided by ORS 198.800 (Formation petition) to 198.825 (Election of first members of board when no formation election required) except that:

(a) Hearings shall be conducted by the governing body of the principal county involved in the proposed formation; and

(b) Notwithstanding ORS 198.810 (Order for formation) (3), the governing body of the principal county shall provide by order for the holding of an election to submit to the electors registered within the proposed district the question of forming the district.

(5) As used in this section:

(a) “Principal Act” has the meaning given that term in ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955).

(b) “Principal county” has the meaning given that term in ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955). [Formerly 198.975]

Note: See note under 358.442 (Definitions for ORS 358.442 to 358.474).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 358—Oregon Historical and Heritage Agencies, Programs and Tax Provisions; Museums; Local Symphonies and Bands; Archaeological Objects and Sites, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors358.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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