2017 ORS 368.161¹
Use of road viewers to establish road

(1) When proceedings have been initiated under ORS 368.073 (Initiation of proceedings to acquire property for road purposes) to acquire real property for public road purposes, the county governing body may establish a board of road viewers and acquire property for the proposed road in the manner described in ORS 368.161 (Use of road viewers to establish road) to 368.171 (Order, costs and damages under proceeding with road viewers).

(2) A board of road viewers established under this section shall consist of a county road official and two other persons whose duties and qualifications shall be determined by the county governing body. The board of road viewers shall meet and determine whether the board believes the establishment of the proposed road is in the public interest.

(3) If the board of road viewers recommends the establishment of the proposed road, the board shall file a report that includes the following with the county governing body:

(a) A description of the proposed location of the road;

(b) An assessment of damages created by the proposed road and the names of persons entitled to such damages; and

(c) Any other information required by the county governing body.

(4) If a board of road viewers recommends against the establishment of the public road, a county governing body may:

(a) Discontinue proceedings under ORS 368.161 (Use of road viewers to establish road) to 368.171 (Order, costs and damages under proceeding with road viewers) to acquire property for the road; or

(b) Require the road viewers to complete a report on a proposed location under this section. [1981 c.153 §18]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 368—County Roads, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors368.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.
 
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.