ORS 450.165¹
Preparation and approval of plans for drains and sewer installations

(1) Whenever the board deems it expedient or necessary to cause to be constructed sewers, drains or sewage treatment plants, the cost of which, in whole or in part, is to be paid either by the proceeds of the sale of bonds by the district or assessed against the property directly benefited or by both methods in proportion, the board shall retain a registered professional engineer to prepare plans and specifications for the sewers, drains or sewage treatment plants, which plans and specifications shall be filed in the office of the secretary of the district.

(2) The district board may, however, adopt any plans and specifications they see fit, provided the plans have been prepared by a registered professional engineer and have been approved by the Oregon Health Authority and the Environmental Quality Commission. [Amended by 2009 c.595 §872]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Provision of sewer service to prop­erty outside boundaries of sanitary districts, (1980) Vol 41, p 183

Chapter 450

Notes of Decisions

Where city with home rule charter enacted ordinance imposing franchise fee on sanitary authority for use of city’s rights-of-way, ordinance operates concurrently with state law and is not preempted. Rogue Valley Sewer Services v. City of Phoenix, 262 Or App 183, 329 P3d 1 (2014), aff’d 357 Or 437, 353 P3d 581 (2015)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 450—Sanitary Districts and Authorities; Water Authorities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors450.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 450, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano450.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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