2017 ORS 450.785¹
Initiation of formation of sanitary authority by governing body without petition

In addition to other methods of initiating proceedings for the formation of a sanitary authority under ORS 450.705 (Policy) to 450.860 (Portion of installation construction costs in an authority chargeable to area benefited) and 450.865 (Ordinance specifying action of board at hearing) to 450.945 (Custody and disbursement of authority funds by county treasurer) and when they consider it necessary for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare, the governing bodies of one or more counties may on their own motion initiate the formation of a sanitary authority by order in the manner provided in ORS 198.835 (Order for formation of district in single county). However, a district proposed to be initiated under this section need not be located entirely within one county. If the governing body of more than one county initiates formation of a sanitary authority under this section, the governing body of the principal county, as that term is defined in ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955), shall set the date, time and place of the public hearing, give notice of the hearing, conduct the hearing and call the election as provided in ORS 198.800 (Formation petition) to 198.825 (Election of first members of board when no formation election required). [1955 c.614 §17; 1971 c.727 §126; 1983 c.740 §173]

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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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 450, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano450.­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.