2015 ORS 523.250¹
Order to carry out or abandon improvement after public hearing
  • assessment ordinance

(1) At the time of the public hearing on the proposed improvement, if the written remonstrances represent less than the amount of property required to defeat the proposed improvement, if such an improvement is one that can be remonstrated against, then on the basis of such hearing of written remonstrances and oral objections, if any, the district board may, by motion, at the time of the hearing or within 60 days thereafter, order the improvement to be carried out in accordance with the resolution, or the district board may, on its own motion, abandon the improvement.

(2) After the public hearing on the proposed improvement and after the district board has moved to proceed with the improvement, it may pass an ordinance assessing the various lots, parcels of land or parts thereof, to be specially benefited with their apportioned share of the cost of the improvement; but the passage of an assessment ordinance may be delayed until the contract for the work is let, or until the improvement is completed and the total cost thereof is determined. [1975 c.782 §23]

Chapter 523

Notes of Decisions

Under these sec­tions, in which state authorizes public ownership of geothermal resources, it is ques­tionable whether legislature intended thereby to create monopolistic control; nowhere is there any express authoriza­tion to exclude private competi­tion in geothermal market. Parks v. Watson, 716 F2d 646 (1983)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 523—Geothermal Heating Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors523.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 523, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano523.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.