2017 ORS 758.220¹
Authority for conversion to underground facilities
  • formation of assessment district

(1) A public authority shall have the power to require the conversion of overhead electric or communication facilities to underground facilities; to provide and receive funds to pay for such conversion; and to assess the whole or any part of the cost thereof against the real property included in the underground assessment district specially benefited by such conversion.

(2) An underground assessment district shall include an area having a frontage of not less than 400 feet upon a public street, road or highway along which overhead electric or communication facilities are located.

(3) An underground assessment district:

(a) Created by a city, may include area along city streets, county roads and state highways or any part thereof located within the district.

(b) Created by a county, may include areas along county roads, state highways or any part thereof located within the district. [1969 c.385 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 758—Utility Rights of Way and Territory Allocation; Cogeneration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors758.­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.