ORS 777.953¹
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(1) The board, on its own motion, may initiate a proposal for annexation to the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay of territory that is not within the boundaries of another port organized under this chapter. Annexed territory may be either wholly or partially within or outside the same county in which the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is located. However, if the territory proposed to be annexed is outside Coos County, the territory must be situated entirely within the watershed of the Coos River and its tributaries. The proposal for annexation shall be made in a resolution adopted by the board.

(2) After adoption of a resolution proposing annexation of the territory described in subsection (1) of this section to the port, the board shall fix a day for a public hearing before the board at which time the electors of the port and of the affected territory may appear and be heard on the question of annexation.

(3) The board shall cause notice of the hearing to be published once each week for two successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the county and shall cause notices of the hearing to be posted in four public places in the port for the same period.

(4) After the public hearing, the board shall file the resolution proposing annexation with the governing body of the county in which the territory proposed to be annexed is situated. The county governing body shall order an election to be held in the territory. The county governing body shall also order the board to hold an election within the boundaries of the port on the same day, both elections to be held for the purpose of submitting the proposed annexation to the electors. The board shall certify the results of the election to the county governing body. The order of annexation shall be entered by the county governing body when a majority of all the votes cast in the territory and the port are in favor of the annexation.

(5) After the date of entry of an order by the county governing body annexing territory to the port, the territory annexed shall become subject to the outstanding indebtedness, bonded or otherwise, of the port in like manner as the territory within the port.

(6) Except as necessary to implement the provisions of subsection (7) of this section, ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955) to 198.955 (Disposition of assets) and 777.326 (Special procedure for annexations increasing by one-half or more the area or assessed value of taxable property within the port) do not apply to an annexation proceeding conducted under this section.

(7)(a) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the board may annex territory within the area constituting the Coos Bay rail link or land planned and zoned for industrial uses that is contiguous to the Coos Bay rail link. In lieu of the procedures described in subsections (2) to (5) of this section, annexation of territory within the area of the Coos Bay rail link or land planned and zoned for industrial uses that is contiguous to the Coos Bay rail link shall proceed only at the request of the landowner, in accordance with the annexation procedures set forth in ORS 198.857 (Annexation without election by petition of landowner).

(b) Notwithstanding ORS 198.720 (Boundaries) (2), the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay may annex territory described in paragraph (a) of this subsection that is within the boundaries of another port. Annexation under this subsection does not withdraw the territory from the other port. [1987 c.565 §16a; 2007 c.804 §82; 2011 c.437 §3]

Chapter 777

Notes of Decisions

Port district’s power to formulate rules and regula­tions to prevent estuary and stream pollu­tion within its boundaries did not give it standing to object to power supply contract between Bonneville Power Administra­tion and proposed aluminum plant. Port of Astoria v. Hodel, 595 F2d 467 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 777—Ports Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors777.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 777, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano777.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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