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Oregon Library Laws - Revised Statutes - County Service Districts: Creating or Altering Districts
Oregon Revised Statutes
Chapter 451 - County Service Facilities
 
SERVICE DISTRICTS
 
451.435 Law governing district formation or change.
(1) All district formation and change of organization proceedings shall be initiated, conducted and completed as provided by ORS 198.705 to 198.955. Except for an order allowing an existing district established to provide sewage works to also provide drainage works, no county or portion thereof shall be included within a district which is to provide services in more than one county without the consent of the governing body of the affected county.
 
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(3) A petition or order initiating the formation or change or organization of a district shall, in addition to the requirement specified by ORS 198.705 to 198.955, state which of the service facilities specified by ORS 451.010 the district shall be authorized to construct, maintain and operate.
 
(4) A final order in a formation or change of organization proceeding of a district shall, in addition to the requirements specified by ORS 198.705 to 198.955, state which of the service facilities specified by ORS 451.010 the district shall be authorized to construct, maintain and operate.
451.440 Plans for service facilities.
(1) Prior to initiation of the formation of a district, the county court may cause engineering and program plans to be prepared. The plans may include:
(a) Preliminary plans for the service facilities to be constructed or provided.
 
(b) Estimated costs of construction, maintenance and operation.
 
(c) Recommendations as to boundaries of the district.
 
(d) Recommendations as to use of any portion of the proposed service facilities for areas in the county outside the district at some future date and the portion of the cost of such works which should be borne by such areas when use is made of any portion of the facilities.
 
(e) Recommendations as to the extent to which the proposed service facilities may be integrated into other service facilities constructed or being constructed by other districts under ORS 451.410 to 451.610 or by other public agencies and the fair and equitable amount of the cost of construction of such other facilities the district should bear.
(2) If a district is formed or granted authority to provide additional types of service facilities, the county court may require the district to reimburse the county for the cost of engineering and program plans prepared in accordance with this section.
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451.472 District to construct only authorized service facilities; additional authorizations; requirements for provision of drainage works.
(1) A district may construct, maintain and operate only those service facilities specified by ORS 451.010 that were authorized upon formation of the district. However, additional authority regarding service facilities may be given to a district by a proceeding initiated, conducted and completed in the same manner as is provided for in the original formation of a district or as otherwise provided by law.
 
(2) A district may be formed, as provided in ORS 451.410 to 451.610, that contains territory that is also included in another district formed under ORS 451.410 to 451.610 if the district is formed to construct, maintain and operate service facilities that the existing district is not authorized to construct, maintain and operate.
 
(3) The consent of not less than 70 percent of the cities located within the boundaries of the district is required to authorize a district established to provide sewage works to also provide drainage works.