Oregon Statutes - Chapter 223 - Local Improvements and Works Generally - Section 223.117 - Requirements of assessment ordinance.

(1) An ordinance adopted under ORS 223.114, shall provide for enactment of an assessment ordinance that:

(a) Describes the economic improvement project to be undertaken or constructed.

(b) Contains a preliminary estimate of the probable cost of the economic improvement and the proposed formula for apportioning cost to specially benefited property.

(c) Describes the boundaries of the district in which property will be assessed.

(d) Specifies the number of years, to a maximum of five, in which assessments will be levied.

(e) Contains provision for notices to be mailed or delivered personally to affected property owners that announce the intention of the council to construct or undertake the economic improvement project and to assess benefited property for a part or all of the cost. The notice shall state the time and place of the public hearing required under paragraph (f) of this subsection.

(f) Provides for a hearing not sooner than 30 days after the mailing or delivery of notices to affected property owners at which the owners may appear to support or object to the proposed improvement and assessment.

(2) The ordinance shall also:

(a) Provide that if, after the hearing held under subsection (1)(f) of this section, the council determines that the economic improvement shall be made, the council shall determine whether the property benefited shall bear all or a portion of the cost and shall determine, based on the actual or estimated cost of the economic improvement, the amount of assessment on each lot in the district.

(b) Require the city recorder or other person designated by the council to prepare the proposed assessment for each lot in the district and file it in the appropriate city office.

(c) Require notice of such proposed assessment to be mailed or personally delivered to the owner of each lot to be assessed, which notice shall state the amount of the assessment proposed on the property of the owner receiving the notice. The notice shall state the time and place of a public hearing at which affected property owners may appear to support or object to the proposed assessment. The hearing shall not be held sooner than 30 days after the mailing or personal delivery of the notices.

(d) Provide that the council shall consider such objections and may adopt, correct, modify or revise the proposed assessments.

(e) Provide that the assessments will not be made and the economic improvement project terminated when written objections are received at the public hearing from owners of property upon which more than 33 percent of the total amount of assessments is levied. [1985 c.576 §3; 1989 c.1018 §4]

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