Oregon Statutes - Chapter 368 - County Roads - Section 368.081 - Requirements for petition to initiate road proceedings.

(1) A petition to initiate proceedings under ORS 368.073 must contain all of the following:

(a) A statement of the public necessity for the public road.

(b) A description of the proposed public road.

(c) A list containing the names and mailing addresses of any owner of property that:

(A) Is proposed to be acquired for the public road;

(B) Abuts the proposed public road; or

(C) Would otherwise be affected by the proposed acquisition of property for the public road.

(d) The signatures and mailing addresses of a majority of the owners of property that would abut the proposed road.

(2) The petition described under this section is subject to the following:

(a) Where a signature from an owner is required, the signature of an owner of property that has multiple ownership is valued as a fraction of an owner signature for that property in the same proportion as that owner’s interest in the property bears to the interest of all other owners of the same property.

(b) Any person signing the petition may withdraw the signature by filing a written withdrawal with the county governing body.

(c) A signature that is required on the petition does not qualify for purposes of the petition if the signature is withdrawn or if the person whose signature appears on the petition files an objection under ORS 368.091.

(3) A county governing body may establish and require payment of a fee for the filing of a petition under this section. [1981 c.153 §11]

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