(1) When proceedings have been initiated under ORS 368.073 to acquire real property for public road purposes, the county governing body may establish a board of road viewers and acquire property for the proposed road in the manner described in ORS 368.161 to 368.171.
(2) A board of road viewers established under this section shall consist of a county road official and two other persons whose duties and qualifications shall be determined by the county governing body. The board of road viewers shall meet and determine whether the board believes the establishment of the proposed road is in the public interest.
(3) If the board of road viewers recommends the establishment of the proposed road, the board shall file a report that includes the following with the county governing body:
(a) A description of the proposed location of the road;
(b) An assessment of damages created by the proposed road and the names of persons entitled to such damages; and
(c) Any other information required by the county governing body.
(4) If a board of road viewers recommends against the establishment of the public road, a county governing body may:
(a) Discontinue proceedings under ORS 368.161 to 368.171 to acquire property for the road; or
(b) Require the road viewers to complete a report on a proposed location under this section. [1981 c.153 §18]Section: Previous 368.126 368.130 368.131 368.132 368.135 368.140 368.150 368.161 368.166 368.171 368.201 368.205 368.206 368.210 368.211 Next
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