Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.745 - Petition for alternative plan.

(1) At any time after the adoption of a resolution under ORS 431.715, a petition, signed by not less than 51 percent of the electors registered in the affected territory, may be filed with the Department of Human Services. The petition shall suggest an alternative plan to the proposed formation or annexation for removal or alleviation of the conditions dangerous to public health. The petition shall state the intent of the residents to seek annexation to an existing city or special district authorized by law to provide service facilities necessary to remove or alleviate the dangerous conditions. The petition shall be accompanied by a proposed plan which shall state the type of facilities to be constructed, a proposed means of financing the facilities and an estimate of the time required to construct such facilities and place them in operation.

(2) Upon receipt of the petition, the department shall immediately forward a copy of the petition to the Environmental Quality Commission, if the plan accompanying the petition involves facilities that are subject to the jurisdiction of the commission. The department also shall forward a copy of the petition to the requesting body and to the county court or boundary commission where the department filed its findings under ORS 431.740 and direct the county court or boundary commission to stay the proceedings pending the review permitted under this section and ORS 431.750. [1973 c.361 §9; 1983 c.83 §84]

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