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17.16.140 Acceptance and Release of Property Interests

(Added by Ordinance No. 185398, effective July 6, 2012.)

A.  Acceptance by the Bureau of Transportation:  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may approve, accept, and amend a right-of-way dedication, easement, or other real property interest for public improvements to the transportation system of the City when the consideration provided therefor does not exceed $50,000.

B.  Acceptance by the Bureau of Environmental Services:  The Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services may approve, accept, and amend a sewer easement or other real property interest for public improvements to the public sewer of the City when the consideration provided therefor does not exceed $50,000.

C.  Release by the Bureau of Transportation:  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may release easements and associated infrastructure no longer needed for the transportation system of the City.  This authorization does not extend to the vacation of public rights-of-way, which must comply with City Charter Section 1-104 and Oregon Revised Statues Chapter 271.

D.  Release by the Bureau of Environmental Services:  The Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services may release easements and associated infrastructure no longer needed for the public sewer of the City.

E.  Rental or Leasing of Real Property or Public Right-of-Way by the Bureau of Transportation:  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation may rent or lease real property or public right-of-way assigned to the Bureau of Transportation which will not be needed for public use during the term of the rental or lease for any term permitted by statute.

F.  Designation of City Property as Right-of-Way by the Bureau of Transportation:  The Director of the Bureau of Transportation, upon approval by other affected Bureaus, may designate City-owned property as public right-of-way for public improvements to the transportation system of the City.