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21.12.330 Approval and Release of Easements and Real Property

(Added by Ordinance No. 182053; amended by Ordinance No. 185346, effective June 22, 2012.)

 

A.  Easements:  The Chief Engineer has sole authority to approve, accept and amend on  behalf of the City Council easements, permits, rights-of-way, former rights-of-way and related documents needed for the construction and management of the water system of the City of Portland when payment or consideration to the property owner and/or affected party does not exceed the limits set forth in City Charter Section 8-104.  The Chief Engineer has sole authority to release easements, permits, rights-of-way, former rights-of-way and related documents no longer needed for public water system purposes.  For street vacations or non-exclusive Portland Water Bureau easements, such release will not impair the needs of other bureaus or agencies of the City. 

 

B.  Real Property Excluding Easements:  When acting jointly, the Chief Engineer and the Administrator may approve, accept and amend on behalf of the City Council contracts and related documents for real property interests, excluding easements, needed for the construction and management of the water system of the City of Portland when payment or consideration to the property owner and/or affected party does not exceed the limits set forth in City Charter Section 8-104.  The Chief Engineer and the Administrator of the Portland Water Bureau may dispose of other real property interests and related documents no longer needed for public water system purposes. 

 

C.  Lease and License Agreements:  The Administrator may approve, accept, and amend on behalf of the City Council, leases, licenses, permits, or other similar agreements for use by others of Water Bureau property upon such terms and conditions as the Administrator deems to be in the best interest of the City and when approved as to form by the City Attorney.