Notice and Summons

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON FOR THE COUNTY OF COLUMBIA Case No. 19CV35399 NOTICE AND SUMMONS In the Matter of the Petition of the Board of Directors of the Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District, For a Judicial Examination and Judgment of the Court as to the Regularity and Legality of an Order of the Governing Body Levying a Tax. To: The Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District, an Emergency Communications District, and to all qualified voters, freeholders, taxpayers, ratepayers and other interested persons in Columbia County, Oregon: NOTICE AND SUMMONS is given that a Petition for Judicial Validation has been filed in the above-titled court by the Board of Directors (Board) of the Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District (District). The Petition seeks a judicial examination and judgment of the court pursuant to ORS 33.710 and 33.720 validating the legality of resolutions adopted by the Board, as the governing body of the District, relating to a local option levy. In the May 21, 2019 Special District Election, Measure 5-273 asked the voters to approve a renewal of the Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District’s current local option levy rate of $0.29 per $1,000 of assessed value. However, the ballot title for Measure 5-273 contained a typographical error describing the local option levy rate the voters were asked to approve as being .29 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The Petition for Judicial Validation asks the court to declare that the District has the authority to impose a local option levy of $0.29 per $1,000 of assessed value beginning the 2019/2020 tax year despite a typographical error in the ballot title. Notice is further given that this Notice and Summons will be published once per week for three successive weeks in the Columbia County Spotlight, a newspaper of general circulation published in Columbia County. Jurisdiction shall be complete upon the Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District, and all qualified voters, freeholders, taxpayers, ratepayers, and other interested persons, within ten (10) days after September 13, 2019, the date of last publication of this Notice and Summons. NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! At any time before the expiration of the ten (10 days) after the date of completing publication, any interested person may appear and contest the Petition, and any of the acts or things enumerated in the Petition. To appear you must file a written motion or answer with the court clerk or administrator, along with the required filing fee. The motion or answer must be in the proper form and have proof of service on the petitioner’s attorney. If you have any questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service online at or by calling (503) 684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. MERSEREAU SHANNON LLP By: s/ Blake H. Fry, OSB #100128 Email: 111 SW Columbia Street, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97201 Tel: 503-226-6400 Attorneys for Petitioner the Board of Directors of the Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District Published Aug. 30, Sep. 6 & 13, 2019. CCS127571

ad: 127571

Publication: Miscellaneous 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2019/08/30

End Date: 2019/09/13

Court Number: 19CV35399

Owner: Mersereau Shannon LLP


County: Columbia