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21.12.330 Approval and Release of Easements and Real Property.

City Code Section

A.  The Chief Engineer and the Administrator have authority to accept and amend easements, permits, and related documents needed for the construction and management of the water system when payment of consideration does not exceed two hundred thousand dollars.  The Chief Engineer and the Administrator have authority to release easements, permits, and related documents no longer needed for water system purposes.  For street vacations or non-exclusive easements, release by the Chief Engineer or Administrator will not imply the release of easements and interests of other bureaus and agencies of the City. Easements, permits, and related documents authorized by the Chief Engineer and the Administrator are subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney's Office.

B.  Acting jointly, the Chief Engineer and the Administrator may accept deeds, contracts, and related documents to purchase real property in fee when payment of consideration does not exceed two hundred thousand dollars.  The Chief Engineer and the Administrator may execute documents necessary to sell fee property interests no longer needed for public water system purposes under reasonable terms approved as to form by the City Attorney.  Portland Water Bureau procedures for disposing of surplus property will conform with City surplus property disposition policies.

C.  The Administrator or Chief Engineer may grant easements, leases, and licenses on Portland Water Bureau property upon reasonable terms and conditions approved as to form by the City Attorney.