Declare surplus real property at five Water Bureau locations and request authorization to dispose of the properties


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds:

  1. Five properties are no longer needed by the Portland Water Bureau for delivery of water to the citizens of Portland and have been declared surplus. The public interest would be best served by selling each property at fair market value. The legal description of these properties is attached as Exhibit A.
  2. These properties are in Portland (see Exhibit B map) and are known as the following:
    1. Collin’s View Tank, 118 SW Alice St., consisting of Tax ID #R137886
    2. Fulton Pump Station, 540 S Nevada St., consisting of Tax ID #R330285
    3. Newport Bay Tank, 11950 N. Center Ave., consisting of Tax ID #R323526 &    R323543
    4. Salmon St. Tank, 11805 SE Salmon St., consisting of Tax ID #R240899
    5. St. John’s Tank, 7020 N. Oswego Ave., consisting of Tax ID #R100558 
  3. The Portland Water Bureau has offered these properties to other City bureaus, but there was no interest in purchasing these properties.
  4. In September 2020, the Commissioner-in-Charge of the Portland Water Bureau declared these properties as surplus (refer to Exhibit C).
  5. Per ADM-13.02 - Disposition of City Real Property, the Portland Water Bureau completed the public comment which began February 15, 2021 and ended April 16, 2021. A summary of public comments received during the Public Comment period is attached (refer to Exhibit D).
  6. All five properties follow the City’s Disposition of City Real Property Policy, approved by Council in August 2015, and are identified as Category 3 status.
  7. The properties will be sold for the best price, terms, and conditions in accordance with City Code. Net proceeds from the property sales will be distributed to the Portland Water Fund.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. That the Portland Water Bureau Director is authorized to execute on behalf of the City, any and all documents required by the City Attorney for conveyance of the title to the properties.
  2. The Mayor and Auditor are hereby authorized to draw and deliver checks chargeable to the Water Fund when demand is presented and approved by the proper authorities.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

Impact Statement

Document History

Item 107 Consent Agenda in February 16-17, 2022 Council Agenda

City Council

Passed to second reading

Passed to second reading February 23, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

Item 131 Consent Agenda in February 23-24, 2022 Council Agenda

City Council


  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea


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