Green v. Douglas County, 245 OrApp 430 (2011)

Holding:   Open-siding pole buildings are the type of buildings allowed in Exclusive Farm Zones.

1)   “We glean (the legislature’s) intent from the text, context and legislative history of the statute, resorting, if necessary, to maxims of statutory construction.” citing, State v. Gaines. at p. 444.

2)   A dictionary definition of a given term should be rejected if a more particular meaning is suggested by the statutory context. at p. 444.

3)  If different subsections of a statute advance different objectives, it is error to automatically use one subsection to help define terms used in a different subsection. at p. 445.

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