2011 ORS § 294.468¹
Loans from one fund to another
- • commingling cash balances of funds
(1) It shall be lawful to loan money from any fund to any other fund of the municipal corporation whenever the loan is authorized by official resolution or ordinance of the governing body. The loans shall be made in compliance with the applicable requirements and limitations of this section. Loans made under this section shall not be made from:
(a) Debt service reserve funds created to provide additional security for outstanding bonds or other borrowing obligations that the municipal corporation has covenanted with the holders of such bonds or other borrowing obligations to maintain at certain specified levels. However, nothing in this paragraph is intended or shall be construed to prohibit loans from any such debt service reserve fund to the extent that the aggregate outstanding amount of the loans does not exceed the amount by which the amount in such debt service reserve fund exceeds the amount the municipal corporation has covenanted to maintain in the reserve fund with the holders of the related bonds or other borrowing obligations;
(b) Debt service funds created to account for moneys needed to make annual debt service payments on outstanding bonds or other borrowing obligations; or
(c) Moneys credited to any fund when, under applicable constitutional provisions, the moneys are restricted to specific uses unless the purpose for which the loan is to be made is a use allowed under such constitutional provisions.
(2) The resolution or ordinance authorizing any interfund loan permitted under this section shall:
(a) State the fund from which the loan is to be made, the fund to which the loan is to be made, the purpose for which the loan is to be made and the principal amount of the loan.
(b) If the interfund loan is a capital loan, set forth a schedule under which the principal amount of the loan, together with interest thereon at the rate provided for in paragraph (c)(B) of this subsection, is to be budgeted and repaid to the lending fund. The schedule shall provide for the repayment in full of the loan over a term not to exceed 10 years from the date the loan is made.
(c) If the interfund loan is a capital loan, provide that the loan shall bear interest at an annual rate equal to:
(A) The rate of return on moneys invested in the local government investment pool under ORS 294.805 (Definitions for ORS 294.805 to 294.895) to 294.895 (Board duties, generally), as reported under ORS 294.875 (Monthly report of investments of pool funds), immediately prior to the adoption of the ordinance or resolution authorizing the loan; or
(B) Such other rate as the governing body may determine.
(d) If the interfund loan is an operating loan, provide that the money loaned shall be budgeted and repaid to the fund from which the money was borrowed by the end of the ensuing year or ensuing budget period.
(3) The payment of any operating loans not repaid in the year or budget period in which the operating loan was made shall be budgeted as a requirement in the ensuing year or ensuing budget period.
(4) It shall be lawful to commingle cash balances of funds so long as all such fund moneys are segregated in the budget and accounting records.
(5) As used in this section:
(a) Capital loan means any interfund loan, or portion thereof, made for the purpose of financing the design, acquisition, construction, installation or improvement of real or personal property and not for the purpose of paying operating expenses.
(b) Operating loan means any interfund loan, or portion thereof, that is not a capital loan, including any interfund loan, or portion thereof, made for the purpose of paying operating expenses. [Formerly 294.460]