2011 ORS § 450.600¹
Joint authorities
  • formation
  • election of directors upon formation
  • first terms

(1) A joint water and sanitary authority may be formed as provided in ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955) to 198.955 (Disposition of assets).

(2) Five or seven directors of the board of the joint water and sanitary authority shall be elected at the election for formation of the joint water and sanitary authority, according to the number set forth in the petition for formation.

(3) When the effective date of the formation of the joint authority occurs in an odd-numbered year:

(a) If the governing body of the joint authority is a board of directors of five members, three district board members shall be elected for four-year terms and the other two district board members shall be elected for two-year terms; and

(b) If the governing body of the joint authority is a board of directors of seven members, four district board members shall be elected for four-year terms and the other three district board members shall be elected for two-year terms.

(4) When the effective date of the formation occurs in an even-numbered year:

(a) If the governing body of the joint authority is a board of directors of five members, three district board members shall be elected for three-year terms and the other two district board members shall be elected for one-year terms; and

(b) If the governing body of the joint authority is a board of directors of seven members, four district board members shall be elected for three-year terms and the other three district board members shall be elected for one-year terms.

(5) The terms of the members of the first board shall be determined by lot at the first meeting of the board after the election. [1993 c.577 §1]