Joint meeting of governing bodies of merged or consolidated districts and cities
- • election of board members for surviving or successor district
- • terms
(1) If the proposal for merger or consolidation is approved by a majority of the votes cast in each affected entity required for approval of the proposal, the governing body of the affected entity with the largest population according to the most recent federal decennial census shall call a joint meeting of the governing bodies of the affected entities. The meeting shall be held at a time and place designated by the governing body calling the meeting, not later than 10 days after the canvass of the vote in the entity last canvassed. The secretary of the entity calling the meeting shall give notice of the time and place of the meeting to each member of the governing body of each affected entity.
(2) At the joint meeting, a majority of the members of the governing body of each affected entity constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The members so assembled shall from among the members elect a number of persons consistent with the principal Act to serve as board members of the surviving or successor district. The board so elected shall immediately meet and organize as provided by the principal Act and shall by resolution declare the districts merged or consolidated and each affected city joined, as the case may be. From the date of adoption of the resolution the merger or consolidation is complete, and the city territory, together with any territory thereafter annexed to the city, is included in the boundaries of the surviving or successor district and shall be subject to all the liabilities of the district in the same manner and to the same extent as other territory included in the district.
(3) Of the persons elected under subsection (2) of this section to serve as board members of the surviving or successor district, three shall serve until June 30 following the next regular district election as defined in ORS 255.005 (Definitions) and the remaining members shall serve until June 30 next following the second regular district election. However, if the principal Act provides for a board of directors of three members for the surviving or successor district, then two members shall serve until June 30 following the next regular district election as defined in ORS 255.005 (Definitions) and the remaining member shall serve until June 30 next following the second regular district election. The terms of office of the members shall be determined by lot. [1971 c.727 §47; 1983 c.142 §12; 1989 c.503 §1; 1993 c.424 §4]
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