ORS 401.842¹
General district powers

A 9-1-1 communications district has the power:

(1) To have and use a common seal.

(2) To sue and be sued in its name.

(3) To make and accept any and all contracts, deeds, leases, releases and documents of any kind which, in the judgment of the board, are necessary or proper to the exercise of any power of the district, and to direct the payment of all lawful claims or demands.

(4) To assess, levy and collect taxes to pay the cost of acquiring sites for and constructing, reconstructing, altering, operating and maintaining a 9-1-1 emergency reporting system or any lawful claims against the district, and the operating expenses of the district.

(5) To employ all necessary agents and assistants.

(6) To call elections after the formation of the district.

(7) To enlarge the boundaries of the district as provided by ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955) to 198.955 (Disposition of assets).

(8) Generally to do and perform any and all acts necessary and proper to the complete exercise and effect of any of its powers or the purposes for which it was formed. [1987 c.671 §8; 1989 c.793 §23; 2001 c.104 §139; 2003 c.802 §111]

Note: See note under 401.818 (Definitions for ORS 401.818 to 401.857).

Chapter 401

Law Review Cita­tions

54 OLR 677 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 401—Emergency Services and Communications, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors401.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 401, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­401ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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