ORS 552.013¹

As used in this chapter, except when the context requires otherwise:

(1) "County board" means the county court or the board of county commissioners of a county.

(2) "District" means a water improvement district proposed or created under this chapter.

(3) "District board" means the board of directors of a district.

(4) "Engineering plan" means the plans and specifications for the works to be constructed including:

(a) Maps, profiles, plans and other data necessary to show the location and character of the work, and the property benefited, taken or damaged;

(b) All rights of way or other property which may be required for the construction of the works; and

(c) Estimates of the cost of the works and of the benefits and damages which will accrue to each tract of land upon the construction of the works.

(5) "Filed for record" means to file a document for recording with the county clerk of each county in which the lands within a district are located.

(6) "Land" or "tract of land" means real property, together with improvements thereon, within a district.

(7) "Landowner," "owner," "owner of land" and "owner in fee" are synonymous and mean a person owning a tract of land situated within a district. The vendee named in a bona fide contract of sale of a tract of land situated within a district shall be considered a landowner to the exclusion of the vendor. When two or more persons own a tract of land as tenants in common or by the entirety, each person shall be regarded as a landowner.

(8) "Real market value" means real market value computed in accordance with ORS 308.207 (Computation of real market value for taxing or bonding limitations).

(9) "Works" means dams, storage reservoirs, canals, ditches, dikes, levees, revetments, and all other structures, facilities, improvements and property necessary or convenient for draining land, controlling flood or surface waters, or supplying water for irrigation, domestic supply or other purposes. [1969 c.606 §2; 1983 c.83 §100; 1991 c.459 §428]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 552—Water Improvement Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors552.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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