2007 ORS 554.210¹
Plans and specifications
  • how adopted

(1) Owners of all the land described in the articles of incorporation may by unanimous agreement in writing, subscribed and acknowledged by them, cause to be prepared and approve and adopt detailed plans and specifications for the works and improving of the lands under the plan described in the articles of incorporation, and make a report upon the same, including an estimate of the probable cost thereof, and shall thereupon file the same with the secretary of the corporation. In such case the board of directors shall adopt a resolution briefly reciting the facts thereof and accepting, approving and adopting the same as the plan of improvement of the land described in the articles of incorporation. Such plans and specifications and report shall be the plans of the corporation for the works and improvement of the land. If the landowners do not so adopt plans and specifications and a report thereon by unanimous consent, such plans and specifications and report may be adopted by resolution at a meeting of members as provided in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) In such case, the board of directors at any meeting of the board may adopt a resolution designating and authorizing the expenditure of a certain amount of money for preliminary investigation and report upon the plans and cost of works and construction, or repair or reconstruction of the same, or purchasing or acquiring any property, ditches, dikes, levees, plants, improvements, easements, rights of way, water rights, or other things necessary, advantageous or beneficial for improving the land under the plan described in the articles of incorporation; or they may by resolution determine and declare that such preliminary investigation and the expense thereof is unnecessary. The directors shall then secure a competent engineer, if they determine that it is necessary or desirable, who shall make such investigation, and prepare detailed plans and specifications and make a report upon the same, including an estimate of the probable cost thereof, or they may prepare detailed plans and specifications and report with an estimate of the probable cost thereof without securing an engineer. The directors shall submit the detailed plans and specifications and report to a meeting of the members of the corporation for adoption. Adoption must in that case be made by resolution passed by a two-thirds vote of all the votes to which the members may be entitled.

Chapter 554

Notes of Decisions

Water improve­ment district formed under this chapter is unit of govern­ment for purposes of filing suit under ORS 305.583 (Interested taxpayer petitions for certain determinations), but is not "govern­mental unit" within meaning of sec­tion 11b, Article XI of Oregon Constitu­tion. Comeaux v. Water Wonderland Improve­ment Dist., 12 OTR 132 (1992), aff'd 315 Or 562, 847 P2d 841 (1993)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Land Board to enter into nonprofit wa­ter supply district corpora­tion, (1978) Vol 38, p 2199

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 554—Corporations for Irrigation, Drainage, Water Supply or Flood Control, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­554.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 554, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­554ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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