ORS 554.290¹
Warrants to pay claims
  • interest
  • assessments to pay warrants
  • limitation on amount of warrants

All claims against the corporation shall be paid by warrants drawn on the treasurer of the corporation and signed by the president and secretary of the board of directors. If any warrant is not paid when presented to the treasurer of the board of directors, because of lack of funds in the treasury, that fact shall be indorsed on the warrant and the warrant shall draw interest thereafter at a rate determined by the board until there is money in hand to pay the amount of the warrant and the interest then accumulated. No interest shall be allowed on warrants after sufficient funds are in the treasury to pay the indorsed warrants and interest. The secretary of the board shall give notice to the payee or other holder if known whenever sufficient funds are available to pay outstanding warrants. Warrants shall be numbered, drawn against the proper fund, and paid from such fund in the order of issuance. The board of directors shall levy an assessment each year of sufficient amount of money to pay the outstanding warrants. No warrants shall be issued the payment of which in the ensuing year inclusive of the assessments required for all other purposes will exceed the annual assessment limit fixed in the landowners’ recorded notice, or the aggregate indebtedness of which with all other indebtedness for other purposes than operation and maintenance will exceed the total benefits to accrue to the land described in the articles of incorporation as stated in the recorded landowners’ notice. [Amended by 1981 c.94 §51]

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/­Archive/­2007ors554.­pdf (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).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information