2017 ORS 261.105¹
Powers of district
  • formation
  • annexation
  • consolidation

(1) People’s utility districts may be created as provided in this chapter. A people’s utility district may exercise all powers conferred by this chapter.

(2) When a majority of all votes cast, at an election within the boundaries of any proposed district to determine whether or not the district is to be formed, favors formation, the district shall be created.

(3) In any election to annex a city or separate parcel of territory to an existing district, or to consolidate two or more existing districts, an affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast from each city or separate parcel of territory or district voting to annex or consolidate, shall be required to authorize the annexation or consolidation.

(4) Annexation to an existing district shall be subject to the provisions of ORS 198.720 (Boundaries) (2). [Amended by 1979 c.558 §7; 2003 c.802 §68]

Chapter 261

Notes of Decisions

People’s utility district does not possess exclusive right to provide service within boundaries of district. Douglas Electric Cooperative v. Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, 164 Or App 251, 991 P2d 1060 (1999), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County clerk’s and county governing body’s duty to determine validity of voters’ peti­tion to form people’s utility district, (1980) Vol 40, p 367

Law Review Cita­tions

7 EL 315 (1977); 16 WLR 549 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 261—People’s Utility Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors261.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 261, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano261.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.