2017 ORS 261.115¹
Contents of electors’ petition
  • certification

(1) All electors’ petitions shall contain a statement as to whether or not the petitioners are desirous of forming a utility district, or to annex territory to an existing utility district, or to consolidate two or more existing utility districts, the description of the territory sought to be included therein and the name by which the utility district is to be known. The statement shall be printed on a separate page or pages.

(2) There shall be a signature sheet with sufficient space for 20 signatures, and opposite the name of each signer, a space for the residence address of the signers of the petition and the number of their voting precinct. The circulator shall certify on each signature sheet that the circulator:

(a) Witnessed the signing of the signature sheet by each individual whose signature appears on the signature sheet; and

(b) Believes that each individual stated the correct residence address of the individual and that the individual is an elector.

(3) An electors’ petition shall designate three or more persons as chief petitioners and shall set forth their names and mailing addresses. [Amended by 1979 c.558 §9; 1983 c.567 §20; 1999 c.318 §31; 2007 c.848 §26]

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.