2017 ORS 261.141¹
Formation, annexation or consolidation by resolution
  • contents of resolution

(1) In addition to the initiation of a people’s utility district formation, annexation or consolidation by electors’ petition:

(a) Formation of a district may be initiated by resolution of the governing body of each county in which territory of the proposed district is situated or, if a city proposes to create a district, by resolution of the city governing body;

(b) Annexation to an existing district may be initiated by resolution of the board of directors of that district; and

(c) Consolidation of two or more districts may be initiated by resolution of the board of each of the districts proposed to be consolidated.

(2) Resolutions authorized under this section shall describe the boundaries of the affected territory and, if for formation or consolidation of a district or districts, the name by which the proposed district is to be known. [1979 c.558 §11; 2003 c.802 §70]

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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).
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