2017 ORS 261.147¹
Resolution to remove territory not served by district
  • hearing
  • notice
  • election on question of removal
  • effect of removal

(1) When any parcels of territory within an existing district are not being served by the district, the board of directors of the district may fix a place and time for a public hearing to consider the removal of such parcels from the district.

(2) Notice stating the time and place of the hearing shall be published in accordance with ORS 261.161 (Hearing by county governing body) (1). The hearing may be adjourned from time to time, but shall not exceed four weeks in length. Public testimony shall be taken at the hearing.

(3) Upon conclusion of the public hearing the board may by resolution remove such parcels, or any of them, from the district. The resolution shall become effective 30 days after passage, unless written requests for an election are filed as provided by subsection (4) of this section.

(4) If written requests for an election are filed with the board within 30 days after passage of the resolution by not less than 15 percent of the electors or 100 electors registered in the parcels to be removed, whichever is the lesser number, an election on the question of removal of the parcels described in the resolution shall be held on the next scheduled general or special election date.

(5) The electors eligible to vote in the election described in subsection (4) of this section shall be those electors who reside on the parcels described in the resolution.

(6) From the date of removal, liability of the territory removed from the district for assessments and taxes levied after the date of removal by the district and for bonded and other indebtedness shall be in accordance with ORS 198.880 (Effect on withdrawn area) and 198.882 (Tax relief to withdrawn area). [1987 c.824 §3]

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.