2017 ORS 261.190¹
Election of first board of directors
  • qualifications
  • tenure

(1) At all elections where the creation of a district is authorized, five directors shall be elected to manage and transact the business of the district.

(2) Candidates for the office of director must be electors of this state, must have resided in the proposed district continuously for not less than two years next preceding the date of the election, and must continue to reside in the district during their term of office.

(3) All electors of the proposed district shall have the right to vote for five candidates at the election.

(4) The five candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the area approved by the electors and declared by the county governing body to be a district shall be elected to serve until the first Monday in January after the first regular general election which occurs not less than one year following the election to create the district, and until their successors are elected and qualified. [Amended by 1973 c.796 §11; 1975 c.598 §4; 1979 c.558 §16; 2003 c.14 §123]

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.