2017 ORS 261.405¹
Board of directors
  • election
  • qualifications

(1) The management of a people’s utility district shall be vested in a board of five directors.

(2) Upon formation of a district, annexation, consolidation, merger and after each decennial United States Census, the board of directors shall by ordinance divide the district into five subdivisions, as nearly equal in population as possible, and where practicable fix the boundaries in conformance with adjacent precinct boundaries. One director shall be elected from each of the five subdivisions.

(3) Directors shall be electors, shall reside in the subdivision from which they are respectively nominated and elected and shall have resided in the district continuously for two years immediately preceding the date of their election as directors. [Amended by 1977 c.210 §1]

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.