2017 ORS 261.465¹
Board supervision and regulation of district utilities
  • fixing rates

(1) The board shall supervise and regulate every utility owned, operated or owned and operated by the district, including the fixing and adjusting of rates, rentals, charges and classifications, contracts, practices and schedules, for or in connection with any service, product or commodity owned or controlled by the district.

(2) Rates so fixed shall be sufficient to accomplish the following purposes:

(a) For proper operation and maintenance of the property or facilities owned by the district.

(b) To pay all taxes which may be levied upon property owned by the district or which it may be required to pay out of its gross revenues.

(c) For payment of principal and interest of all bonds, warrants or obligations of any character in accordance with terms and provisions thereof respecting time, manner and amount of payment.

(d) For payment of any other indebtedness or obligations which the district may be obligated to pay.

(e) To establish and maintain any special funds which the district has obligated itself to create for the purpose of paying bond issues or other obligations.

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.