2017 ORS 261.630¹
Institution of proceeding by elector
  • directors as parties
  • notice

(1) Any elector of the district within 30 days after the entry of any order, or the performance of any act mentioned in ORS 261.605 (Testing validity of certain commission and board proceedings), and for which a contest is provided by that section, may bring a like proceeding in the circuit court of the county where the district, or the greater portion thereof, is located, to determine the validity of any of the acts, orders or things enumerated in ORS 261.605 (Testing validity of certain commission and board proceedings) to 261.615 (Appeal to Court of Appeals) and concerning which the right of contest is given by those sections.

(2) In such proceedings the board of directors shall be made parties defendant. Service of summons shall be made on the members of the board personally if within the county where the district or any part thereof is situated. As to any directors not within such county, service may be had by publication of summons for a like time and in like manner as provided by ORS 261.610 (Nature of proceeding). Service shall be deemed complete within 10 days from the date of personal service within the county and within 10 days from the date of completion of the publication, as the case may be.

(3) Such proceedings shall be tried and determined in the same manner as proceedings brought by the district itself.

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.