Expenditure of Taylor Grazing Act funds
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(1) Except for moneys required to be expended through the county general fund as required by subsection (5) of this section, all moneys paid to a county under ORS 293.575 (Distribution of funds received under the Taylor Grazing Act) shall be deposited with the county treasurer and credited to a special fund designated the Range Improvement Fund of Grazing District No. _____. The county treasurer as ex officio district treasurer shall disburse the moneys in the Range Improvement Fund only upon the written order of the grazing advisory board.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, money from grazing fees of grazing districts shall be expended within such district as the grazing advisory board may direct and shall be expended only for range improvements, such as fences, reservoirs, wells, water development, maintenance and other range improvements approved by the grazing advisory board.
(3) Pending approval by the grazing advisory board of the expenditure of such money, all or any part of it may be invested in United States Government securities. In such case the securities shall be held by the county treasurer in lieu of such money so invested and subject to liquidation and expenditure when recommended by the grazing advisory board.
(4) In counties receiving funds from grazing districts containing Indian lands ceded to the United States for disposition under public land laws, funds therefrom shall be expended only for the benefit of public schools and public roads of such county.
(5) In counties in which there are leased lands but no grazing district, such funds shall be expended by the county court through the county general fund.
(6) As used in this section, “grazing advisory board” means a board appointed by the governing body of any county receiving funds under ORS 293.575 (Distribution of funds received under the Taylor Grazing Act) and authorized to expend those funds as provided in this section. [Formerly 606.230; 1969 c.255 §1; 1977 c.115 §1; 1981 c.42 §1; 1991 c.67 §73]
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