2017 ORS 450.665¹
Formation of authorities under special districts law

A water authority may be formed as provided in ORS 198.800 (Formation petition) to 198.825 (Election of first members of board when no formation election required) except that:

(1) A petition for formation shall be signed by not less than 100 electors registered in the territory subject to the petition and shall state the number of members to be on the board of directors of the proposed authority.

(2) In its order creating the water authority, the county board shall prescribe the method of election of the board of the proposed authority from among the methods described in ORS 450.655 (Methods of election of authority directors). If the county board determines that the directors of the water authority shall be elected from zones, the county board shall establish and describe the zones, using streets and other generally recognizable features. [1987 c.863 §3; 1993 c.577 §25]

Chapter 450

Notes of Decisions

Where city with home rule charter enacted ordinance imposing franchise fee on sanitary authority for use of city’s rights-of-way, ordinance operates concurrently with state law and is not preempted. Rogue Valley Sewer Services v. City of Phoenix, 262 Or App 183, 329 P3d 1 (2014), aff’d 357 Or 437, 353 P3d 581 (2015)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 450—Sanitary Districts and Authorities; Water Authorities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors450.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 450, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano450.­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.