ORS 523.610¹
  • election
  • authority
  • term
  • vacancy

(1) Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, the power and authority given to districts is vested in and shall be exercised by a board of five commissioners, each of whom shall be an elector registered in the district. Except as provided by subsection (2) of this section, each commissioner shall be elected for a term of four years.

(2) Not later than the 40th day after the formation of a district and the election of the members of the first board, the commissioners shall meet and organize, first taking and subscribing an oath of office. The commissioners first elected shall determine by lot the length of term each shall hold office as follows:

(a) The terms of two commissioners shall expire June 30 next following the first regular district election; and

(b) The terms of the other three commissioners shall expire June 30 next following the second regular district election.

(3) The board of commissioners shall fill any vacancy on the board as provided in ORS 198.320 (Filling of vacancies on governing bodies of certain districts). [1975 c.782 §36; 1983 c.83 §99; 1983 c.350 §295]

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Notes of Decisions

Under these sec­tions, in which state authorizes public ownership of geothermal resources, it is ques­tionable whether legislature intended thereby to create monopolistic control; nowhere is there any express authoriza­tion to exclude private competi­tion in geothermal market. Parks v. Watson, 716 F2d 646 (1983)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 523—Geothermal Heating Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors523.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 523, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano523.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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