2017 ORS 545.395¹
Development of district by units
  • apportionment of assessments
  • inclusion of noncontiguous land
  • assessment of reclaimed or improved lands for district obligations

An irrigation district may provide for the reclamation, improvement or irrigation of the lands within the district in units. When a district does so, the assessments against the lands in the district may be apportioned by the board of directors to the lands owned or held by each person so that the lands in each unit shall pay the cost of reclaiming, improving, maintaining and operating the lands in the unit. Within the units the assessments shall be apportioned in accordance with ORS 545.381 (Annual assessments), 545.385 (Certain lands may be assessed at different amounts), 545.387 (Assessment on benefit basis), 545.389 (Deduction for rights or property required by district), 545.391 (Assessments for contracts with United States) and 545.413 (Record of assessments and apportionments). Land noncontiguous to an irrigation district may be included in the district as a unit at the time of the organization of the district or at any subsequent time. Prior to the completion of the works for the reclamation of any units the lands in the units may be assessed as appears equitable to the board, subject to the rights of land owners in the district to have the assessments adjusted by the board of equalization and to appeal therefrom. However, all reclaimed or improved lands, whether irrigated or not, shall be subject to assessment for the payment of any obligation of the district. [Formerly 545.444; 1999 c.452 §25]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 545—Irrigation Districts IRRIGATION DIST, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors545.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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