ORS 554.220¹
  • denominations
  • interest
  • maturities
  • execution
  • coupons
  • amortized installment obligations

(1) At any time after recording the landowners’ notice as provided in ORS 554.190 (Recording notice) and adoption of a plan for improvement of the land described in the articles of incorporation as provided in ORS 554.210 (Plans and specifications), the board of directors may, if in their judgment it seems best, and subject to the limitations, restrictions and provisions of the landowners’ notice, issue bonds or other obligations of the corporation necessary or convenient for improving the lands, including the refunding of outstanding bonds and any indebtedness of the corporation.

(2) The bonds shall be in such denominations as the board may determine, and bear interest from date at a rate determined by the board, payable semiannually, to mature at intervals to be determined by the board, both principal and interest being payable at some convenient insured institution or trust company, as those terms are defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act), that is named in the bonds. The bonds shall be signed by the president of the corporation and attested with the seal of the corporation and the signature of the secretary. They may be issued so as to mature serially in annual amounts so as to be approximately equal, principal and interest, and may be issued so as to include a sum sufficient to pay the first four years’ interest, or less, to accrue on the bonds, and be numbered serially in the order in which they mature. Each such bond shall have interest coupons attached bearing the serial number of the bond, which coupons shall be serially numbered in the order of maturity.

(3) If the directors so determine, they may issue for the purposes stated in this section, or as provided in ORS 554.270 (Purchase or lease of works and water rights) and 554.280 (Resolution for serial coupon obligations), one or more amortized installment obligations of the corporation constituting a designated series of such bonds as particularly described in ORS 554.280 (Resolution for serial coupon obligations), all of which obligations shall be evenly and ratably paid as the attached installments mature as determined by the board of directors and as described in ORS 554.280 (Resolution for serial coupon obligations). The latter bonds and coupons shall be executed and attested as provided by subsections (1) and (2) of this section for bonds of the corporation. [Amended by 1969 c.694 §48; 1977 c.188 §10; 1981 c.94 §49; 1981 c.526 §7; 1997 c.631 §493; 2001 c.215 §31]

Chapter 554

Notes of Decisions

Water improve­ment district formed under this chapter is unit of govern­ment for purposes of filing suit under ORS 305.583 (Interested taxpayer petitions for certain determinations), but is not “govern­mental unit” within meaning of sec­tion 11b, Article XI of Oregon Constitu­tion. Comeaux v. Water Wonderland Improve­ment Dist., 12 OTR 132 (1992), aff’d 315 Or 562, 847 P2d 841 (1993)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Land Board to enter into nonprofit wa­ter supply district corpora­tion, (1978) Vol 38, p 2199

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 554—Corporations for Irrigation, Drainage, Water Supply or Flood Control, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors554.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 554, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano554.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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