ORS 554.270¹
Purchase or lease of works and water rights
  • provision as to payment
  • serial coupon obligations

(1) Whenever the board of directors of the corporation shall by resolution determine that it is to the best interest of the corporation, the board may enter into contracts for the purchase or option to purchase or lease, upon such terms as it determines to the best interest of the corporation, any ditch, works, improvement, easement, right of way, water right or other thing required or advantageous to the corporation for the works and improvement of the land described in the articles of incorporation within the scope of the purposes therein named.

(2) In any such case the board may by such contract provide for spreading the payments over such period as may be agreed upon and may issue therefor serial installment coupon obligations in such number and denominations as it may determine, inclusive of interest at such rate as the board may provide on all unpaid assessments, together with an amount sufficient to pay a proportionate part of the cost of administering the bond assessment program and issuing the bonds authorized under ORS 554.220 (Bonds) and 554.250 (Refunding bonds), including, but not limited to, legal, printing and consultant’s fees, such amount to be determined by the governing body. The installment coupons shall be of such amount and stated maturity as will pay and retire all installment coupon obligations of such designated series evenly, justly and ratably from year to year at the same time, and shall be general obligations of the corporation, payable from a fund as provided in ORS 554.280 (Resolution for serial coupon obligations). [Amended by 1981 c.322 §9]

Notes of Decisions

Where wa­ter systems, for which nonprofit corpora­tion sought exemp­tion under ORS 554.320 (Exemption from taxation), did not and could not legally serve land de­scribed in articles of incorpora­tion pursuant to this sec­tion, corpora­tion was not entitled to exemp­tion. Sal La Sea Dist. Imp. Co. v. Dept. of Rev., 7 OTR 436 (1978)

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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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