Oregon Special Districts Generally
ORS 198.813
Formation of county service district for water management services in Washington County; dissolution of existing districts


(1)

Notwithstanding ORS 198.810 (Order for formation) (3), an order of the county board that approves a petition for formation of a county service district within Washington County to provide water resource management services or ancillary activities may be referred to the electors in the proposed district. An election on the question of forming the district shall be held as provided in ORS 198.815 (Election on formation). If an election is called, the order shall not become effective until the order is approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question and the results of the election are certified. The question in the ballot title for a measure referred under this subsection shall be worded so that an affirmative response to the question corresponds to a vote in favor of authorizing the formation of a county service district to provide water resource management services and ancillary activities.

(2)

Notwithstanding ORS 198.705 (Definitions for ORS 198.705 to 198.955) to 198.955 (Disposition of assets) or 451.620 (Procedures for district formed subject to specified dissolution date), an order of the county board that approves a petition for formation of a county service district within Washington County to provide water resource management services may also provide for the dissolution of any existing county service district that is situated within the newly established district and that provides any water resource management service that will be provided by the newly established district. Upon the effective date of the order, the existing county service district shall be dissolved and the newly established district shall succeed to all the assets and become charged with all the liabilities, obligations and functions of the former district. [1999 c.759 §3; 2005 c.747 §4]
Note: 198.813 (Formation of county service district for water management services in Washington County) was added to and made a part of 198.800 (Formation petition) to 198.820 (Order by county board) by legislative action but was not added to any other series. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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