Powers of board
(1)Take all necessary and proper steps and measures for the prevention, control or eradication of public health vectors and vector habitats within the district and for the control of predatory animals within the district, using integrated pest management methods. Prior to taking such measures the board shall consider technical information available to it for the purpose of determining the need for control measures and the need for specific actions.
(2)Enter upon any land, public or private, within the district at any reasonable time to inspect for or to prevent, control or eradicate public health vectors and vector habitats using integrated pest management methods.
(3)Purchase all needed equipment, supplies and materials.
(4)Employ such labor and service as may be proper or necessary in the furtherance of the objects of ORS 452.020 (Formation of district) to 452.170 (Deposit and disbursement of moneys collected).
(5)Employ labor and services and fix the compensation and prescribe the duties of all employees, agents and servants.
(6)Acquire by gift or purchase, hold, manage and dispose of real and personal property in the name of the district in the furtherance of the purposes for which the district is established.
(7)Work cooperatively with irrigation and drainage districts, municipal corporations or other public agencies, and use the technical expertise of the district to assist those agencies in the construction, improvement, repair and maintenance of ditches when such work is necessary for, or incident to, the prevention, control and eradication of predatory animals or public health vectors.
(8)Enter into a contract with a city, county, district described in ORS 198.010 (“District” defined for chapter) or person to perform, or to act jointly or in cooperation with the city, county, district or person in performing, any abatement practice or other activity that the vector control district is authorized to perform for the eradication, control and prevention of public health vectors and vector habitats or predatory animals.
(9)Generally do all things necessary or incident to the powers granted and to carry out the objectives specified in this section. [Amended by 1959 c.600 §6; 1981 c.640 §1; 1983 c.207 §1; 1987 c.298 §2; 2007 c.258 §3]
§§ 452.020 to 452.170
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Taxing authority of district, (1974) Vol 37, p 225