Chapter 545 Irrigation Districts

Sections

545.001
Short title
545.002
Definitions
545.007
Voting rights
545.025
Purposes of irrigation district; process for formation
545.029
Hearing of petition by county court; authority as to boundaries of district; lands included; order; formation of district without election
545.033
Naming and division of districts
545.037
Notice of election for determining organization of district; contents; publication; mailing
545.041
Conduct of election; contents of nominating petition; verification of electors by county assessor; order declaring result; inclusion of portion of district in another district; commencement of duties by directors
545.043
Qualifications of directors; terms of office; oath
545.051
Change of boundaries authorized; effect on existing rights and liabilities
545.057
Petition for inclusion of lands within district
545.059
Notice of petition; publication; deposit for costs
545.061
Hearing on petition
545.067
Liability of petitioners for obligations of district
545.071
Acceptance or rejection of petition; inclusion of land when owner objects
545.075
Requirements that may be imposed upon petitioners in western Oregon district; charges or assessments
545.079
Recording of order including lands in district; effect of order; appeal
545.085
Record of petition; admissibility in evidence
545.089
Redivision of district; election of directors
545.091
Inclusion of lands not subject to charges of district
545.093
Creation of subdistricts; purpose; change in subdistrict boundaries
545.094
Engineering plan for improvements within subdistricts; notice; hearing; remonstrance
545.095
Charges or assessments for improvements within subdistrict
545.097
Exclusion of tracts; effect on status of district, rights and liabilities
545.099
Petition for exclusion of lands from district; approval by board; payment of costs of exclusion
545.101
Exclusion of subdivisions with three or more tracts on each acre of land; exceptions
545.105
Assent of bondholders; acknowledgment; filing; recording
545.109
Recording minutes of board
545.113
State agency to pay assessment and charges or to petition for exclusion
545.123
Redivision of district; election of director
545.126
Liability of excluded lands for district’s obligations
545.131
Union or merger of districts; petition; approval of board; election; indebtedness
545.135
Elections subsequent to organization of district; election of directors
545.137
Notices of election; board of election; place of holding election; nomination of candidates; advertising openings on district board; certificate of election to sole candidate; ballots
545.139
Board of election; polls; ballots
545.141
Conduct of election; challenge and verification of qualifications of elector; counting ballots
545.145
Certificate of vote; stringing of ballots; sealing of returns; delivery to board secretary; recount
545.149
Canvass of returns; standard for rejecting certain election documents; canvass to be in public
545.153
Statement of result; contents; certificate of election; effect of informalities in conduct of election
545.163
Procedures for conducting election by mail
545.167
Division of district for election of directors; procedure
545.169
Election of directors from newly created divisions
545.171
Election precincts in divisions; alteration
545.181
Organization of board; officers; establishment of meeting dates; collection, custody and disbursement of moneys
545.183
Compensation and expenses of officers and employees; membership fees in associations
545.185
Meetings of board; quorum; public inspection of records
545.187
Vacancy in office when director ceases to be resident or landowner; appointment of successor
545.188
Filling vacancy in office of director
545.189
Recall of director; procedure; required number of signatures for recall petition
545.199
Increase in number of directors upon determination of board or petition; election on increase
545.203
Election of additional directors; terms of office
545.207
Redivision of district upon increase in directors; representation of divisions; voting qualifications
545.211
Decrease in number of directors; redivision of district; terms of office
545.221
Powers and duties of board as to management of district; water deliveries
545.225
Contracts; conveyances; suits; judicial knowledge concerning district; audit reports
545.237
Right to enter upon lands for inspection and maintenance of water works
545.239
Right to enter upon and acquire lands and water rights; right of condemnation
545.241
Bond or other security as condition of immediate possession in condemnation by irrigation or drainage district
545.245
Right to immediate possession in condemnation proceeding
545.249
Right to condemn for irrigation purposes is a superior right
545.253
Title to and rights in property acquired
545.257
Authority of irrigation district to acquire domestic or municipal water works; assumption of obligations; sale of surplus water; impairment of irrigation service forbidden
545.271
Furnishing water
545.275
Lien on crops for water supplied for irrigation; enforcement; attorney fees
545.279
District may require water control devices and measuring devices; notice to water user; objections; hearing
545.283
Joinder of districts in acquisition or construction of irrigation or other water use works
545.287
Directors may construct or maintain improvements, levy assessments or provide for charges
545.291
Apportionment of water to tracts; employment of person to distribute water; assessment or charge; lien on land
545.293
Resolution for water distribution works or services; hearing of objections; construction, repair or maintenance of improvement; apportionment of costs; assessment
545.295
Conditions required in certain districts before delivering water to additional lands; order; charges and assessments
545.301
Financing acquisition of water works; contracts with federal government; approval by electors
545.303
Water works system to be self-sustaining; payment of indebtedness; rates; separate accounts
545.305
Election concerning acquisition of water works
545.307
Investment of surplus funds in federal or state bonds
545.315
Petition to construct improvements for irrigation; contents; assent of petitioners to assessment of cost of improvement
545.319
Elections on question of constructing improvement; resolution of directors
545.323
Majority of votes required to approve construction of improvement; cost; apportionment; assessment
545.335
Drainage works; construction authorized; powers of districts; designation of bonds
545.343
Obligations or contracts with United States under Reclamation Act; acquisition of federal lands
545.345
Conveyance of lands to United States
545.347
Obligations or contracts with United States under Fact Finders’ Act
545.349
Authority to transfer land to federal government for development and colonization; repayment of expenditures; levy of assessments; funds; contracts with federal government
545.351
Acquisition of lands from owners; crediting of value on charge against remainder of land
545.355
Proceedings on extension or cancellation of payments due federal government
545.359
Contracts with federal government for flood control works
545.365
Disposition of real property acquired by district; sale to member of board or employee prohibited
545.367
Authorization of sale of property, excess water or hydroelectric power
545.369
Release of lien of bonds; form; acknowledgment by bondholders; copy of release as evidence
545.371
Consent of bondholders; notice requiring presentation of objections; implication of consent; hearing of objections by directors
545.373
Proceeds of sale; special fund; uses of moneys
545.375
Purchaser rights; power of directors respecting contracts and instruments relating to transfer
545.381
Annual assessments; computation of amount to be raised; apportionment; determination of acreage and assessments; credit for water rights
545.385
Certain lands may be assessed at different amounts; additional service charge
545.387
Assessment on benefit basis; determination of benefits
545.389
Deduction for rights or property required by district; assessments pending construction
545.391
Assessments for contracts with United States
545.393
Resolution concerning assessments for payment to United States; publication; collection by county officers
545.395
Development of district by units; apportionment of assessments; inclusion of noncontiguous land; assessment of reclaimed or improved lands for district obligations
545.397
Districts developed by units; validation
545.399
Contract with United States; annual assessments or direct billings
545.401
Deposit of moneys in special fund; uses
545.413
Record of assessments and apportionments; error in description; evidence
545.416
Equalization of assessment and apportionment of taxes; notice of time of meeting of board; public inspection of list
545.418
Meeting of board; duration; hearing and determination of objections to assessments and apportionment; changes
545.420
Certification of assessments to county assessors; entry on assessment roll; collection of taxes; deposit of sums collected; disbursements from fund; taxation of state and federal lands
545.422
Nonperformance by board; assessment, levy and equalization by county court
545.424
Validation of assessments; defective entry on assessment roll; lands partly outside district
545.426
Misnomer or mistake relating to ownership not to affect sale
545.428
Collection of assessments by board secretary; purpose; treatment of unpaid assessments
545.430
Objections by bondholders; payment from funds otherwise obtained
545.460
Withholding water while assessments are unpaid; accepting security for payment of assessments
545.462
Cancellation or compromise of assessment liens on lands acquired by county for taxes
545.464
Order to tax collector to cancel or change liens; correction of delinquent tax rolls
545.466
Effect of ORS 545.462 and 545.464 on existing laws
545.468
Exemption of parcel of land from payment of charge or assessment; qualification of owner of excluded parcel as district elector
545.471
Charges for water supply; rates; collections and disbursements; basis of charges
545.473
Districts providing for collection of charges by board secretary; levy of percentage of annual rates
545.475
Lands subject to assessment
545.477
Collection of charges; acceptance of district warrants; disposal of moneys collected
545.479
Provisions not exclusive nor operative to relieve district of duty respecting obligations
545.482
Authorization of method for billing and collecting incurred charges
545.484
Computation of amount to be raised; apportionment of charges; fixing due date and delinquency date; fee for other services
545.487
Pressurization charge; application to certain lands; apportionment
545.494
Unpaid charge as lien on land; priority respecting other liens and claims
545.496
Collection of incurred charges; withholding of water until payment; interest on unpaid charges
545.498
Surety bond to be given by board secretary prior to handling district funds
545.502
Foreclosure; procedure; redemption after sale; attorney fees
545.504
Redemption of land upon or prior to foreclosure sale
545.506
Payment of taxes by district; amount paid added to lien
545.507
Borrowing for payment of operation and maintenance costs
545.508
Moneys collected; deposit; separation of funds; disbursements
545.511
Authorization of bonds, including refunding bonds; contract with state or with United States; election; notice
545.513
Resubmission of questions to electors; contracts not requiring vote
545.515
Bonds; interest included in authorized amount
545.517
Bonds securing payments to United States
545.519
Issuance of bonds; cancellation of bonds
545.521
Bonds of districts organized before 1925 with indebtedness of $50,000; retirement of outstanding bonds as condition of further indebtedness; authorization and sale of refunding bonds; application of proceeds; redemption
545.529
Bonds and payments payable from assessments; liability of lands
545.532
Increase of assessments to meet defaults; property liable for indebtedness; possession of works upon default
545.535
Lien against assessed lands; priority
545.537
Sale of lands for delinquency; purchase by district
545.539
Bond sinking funds; other funds
545.541
Retirement of bonds prior to maturity
545.545
Determination of liability of individual tracts for bonded indebtedness; acceptance of bonds and cash in payment
545.551
Application of ORS 545.553 and 545.555
545.553
Petition for election on authorization and issuance of bonds
545.555
Holding election; notice
545.557
Bonds; maturities; reserves; interest; trustees
545.559
Bonds and coupons to be negotiable instruments
545.565
Refunding bonds; procedure
545.567
Determination of liability for assessment to pay bonds; determination on basis of irrigable area or benefits accrued
545.569
Amounts paid to owners for property or rights
545.571
Notice of determination; publication; contents
545.573
Equalization of assessments; hearings
545.575
Order determining benefits; order of assessment; “benefit surplus” defined
545.577
Notice of proceedings; appeal to circuit court; notice and summons
545.579
Pleadings; trial; appeal; finality of assessment order
545.581
Assessment installments
545.585
Bonds; issuance; purposes; form; amortization; maturities; negotiability; numbering; interest; denomination; registration; amount maturing annually; retirement
545.589
Recording of assessments; bond lien docket; payment by bonds or coupons; interest on unpaid assessments; lien on land; priority
545.595
Payment of assessment; relief from further assessment
545.599
Five-year additional assessment; emergency assessments; emergency fund
545.603
Entry on assessment roll; lien on land; collection; disposal of moneys collected; liability of land sold for taxes; exception
545.607
Retirement of bonds before maturity
545.617
Sale of land for delinquent assessments; district as purchaser; payment of proceeds into emergency fund; purchase price paid by district
545.621
Exchange of refunding bonds for outstanding indebtedness; exchange of interest certificates for bonds
545.629
Declaration of intent to dispose of bonds; resolution; notice of sale; publication
545.631
Consent of creditors to refunding of indebtedness
545.633
Obtaining constructive consent of unknown or dissenting creditors; petition
545.635
Notice of court proceeding to obtain constructive consent; effect of failure to file objection
545.637
Hearing on petition; judgment; trustee
545.639
Nature of proceeding; appeal; nonprejudicial errors; costs
545.643
Contract providing plan of liquidation; resolution; investigation by and approval of Water Resources Commission
545.645
Terms of contract; parties; execution
545.647
Recording of contract; effective date; preeminence of contract with respect to rights and liabilities
545.649
New contract in lieu of previous contract
545.651
Constructive consent of holders of outstanding indebtedness; procedure for obtaining consent; petition
545.655
Notice of petition and terms of contract; failure to file dissent; effect
545.659
Hearing on petition; judgment; trustee
545.663
Nature of proceeding; appeal; nonprejudicial errors; costs
545.667
State Treasurer as depository
545.671
Contract providing plan of liquidation; resolution of directors
545.673
Terms of contract
545.675
Parties to contract; execution
545.677
Election authorizing directors to enter into contract
545.679
Recording of contract; effective date; preeminence of contract with respect to rights and liabilities
545.683
Submission of claims to board; drawing of warrants; payment; lack of funds; interest on warrants; debts payable by warrants; receipt of warrants, bonds and interest coupons in payment of charges; amount of outstanding warrants; monthly report of district finances
545.685
Establishing bank account for payment of labor and emergency expenses