Oregon Statutes - Chapter 261 - People's Utility Districts - Section 261.147 - Resolution to remove territory not served by district; hearing; notice; election on question of removal; effect of removal.

(1) When any parcels of territory within an existing district are not being served by the district, the board of directors of the district may fix a place and time for a public hearing to consider the removal of such parcels from the district.

(2) Notice stating the time and place of the hearing shall be published in accordance with ORS 261.161 (1). The hearing may be adjourned from time to time, but shall not exceed four weeks in length. Public testimony shall be taken at the hearing.

(3) Upon conclusion of the public hearing the board may by resolution remove such parcels, or any of them, from the district. The resolution shall become effective 30 days after passage, unless written requests for an election are filed as provided by subsection (4) of this section.

(4) If written requests for an election are filed with the board within 30 days after passage of the resolution by not less than 15 percent of the electors or 100 electors registered in the parcels to be removed, whichever is the lesser number, an election on the question of removal of the parcels described in the resolution shall be held on the next scheduled general or special election date.

(5) The electors eligible to vote in the election described in subsection (4) of this section shall be those electors who reside on the parcels described in the resolution.

(6) From the date of removal, liability of the territory removed from the district for assessments and taxes levied after the date of removal by the district and for bonded and other indebtedness shall be in accordance with ORS 198.880 and 198.882. [1987 c.824 §3]

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