Oregon Statutes - Chapter 261 - People's Utility Districts - Section 261.210 - Payment of election expenses; security deposit.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, all expenses in any county of any election held under this chapter for formation of a district and election of a board of directors shall be paid from the general fund of the county in the same manner that other claims against the county are paid.

(2) When formation of a district is initiated by electorsí petition, the county court may require a bond, a cash deposit or other security deposit from the chief petitioners as provided in ORS 198.775.

(3) When preparing the county budget for the fiscal year following an election described in subsection (1) of this section, the county court shall include an item in the budget to reimburse the general fund for the disbursement for the election, unless the costs of the election are paid from a bond, a cash deposit or other security deposit under subsection (2) of this section. This item shall be assessed to and paid by the assessable property of the territory in which the election is held in the same manner that other taxes are assessed and paid. [Amended by 1983 c.567 §21]

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