Oregon Statutes - Chapter 261 - People's Utility Districts - Section 261.385 - Levy and collection of taxes for certain purposes.

(1) Subject to the limitations of section 11, Article XI, Oregon Constitution, the board may levy and collect, or cause to be levied and collected, taxes for a period of 10 years for the purpose of paying the obligations of the district prior to acquisition or construction of its system and the receipt of the first revenues therefrom. In any one year, the tax shall not exceed one-twentieth of one percent (0.0005) of the real market value of all taxable property within the district, computed in accordance with ORS 308.207. The accumulated percentages for the 10-year period shall not exceed one-fourth of one percent (0.0025).

(2) No part of such taxes shall be levied and collected for the purpose of paying either principal or interest, or both, on any revenue bonds issued by the district.

(3) In the event of inadequacy of the revenues of the district to pay the costs of operation and maintenance thereof and the principal of and interest on the bonds of the district promptly as the bond principal and interest obligations respectively become due and payable, neither this limitation nor any other limitation in this chapter restricts or impairs the right of the district to levy ad valorem taxes against all property within the district taxable for its purposes in order to provide funds with which to pay the general obligation bond principal and interest when due.

(4) Any utility district created prior to June 14, 1941, may levy taxes as in this section provided for the same term and under the same conditions as would be applicable to districts organized after that date. [Amended by 1963 c.9 §5; 1991 c.459 §357]

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