Oregon Statutes - Chapter 268 - Metropolitan Service Districts - Section 268.330 - Powers when providing local aspects of service; powers for public transportation; tax refunds.

Subject to the provisions of a district charter:

(1) A district, to provide a local aspect of a public service, may take over facilities and functions of another public corporation, city or county, and may exercise powers of the corporation, city or county, in accordance with the agreement by which the district assumes the functions of the other corporation, city or county.

(2) For purposes of public transportation, a district may:

(a) Contract with the United States or with any county, city or state, or any of their departments or agencies, for the construction, preservation, improvement, operation or maintenance of any mass transit system.

(b) Build, construct, purchase, improve, operate and maintain, subject to other applicable provisions of law, all improvements, facilities or equipment necessary or desirable for the mass transit system of the district.

(c) Enter into contracts and employ agents, engineers, attorneys and other persons and fix their compensation.

(d) Fix and collect charges for the use of the transit system and other district facilities.

(e) Construct, acquire, maintain and operate passenger terminal facilities and motor vehicle parking facilities in connection with the mass transit system within or outside the district.

(f) Use a public thoroughfare in a manner mutually agreed to by the governing bodies of the district and of the thoroughfare or, if they cannot so agree upon how the district may use the thoroughfare, in a manner determined by an arbitrator appointed by the Governor.

(g) Do such other acts or things as may be necessary or convenient for the proper exercise of the powers granted to a district by this chapter.

(3) A district shall be entitled to tax refunds under ORS 319.831, as if the district were a city. [1969 c.700 §12; 1979 c.344 §3; 1983 c.740 §69; 1997 c.833 §11]

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