Oregon Statutes - Chapter 450 - Sanitary Districts and Authorities; Water Authorities - Section 450.270 - Powers of State Treasurer in connection with ORS 450.250 to 450.300.

(1) The State Treasurer shall be the sole judge as to whether state funds shall be invested in the bonds of a district and as to which undertakings shall first be financed. The decision of the State Treasurer on the subject of investment and priority shall be final.

(2) The State Treasurer may enlist the technical services of any state officer or department in a study of the feasibility and cost of the sewerage project. The State Treasurer further may employ licensed engineers, at the cost of the district, to make such a study for the district and for the State Treasurer.

(3) The State Treasurer, in the discretion of the State Treasurer, may purchase with moneys from the revolving fund provided by ORS 450.250 to 450.300, general obligation sewerage system bonds of any district, issued under authority of ORS 450.250 to 450.300. If the State Treasurer deems it expedient in the acquisition and construction of a sewerage system for a district to furnish sewerage service for territory that is contiguous to or outside the boundaries of the district, the State Treasurer may authorize the district to furnish such service and to construct part of its system outside its boundaries for such purpose.

(4) The State Treasurer may authorize districts to issue sewerage system bonds with the right reserved to them to redeem bonds at par value and accrued interest prior to the final maturity dates of the bonds.

(5) The State Treasurer, in the discretion of the State Treasurer, may authorize deferment of payment of interest upon the sewerage bonds of the district for a period not exceeding three years, and may provide for the issuance of such bonds with graduated rates of interest.

(6) The State Treasurer may specify the procedure to be followed by a district in availing itself of the provisions of ORS 450.250 to 450.300. [1955 c.577 §5]

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