(1) Each district financing the cost of a sewerage system under authority of ORS 450.250 to 450.300 shall submit to the State Treasurer for approval, a schedule of its rates and sewer connection charges, and proposed method of collection thereof. The rates and charges shall be such as, in the judgment of the State Treasurer, are sufficient to pay the operation and maintenance costs of the system and to liquidate, during the period approved by the State Treasurer, the indebtedness incurred by the district in the construction of the system. The State Treasurer may further require as part of the agreement to purchase the bonds of the district, that the district levy and collect assessments in the manner provided by ORS 450.005 to 450.245, and that it pledge the receipts from such assessments, both principal and interest, to the payment of its bonds and the interest thereon. The district shall be fully authorized to levy and collect such assessments against properties within or without the boundaries of the district, that will be benefited by the sewerage system of the district. Should the receipts of the district prove inadequate to pay such costs and such indebtedness, the State Treasurer may direct the district to increase its rates and charges to make the sewerage project self-supporting and self-liquidating, and the district thereupon shall establish the rates and charges prescribed by the State Treasurer.
(2) If the district does not have the ability to collect sewerage charges in connection with or as part of the charge for another service or utility that can be curtailed to secure collection, and if the State Treasurer so directs, delinquent charges for use of or connection with a sewerage system shall be certified to the assessor of the county or counties in which the district is located and shall be entered upon the tax rolls of the county and be collected and accounted for in the same manner in which city taxes are collected and accounted for. The said charges shall constitute liens upon the real property of the corporation or person against whom they are assessed.
(3) The district shall obtain from the State Treasurer approval of its annual budgets and tax levies before they are certified to the clerk and assessor of the county in which the district is located, for extension upon the county tax rolls. [1955 c.577 §9; 1991 c.459 §403a]Section: Previous 450.255 450.260 450.265 450.270 450.275 450.280 450.285 450.290 450.295 450.300 450.303 450.305 450.310 450.315 450.320 Next
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