(1) With the approval of the Water Resources Director, a watermaster may employ assistants to aid in the discharge of the watermasterís duties. The assistants shall take the same oath as the watermaster and shall obey the watermasterís instructions. Compensation and actual and necessary traveling expenses of an assistant shall be paid by the county court or board of county commissioners upon certificates of the watermaster by an order made at a regular term when sitting for the transaction of county business. If no provision for such payment is made, the assistantís compensation and expenses shall be paid by the water users concerned, as provided in ORS 540.100 to 540.130.
(2) The term of service of an assistant watermaster may be terminated at any time by the director or the watermaster. [Amended by 1957 c.546 §3; 1961 c.636 §2; 1985 c.421 §8]Section: Previous 540.040 540.045 540.050 540.060 540.070 540.071 540.075 540.080 540.090 540.100 540.110 540.120 540.130 540.135 540.140 Next
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