Oregon Statutes - Chapter 545 - Irrigation Districts - Section 545.167 - Division of district for election of directors; procedure.

(1) In any irrigation district in which the board of directors is elected at large, the district may be subdivided for the election of directors when:

(a) In the judgment of the board it is necessary or beneficial to the welfare of the district; or

(b) There is filed with the board a petition that has been signed by a number of electors of the district equal in number to 20 percent of the votes cast at the last preceding election at which a director of the board was elected.

(2) Upon the determination of the board or upon the filing of a petition requesting division of the district, the board shall submit the question to the district electors at the next regular election or at a special election ordered by the board for such purpose.

(3) If a majority of electors voting on the question approves the division of the district, immediately following the election the board shall divide the district in the manner provided in ORS 545.207. The divisions shall be numbered first, second and third. One director shall be elected to the board of directors of the district from each division. However, nothing in this section or in ORS 545.169 and 545.171 shall be construed to prevent the directors who are serving when the district is divided from serving out the unexpired portion of their terms. [Formerly 545.624; 1999 c.452 §17]

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