Oregon Statutes - Chapter 545 - Irrigation Districts - Section 545.225 - Contracts; conveyances; suits; judicial knowledge concerning district; audit reports.

(1) The board of directors may:

(a) Enter into contracts and take conveyances or other assurances for all property acquired by it under the Irrigation District Law, in the name of the irrigation district, to and for the purposes expressed in the Irrigation District Law.

(b) Institute and maintain all actions and proceedings, suits at law or in equity necessary or proper in order to fully carry out the Irrigation District Law, or to enforce, maintain, protect or preserve rights, privileges and immunities created by the Irrigation District Law, or acquired in pursuance of the Irrigation District Law.

(2) In all courts, acts, suits or proceedings the board may sue, appear and defend in person or by attorneys, in the name of the irrigation district. The court shall in all actions, suits or other proceedings take judicial knowledge of the organization and boundaries of all irrigation districts.

(3) When an audit is made in accordance with the provisions of ORS 297.405 to 297.555, the auditors shall prepare and file with the Secretary of State a certified copy of the audit report. [Formerly 545.070]

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