Oregon Statutes - Chapter 548 - Provisions Applicable Both to Drainage Districts and to Irrigation Districts - Section 548.920 - Notice of petition filing; contents; election petition; signature requirements.

(1) If the petition is accepted and filed by the district secretary, the secretary shall, within 30 days thereafter, cause a notice of the filing to be published in one or more newspapers of general circulation within the district or, if there is no such newspaper, in a newspaper of general circulation in each county in which the district is located. The secretary may also cause the notice to be published by radio and television stations broadcasting in the district as provided by ORS 193.310 and 193.320.

(2) The published notice shall state:

(a) That a petition proposing a plan for the dissolution or reorganization of the district, as the case may be, has been filed with the district secretary.

(b) That a copy of the petition is available at a reasonable fee for each person who desires a copy.

(c) That unless a petition signed by not less than 10 percent of the qualified electors and landowners of the district requesting that an election be called by the district board is filed with the district secretary within 30 days of the date of the publication of the notice, the district board will file its petition in circuit court as provided by ORS 548.930 (2).

(3) A petition requesting an election must be signed in the manner provided by ORS 548.915 (1) and shall be subject to the examination and requirements provided by ORS 548.915 (2) and (3). [1973 c.415 §§5,6]

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