Oregon Statutes - Chapter 555 - Reclamation Projects - Section 555.320 - Project manager; duties and authority.

(1) The Water Resources Commission shall appoint, at a salary to be fixed by the commission, a project manager for the Tumalo Project, who shall hold office and serve at the pleasure of the commission, but not longer than two years without reappointment. In the selection of a project manager, due consideration shall be given the recommendations of the Board of Directors of the Water Users’ Association of the Tumalo Project, which project was designated in chapter 119, Oregon Laws 1913, as the Columbia Southern Irrigation Project. The project manager shall have complete charge of the operation, maintenance and management of all matters pertaining to the project, and shall have authority to collect maintenance fees and issue receipts therefor, to employ necessary assistants, purchase materials and supplies, make proper and necessary repairs, renewals and alterations in the irrigation system when required, necessary or authorized by the commission, and to furnish inventories of machinery, equipment and materials at stated intervals.

(2) All machinery, materials, supplies and land acquired by the state under the provisions of chapter 119, Oregon Laws 1913, not required in the future operation of the project, shall be sold by the project manager under the direction of the commission, and the funds arising therefrom shall be placed in the Tumalo Project Fund. The project manager shall render a monthly report to the commission covering the operation of the project and such other matters as the commission may direct. The project manager shall furnish a good and sufficient surety bond in the sum of $5,000 running to the State of Oregon, subject to the approval of the Attorney General, and conditioned upon the faithful performance of duties.

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