Oregon Statutes - Chapter 568 - Soil and Water Conservation; Water Quality Management - Section 568.350 - Referendum; purpose.

(1) After the State Department of Agriculture has made and recorded a determination that there is need, in the interest of the general welfare, for the organization of a district in a particular territory and has defined the boundaries thereof, it shall consider the question whether the operation of a district within such boundaries with the powers conferred upon soil and water conservation districts in ORS 568.210 to 568.808 and 568.900 to 568.933 is administratively practicable and feasible.

(2) To assist the department in the determination of such administrative practicability and feasibility, the department, within a reasonable time after entry of the finding that there is need for the organization of the proposed district and the determination of the boundaries thereof, shall hold a referendum within the proposed district upon the proposition of the creation of the district, and shall cause due notice of such referendum to be given. [Amended by 1981 c.92 §11]

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