ODOE To Hold Hearing for Proposed Water PUD

The Oregon Department of Energy has the statutory responsibility to hold a public hearing for the proposed Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District (PUD). While the proposed PUD is not energy-related, state statute directs us to hold the hearing and prepare a report related to the formation of the proposed PUD.

The Oregon Department of Energy will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed formation of the Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District.

Monday, February 27, 2017 – 6 p.m.
SW Lincoln County Water District Board Room
7740 Highway 101 N
Yachats, OR 97498

All interested individuals are welcome to attend the public hearing. The Oregon Department of Energy will also accept written comments received at the department office by 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Comments on the project or questions about the public meeting should be directed to:

Mail: Cameron Miles
Oregon Department of Energy
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Fax: 503-373-7806
Email: cameron.miles@oregon.gov
Phone: 503-373-7400

The Oregon Department of Energy, with the advice and assistance of the Public Utility Commission of Oregon, will prepare a report on the availability and cost of power resources, potential tax consequences, and any other information relevant to the proposed formation of the district. The report will be available after March 6, 2017 on our website.

Petition Reads:

It is desired and proposed that the Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District be formed, and its boundaries shall be identical to the current boundaries of the Southwest Lincoln County Water District, and shall be authorized to impose a special levy in the sum of $0, as required by ORS 261.113 to finance the required engineer’s report on revenue bonds for the acquisition or construction of the initial utility system. It is further requested that the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners call an election to be held within the boundaries of the proposed district for the formation of the Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District. In the event the people within any one or more cities or separate parcels of territory within the proposed district vote against the formation, then that portion of the district which vote in favor of the formation of the Southwest Lincoln County Water People’s Utility District may be organized into the district. To consent as a registered voter, a person must be registered to vote at an address within the proposed boundary.

For more information and to see the Chief Petitioners, visit our website.

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