Chapter 87.03 RCW

IRRIGATION DISTRICTS GENERALLY

Sections
Actions subject to review by boundary review boardExceptions.
District proposedPowers, when organized.
Certain purposes for which district may be formed.
Development of hydroelectric generation capabilitiesLegislative finding, intentLimitation.
Certain powers of district enumerated.
Contract and formation powers.
District may provide street lightingLimitations.
District may assist residential owners in financing for conservation of energyWhenPlanLimitations.
District assistance for conservation, improvement, preservation, and efficient use.
Creation of legal authority to carry out powersMethodIndebtedness.
Cooperative watershed management.
Organization of districtPetitionBondNoticeHearingOrderNotice of election.
State lands situated in or taken into districtProcedureAssessments, collection.
Elections are governed by irrigation district laws.
Absentee votingCertification of inconvenience.
Absentee votingNotice of election, contentsBallot and form of certificate of qualifications to be furnished.
Absentee votingRequirements for ballot to be countedStatement of qualificationsForm of ballot.
Absentee votingHow incoming ballots are handledCanvassStatement of result of both regular and absentee ballots.
Elections to form districtHow conducted.
Elections to form districtCanvass of returnsOrder.
Qualifications of voters and directorsDistricts of two hundred thousand acres.
Qualifications of voters and directorsDistricts of less than two hundred thousand acres.
Certain districtsIndividual ownershipsTwo votes.
Ballots in all electionsDeclaration of candidacyPetition of nominationWhen election not required.
DirectorsElectionTermsIncrease and decrease.
DirectorsVacancies, how filled.
DirectorsOaths of office and official bondsSecretary.
DirectorsRecall and discharge.
Post-organization district electionsElection boardsNotice.
Post-organization district electionsElection officersVoting hours.
Post-organization district electionsCounting votesRecord of ballots.
Post-organization district electionsCertification of returnsPreservation for recount.
Post-organization district electionsCanvass.
Post-organization district electionsStatement of result of electionCertificate of election.
Organization of boardMeetingsQuorumCertain powers and duties.
System of drainage, sanitary sewers, or sewage disposal or treatment plantsQuestionNoticeMeetingResolution.
System of drainage, sanitary sewers, or sewage disposal or treatment plantsPowers upon passage of resolution.
District change of name.
Sale or lease of district personal property.
Sale or lease of district real property.
Purchase or condemnation for developing hydroelectric generation capabilitiesLimitations.
Civil immunity of directors, officers, employees, or agents for good faith performance of official duties.
Lawful disposal of sewage and waste by othersImmunity.
Board's powers and duties generallyCondemnation procedure.
CondemnationFinding of benefits and damagesJudgmentCosts.
CondemnationTitle acquired by district.
ConveyancesActions by and against district.
Officers, employees, agentsLegal representationCosts of defense.
Group insurancePurchase.
Liability insurance for officials and employees.
Proposed worksSurveys, maps and plans to be prepared.
Proposed worksCertification filed with director of ecology.
Proposed worksDirector's findings to district board.
Proposed worksSubstance of director's findings.
Proposed worksReclamation Service may make findings.
Proposed worksPlan of developmentSpecial election.
Proposed worksCertain irrigation districts excepted.
BondsElection forForm and contentsExchangeCancellationSale and issueReissueElection concerning contract with United StatesPenalty.
Sections exclusive of other bonding methodsValidation.
Sale or pledge of bonds.
Payment of bonds and interest, other indebtednessLien, enforcement ofScope of section.
Rights of federal agencies as to certain district bonds.
Assessments, how and when madeAssessment roll.
Deputy secretaries for assessment.
Assessment roll to be filedNotice of equalization.
Equalization of assessments.
Levies, amountSpecial fundsFailure to make levy, procedure.
Lien of assessment.
Assessments, when delinquentAssessment book, purposeStatement of assessments dueCollectionAdditional fee for delinquency.
Lien for delinquent assessment to include costs and interest.
Secretary may act as collection agent of nondelinquent assessmentsOfficial bondCollection procedureDelinquency list.
Medium of payment of assessments.
Payment by credit cards, charge cards, and other electronic communication.
Cancellation of assessments due United StatesProcedure.
Segregation of assessmentAuthorization.
Segregation of assessmentHearing.
Segregation of assessmentNotice of hearing.
Segregation of assessmentOrder.
Segregation of assessmentAmendment of rollEffect.
Evidence of assessment, what is.
BondsInterest payments.
Construction workNoticeBidsContractsBonds.
Small works roster.
Competitive bidsUse of purchase contract process in RCW 39.04.190.
"County treasurer," "treasurer of the county," defined.
TreasurerCounty treasurer as ex officio district treasurerDesignated district treasurerDuties and powersBondClaimsPreliminary notice requirements when claim for crop damage.
Temporary funds.
Bonds of secretary and depositaries.
Upgrading and improvement fund authorizedDepositsUse of funds.
Acquisition, construction, and operating fundsTolls and assessments, alternative methods ofLiens, foreclosure ofDelinquencies by tenants.
Income from sale of electricity.
District's right to cross other property.
Compensation and expenses of directors, officers, employees.
Special assessmentsElectionNotes.
Power as to incurring indebtedness.
Local improvement districtsPetition.
Local improvement districtsNoticeHearingInitiation by board, procedure.
Local improvement districtsNotice to contain statement that assessments may vary from estimates.
Local improvement districtsSanitary sewer or potable water facilitiesNotice to certain property owners.
Local improvement districtsAdoption of planBonds, form and contentsNew lands may be included.
Local improvement districtsBonds, valid claimGeneral indebtedness.
Local improvement districtsCosts of the improvementAssessmentsDisposal of bonds.
Local improvement districtsPayment of bonds.
Local improvement districtsL.I.D. unable to pay costsSurveyReassessments.
Local improvement districtsIrrigation district L.I.D. guarantee fund.
Local improvement districtsRefunding bonds.
Local improvement districtsContracts with state or United States for local improvement work.
Irrigation district authorized to finance local improvements with general district funds.
Local improvement districtsProvisions applicable to districts formerly organized.
Local improvement districtsSafeguarding open canals or ditchesAssessments and benefits.
Local improvement districtsAlternative methods of formation.
Consolidation of irrigation districtsAuthorizationMerger of smaller irrigation districts.
Consolidation of irrigation districtsProceedings for consolidationElections.
Consolidation of irrigation districtsDirectorsDisposition of affairs of included districts.
Consolidation of irrigation districtsObligations of included districts unaffected.
Consolidation of irrigation districtsProperty vested in new districtCredit.
Consolidation of irrigation districtsProcedures supplemental to boundary change provisions.
Consolidated local improvement districts for bond issuance.
Change of boundaries authorizedEffect.
Adding lands to districtPetition, contentsAcknowledgment.
Adding lands to districtNoticeContentsService.
Adding lands to districtHearingAssent.
Adding lands to districtPayment for benefits received required.
Adding lands to districtOrder.
Adding lands to districtResolution.
Adding lands to districtElectionNoticeHow conducted.
Adding lands to districtOrder changing boundariesRecord.
Adding lands to districtChange of boundaries recordedEffect.
Adding lands to districtPetition to be recordedAdmissible as evidence.
Adding lands to districtGuardian, administrator or executor may act.
Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresPetition.
Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresTime and place of hearingNotice.
Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresContents of notice.
Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresHearingOrder including lands.
Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresDenial of petition.
Adding lands to districts of two hundred thousand acresOrder filedEffect.
Exclusion of lands from districtEffect.
Exclusion of lands from districtPetition to exclude landsContents.
Exclusion of lands from districtNoticeContentsService.
Exclusion of lands from districtHearingAssent.
Exclusion of lands from districtOrder denying or granting petition.
Exclusion of lands from districtAssent of bondholders.
Exclusion of lands from districtOrder for electionNoticeConduct of election.
Exclusion of lands from districtProcedure following electionOrder of exclusion.
Exclusion of lands from districtOrders to be recordedEffect.
Exclusion of lands from districtGuardian, executor or administrator may sign and acknowledge.
Exclusion of lands from districtRefundsCancellation of assessments.
Connecting system to lower drainage districtProcedure.
Connecting system to lower drainage districtNegative finding by jury or court.
Connecting system to lower drainage districtAffirmative finding by jury or courtAssessments.
Connecting system to lower drainage districtIncreased maintenance costs.
Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, consolidated drainage improvement, or water-sewer districtPower to assent.
Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, consolidated drainage improvement, or water-sewer districtNoticeContentsPublicationShow cause against merger.
Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, or consolidated drainage improvement districtHearingFailure to show cause deemed assent.
Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, or consolidated drainage improvement districtAssent, refusal to assentEffect of show cause against merger.
Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, or consolidated drainage improvement districtElection.
Merger of district with drainage, joint drainage, or consolidated drainage improvement districtOrder of assent or refusalFiling.
Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsResolution.
Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsNotice of hearingContents.
Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsAdoption of resolutionAppellate review.
Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsIndebtedness may be reduced.
Exclusion of nonirrigable land when state holds all outstanding bondsReconveyance of excluded land formerly foreclosed to district.
Map of district.
Proceedings for judicial confirmationAuthorization.
Proceedings for judicial confirmationPetitionContents.
Proceedings for judicial confirmationNotice of hearing.
Proceedings for judicial confirmationDemurrer or answerProcedure.
Proceedings for judicial confirmationJurisdiction of courtOrderCosts.
Proceedings for judicial confirmationAppeal.
Lump sum payment to district for irrigable lands acquired for highway purposes.
Lump sum payment to district for irrigable lands acquired for highway purposesOrder relieving further district assessments.
Disposal of real propertyRight of adjacent owners.
Hydroelectric resourcesDevelopmentLegislative findings.
Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityCreation by irrigation districts and cities, towns, or public utility districtsPowers.
Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityProcedures for membership and for construction and acquisition of facilities.
Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityVoter ratification of actions.
Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityRepayment of indebtednessPowers.
Chapter supplementaryWhen.
Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtProceedings to initiateNoticeHearing.
Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtDenial or adoption of request for mergerNoticeElectionsNotification of merger.
Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtBoard of directorsTransfer of property and assets.
Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtBonds or obligations not impairedEnforcement of assessments and obligationsEstablishment of local improvement district to carry out obligations.
Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtStatement of property and assets of minor district.
Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtMerger of more than two districts.
Merger of minor irrigation district into major irrigation districtExisting water rights not impaired.
Assumption of substandard water systemLimited immunity from liability.
Mutual aid agreements for emergency interdistrict assistanceAuthorityLiability.
Tariff for irrigation pumping serviceAuthority to buy back electricity.
Construction1913 c 165.
ConstructionChapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships2009 c 521.
NOTES:
Reviser's note: The language "this act," "this chapter," and words of similar import appear throughout chapter 87.03 RCW. This chapter is almost entirely comprised of the basic irrigation act of 1889-90 p 671 et seq. as amended and as expressly added thereto by subsequent enactments. The chapter is codified in the session law order of the basic act with a few independent sections which are in pari materia being also codified herein. Many sections were added to the basic law by being expressly added to the chapter of the code or compilation in which the basic act was currently published at the time of the particular enactment. Similarly many sections have been amended by reference to the compilation number only. Some of these sections contain legislative language "this act," "this chapter," or both, which appear in the session law either as original legislative language or reenactments by the legislature of a compiler's translation. Therefore, throughout chapter 87.03 RCW such language is retained wherever it appears in the most recent session law enactment. Situations concerning effective dates of particular acts or having express restrictive application are otherwise specially noted.
Deferral of special assessments: Chapter 84.38 RCW.
Disposal of real property on abandonment of irrigation district right-of-wayRight of adjacent owners: RCW 57.90.100.
Local governmental organizations, actions affecting boundaries, etc., review by boundary review board: Chapter 36.93 RCW.
Plats, approval of plat within irrigation districts prohibited without provision for irrigation water: RCW 58.17.310.
Special purpose districts, expenditures to recruit job candidates: RCW 42.24.170.
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