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Clackamas Water District Votes Not Valid Due to Lack Of Quorum

OPB | Oct. 31, 2012 4:07 p.m.

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Clackamas County’s legal counsel says two commissioners of the area water district did not have the power to enact policy when they met on Tuesday.

The two Clackamas River Water District board members had agreed to appoint new members and to remove or replace other district officials.

But county attorney Stephen Madkour said that even though the board’s membership is in flux, the board needs three commissioners to convene an official meeting.

“Any action they would have taken ­ the two of them ­ would’ve been absent a quorum and not sufficient to constitute an official board action,” he said. “So any appointment by two members would essentially be void.”

A Clackamas County spokesman said that the official process to select new water district commissioners is underway. He says the county has scheduled interviews with 13 candidates for Thursday.

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