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AGO 1956 No. 200 >  February 9, 1956
SEWER DISTRICTS - COMMISSIONERS, WHEN ELECTED AND WHEN OFFICE IS VACATED - COMMISSIONERS' TERM OF OFFICE
SEWER DISTRICTS; COMMISSIONERS, WHEN ELECTED AND WHEN OFFICE IS VACATED; COMMISSIONERS' TERM OF OFFICE (1) An election of certain commissioners in Kitsap County Sewer District No. 1 may be held on March 13, 1956.(2) A sewer district commissioner vacates his office when he removes his residence from the sewer district and ceases to be entitled to vote in sewer district elections.(3) Commissioners elected on March 13, 1956, will hold office either for a term of six years or for the unexpired term of a commissioner who has vacated his office.
AGO 1954 No. 276 >  June 23, 1954
SEWER DISTRICTS - EXCESS REAL PROPERTY - PRIVATE SALE UNDER RCW 56.08.080 AND 56.08.090 1953 SUPP. - NECESSITY OF ACCEPTING HIGHEST BID
SEWER DISTRICTS ‑- EXCESS REAL PROPERTY ‑- PRIVATE SALE UNDER RCW 56.08.080 AND 56.08.090 1953 SUPP. ‑- NECESSITY OF ACCEPTING HIGHEST BID Sewer district commissioners conducting private sale of excess real property of district under RCW 56.08.080 and 56.08.090 1953 Supp. need not accept higher bid by private firm, but rather may accept lower bid of fire district.
AGO 1953 No. 466 >  January 21, 1953
SEWER DISTRICTS - FIRE DISTRICTS - OUTGOING COMMISSIONERS - AUTHORITY TO SELL LAND
SEWER DISTRICTS ‑- FIRE DISTRICTS ‑- OUTGOING COMMISSIONERS ‑- AUTHORITY TO SELL LAND Sewer and fire district commissioners do not have authority to sell real property of the district which is necessary for the continued operation of the district.  An action to quiet title is not necessary to set aside such transaction because it is void ab initio.
AGO 1950 No. 246 >  April 4, 1950
SEWER DISTRICTS - POWER OF COMMISSIONERS TO APPOINT PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR
SEWER DISTRICTS ‑- POWER OF COMMISSIONERS TO APPOINT PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

1. The commissioners of a sewer district do not have authority to employ and pay a public relations director to publicize a proposed sewer revenue bond issue and may not provide him with district moneys for publicity program or office expenditures.2. Said commissioners do have authority to provide maps, plans and other data for their own use, for the use of their engineers and other employees, and to demonstrate the proposed sewage plan and cost of said proposed project.

AGO 2009 No. 5 >  August 27, 2009
SEWER DISTRICTS - PUBLIC FUNDS - GIFT OF PUBLIC FUNDS - GIFTS - LOANS
Use of public funds to repair or replace side sewers Municipal sewer districts have statutory authority to use public funds to repair or replace side sewers located on private property if doing so will increase sewer capacity by reducing infiltration and inflow.  Use of public funds to do so does not constitute an unconstitutional gift or loan of public funds if the district acts without donative intent and can demonstrate that the action will result in significant benefit to the public.
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