Can we appoint to our budget committee a person who works part-time for the district, making less than $100 a month?
Budget committee members cannot be employees of the district. In this case, the employee is probably an independent contractor. While "employee" isn't strictly defined, anyone who receives payment for services can reasonably be considered an employee. Statute prohibits "officers or agents" as well as employees from serving on the budget committee. You should not appoint anyone to the budget committee who has any official role in the district or who receives any amount of compensation from the district.
ORS 294.336 Budget committee
(4) Appointive members of the budget committee may not be officers, agents or employees of the municipal corporation.