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County seeks grant funding for Weyerhaeuser site cleanup


September 27, 2016

Linn County has taken another step in cleaning up the remains of the former Weyerhaeuser and Willamette Industries planer mill that was destroyed in a fire last Halloween.

At the Sept. 20 Linn County Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioners approved applications for two grants that would help fund the clean up.

“This summer we’ve been searching for funding to deal with the burned building at the mill site,” Russ Williams, director of Linn County General Services, told the board. “There is a forgivable portion of a loan that the Oregon Department of Business can give us.”...

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