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SHEDG, council mull property partnership


November 8, 2016

The Sweet Home City Council agreed by consensus Oct. 25 to partner with the Sweet Home Economic Development Group in the acquisition of 220 acres along the south bank of the South Santiam River.

The property, located west from the northern end of Clark Mill Road, was formerly a rock quarry operated by Knife River (formerly Morse Bros.). It is owned by Linn County as a result of foreclosure on more than 400 acres against Western States Land Reliance Trust, the previous owner, for nonpayment of property taxes.

About two years ago, Linn County and SHEDG began discussing the transfer of the...

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