County, city reach agreement on transfer of former Knife River quarry property


December 6, 2017

THIS MAP, developed under the auspices of Sweet Home Economic Development Group, shows possible uses for the property that have been discussed in recent years.

Linn County Commissioners on Nov. 28 approved the transfer of the 220-acre rock quarry formerly operated by Knife River (formerly Morse Bros.) to the city of Sweet Home.

Sweet Home City Manager Ray Towry expects the transfer to be complete by early January.

The property has been owned by Linn County since Dec. 30, 2010 as a result of foreclosure on more than 400 acres against Western States Land Reliance Trust, the previous owner, for nonpayment of property taxes.

The rock quarry property is located west of the north terminus of Clark Mill Road.

Commissioner Will Tucker said people have wri...

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