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Crawfordsville Drive map amendment approved

Verbal comments not allowed at meeting; comments heard, anyway


September 29, 2020

Benny Westcott

County commissioners, from left, Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker lead the Sept. 21 remand hearing.

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved, with conditions, a land-use proposal that would allow a plan map amendment and zone change on about 109 acres on Crawfordsville Drive southwest of Sweet Home.

The action would allow owner Lynn Merrill to create housing on the property, which is located on the north side of the Calapooia River. The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has designated much of it as big-game habitat.

The meeting, held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, was a continuation of an Aug. 3 "remand" he...

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