County OKs Sweet Home acreage for shelters


December 15, 2021

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker gave initial approval Tuesday, Dec. 7, to provide the city of Sweet Home with 2.69 acres, which the city hopes to use for temporary homeless shelters.

Commissioners also directed county staff to map out non-contaminated sections of the former Willamette Industries mill site so they can be offered for sale as soon as possible.

Linn County took possession of the property 12 years ago in lieu of $500,000 in back taxes. Since then, the county gave about 220 acres known as the Knife River property to the city of Sweet Home...

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