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City issues letter to County Commission detailing mill property concerns

A letter signed by Sweet Home Mayor Greg Mahler, with the unanimous backing of the City Council, expressing concerns about the upcoming planned sale of the former Weyerhaeuser/Willamette Industries mill site east of Bi-Mart, was sent to Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Springer and Will Tucker on Friday, Jan. 28.

The letter requested that the County Commission require any bidder to enter into a prospective purchaser agreement (PPA) with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) before auctioning off the property.

A PPA would serve to give the county and city assur...