County reviews bids on former Sweet Home mill acreage


February 9, 2022

Scott Swanson

The former Willamette/Weyerhaeuser mill property, seen here from 18th Avenue, is being auctioned off by the county.

 Linn County Board of Commissioners, on Feb. 1, reviewed two bids for some 150 acres of the former Willamette Industries mill site in Sweet Home.

At the commissioners meeting, county Property Manager Rachel Adamec opened a bid of $800,000 from Sweet Home Real Estate Restorations LLC, whose principal is Joshua Victor of Sweet Home, and $450,000 from Sweet Home Mill Site LLC, whose principal is Scott Lepman of Albany.

Victor's bid included a cashier's check for the full amount of the bid and Lepman's check was for $45,000, or 10% of the bid. The property is being sold "as is."

The property h...

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