The State Land Board, led by Gov. John Kitzhaber, on Tuesday unanimously approved accepting bids for a slice of the forest in the Coast Range near Coos Bay. Kitzhaber said he didnt intend for the controversial 2,728-acre sale to lead to the forest being logged. But it still may happen. State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, who also sits on the board with Secretary of State Kate Brown, is open to selective logging as a way to maximize revenue from the land. Kitzhaber’s view differed from 50 protestors who attended the meeting and encouraged the board to not sell the land.
Roseville land near downtown, including dirt-bike track, up for sale
Joseph , whose father, a produce truck driver, bought the property in the 1950s, said portions of the land are zoned for commercial and residential use, and improvements to flood control along Dry Creek make developing it more feasible. It just depends what the new owner wants to do, Joseph said. The dirt bike track, which dates to the 1980s, has a lease a new owner would be expected to honor. Joseph wouldnt say how long the lease has left. Harris said the property has been on the market about a year, with much of the interest coming from potential developers who want to work with Joseph on a project, but the family is not interested.
Planned land sale raises questions for Chester SPCA board
In an e-mail obtained by The Inquirer, board treasurer Frank Sobyak told board members that the sale to the partnership “will net the shelter $300,000 for land we no longer have use for.” Sobyak asked board members to reply immediately. “We will be able to complete the transaction if we are denah rumah minimalis able to reach board approval by the end of business Monday April 8, 2013,” Sobyak wrote. Sobyak did not return calls for comment. State stipulations Netting the $300,000 evidently is not a done deal. When it deeded the 20 acres to the CCSPCA in 2002, the state stipulated that it be used for “programs and services associated with the prevention of cruelty to animals” in accordance with state law.