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Administrative rules, real estate transactions on Land Board meeting agenda
For immediate release                                                                                     08-27
More information:    Julie Curtis – 503-986-5298
Salem – At their public meeting on Oct. 14, the State Land Board will be asked to adopt new administrative rules governing how the Department of State Lands (DSL) authorizes special uses, easements and sand and gravel removal on state-owned land. This is the final action in the public process to adopt new rules.
The board also will be asked to authorize selling 1.73 acres of historically filled land to the City of Coos Bay and approve the purchase of two parcels of land adjacent to the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Coos County.
Other action items include a request to approve the South Redmond Land Use and Management Plan and to initiate a land exchange with Deschutes County. The board also will hear the Department of Forestry’s annual report on Common School Fund forestlands and be asked to approve DSL’s 2009-13 strategic plan.
The meeting will be held at the State Lands Building, 775 Summer St., NE in Salem, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in a facility that is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you need assistance to participate in this meeting due to a disability, please notify Lorna Stafford at (503) 986-5224 (lorna.stafford@state.or.us) at least two working days prior to the meeting.
The State Land Board consists of Governor Theodore Kulongoski, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and State Treasurer Randall Edwards. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon’s Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.