Railroad tries to keep Linn County log yard open

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

A railroad company is asking a federal judge to keep the Linn County government from shutting a business that recently began loading logs on trains. 

The operation is on an old mill site east of Albany that was idle for decades while a rural residential community grew around it.

Neighbors in the unincorporated community called Crabtree say the log-loading operation is noisy, especially in the morning, and the trucks that bring in the logs are a hazard for schoolchildren.

The operation began in October. In December, the county planning director said it didn’t meet zoning codes.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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