The Columbia Press Newspaper in Warrenton, Oregon

Warrenton's Community Newspaper since 1978

April 25, 2014 edition

Another company expresses interest in Tansy Point as negotiations continue

By Gary Nevan

The Warrenton City Commission received an update Tuesday evening on negotiations between the city and Warrenton Fiber Company for the purchase and/or land trade of city-owned Tansy Point.

City Manager Kurt Fritsch reported that Warrenton Fiber has offered the city 20 acres off of S.E. Dolphin Road, adjoining property where Oregon Department of Transportation has their facility.

Fritsch said the talks have been focused around the city's desire to relocate the public works facility.

" We're looking for a turn-key operation that can expand into other city services," Fritsch said. "It might become a future fire training facility and driving course."

That would include a 20,000 square foot covered space for offices, storage, parking and large sheds on approximately four acres, he said. All infrastructure would be constructed by Warrenton Fiber, including land preparation.

"Tansy Point for dollars or a land-for-land trade won't meet any of our needs," said Fritsch. "My intention is to have an asset that has long-term value to the city. Something that is worth more than what Tansy Point is worth. If we can work out a deal, then we would have the funding to move public works out of the downtown area and that property could be used for something else, or we could sell it."

Fritsch said that Warrenton Fiber has agreed to accept conditions on certain uses imposed on the Tansy Point property, including a restriction on an LNG operation or a coal exporting facility.

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Located at the mouth of the Columbia River, The Columbia Press is the independently-owned weekly newspaper for the city of Warrenton, Oregon. Since 1978, The Columbia Press has covered local community news and events throughout Warrenton, Hammond and Clatsop County. The Columbia Press is the official legal public notice publication for the City of Warrenton and the Warrenton-Hammond School District.

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