County Road Vacation Hearing
The would-be developer of housing on a landslide-prone bluff along Newport’s Spring St., a proposal that Oregon Shores has strongly opposed, has asked Lincoln County to vacate a portion of Jump Off Joe County Road (County Road 500) that crosses his property. The road is no longer used for vehicles, but remains a public right-of-way used by large numbers of people to reach the shoreline. Oregon Shores opposes the request.
A hearing on the proposal to vacate the right-of-way will be held by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners in Room 108 of the Lincoln County Courthouse (225 W. Olive St. in Newport), at 9:30 a.m.
The petitioner, William Lund, promises to provide alternative access to the shoreline. The legitimacy of his claim to be able to provide comparable access may prove key to his success with the commissioners. If the county does agree to vacate the road, the city of Newport would have to concur, since it lies entirely within city limits.
The public can speak at the hearing, or submit comments up to the time of the hearing by mail or hand-delivered to Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Room 110, 225 W. Olive St., Newport, OR 97365. To comment online, write to [email protected] and copy [email protected]
For more information about the roadway to be vacated, contact the Lincoln County Road Department, (541) 265-5747.