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REEDSPORT — Rayonier Operating Company LLC has received a road use permit to temporarily log off of Scholfield Road.

City councilors granted the request at their Monday meeting. With the approval however, comes two conditions. In a phone interview, City Manager Jonathan Wright said this is "subject to review and comment by the city attorney" and "that access not be allowed for recreational purposes." 

According to a city report, the company bought property in 2017. The specific area is to the east of the road by the county recycling transfer site. 

Wright explained that the firm's property is partly accessed through a private road that crosses city-owned land. 

"The city has worked with previous land owners to provide them with access for forest management activity on these adjacent lands," Wright wrote in his report. Essentially Rayonier personnel want the same access. 

According to the permit document, Rayonier has home offices in Delaware and a regional office in Hoquiam, Wash., plus the permit ends May 15, 2028. 

The Umpqua Post Editor Shelby Case can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 296 or shelby.case@theworldlink.com.

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