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Rail reload zoning meeting slated Tuesday

NYSSA – A special meeting Tuesday night at Nyssa High School will consider a major land-use move to make way for a rail reload center north of town.

The Nyssa and county planning commissions, Nyssa City Council and the Malheur County Court will convene to consider reclassifying 358 acres of farm land to industrial uses and moving it into the Nyssa urban growth boundary.

The transfer is necessary to make room for the rail reload facility slated for construction next year.

“We need that in order to be able to grow,” said Jim Maret, Nyssa city manager.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and the public can ask questions and comment.

Maret said he expects questions and is confident officials will have answers.

The rail reload center will be situated along Arcadia Boulevard and . . .