Malheur County commissioner says he has no role in county land deal

Larry Wilson, left, Malheur County commissioner, at the courthouse in December. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

VALE – Plans by Malheur County to buy land north of Nyssa near a planned reload facility are on hold even as officials appear to be confused about who is overseeing the real estate deal.

The county has anticipated buying 79 acres owned by Nyssa Industries Inc., land near the location of other property bought by the county for the Treasure Valley Reload Center and a county-run industrial park.

Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director, wouldn’t address the status of the purchase during a board meeting last week of the Malheur County Development Corp.

Instead, he said questions about the purchase should be directed to Malheur County Commissioner Larry Wilson.

Smith also said information about the . . .