Smith finds recovering thousands for Malheur County ‘more work’ than it’s worth, blames ODOT

VALE – Finally, Malheur County was poised to recover some of the costs for the rail shipping project in Nyssa.

Under a new deal approved last summer, the way seemed clear to get thousands of dollars in reimbursements, with the money coming out of the $26 million state fund set aside to build the Treasure Valley Reload Center.

Greg Smith, the county’s economic development director and rail project manager, urged county commissioners to approve the contract that would yield up to $5,000 a month for the county and its taxpayers.

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