KCEDA Applauds Sale of Gilchrist Acreage to Crescent Sanitary Department
200 acres of Oregon state forest will be used as necessary water treatment land in Crescent
Desmond & Louis Public Relations
Klamath Falls, Oregon (June 9, 2016) - Through its Strategic Relations Committee, the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA) contributed to an effort that encouraged the sale of 200 acres in the Gilchrist State Forest for a necessary wastewater treatment system in Crescent. The transaction, which occurred on June 8, involved the Oregon Department of Forestry selling the acreage to the Crescent Sanitary District.
In March, KCEDA executive director Greg O'Sullivan sent a letter of support to the Crescent Sanity District that read, "We strongly encourage the Oregon Department of Forestry to consider a sale or transfer of property to the district to accommodate the system. The value of this infrastructure investment is several fold." The letter went on to list the following benefits of such a transfer:
• Allowing 20 or more local businesses the possibility of expansion
• Decreased nitrate groundwater pollution in and around Crescent
• A safer, healthier community leading to a more stable economy for Klamath County
In a letter from the office of Governor Kate Brown, Oregon Regional Solutions Coordinator Annette Liebe thanked those who supported the project at the public level. "This decision marks a major milestone in our partnership to address public and environmental health concerns and support future economic and community development,"
O'Sullivan stated that his agency played one part in a larger effort to advance a project that will help the entire county. "KCEDA is always available to help Klamath County's cities, whether it's at the local or state level," he said. "We're excited that this project will continue moving forward in Crescent."
Since 1975, KCEDA has reflected the best of private enterprise, responsibility and dedication. Its mission is to provide tailored recruitment and retention/expansion programs, new opportunities for jobs, a diversified, value-added industrial base and expanded economic development. Because TEAM Klamath and Klamath County are aware of the needs of businesses, they have a collection of business incentives suited for companies looking to expand or improve their workforces. Learn more at http://www.ChooseKlamath.com.