Conveyance of county lands to state
- • consideration
- • adjustment of delinquent fire patrol liens
- • contracts concerning removal of timber and disposition of proceeds from sale thereof
(1) The county court or board of county commissioners of any county may convey to the state for state forests any lands heretofore or hereafter acquired by such county through foreclosure of tax liens, or otherwise, that are within the classification of lands authorized to be acquired under ORS 530.010 (State Board of Forestry authorized to acquire lands), if the State Board of Forestry deems such lands necessary or desirable for acquisition, in consideration of the payment to such county of the percentage of revenue derived from such lands as provided in ORS 530.110 (Distribution of revenues from lands acquired under ORS 530.010 to 530.040). In connection with any such conveyance, the State Board of Forestry shall have authority to make equitable adjustments with any county of accrued delinquent fire patrol liens on lands heretofore or hereafter acquired by such county by foreclosure of tax liens.
(2) As to such lands acquired by the State Board of Forestry with title to the timber remaining in the county for a designated period of time, the State Forester may enter into contracts with the county to supervise the removal and sale of such timber, and under such contracts the gross proceeds of the sale thereof shall be disposed of as follows:
(a) Ten percent of such gross proceeds shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the State Forestry Department Account and shall be used exclusively for the purposes and under the limitations set out in ORS 530.110 (Distribution of revenues from lands acquired under ORS 530.010 to 530.040) (1)(a).
(b) A percentage of such gross proceeds shall be accepted by the State Forester, pursuant to written contract with the county authority, as compensation for the supervision and management of county-owned timber. The moneys so derived shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to the State Forestry Department Account and shall be used exclusively for the supervision and management of state forests acquired pursuant to ORS 530.010 (State Board of Forestry authorized to acquire lands). [Amended by 1953 c.65 §5; 1957 c.83 §13; 1965 c.423 §1; 2007 c.71 §171]
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