Oregon Statutes - Chapter 275 - County Lands - Section 275.340 - Sale or lease of forest products, minerals or oil and gas from county forestland.

Nothing contained in ORS 275.320 and 275.330 shall prohibit the county governing body from selling the timber and other forest products or from leasing the right to prospect for and remove minerals or oil and gas in the manner stated in ORS 275.294 from the designated county forestland when in the judgment of the county governing body the sale or lease is deemed for the best interests of the county. All sales of timber and other forest products in excess of the value of $5,000 shall be made only after an opportunity for competitive bidding is given by advertisement of the proposed sale for not less than once a week for two successive weeks by publication in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the county. Where more than one bid has been received, or in case of doubt as to which of a number of bids is the highest and most advantageous to the county, the decision of the county governing body shall be final and conclusive and shall not be subject to review by any court. Each bid shall be accompanied either by a certified check, or by a good and sufficient bond furnished by a surety company authorized to do business in the state, in favor of the county, in a sum to be determined by the county governing body. [Amended by 1955 c.119 §1; 1979 c.150 §1; 1979 c.393 §2]

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