BES recently posted a public notice regarding the sale of an industrial property and adjacent boat ramp at Swan Island. Portlanders have an opportunity to provide their comments during a 60 day public comment period that concludes July 9, 2023. Need more time? Community members can request a 15 day extension by contacting

This property was the subject of an agreement in 2016 that kept the boat ramp open for public use.  The notice includes requirements that the boat ramp be maintained: “As part of the contract and condition of the sale, the buyer will be required to allow public access to the boat ramp and adjacent recreational area (river bank). Buyer will be required to maintain the boat ramp to facilitate this access. Mechanisms and enforcement of this requirement are to be determined.

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