(1) The Board of County Commissioners of Clatsop County shall give public notice of
each application received by it under ORS 273.865 (1), prior to its consideration thereof, by advertisement not less than once each week
for four successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Clatsop County.
Such notice need not describe the lands applied for in legal terms, but by the use
of common descriptions or maps shall be designed to identify the lands in a manner
intelligible to the layperson. Each notice shall indicate that a protest against the execution of the deed applied
for may be filed, in a manner prescribed by the county board, with the county board
not later than the 60th day after the fourth publication of the notice, or within
such further time as the county board authorizes on a showing of good cause. Not later than the fifth day after the first publication of the notice, the county
board shall send written notice of the application to the Department of State Lands.
(2) If no protest is received within the time provided for in subsection (1) of this
section, and if the county board thereafter determines that the application conforms
to the requirements of ORS 273.865 (1), the county board shall execute and deliver to the applicant a deed in accordance
with ORS 273.855 (1).
(3) If protest is received within the time provided for in subsection (1) of this
section, the county board shall cause a hearing to be held with respect to the protest,
in a manner prescribed by its rules, prior to the making of its findings with respect
to an application.
(4) If two or more applications are filed with respect to the same lands, the county
board shall cause a hearing to be held at which all such applicants may appear or
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