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City may return some street lights

McMinnville officials are considering re-installing street lights that were removed from city streets, but Public Works director Bill Brock says the measure will reverse the financial progress that has been made.
Brock said in 2005, revenue from the state for the city’s Street Aid budget began to drop. In 2006, expenditures started to climb. March 2006 was the last time the budget was not completely consumed by expenditures, according to Brock.
“Over the next few years, expenditures exceed the budget,” he said. “We knew we had a problem on our hands.”
According to city records:
• 2006-07 — Budget $240,000 ...


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