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Aldermen shoot down pay cut
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A measure to reduce the salaries of McMinnville aldermen to $1 a year to fund a skate park ground to a halt Tuesday night when it failed to leave the Finance Committee.Alderman Billy Wood launched the subject into the air as soon as the meeting began.“I make a motion that we reduce the salary of city aldermen to $1 a year in order to fund a skate park,” Wood said. Dead silence followed the motion. On the committee with Wood are Vice Mayor Everett Brock and Alderman Clair Cochran, who was absent.After what felt like a prolonged wait, Wood called the motion a failure.“I guess the measure fails due to lack of a second,” Wood said.