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Beer permit measure tabled by city
Barnes leaves meeting after receiving criticism for missing previous meetings
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A verbal joust with one of his fellow alderman prompted Rick Barnes to storm out of City Hall and be absent on a vote on the contentious Smokin’ in McMinnville beer permit that still hangs in limbo.His hasty departure from City Hall came after an exchange between him and fellow Alderman Ben Newman over Barnes not attending a past meeting concerning the selection of a new city administrator. The exchange happened during a committee meeting prior to the scheduled meeting of the full board of mayor and aldermen. It was during the full meeting that the vote on the beer permit, requested by Junior Auxiliary, was to be held.