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City considers ways to spend lawsuit funds
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McMinnville officials are discussing how to spend revenue gained from the city’s successful litigation against the county over local option sales tax. Over the past several weeks, department directors have submitted lists of capital improvements they need now and will need in the future. Under consideration is an estimated $15 million of improvements.City Finance Committee members reviewed the lists Tuesday night with the intent of beginning an effort to compile a priority list from most important to least important and determining when each project is financially feasible.City administrator David Rutherford says the $15 million sounds like a lot of money, but some of the projects can be done with strategic planning using the local option sales tax funds recovered from the county to repay the loans.

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