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City may stop spraying for mosquitoes
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It looks as if McMinnville Public Works may not be spraying for mosquitos this summer. The equipment is down and needs to be replaced.“The old equipment we’ve used for years has finally failed,” said McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock. “If we don’t have the equipment, we can’t spray.”With this budget year almost at an end, fiscal year 2011-12 not being set until September, and the time required for the bid process on new equipment, Brock doubts there will be any spraying done this summer unless the old equipment can be fixed.“Unless we can get this equipment up and running, I don’t think any spraying will be done this summer,” Brock said “Right now, we are checking on getting the equipment operational and the cost to replace, if we have to do that.”Some city residents are already upset by the possibility of no mosquito spraying.“I can’t believe they are not going to spray this year,” said J.L. Jordan of Oriole Drive.