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City OKs $4M water treatment upgrade
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The city’s engineer now has permission to pursue a $4 million loan to upgrade McMinnville’s Waste-water Treatment Plant.The Board of Mayor and Aldermen met for a special called session on Thursday night and unanimously approved a resolution to secure the funds. Voting in favor were Mayor Jimmy Haley and Aldermen Jimmy Bonner, Everett Brock, Mike Neal, Steve Harvey and Ryle Chastain. Vice Mayor Ben Newman was absent.Now that the resolution can be signed by Haley, engineer Anthony Pelham will hand deliver the loan documents in Nashville to make sure they are received by March 25, the deadline for the city’s loan request in order to receive $200,000 in principal forgiveness and a low interest rate on the $4 million.