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City outlines projects
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McMinnville officials are considering tying the cost of future projects to the money recovered from a negotiation with the county over local options sales tax. “I would like to see this board adopt a policy that says we are going to use the sales tax recovery money to upgrade the facilities the city has, and to upgrade the equipment the city has because this is the citizens’ money,” said Alderman Ken Smith. “The money needs to go back into items so they can see there are improvements being made to offer a better quality of life.”In 2009, city officials entered into a lawsuit with county officials over sales tax given to the county by the city in 1969 when schools were consolidation.