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City to determine legality of commemorative bricks
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McMinnville officials are considering the fate of a popular downtown fundraiser. Legal counsel has been asked to determine the legality of the commemorative program.During phase one construction on Main Street, the Main Street McMinnville organization’s Design Committee began a program that allowed residents to pay for engraving bricks or placing plaques on benches, streetlights and tree wells. Approximately $125,000 was given to the city from the effort.McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock says the fate of the commemorative program is one he would prefer elected officials make, given what may be an unpopular decision about a popular program.“I’m looking for a little guidance,” Brock said.