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Court order allows city to clear yard
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McMinnville took drastic measures on Friday to clean up a home on Lilian Street. By court order, the city was allowed to remove all items stored outside.Planning and Zoning Department manager Josh Baker says the cleanup was the end of an unsuccessful effort by the city to encourage the property owner to remove the items himself.“We have been working with him for more than a year trying to get him to clean up,” said Baker. “Our first court date with this property owner was Feb. 13, 2012.