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City gives green light to McMinnville Green
Company receives approval to expand recycling operation
With materials to be recycled filling the background, McMinnville Green owner John Hoch gives a tour of his facility on Needmore Road. McMinnville Green is in the process of expanding to the citys Transfer Station.

McMinnville Green has been given the go-ahead to expand its local recycling business.
City officials unanimously approved a lease agreement with the business for partial use of its Transfer Station. In attendance were Mayor Jimmy Haley, Vice Mayor Ben Newman, and Aldermen Ryle Chastain, Kate Alsbrook, Steve Harvey, Mike Neal and Everett Brock.
According to the agreement, McMinnville Green will pay $200 a month, pay all utilities located on the property, maintain all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, ventilation and window dressings in its occupied area, be responsible for landscape of the property, and no sublease will be allowed, among other stipulations.
City officials will retain use of the weigh station, a portion of the building, and will pay any and all real estate property taxes and building insurance. McMinnville Green is responsible for maintaining casualty insurance on its own property located on the premises.
The lease is for five years and can be terminated by either party with a 180-day written notice. At the end of the agreement, McMinnville Green has the option to lease the premises for an additional one-year term.
McMinnville Public Works assistant director Brad Hennessee and the owners of McMinnville Green generated the details of the agreement. The lease received a stamp of approval from city attorney Tim Pirtle. 
Being a resolution, only one passing vote was required. McMinnville Green owners, said Hennessee, expressed a June 1 move-in date.