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Civic Center going blue
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While the above rendering submitted to city officials for consideration has a lighter blue, they voted in favor of a darker blue.

Residents will be seeing blue once McMinnville Civic Center is complete. 

A dark shade of blue was selected by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday night. 

“I would prefer a darker blue,” said McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department director Scott McCord, rather than the lighter color blue used in a rendering of the building once complete.

Alderman Everett Brock agreed. “Blue will bleach out over a few years. You better go as dark as you can because blues and reds are notorious for bleaching out.” 

“I think the darker one looks really good,” said Mayor Ben Newman. “The darker blue looks better than what is in the picture.” 

“I think that either looks good,” said Alderman Rachel Kirby. “I can see why you like the darker one. It looks more professional. I like the blues better than the greens.”

It was asked why a decision is needed so soon and McCord said the contractor expressed a desire two weeks ago to begin placing the exterior walls in approximately 30 days. 

The board meets twice a month and its next session is Nov. 12. 

“We need to pick a paint color tonight,” said Newman. 

Dark blue, a navy blue, was unanimously approved.