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Civic Center upgrades may be put to vote
Deadline to place referendum on ballot is Aug. 18
City officials are discussing getting feedback from voters before proceeding with a multi-million dollar expansion and renovation of McMinnville Civic Center.
McMinnville residents and property owners could be allowed to vote their opinion on financial expenditures to upgrade the Civic Center.Aldermen Mike Neal wants the measure on the ballot, if information is available in time. “For us to even consider a referendum, we have to have the cost estimate and all that before the next meeting on Aug. 9. The deadline for the referendum to be on the ballot is Aug. 18,” said Neal during Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.Renovating the Civic Center could be costly and officials agreed to spend up to $150,000 to find out just how expensive.