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Driver Center funding OK'd
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McMinnville officials voted Tuesday to pay $4,000 a month to reopen the state’s Driver Testing Center until June 30, 2017. Warren County commissioners will decide this Monday if they want to pay half that cost. McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley, Vice Mayor Ben Newman and Aldermen Mike Neal, Jimmy Bonner, Ryle Chastain, Everett Brock and Steve Harvey unanimously approved an ordinance to pay $4,000 a month in rent for the building located at 594 Vervilla Road until the end of the fiscal year in order to give the state time to consider restoring funding for the facility in its 2017-18 fiscal year budget.On first read, Neal voted against the measure and said he would change his vote if the county would be the city’s “dancing partner” in the endeavor.