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McMinnville Green close to expanding
Pictured is a sketch of the citys Transfer Station that shows the portion which will be used by the city and the portion which will be leased to McMinnville Green under a proposed agreement.

McMinnville Green, a local recycling company, is one step closer to expansion.
City officials are reviewing a lease agreement with the business for partial use of its Transfer Station.
“McMinnville Green has seen this lease and the changes,” said McMinnville Public Works assistant director Brad Hennessee. “I invited them to this meeting, but their work schedules conflicted. They saw the lease and the changes and neither have questions or concerns.”
The information was presented during a city Streets and Sanitation Committee meeting.
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.
Hennessee recommended the lease be approved by committee and sent to the full board for its consideration.
“They are looking to be in place by June 1,” he said. “We have two months, if I could get a motion to send this onto the full board.”
Committee members unanimously agreed, recommending approval to the full Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Its next regular session is April 11.