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Park Theatre restoration could fall back to city
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A discussion about financing Park Theatre restoration caused tense moments between McMinnville officials during a Building and Grounds Committee meeting.The first uneasy moment came when officials were discussing the possibility of funding culture similar to the way they fund recreation.“We subsidize recreation to the tune of $1 million a year,” said city administrator David Rutherford. “Are you in a position or do you want to subsidize culture and arts at $80,000 a year? You’re the ones who get to make that decision.”To the statement, Alderman Jimmy Haley added, “We just funded Bluegrass Underground.