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Planning and Zoning asks city for $40K
McMinnville officials are once again discussing the need to remove this house on Higginbotham Road. It was a site for the manufacturing of meth and has been abandoned for years. Currently, the city has at least four meth houses that are under quarantine.
McMinnville Planning and Zoning could be getting a new director and $40,000 to remove dilapidated houses.The two items are included in the department’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-16 and discussed during a Building and Grounds Committee meeting with members Aldermen Steve Harvey and Ryle Chastain. Ben Newman was absent.“There is money in this budget for a new director,” said city administrator Bill Brock, who presented the budget. When asked if the city would be looking for an individual with a background in geographic information system (GIS), Brock added, “I hope he is but the last time it failed flatter than a pancake when we tried that.