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Police department rent to soar
City will be paying $68,454 annually
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McMinnville officials are down to the financial wire when it comes to finding a permanent home for McMinnville Police Department. What was a temporary fix in 2009 will soon cost $68,454 a year.In 2009, the city entered a lease agreement with Red Road Business Park to provide 11,409 square feet to house the police department. Rent was free the first 13 months, was $1,000 a month for the second year, $1,500 a month for the third year, $2,000 a month for the fourth year, and $5,704.50 a month for the fifth year.Considered a temporary fix at the time, officials wanted to relocate the department from the Blue Building and house it on Red Road until a permanent home could be found.