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Residents see value of Blue Building
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Save the Blue Building seemed to be the consensus among citizens who toured the building on Saturday.The Blue Building was the first stop on a tour of city buildings sponsored by McMinnville city officials as an orientation for new members on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. City leaders toured the facilities in order to prioritize which properties should be targeted for future capital expenditures.Citizens were encouraged to take part in the tours and about 15 toured the Blue Building.Martha Pierce said officials should renovate the oldest part of the building, which is the main structure, but she wasn’t sure about the rest of it.“I think it might mean too much money being put in it,” said Pierce. “I don’t think it would be cost-effective to renovate the entire thing.