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Signing off
City votes to remove theatre sign
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McMinnville officials have agreed to remove the sign hanging next to Park Theatre. The sign will be removed and stored until a decision can be made about its future.Building and Grounds Committee members met Tuesday night to discuss a request from David Stinson, president of Diamond Jewelry Company, to remove the sign.“The sign is something that’s partially on our property and as I understand it, it’s also on a pole that’s on the Stinson’s property,” said committee chairman Ben Newman.Stinson gave several reasons why he wants the sign removed, including its dilapidated condition, safety concerns, rust runoff causing damage to his building and resulting in his awning needing to be replaced, and a desire to expand his building.“He has visions for his building to expand up, which is the only way for him to expand, and the sign is causing damage to his building,” said Newman. “I think it’s his property right to have that open.