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Vinyl windows cause controversy
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The debate on the use of vinyl windows in McMinnville’s downtown historic district could be coming to an end. One property owner has drawn a line in the dirt.Local attorney Larry Ross requested permission from the city’s Historic Zoning Commission to place vinyl windows on the second floor of his property at 110-112 E. Main Street. The request was made after the windows were already installed.The commission met in August to consider the request and the decision was made to table the discussion until September to allow Planning and Zoning manager Josh Baker time to discuss the situation with Ross.“To be blunt,” said Baker, “he doesn’t want to take the windows out.”In August, commission members voiced a desire for Ross to remove an old awning in front of the property that overhangs a planter.