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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
MPD welcomes Canine Jack to their team


The McMinnville Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Jared Wiebold and Canine Jack (AKA Chewy), a 1 year and 10 months old Retriever Labrador mixed breed, recently passed standards as a certified drug detection team through the Oregon Police Canine Association.

Canine Jack was donated to the McMinnville Police Department by OPCA Master Trainer, Mack Reid. Reid owns and operates his own canine training company known as Reid Detection Team Training. Reid acquired Canine Jack from Yamhill County Dog Control and thought he would make an excellent drug detection canine.

Officer Wiebold was assigned to Canine Jack as a narcotics detection handler in February 2015.  Since then, Canine Jack and Officer Wiebold attended a 200 hour training course in which Jack was trained to be a passive response drug detection dog, which means he sits or lies down as a final response when drug orders he is trained to find are detected.  Canine Jack is trained to detect Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine.

Please welcome Canine Jack as the newest member of the McMinnville Police Department.


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Parks and Recreation Summer 2015 Program Guide


The Program Guides are online and ready to peruse for your next summer adventure with the McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department. Physical copies of the Program Guide will be available shortly.


Summer 2015

Transportation Bond Projects Update & Planned Summer 2015 Work

 Thanks to the citizens of McMinnville, the City will begin construction this summer on the voter approved transportation bond related projects. Six street repair and repaving projects are slated for this summer, over approximately 4 miles of City streets and around the community. Work will include localized pavement repairs, warm mix asphalt overlays and accessible curb ramp upgrades.


 In November, 2014, McMinnville voters passed a $24 million General Obligation Bond measure for street improvements throughout the City. The City of McMinnville appreciates the public for supporting the bond measure and for recognizing and acting on this need. We look forward to completing the planned work over the next several years.


 The approved bond measure will fund:

  • Capital improvement projects to address traffic congestion and improve safety along several street corridors;
  • Street repair and repaving projects on portions of 84 City streets and
  • Sidewalk and pedestrian safety projects near schools, parks, other public facilities and in the downtown area.

 For a map showing descriptions of the planned project locations, please click here.


 The bond measure project work is expected to be completed over the next five years. Design of the 5th Street improvements and the Alpine Avenue projects will begin soon, with construction planned in 2016. Design work on the other large capital projects, and the pedestrian safety improvement projects, is expected to begin later this calendar year.


 This summer's paving work represents approximately 25% of the street repair and repaving work that will be completed as part of the bond measure funded improvements. The remaining planned street repair and repaving work will occur the next several summers.


 For a map of the planned summer 2015 street repair and repaving projects, please click here


 For individual project information, please select one of the following links. Apperson  - Donahoo  - Hickory  - Horizon Drive  - High School NE  - High School South 


 Public outreach will be an important component of all of the planned capital projects. Citizens can expect public meetings, website updates, press releases, and project notifications/signage as the projects are developed and constructed.


 If you have questions regarding the planned transportation bond measure projects, please contact Community Development Director, Mike Bisset, by phone at (503) 434-7312 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Join a book club at the Library!

Library Book Club  Join us on the second Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm in the Carnegie Room.  Titles for upcoming meetings: 

May 12th, 2015,  Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston;

June 9, 2015, Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

Neverland Book Club   A book club for grown-ups who like to read children's and YA literature. Join us the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Carnegie Room.  Titles for upcoming meetings:

April, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairly in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

May, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

June, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

July, The Phantom Tollboth by Norman Juster

August, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

September, Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep

October, Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

November, Picture Book Sharing


Oregon Assoication of Chiefs of Police Recognition
On April 16th, 2015, the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police and the Special Olympics of Oregon recognized the McMinnville Police Department for the third straight year for their contribution to Special Olympics.  A special recognition goes out to Pam Ramsey for her leadership and energetic support.