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Friday, July 03, 2015
Summer Reading at the Library

 

Join us for programs, prizes, and fun for all ages this summer.

http://maclibrary.org/summer-reading-programs-for-all/

 

 
Discovery Meadows Water Feature Turned On!

 

The Discovery Meadows water feature is back, up and running to keep you cool this summer.  Thank you for your patience while we worked through some unexpected repairs!

 
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 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 clickhere

 

 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