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Friday, February 27, 2015
Hearing Date Set - Transportation System Development Charge Update

Transportation System Development Charge Update Hearing Date Set


As required by Oregon law, ORS 223.304, the City of McMinnville is providing at least ninety (90) days notice that it intends to hold a public hearing to consider modifications to the Transportation System Development Charge (SDC) rates.  A public hearing to take testimony regarding the proposed Transportation SDC modifications is scheduled for 7:00 pm on May 26, 2015, at the McMinnville Civic Hall, 200 NE Second Street, McMinnville, OR 97128.


To adopt the changes in McMinnville’s Transportation SDCs, Oregon law requires the City to provide the methodology supporting the SDC modifications for public inspection sixty (60) days prior to the first public hearing. The written information setting out the methodology to modify the Transportation SDC and associated charges will be available for review during the required sixty (60) day period prior to the public hearing at the City Engineer’s office at 231 NE Fifth Street, McMinnville, OR 97128, or by calling (503) 434-7312.


Purpose of Transportation SDCs

Many local governments in Oregon have adopted System Development Charges (SDCs) to help finance growth-related infrastructure improvements.  Transportation SDCs are one-time charges to new development that are assessed when building permits are issued, and collected to offset the cost of street improvements necessary to add transportation capacity to accommodate development related growth.  The City of McMinnville’s existing Transportation System Development Charge methodology was established by Resolution 2014-20, on June 10, 2014. 


If you have questions or comments please contact:


Mike Bisset

Community Development Director / City Engineer

231 NE Fifth Street

McMinnville, OR 97128

Phone: (503) 434-7312

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Posted:  February 19, 2015


McMinnville Senior Center's "Raise the Roof" Campaign




The Friends of the McMinnville Senior Center graciously presented a check at the Tuesday, December 9th City Council Meeting to kick of the “Raise the Roof” campaign to help fund a new roof for the McMinnville Senior Center.  Pictured are Mayor Olson; Esther Smith, President of the Friends of the McMinnville Senior Center and Anne Lane, Senior Center Manager.

Snow and Ice Response Plan 2014-2015


To view more on the City's Snow and Ice Response Plan click here

McMinnville's next City Manager appointed unanimously


At their regular meeting Tuesday, October 14th, the McMinnville City Council unanimously appointed Martha Meeker to serve as the City’s next City Manager.  Martha has accepted the appointment and is eager to get started. 


Want to know more about Martha?  Please take a moment and read through her professional bio, below.


Martha Meeker is a Brigadier General in the US Air Force and has been serving most recently as Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Ms. Meeker is retiring after 27 years with the Air Force. Her experience in the Air Force includes serving as Commander and CEO for Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, overseeing every aspect of the installation, including police, fire, public works, and community relations. She has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor's degree in Computational Mathematics, both from Eastern Illinois University, a Master's degree in Strategic and National Security Policy Studies from the Air War College, a Master's degree in Operational Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Master's degree in Aviation Operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.



Burning Guidelines


The McMinnville Fire Department wants to remind residents to always call for daily approval prior to conducting burning operations.  Phone 503-472-3344 after 8:30 a.m. or after 1 p.m. to receive the most accurate and up-to-date burn information.


For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) regarding burning, please refer to our Burning Guidelines handout.