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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Marijuana Tax Measure on the November 8, 2016 Ballot

 

CAPTION

 Imposes city tax on marijuana retailer’s sale of marijuana items.

  

QUESTION

Shall City of McMinnville impose a three percent tax on the sale of marijuana items by a marijuana retailer?

 

SUMMARY

 Under state law, a city council may adopt an ordinance to be referred to the voters of the city imposing up to a three percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana items in the city by a licensed marijuana retailer. 

 Approval of this measure would impose a three percent tax on the sale of marijuana items in the city by a licensed marijuana retailer.  Taxable marijuana items include: marijuana leaves, flowers, and plants, as well as cannabinoid edibles, concentrates, extracts, and other cannabinoid products.  The tax would not apply to sales of marijuana items for medical use governed by the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act.  

 The tax would be collected at the point of sale and remitted by the marijuana retailer.  All revenues collected pursuant to the tax will become general funds of the City and will be used to support public safety operations.

 

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Approval of this measure would impose a three percent tax on the sale of marijuana by a recreational marijuana retailer within the City of McMinnville.  Revenues generated by this tax are restricted to public safety purposes. 

Oregon voters adopted Measure 91 in November 2014, which was amended by the Oregon Legislature in 2015Pursuant to this law the Oregon Liquor Control Commission must license the retail sale ofrecreational marijuana. The law provides that a city council may adopt an ordinance imposing up to a three percent tax on the sale of marijuana items,which include marijuana concentrates, extracts, edibles, and other marijuana products intended for human consumption and use. Council must refer thatordinance to the voters at a statewide general election. The McMinnville City Council has enacted an ordinance imposing a three percent tax on the sale of marijuana by a recreational marijuana retailer in the city and is referring this measure to the voters.

 

 
NW Hill Road Improvements Project Open House #2

 

The NW Hill Road Improvements Project is part of the larger voter approved 2014 Transportation Bond Program.  The City will be hosting an Open House for residents in the project area.

 

Come to the Open House to learn, ask questions, and see the design updates on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at McMinnville Civic Hall, 200 NE 2nd Street.  There will be a short project presentation at 6:20 pm.  Drop in anytime during the Open House.

 

Complete details regarding this Open House can be viewed here.

 

Learn more and provide comments at http://www.mcminnvilletransportationbond.org/

 

 
Metal Detecting Permit Renewals 2016-2017

 

Metal Detecting:  New Permits Required after December 31.    

 

Since 2012, the McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department has allowed, by permit, metal detecting in city parks.  And, during these past few years, it has been evident that metal detecting by permit holders was performed responsibly and with care to protect city parks from damage.  Therefore, the Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce that metal detecting will continue to be allowed, by permit, for the next two year permit period, January 1, 2016-December 31, 2017.

 

Detailed program information can be found on our metal detecting page.

 
Transportation Bond Program

 

In November, 2014, McMinnville voters passed a $24 million General Obligation Bond measure for street improvements throughout the City. The proposed improvements include a mix of several needed street corridor capital projects; pavement overlay and preservation work on the City’s “worst condition” streets; and sidewalk and safety improvements. The projects address existing safety and congestion concerns of importance to the City’s citizens and businesses along several busy street corridors.

 

The program consists of seven projects throughout the City:

  • Five 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.

  • Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety Projects near schools, parks, other public facilities and in the downtown area.

 

A dedicated website has been created for the bond program, where you will find detailed information about all aspects of the initiative.

Check it out here:   http://mcminnvilletransportationbond.org/

 
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.