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Thursday, July 31, 2014
30th Annual Summer Concert Season


The Parks & Recreation Department is hosting free summer concerts at Linfield College at 7pm on Tuesdays.


Please visit here for more information, then join us at Linfield!


The City Council adopted a resolution at their July 22, 2014 meeting referring a measure to the voters at the November 4, 2014 general election.  The measure seeks citizen approval to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $24,000,000 to finance the construction, expansion, and improvement of streets within the City.

If approved, the bond issue 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 facilites, and in the downtown area.

The bonds would mature over 15 years.  In the first year, the estimated tax rate impact is 85 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. It is estimated that a taxpayer owning property with an assessed value of $160,000 would pay an additional $136 in taxes per year.  As the total assessed value of the city increases over the life of the bonds, the tax rate attributed to this bond issue is estimated to decrease.

Additional information regarding the proposed street improvement and repair bonds can be viewed here:

City of McMinnville Airport Commission Vacancy


Airport Commission Vacancy


The City of McMinnville is seeking applicants for an open position on the McMinnville Airport Commission. The Airport Commission is a seven-member City Council appointed body which takes action and makes recommendations to the City Council on a variety of matters related to the McMinnville Municipal Airport. Membership on the Commission is generally limited to residents of the City, but the Council may appoint up to two non-resident Commissioners.


Interested persons are encouraged to submit an application to McMinnville City Hall, 230 NE 2nd Street, McMinnville. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2014.


If you have any questions about this position, please contact Mike Bisset, Community Development Director at 503-434-7312.

McMinnville City Council 2014 General Election





November 4, 2014


 Ward 1 ---  4 - year term expires 12-31-18

Ward 2 ---  4 - year term expires 12-31-18

Ward 3 ---  4 - year term expires 12-31-18


The City of McMinnville is seeking candidates for the McMinnville City Council, Wards 1, 2, and 3. The McMinnville City Council is the policy making board for the City of McMinnville; and as such, consults with and directs City staff to accomplish goals and objectives established by the City Council.  The Mayor and the City Council members are unpaid volunteers.  Successful candidates will be sworn in and will begin serving at the first City Council meeting in January 2015.


Membership on the City Council requires that a person reside and vote in the City of McMinnville and have resided within the City of McMinnville for one year prior to candidacy.  Each petitioner must run for election in the ward in which they reside.  The wards are generally described as follows:  Ward 1 - south of West Second Street and west of SE Davis Street; Ward 2 – north of West Second Street and west of Baker Street and includes an area generally described as being north of Highway 99W and west of Hembree Street; Ward 3south of Highway 99W and east of Baker Street and of Davis Street south of its intersection with Wilson Street.  City Council candidates must obtain signatures from fifty voters registered in the ward in which the candidate is running.


Candidate Packets and ward maps are available from:

Rose Lorenzen

City Hall

230 NE Second Street

McMinnville, OR 97128



Candidate packets must be completed and submitted to the

Yamhill County Clerk’s Office no later than:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Police Department Completes its Strategic Plan


In recognition of our commitment to keep the McMinnville community informed and engaged, it is with great pride that the McMinnville Police Department presents you with the 2014—2016 Department’s Strategic Plan.


Built upon input from our stakeholders within the community as well as within the McMinnville Police Department, this Strategic Plan is a proactive tool designed to provide guidance and structure for the Department to continually improve its service to the citizens of McMinnville as well as our employees.  The McMinnville Police Department has invested a considerable amount of time and effort into developing this plan, and we look forward to following the plan for the next three years.


McMinnville Police Department - Strategic Plan 2014-2016