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Saturday, August 29, 2015
McMinnville Recreational Fire Restriction Lifted Effective August 28th, 2015

The Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch have subsided for Yamhill County.  As a result, the McMinnville Fire Department will lift the recreation burning restrictions that were put in place on August 20th.  The restrictions on backyard firepits, patio fires, propane campfire pits and charcoal BBQ's will be lifted Friday August 28th at 0800.

Please remember that the fuels are still very dry and use caution when enjoying these devices.

Caution: This is only for McMinnville City limits.   The Oregon Department of Forestry still bans all open flames within their jurisdiction.

Also Note:  Seasonal Burning Restrictions on Backyard and Agricultural Burning are still in effect.

Public Hearing on the early sales of Marijuana set for September 8th.
The City Council will hold a Public Hearing on the early sales of Marijuana at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 8th at the Civic Hall building.changing landscape overview with map.pdf
RFP Professional Audit Services


The City of McMinnville is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) and invites qualified independent certified public accounting firms to submit proposals for professional audit services as outlined in the RFP.


The proposal is for fiscal years 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18, with the option of auditing the City's financial statements for two additional fiscal years. The City's fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th.


Complete details can be found in the Request for Proposals (RFP).

A Sample Audit Contract is also available for review.

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:

3rd Street Railroad Crossing Closed Friday August 28th



August 11, 2015


Contact:         Larry Sherwood, Project Manager

                        (503) 434-7312; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



3rd Street railroad crossing to be closed on

Friday August 28th


Crews from Portland and Western Railroad are scheduled to replace a section of broken railroad track at the 3rd Street railroad crossing on Friday, August 28, 2015. The work will include removal of the rubber crossing panels; removal and replacement of the section of broken rail; and placement of asphalt pavement in the crossing area.   


3rd Street from NE Galloway to NE Irvine will be closed to through traffic between 6:00am and 3:00pm on Friday, August 28th.  Residents and businesses within closure zone will have access throughout the duration of the work; and through traffic will be detoured to 5th Street and/or 2nd Street.


For more information regarding the work, contact the City of McMinnville Engineering Department at (503) 434-7312.