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MERCHANTS, CITIZENS CONCERNED WITH GROWING HOMELESSNESS IN DOWNTOWN MAC

There is a growing concern about the negative impacts of the homelessness in downtown McMinnville. KLYC News visited with Rebecca Quandt of the McMinnville Downtown Association today. She told us there are several businesses that are very concerned customers don't feel safe downtown. Some businesses have said they may move off of main street if the situation doesn't improve.

BODY OF MISSING BOY RECOVERED IN WILLAMETTE, SOUTH OF DAYTON

News Release from Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office

Today, at approximately 4:45 p.m. the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office received a report that a citizen had spotted what appeared to be a body in the Willamette River, approximately 6 miles south of the City of Dayton. The citizen was on the bank of the river and the body was visible from shore.

MCMINNVILLE SELECTS NEW PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR

McMinnville, June 28, 2017

SusanMuirMacParksAndRecSusan Muir Named New McMinnville Parks and Recreation Director The City of McMinnville is pleased to announce that Susan Muir will be the new Parks and Recreation Director. Muir
was selected after a recruitment process that began in May 2017.  Susan earned degrees in landscape architecture at the University of Oregon and Masters in Public Administration at
Portland State University and has worked in Oregon since 1995.

OPPONENTS ACCUSE COMMISSIONER OF MISUSING OFFICE

Opponents of McMinnville's Riverbend landfill used the public comment period of yesterday's (June 1, 2017) county commissioners meeting to accuse County Commissioner Stand Primozich of mis using his office to promote the landfill. Specifically, Marilyn Walster said Primozich tried to influence a Metro commissioner to continue using Riverbend as a waste site. Metro has decided to stop using Riverbend because the McMinnville site has not been able to expand and accepting new waste into the next decade is in question.

MCMINNVILLE'S 5TH STREET NEARING COMPLETION

McMinnville's 5th street looks to be completed on schedule.   New pavement has been layed in several sections of 5th street between Lafayette Avenue and Baker Street.  Signals are scheduled to be turned on around 7pm Wednesday, May 31st.  Watch for workers in the area during the signal activation process.  

Motors driving on Lafayette Avenue, Adams and Baker Streets should be aware of the new traffic control devices starting Wednesday night.