By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

Mac gets some positive fiscal news

The council is scheduled to start with a bit of welcome news. Its latest three-year fiscal forecast says the city financial fortunes have improved, thanks to some strict attention to cost-cutting in recent years.

Meanwhile, the PETCO Foundation is scheduled to present a check at the meeting for $18,000. The money is earmarked for installation of security lighting at the city dog park.

Obtaining more money – in the form of revenue from a lodging tax – also is on the agenda. Having reached consensus on a number of issues, the council is scheduled to review a draft ordinance Tuesday.

The council is slated to meet in informal dinner session at 6 p.m. and formal business session at 7 p.m. in the McMinnville Civic Hall, 200 N.E. Second St. In other business, it plans to:

n Observe a special presentation by Ken Elwer, police chief in Philomath, recognizing the awarding of professional accreditation to the McMinnville Police Department.

n Vote on a resolution transferring future development of the city’s fiber optics network to McMinnville Water & Light.

n Award a contract for janitorial services to low bidder ABM Janitorial for $128,460.

n Review a request from the McMinnville Downtown Association for renewal of the downtown Economic Improvement District.

n Hear a presentation on parks maintenance.

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