By NR Staff • 

Water & Light to meet Tuesday

In open session, the commission is scheduled to finally hear a presentation from a company that wants to install a hydropower project; consider releasing a draft joint-use contract for Willamette River water for public comment; review proposed changes to its power purchasing agreement with Crown Hill Farm; review a contract with Moss Adams for the 2012-13 audit; and review several staff requests for purchases.

The commission will meet at 5 p.m. at Water & Light headquarters at 855 N.E. Marsh Lane.


Day of Service set for Feb. 23

Local adults can join in the national MLK Day of Service, which is being sponsored by Linfield College groups, the Saturday of Feb. 23.

Change Corps and the Black Student Union are organizing the local edition. Linfield students and community volunteers will spend the day helping out at locations around Yamhill County.

Volunteers 18 and older can register at

They will check in between 12:30 and 1 p.m. in Riley Hall and participate in an orientation from 1 to 1:30. Then they will head off to the service sites.

Crews are being assigned to the McMinnville Downtown Association, Reading for All, Gallery Theater, the Homeward Bound Thrift Shop, St. Vincent de Paul, Habitat for Humanity, Miller Woods, The Salvation Army and YCAP. For more information, contact Monique Ellefson, VISTA student engagement coordinator, at


Work session set in Dayton

DAYTON — The Dayton City Council plans to convene in work session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the city hall annex. The meeting is open to the public.

Members will discuss Dayton’s strategic plan and goals for the coming year. Nancy Boyer of the Mid-Willamette Council of Governments will help facilitate the session.

For more information, call city hall at 503-864-2221.


Mardi Gras swim planned

McMinnville Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a special Mardi Gras Swim on Monday, Feb. 18, in recognition of Presidents Day. Beads, music and fun activities are planned from 1 to 3 p.m. at the aquatic center.

Admission is $2 for ages 2 to 17 and $4 for ages 18 and up. For more information, call 503-434-7309.

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