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McMinnville Planning Director Heather Richards and Senior Planner Tom Schauer expressed McMinnville s housing needs through 2041 with a series of jars filled with jelly beans. Each jar represents a time period, and each bean in the jar represents a new home that will be needed during that period. Richards and Schauer made their presentation during a joint meeting between the McMinnville City Council and Yamhill County Board of Commissioners Aug. 21. During a break, County Commissioner Casey Kulla talked with constituent Marcie Rosenzweig.

McMinnville's housing problems amount to a hill of beans

McMinnville Planning Director Heather Richards brought 8,269 jelly beans to a joint meeting of the city council and county commissioner Aug. 21. Not approximately 8,269 jelly beans — precisely 8,269 ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##School board members and administrators admire the new McMinnville High School gym from the walking track that circles the facility at second-floor level.

MHS students will have new classrooms, gym

McMinnville High School students will gather for assemblies, as well as games, this year in a new gymnasium. The facility, which includes an auxiliary gym and walking track as well as a wrestling room ...

McMinnville school food program wins state challenge

McMinnville’s school nutrition program was named top winner, along with Corvallis School District, in the Oregon Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Program’s 2018 Farm to Summer ...

Tax assessor's office reviewing deferral programs

Yamhill County Tax Assessor Derrick Wharff told county commissioners Tuesday his staff has spent much of the past year and a half developing improved tools for conducting field appraisals and reviewing ...

Needle exchange program to start this month

Yamhill County took another step toward controlling used needles on Thursday. Commissioners approved accepting funding from the county’s Coordinated Care Organization for a needle exchange program. ...

Third Street access slightly restricted Aug. 27

Officials at Visit McMinnville will be shooting photos and videos for tourism promotion between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, on Third Street between Cowls and Davis streets. There will be assistants ...

County to settle with former Public Works director

Although commissioners did not discuss the issue either Tuesday or Thursday, the county is settling a lawsuit with its former public works director, John Phelan, for $45,000. After remaining silent on ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##A poster made by Candy Duer s grandson honors her final days with the Dayton School District.

Dayton honors Duer

The Dayton School Board recently honored Candy Duer, board secretary, who is retiring this month. In Duer's honor, the board room was packed with staff, community members and other well-wishers. Former ...

City updates nuisance codes

A revision of McMinnville’s nuisance codes last week included one that enables city officials to put a lien on the property if code violations remain unaddressed. “However, the lien would ...

Teen pleads guilty to arson, manslaughter charges

Jacob Brooks, a participant in the June 2018 fire that resulted in the death of a rural Willamina resident, pleaded guilty to one count each of first-degree manslaughter and first-degree arson in Yamhill ...

Water & Light holds multiple closed sessions

The McMinnville Water & Light board of commissioners met in executive session — closed to the public — on six separate matters Tuesday night. Four of the closed-to-the-public sessions ...

Council to hear report on bridge

The McMinnville City Council will hear a presentation at its meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, about construction of the South Yamhill River Bridge in McMinnville.Valerie Greenway, project manager from ...

Amity mayor, council address water issues

AMITY - Mayor Michael Cape sought to ease residents’ fears related to the city’s water supply at this month’s council meeting.  Concerns about water quality were raised at recent ...

Water & Light to hold rate increase hearing in September

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding changes to all water rates and charges on September 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the McMinnville Water & Light Office, 855 ...

Willamina council hones in on water projects

WILLAMINA — A capital improvement plan for Willamina’s sewer, stormwater and water systems was approved at this month’s city council meeting. City Manager Kenna West said in her report ...

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