KLYC video to cover live car camping meeting between St Vincent Depaul Eugene and city of McMinnville

March 12, 2018

Representatives of St Vincent Depaul Eugene will talk to representatives of the city of McMinnville on a successful car and rv camping program Eugene has been operating for more than a decade.   McMinnville is looking at a similar ordinance.  KLYC VIDEO will live video stream the presentation.   3-5pm today March 12 2018


City of McMinnville considers “Trigger” to start enforcement of out of compliance signs

March 12, 2018

Citing the very real possibility of court challenges, the city of McMcinnville is backing off on forcing non compliant signs to be upgraded by December 31st. Instead the city is moving towards amending their code to include a "trigger" to require property owners to bring signs into compliance. A public hearing will be held March 15th on this new change.
The city had upgraded their sign code in 2008 to set maximum height and size restrictions in order to stop the incursion of very large signs on highway 99 W and highway 18. Initially the city gave property owners ten years to come into compliance. Property owners started to protest when the city made efforts to enforce the upgrades, threatening legal action.
in 2017 the city informed 140 property owners their signs were out of compliance and those signs should be modified. A number of property owners strongly protested, stating that could cost many thousands of dollars.
Under this latest proposal, there are a number of proposed triggers including any alteration of a non conforming sign requiring a building permit, any alteration of a structure or building on the property that requires a building permit and a certificate of occupancy, changes or expansions of 25 percent of more of the building.

The public hearing will be March 15th 6:30pm at the Kent Taylor Civic Hall.


Bonamici Town Hall tonight March 12 2018 McMinnville 6pm

March 12, 2018

Bonamici Announces Six Town Hall Meetings
Congresswoman to hold community events in Portland, Beaverton, McMinnville,
St. Helens, Forest Grove, & Astoria
BEAVERTON, OR [02/28/18] — Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) announced six town hall meetings across the First Congressional District, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Columbia counties and part of Multnomah County.
Bonamici will take questions from residents and provide an update on her work in Congress. The town hall meetings will be held in Portland, Beaverton, McMinnville, St. Helens, Forest Grove, and Astoria.

“With all of the issues facing Congress and our country, it is important that people make their voices heard,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “My constituents are writing and calling about the economy, gun violence, education, the opioid crisis, climate change, and the Trump administration. Town hall meetings help me learn what matters most to the communities I am honored to represent in Congress.”
Members of Bonamici’s staff will be available at the town hall meetings to assist anyone experiencing problems with federal agencies such as the VA, Social Security, or the IRS.
The Congresswoman’s schedule for town hall meetings is as follows:

Portland Town Hall Meeting Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 Time: 10:30am–11:30am
Location: The NW Neighborhood Cultural Center 1819 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209

Beaverton Town Hall Meeting Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Conestoga Middle School Cafeteria 12250 SW Conestoga Drive, Beaverton, OR 97008

McMinnville Town Hall Meeting Date: Monday, March 12, 2018 Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Chemeketa Community College, YVC Room 101 288 NE Norton Ln, McMinnville, OR 97128

St. Helens Town Hall Meeting Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 Time: 6:00pm–7:00pm
Location: St. Helens High School, Loo Wit Room 2375 Gable Road, St. Helens, OR 97051

Forest Grove Town Hall Meeting Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Time: 6:00pm–7:00pm
Location: Pacific University, McCready Hall 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Astoria Town Hall Meeting Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Time: 6:00pm–7:00pm
Location: Astoria High School, Auditorium 1001 W Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103