McMinnville City Manager Kent Taylor has recommended the city council to schedule a joint work session with the McMinnville Water & Light Commission in October to discuss fluoridation.
Considering the matter during its informal dinner session Tuesday, the council took no official action. But it agreed to continue looking into the issue.
Mayor Rick Olson, who sits on the Water & Light Commission, told the council the commission does not take an issue on fluoridation, believing that falls under city jurisdiction.
Taylor is recommending the city use the work session to investigate the issue further, and decide whether to schedule a public hearing, proceed with a referral to voters or decide to let interested residents pursue the issue on their own.
The city has been fluoridating local water for decades. The program is currently running about $36,000 a year…