Minden City Council Recap-February 2021 Meeting
Written by Mark Chreene on February 2, 2021
A light agenda awaited the Minden City Council on Monday night. The council had just a few items on the agenda for the February meeting, including the lease/purchase of a new street sweeper. The street sweeper is on a 7 year lease/purchase agreement which at the end of the 7 years, will belong to the city. The council voted to approve the resolution for the lease/purchase agreement unanimously. In other business, the council:
- Condemning property at 213 Peach Alley, belonging to Doris M. Baldwin and ordered it to be cleaned and a tree removed within 90 days.
- Approved the final plat for the lot spilt of property belonging to Mister Twister LLC located at 1401 Commerce Street, noting that any legal non-conforming conditions (particularly in regard to utility services) created by the lot split will be sole responsibility of the property owners.
The Council also heard the monthly financial report from City Clerk, Debra Smith, who reported that the sales tax collections for December 2020 were up 20% over the same period in December 2019. Smith said that online sales helped in the number as well as some delinquent sales taxes that were paid. 2020’s numbers were approximately $728,000 compared to $606,000 in 2019.
Police Chief Steve Cropper reported 36 accident reports, 672 calls for service, 159 incident reports, 81 arrests, 100 traffic tickets, 61 warrants served and 98 warrants served in January.