City of Minden

There was confusion during the Minden City Council Tuesday night, as the Mayor and members of the council were at odds over the vote regarding an ordinance for mobile food vendors. The ordinance, No. 1119, concerned occupational licenses for mobile food vendors as well as specific regulations regarding the operating of one. Councilwoman Pam Bloxom […]

It was a routine meeting for the Minden City Council on Monday night with 2 personnel promotions highlighting the agenda.  The council approved the promotion of Sergeant Chris Hammontree to the rank of Lieutenant and approved the promotion of Fire Operator Matthew Wilson to the rank of Captain.  In other business, the council approved: Condemning […]

After delaying trash pickup a week after last week’s winter storms, city of Minden residents will have to wait one extra day. Minden Mayor, Terry Gardner, announced that trash pickup for Minden will be Saturday, February 27. Gardner said that the delay was requested by Republic Services because the Claiborne Parish Police Jury and Claiborne […]

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 […]

The 21st annual Main to Main Trade Days is underway with “Chamber of Commerce” weather. The 50 mile route runs from Main Street in Springhill, Louisiana, then down highway 371 south through the Main Streets of the small Webster Parish towns of Cullen, Sarepta, Cotton Valley, Couchwood to Dixie Inn onto Highway 80 on the […]

For the second month in a row, it was a rather routine meeting for the Minden City Council. The council did not agree on approving minutes from the previous meetings in October, however. The minutes passed on a 3-2 vote on the regular session minutes and two special session meetings in October, with Council Members […]

After fireworks at last month’s regular City Council meeting, October’s meeting was much calmer, though some division remains among the council. The division was shown on the first item of the agenda, which was to approve minutes from special sessions held in August and September, as well as the September regular session. All three were […]

The annual audit of financials for the City of Minden is usually the highlight of the Minden City Council meeting this time of year, but it took a back seat to an extremely tension filled and emotionally charged meeting on Tuesday night.  Before all of the fireworks of the meeting occurred, the council did hear […]

The Minden City Council meeting scheduled for this evening has been postponed. An email sent to media outlets this morning from City Hall stated “Mayor Terry L. Gardner, mayor of the City of Minden, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. Fortunately, he has been diagnosed with a mild case […]

Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Wayne Edwards as the interim District A councilman effective today, June 26, 2020. In a letter to Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, found here, the governor has requested for Edwards to be issued a commission for Council Member, District A, City of Minden, Parish of Webster. In an e-mail […]


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