City council to vote on water rate hike
Members of the Minden City Council will vote today on whether to raise water rates locally.
An ordinance amending the rates is on the agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting at Minden City Hall.
The amount a customer will be raised will depend on consumption, whether the customer is residential or industrial and if the customer is inside or outside Minden city limits.
A separate resolution establishes fees for water taps, fire hydrant permits and service calls, fines and penalties.
The City of Minden is currently serving approximately 5,650 individual water customer accounts and water utility revenues are mostly a result of water use charges.
Council members will vote on a resolution to order a special election renewing a special tax in the Downtown Development District.
The election would be held Saturday, October 22 on a renewal for a 10-year term that would begin with the 2011 tax roll.
In other business, the council will address the following items:
Hiring of a new Minden Police Officer;
Request for a zoning variance on property at 1434 Shreveport Road for a mobile home;
Condemned property at 401 Columbia Street;
A hardship request for the property at 1434 Shreveport Road;
Appointment of Elaine Eaton to the Minden Main Street Board of Directors;
Reappointment of Eugene Martin to the Minden Housing Authority Board of Directors;
Authorize the mayor to enter into a contract with William Douglas Mitchell for the 2011 redistricting project;
Selection of the official journal for advertisements and publication of legal matters;
Award a bid on surplus property; and
Hear the monthly police report.
All meetings are held in Council Chambers at Minden City Hall. The public is invited to attend.