The Minden City Council approved what Mayor Tommy Davis called a “sound” budget for 2017-2018 during the council’s monthly meeting Tuesday night.

The $35.5M budget was composed by the city being very conservative on expenses and what revenues are expected, Davis said.

“It’s a good budget, a very balanced budget,” the mayor said. “It’s very straightforward.”

While the council approved the budget Tuesday, the budgeting process begins many months earlier. City Clerk Micheal Fluhr and the mayor begin looking at numbers, projects, wants and needs early in the year. Once preliminary drafts are prepared, the council gathers for a series of workshops to


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