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City council condemns property along Martin Luther King Drive

by Minden Press-Herald

The Minden City Council breezed through a short agenda during its monthly meeting Monday night.
With only a four-item agenda before it, the council completed its business in just about 10 minutes.

Among the four items was condemning property owned by Leslie Gail Johnson at 216 Martin Luther King Drive.

By 4-0 vote with District E Councilman Benny Gray absent, the council authorized Minden Mayor Tommy Davis to issue an order declaring the property condemned and demolition of the structure within 60 days.

The council also authorized the Mayor, by a 4-0 vote, to work with the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism for the marketing grant the city receives annually to help promote the Fasching Fifth Season Festival.

If awarded, Downtown Director Becky White said the city would receive $6,900 to use toward promoting the annual festival.

In other news, the council approved the Feb. 1 meeting minutes and police report.

During the council comments section, council members thanked the downtown board on all the work they do.

During the public comments section, Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jerri dePingre’ said the chamber’s Leadership Webster class was nearing graduation and recognized the class members in attendance.

She also issued a challenge to the city council to participate in the chamber’s upcoming dodge ball tournament.

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