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City to waive permit fees for flood victims

by Minden Press-Herald

Residents whose property was damaged by the March 8 floods will receive some relief from the City of Minden while rebuilding.

During Monday’s Minden City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved a resolution waiving permit fees for homeowners affected by the flood.

“The City and city council thought it was a good way to extend our sympathy to those affected,” Mayor Tommy Davis said during the meeting. “To maintain our accreditation, we have to continue to issues permits, but are at no cost to those affected.”

Also during the meeting, the Minden Police Department added to its ranks.

The council unanimously approved Brandon Coker, an eight-year veteran who is P.O.S.T certified, as the departments newest officer. Coker will report for duty Tuesday morning.

In other business, the council:

  • Adopted the minutes of the March 7 meeting and the March 24 special meeting.
  • Condemned property located at 607 South St., but gave 120 days to get it up to code before the condemnation process starts.
  • Approved the division of land on owned by Daniel Wilson on Country Club Circle.
  • Approved a one-time beer permit for the Grilling on Main BBQ Cook-Off.
  • Accepted the monthly police report.

During the council comments, all members along with the mayor welcomed Coker to the police force and thanked everyone for their help and support during the March flood.

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