Perhaps unsurprisingly at this point, the most recent City Council Meeting went much like the previous ones dating back to April, where only Councilmen Keith Beard of Dist. D and Pam Bloxom of Dist. E. were present. Due to this, there were not enough present Council members to hold a quorum. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m.
When asked for comment, Councilman Beard signaled his frustration with the absences of his colleagues but decided to hold his tongue until he better prepared his statements.
“I have a lot of comments I want to make, because I’m exasperated, I’m frustrated, and so are the majority of citizens in this city, but I think it’s best I don’t’ say it because I don’t have it prepared,” said Beard. He later stated that he would possibly prepare something for Wednesday’s Council Meeting to share with the citizens.
Mayor Terry Gardner also addressed the storm damage that Minden experienced last Friday, which took out power and internet for nearly the entire city.
We had a terrific amount of storm damage. We’re still a very blessed community and city because we didn’t have a lot of the damage that other places had,” said Gardner.
He also took the time to recognize the City Employees who worked hard to repair the city after the storm.
“We have some amazing city employees. When they’re on call, or even when they’re not on call, they show up, because they know they have a responsibility to take care of our city and take care of our citizens, said Gardner. “When something like this happens, we all come together as a family and support one another.”
Councilman Beard also expressed his gratitude saying, “I do wanna say how much I appreciate all the folks in the city who are doing their jobs. Thank you so much,”
Gardner also stated that if anyone is still without power, they should check to see if their meter box is intact, and if not, to contact the city or an electrician.
The next Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. It can be accessed by visiting the City’s Youtube channel titled City of Minden – Feels Like Home.