For the second meeting in a row, the Minden City Council did not have enough members present to vote on any of the items in their agenda. Those absent were Councilman Terika Williams-Walker of District B and Councilman Vincen Bradford of District C.
Due to the fact that there was no meeting being held, Mayor Terry Gardner stated that they would attempt to have another meeting on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
“Since we’re not going to have a meeting, we will attempt to have another meeting this Wednesday. It will be in the Pelican Room, that way if they choose to call in, if they’re still worried about the COVID19 virus, they’ll be able to call in that way,” said Gardner.
When asked for comment, both councilmen present chose not too. Gardner also reminded the public that the Council’s agenda containing what they would’ve been voting on this meeting can be found on their website.
He also took some time to address the COVID-19 pandemic and remind everyone to continue social distancing and wearing masks in public.. “Webster Parish, Minden, we’re still ahead of the curve. We lifted some of the businesses to open on May 1st. From what I can tell everyone is practicing wearing masks in businesses and things like that. I think the governor is hopefully going to extend more businesses opening up on the 16th.”
He also reminded everyone that while City Hall was still closed to the general public, that people could still use the drive through to take care of any business they have with the City.
The Minden City Council meetings traditionally take place on the first Monday of every month starting at 5:30 p.m. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the public is asked to view the meeting live through the city’s Youtube channel titled “City of Minden – Feels Like Home.”