City official deems burned out property to be dangerous

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A Sullivan St. residence that recently burned, is the subject of a special Minden City Council meeting at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday, July20).

According to Building Official Brent Cooley, the house burned July 11.

“It is a total loss with portions of the second story standing dangerously,” Cooley put in his report. “It needs to come down soon.”

According to City of Minden Ordinance Sec. 22-233, “In case of a grave public emergency, the city council may condemn the building after 24 hours’ notice served upon the owner of such building, his agent or the occupant and the attorney at law appointed to represent the absentee owner.”

A certified letter dated July 14 was sent to Larry Davenport, owner of the property, who resides in Shreveport.

The burned house is located at the corner of Sullivan and Marshall streets, located in District B.

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