Safety task force to meet with council in workshop; community invited

By Bonnie Culverhouse

After two meetings, a new community task force is ready to present options on two possible safety ordinances in a workshop with the Minden City Council.

Safety Initiative Program (SIP), with community leaders from each of the council districts, has been studying two possible ordinances that will hopefully reduce crime.

They will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 in the Minden Civic Center at city hall, along with council members.

“We are meeting there, so we can invite the community and be able to observe Covid guidelines,” Minden Mayor Terry

Gardner said. “Our hope is also to have representatives from the youth community. This affects them, too.”

One of the ordinances would be to make parents accountable for their children’s whereabouts, especially during the hours of the curfew – from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and midnight to 5 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The second ordinance focuses on hours and permits for gatherings in city-owned parks.


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