Outdoor fitness court on council agenda

By Bonnie Culverhouse

The City of Minden is in line for a grant that will allow the purchase and shipment of an outdoor fitness court at Victory Park.

According to information from the state, “The objective is to provide citizens a safe FREE place to exercise at a popular centralized public park to better fitness health, fight obesity and improve the quality of life.”

Budget for the project is not to exceed $100,000.

According to Louisiana State Treasurer John M. Schroder, the city has been given a deadline of June 30, 2023 to complete the project.

During a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 3, Minden City Council will vote on a cooperative endeavor agreement to receive the funds.

In other business, the council will vote on the following agenda items:

  • Adopt minutes of regular session on Sept. 6, 2022;
  • Adopt minutes of special session on Sept. 14, 2022;
  • Adopt ordinance for annual bridge maintenance report;
  • Adopt certification of compliance with State of Louisiana Off-System Bridge Replacement Program;
  • Adopt 4 resolutions for and about application for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant;
  • Adopt a resolution for the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for th audit period 10/1/2021 and 9/30/2022;
  • Annual audit engagement;
  • Budget and financial report for August 2022; and,
  • Police report for August, 2022.

Minden City Council meetings are held in Council Chambers at Minden City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

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