By Bonnie Culverhouse
First-time faces almost all around will be on the dais for the first Minden City Council of 2023 next week.
Along with mayor, four of the five city councilpersons will be new.
Among the first orders of business will be to elect a Mayor Pro Tempore for 2023, appoint a city clerk and a city attorney.
Other housekeeping items include giving credit card signatory power to Mayor Nick Cox and Administrative Assistant Ashlee Drake and removing Mahala Hutto as Main Street Program/Downtown Development Director from the same. Hutto reportedly intends to retire in January.
Cox will be added to signatory power over checks, along with the named Mayor Pro Tem, Michael Fluhr as City Clerk and Melaney Langford as assistant City Clerk.
The City of Minden currently has an intergovernmental agreement with the Webster Parish Sheriff for inmate labor litter abatement. Renewal of that agreement is on the agenda, as well.
Other items include the following:
- A resolution for municipal water pollution prevention;
- Budget/Financial report for November 2022;
- Police Report for November 2022; and
- Annual Fire Report for 2022.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 3 in Council Chambers, Minden City Hall. The public is invited to attend.