Mayor responds to letter to the editor

Dear Editor and citizens of Minden

The City of Minden’s policies regarding utility payment/billing have not recently changed. The policies currently in place were adopted and have been in effect since 2014. 

Payment for utility bills is due on the 10th of each month. A 5 percent penalty is added to any bill not paid by the 10th  each month. The City of Minden does give a grace period to help customers. This grace period is the time between the 10th of the month and the 4th Tuesday of the month. Customers who have not paid their utility bills before the 4th Tuesday of the month are placed on the cutoff list for failure to pay pursuant to Section 90-143 of the City of Minden’s Code of Ordinances. 

At this time, a failure-of-payment fee in the amount of $25 is assessed. This $25 fee is set by a resolution passed by the Minden City Council on February 3, 2014.  When an individual is placed on the list to have services disconnected, disconnection may occur on the cutoff day or a few days after. This largely depends on how many services are scheduled to be disconnected for failure of payment.

For more information or clarification, please call the City of Minden Utility Department at 318-377-1244.

Nick Cox, Mayor