Mayor Ted Griess began the March 16 Minden City Council meeting with a mayoral announcement concerning the coronavirus.
He stated that while the situation is fluid and fast-moving, the City of Minden is working with various entities to understand the local impact and determine proper measures to be taken. The City will focus on providing essential services like water, sewer, electricity, police protection, and fire and emergency response. Although The City feels overreaction is not the correct course of action, they are taking necessary actions to be as prepared as possible for the situation.
Several pieces of the consent agenda were discussed. Councilman Larry Evans identified needed changes to the March 2 minutes. Modifications to the Chautauqua Park bathroom bid specifications included in the council packet were suggested. Bills and claims were considered separately from the rest of the consent agenda. Evans asked when the council would again be presented financial and treasury reports as required by state statutes. City Administrator Matt Cederburg stated the current software has made it impossible to create a financial statement, but he should have a financial report for the council soon.
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