City Council Hears Insurance Proposals, Passes Electric Hike

The Minden City Council held its second meeting of the month of Feb. 20 after not having their meeting on its normal Monday due to President’s Day.


Much of the two and one half hour meeting centered around discussion of the City of Minden insurance coverage for various property and liability insurance. Present at the meeting were Steve Grattop and Clint Simmons from LARM in Grand Island (League Association of Risk Management) and Kevin Krull from the Krull Agency of Minden.


Both LARM and Krull Agency were asked to summit bid proposals to the council prior to the meeting for the council to study and then each representative was given time to discuss their proposals.



The council heard a presentation from Jensen Memorial Librarian Jackie Webster regarding the library’s annual report.


Webster reported figures from 2011-12 year including that the library was elevated to ‘enhanced’ level and was one of only seven in the state to get this upgrade in status. The library saw 23,385 visitors and have 1,659 card holders. The computers in the library were used 4,420 times and the library holdings which refer to volumes the library owns is, 22,003. The library also has available to it over 5,500 E-books and 4,000 audio books.


In total for the citizens of Minden if they would have had to pay for all the services the library provided it would have cost approximately $530,000.


The council also passed three Resolutions #1595, #1596 and #1597 regarding residential electric rates, commercial and industrial rates and directional and area lighting rates.


The full article can be found in the February 27, 2013, edition of the Minden Courier.

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