Council Approves NPPD Projects

The Minden City Council met March 21. A public hearing for a resolution of necessity creating Storm Water Sewer District No. 2022-1 was opened. The storm sewer district outlined in the resolution includes improvements related to construction of Minden West Estates Phase II and improvement of the storm water retention pond within the district. Creating a storm water sewer district is necessary for the issuance of bonds for the project. No comments were given either for or against the resolution and the hearing was closed.

Before the council took action on the resolution, Councilman Larry Evans inquired about excavation and final plans for the pond. The council was informed current plans for the project include excavation of the pond an additional 10-12 feet as well as additional excavation of the area to create proper drainage. Although a decision to make the pond a fishing pond has not yet been made, the CRA is not discouraging the option. A final plat of the project will be reviewed by Planning and Zoning as well as the CRA and then brought to the council for approval during the April 18 meeting. With that information, the council approved Resolution 1729 creating Storm Water Sewer District No. 2022-1.

Three NPPD projects were presented to the council for consideration. The first project was new capacitor banks for south Minden and Minden West Estates. Utility Superintendent Darin Fischer explained the project will install two capacitor banks to ensure smooth voltage and ensure no voltage is lost. The project has been budgeted into the 2022-23 Capital Improvement Plan.

see March 30 Courier for full story