Interlocal agreements, ordinance amendments, and employee cost of living increases were on the agenda for the October 4 regular meeting of the Minden City Council. Kearney County Board of Supervisors Chairman Brent Stewart attended the meeting to provide insight on proposed changes to the interlocal agreement with Kearney County for the law enforcement building, communications services, and jail facilities.
The agreement between the City of Minden and Kearney County was last signed in 2016 with a five year term. The proposed renewal includes an increase in the annual fee paid by the City for communication services. Stewart explained the County has invested a significant amount of money into the shared space in the law enforcement building including communication upgrades. Because these investments benefit both County and City law enforcement, the supervisors approved a change in the annual fee paid by the City from a 2% to a 3% increase per year to be paid in monthly installments.
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