The Minden City Council breezed through its agenda on Aug. 19 at its second meeting of the month. The council only had five items to work through and completed the session in less than 45 minutes.
The rates at the Minden Cemetery will see an increase after the council unanimously approved Resolution No. 1587 which is the first rate increase in 12 years (2001). City Administrator Matt Cederburg discussed that City Employee Ralph Layton put together a chart of the area towns and what they charge for cemetery fees in the chart that was distributed to the council. Cederburg stated that the increase would result in an additional $8,300 a year in revenue and still put Minden in the middle of the pack of area towns ranging from Kearney, Cozad, Lexington and Franklin.
Mayor Jones said, “To have an increase for the first time in 12 years is not out of line and our expenses have gone up during that time. And this increase won’t make us the highest in the area.”
The lot prices for residents and nonresidents of the city shall be 1 lot, $2,280 and 3/4 lot, $2,100; 1/2 lot, $1,400; 1/4 lot $700 and single space $300.
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