Council member Larry Evans led the Minden City Council meeting May 2 while Mayor Ted Griess was absent. The evening’s hot topic was a proposal to solicit bids for a new Street Sweeper.
Street Superintendent Chris Klahn attended the meeting to answer questions about a new sweeper. He told the board that the current machine was purchased used in 2008 from the City of Kearney. It is currently functioning, but barely. Street workers have to go over roads multiple times before they are minimally clean of debris.
If the City begins the process of accepting bids immediately, it will still be Fall before a new sweeper would be delivered and put to use. That allows for the cost of the equipment to be budgeted into the 2016-17 fiscal year. Down payment for the sweeper will come from money that would have been used to purchase a new cruiser for the Police Department.
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