Minden City Council Reorganizes, Swears In Sumstine, Thompson

The Minden City Council met for the first of two meetings for the month on Dec. 4 at the council chambers.

The first order of business for the council and Mayor Roger Jones was to reorganize the council and adjourn Sine Die. Mayor Jones presented outgoing Councilman Mike Kleen with a plaque of appreciation for his four years of service to the council.

The next order of business was for Jones to administer the oath of office to re-elected South Councilman Lathan Thompson and newly elected North Councilwoman Teresa J. Sumstine.

Mayor Jones then opened the meeting with the new council and their first agenda item was the election of the council president. Larry Evans made the motion and Thompson seconded that Ted Griess remain the council president with a unanimous vote.

Mayor Jones also made the mayoral appointments – Matthew Cederburg, City Administrator; Thomas Lieske, City Attorney and James Huff, Minden Police Chief. All three took their oaths collectively.

The council then designated The Minden Courier as the city’s legal newspaper.

There were also two public hearings for condemnation orders on 735 N. Nebraska for a garage and 207 S. Hull also for a garage.

The public hearings started with the property owned by Marlin Bergmann and Gaylen Wallace for a garage not meeting city codes.


Read the entire article in the December 12th issue of the Minden Courier!

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