Minden going ahead with sanitation surcharge

MINDEN — Even though Minden doesn’t need to purchase a $150,000 piece of equipment to filter trash out of its compost, the Minden City Council still chose Monday to retain a $2 surcharge to cover yard waste handling.

City Administrator Matthew Cederburg proposed removing the surcharge, which was approved Aug. 5, 2013, because Minden no longer needs to purchase a trommel screen — estimated to cost $140,000-$160,000 — especially since Minden is looking to spend millions of dollars to upgrade its water infrastructure to fix its colored water problem in the near future and could institute a surcharge to fund that project.

The surcharge on sanitation fees will go into effect Feb. 1.

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