Future of Minden sanitation confusing

MINDEN — Following a tied vote Monday broken by Mayor Roger Jones — whether to purchase a new sanitation truck — members of the Minden City Council were confused about what exactly their action meant.

Council member Larry Evans made the motion and Teresa Sumstine seconded that the city obtain a quote to purchase a new, rear-loading sanitation truck. Lathan Thompson and Ted Griess said no, then so did Jones.

The agenda item stated "consider discussion and approval of sanitation and recycling services for city, including option to purchase new sanitation truck or to outsource."

Some council members thought voting the motion down meant the city would begin contract negotiations with Woodward's Disposal of Hastings. Others thought it meant just that the city would not buy a new truck, estimated to cost $170,000-$190,000.

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