The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.


Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, U.S. Post Office and the Henderson State Bank and published in the April 3, 2003 Henderson News.


Mayor Curt Friesen called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Curt Friesen and Councilmen: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen. Scott Erb was present at 7:34 p.m.

Also present was the city clerk.


Minutes from the regular meeting on March 11 were presented. Mark Kroeker made a motion to approve the minutes. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen. Carried. Scott Erb - absent.


Claims were presented and studied. Matt Friesen made a motion to accept claims as presented. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


There were four new building permits.


Tory Kort from Olsson & Associates was present to discuss results of the test well drilled east of town. Nitrate results were already at half of the allowed limit. Options to try and correct this was to re-drill to get a better seal or to move the test site. Matt Friesen made a motion to authorize finding a different test well location to the north if Health and Human Services approves of site. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


Citizens living on Birch Street were present to discuss placement of sidewalk on Birch Street. After discussion, Matt Friesen made a motion to place the sidewalk against the curb on the north side of Birch Street from S. Main Street west. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


At 8:20 p.m., Al Cruickshank made a motion to go into executive session to discuss purchasing land for the sediment storage. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


At 8:29 p.m., Al Cruickshank made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried. No formal action was taken.


Al Cruickshank made a motion to adopt Resolution 2003-01, a resolution describing the necessity of the storm sewer for Birch Street and South Main for the street project. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


After discussion of which streets to armor coat, Al Cruickshank made a motion to table this item until next council meeting so a cost estimate could given by the engineer for the streets selected. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


Matt Friesen made a motion to be continue being a bronze member of the York County Development Corporation and consider contributing more money towards the Henderson Chamber at budget time. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


After the clerk reviewed the applications, she made a recommendation to the council to hire Brad Vancura for the summer position and to consider hiring a second summer help person for this year. Matt Friesen made a motion to hire Brad Vancura. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


Matt Friesen made a motion to table the second position until next council meeting so a list of duties could be made up. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


Scott Erb made a motion to purchase a tot slide for the swimming pool using the money donated and designated for a slide from Cornerstone Bank. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


An update on the pool was given. Engineers are to give an estimate on the change order for burying the debris onsite and report back to the council at the next meeting. Scott Erb made a motion to pay ABC Contracting the progress payment for $51,300. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


After the engineers reviewed the bids for the street project, they made a recommendation to hire Diamond Engineering from Grand Island as they were low bid. Al Cruickshank made a motion to accept Diamond Engineering’s bid for Schedule IIIA in the amount of $1,021,673.70 contingent upon the Heartland School Board accepting their portion of the bid; or accept Schedule IIIB in the amount of $976,410.30 if the Heartland School Board refuses their portion of the bid. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Carried.


Reports were given from the Mayor, Council and Clerk. No formal action was taken.


Connie Brown, City Clerk