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 10, 2007 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.


             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Henderson Post Office and published in the April 5, 2007 Henderson News.


             Mayor Lucas Epp called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Lucas Epp. Council members: Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Also present were the city clerk, city employees and chief of police.


             Minutes from the March 13, meeting were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


             Claims were presented. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


             One building permit was submitted.


             Scott Erb made a motion to allow the planning commission to explore the banners for the downtown area with the final approval to go through the city council prior to purchase. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


             Ordinance #357 was reintroduced due to a publication error. This ordinance is to establish new water rates within the city of Henderson by increasing the rate and going to a monthly billing system instead of bi-monthly. Scott Erb made a motion to re-adopt Ordinance #357 and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


             Ordinance #358 was reintroduced due to a publication error. This ordinance is to establish new sewer rates within the city of Henderson by going to a monthly billing system instead of bi-monthly. Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Ordinance #358 and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


             Matt Friesen made a motion to go into executive session at 7:50 p.m. to discuss land negotiations for the new well project. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


             At 8:25 p.m. Matt Friesen made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


             After discussion, Jim Mestl made a motion to authorize the bidding for the new well project. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


             The N. Industrial Park sewer lift station/sewer lines were discussed. No formal action taken.

Repairing the commonutor at the south lift station was discussed. We will order the rebuild kit. No formal action taken.


             The volunteer EMTs/firefighters requested new coats for all members. Matt Friesen made a motion to pay for half of the coats and not to exceed $1,100. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


             Jim Mestl and Connie Brown to investigate the material for underneath the playground equipment at the swimming pool and to go ahead with the material they felt was appropriate. The pre-engineered mulch is handicap accessible. No formal action taken.


             Reports were given.


             Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk