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 12, 2005 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.


            Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and U.S. Post Office and published in the April 7, 2005 Henderson News.


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


            Minutes from the meetings on March 8, March 9, March 17 and March 31 were presented. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the minutes. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes -, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

 

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


            Dan Pickett of Kinder Morgan was present to discuss franchise agreement. To be acted on at the May meeting with changes.


            Deb Friesen made a motion to accept the planning commissions recommendation to appoint Daphne Hall and Shari Peters as new planning commission members. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            Mayor Lucas Epp declared the public hearing open at 8:00 p.m. for the variance request from Mark and Karen Dick to allow a garage to be placed on a vacant lot as the principal structure. The municipal code reads that a garage is an accessory structure and an accessory structure shall be on the same lot as a principal structure. Since there was no public in attendance, Mayor Lucas Epp closed the public hearing at 8:05 p.m.


            After reviewing the planning commissions recommendation and asking Mark Dick some questions, Scott Erb made a motion to accept the planning commissions recommendation in accepting the variance for Mark and Karen Dick. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            Kevin Prior from Olsson and Associates was present to discuss the lagoon. The engineers will need to submit a plan to DEQ in order to get a construction permit for the north cell. We will have a special meeting in the near future to review and approve plan in order to submit plan to the DEQ.


            Kevin Prior discussed the new well progress. There is a possibility to apply for a $500,000 grant with a deadline of July 31, 2005. It was decided to look into the grant. It was also discussed to case the test well to the north and do a 13 parameter test and to do 1 or 2 test wells to the south.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk