The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 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 August 3, 2006 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: Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.

             Minutes from the July 11 and July 14 meetings were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes with a change showing Scott Erb as attending on the July 14 meeting. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

Claims were presented. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the claims as presented including Kirkham Michael’s invoice after clarification of the invoice. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             No building permits were submitted.

             Brendan Lilley from Kirkham Michael was present to discuss the street project. After discussion, Scott Erb made a motion to pay the progress payment to Diamond Engineering for $117,068.44. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

Steve Michel and Kevin Postier were present to represent York County Development Corporation for funding purposes. No formal action taken.

             Kevin Prior of Olsson and Associates was present to discuss the new well project. An engineer contract for the project was submitted. Council will act upon the agreement at the September meeting. Well house buildings were discussed.

             After discussion, the Mayor will meet with Dale Epp to discuss his request for settlement.

Maps were reviewed for the N Industrial Park for sewer and a sewer lift station. No formal action taken.

The trailer house rent for the City Trailer Court was discussed. After comparing to other town’s rates, Scott Erb made a motion to raise the monthly rent to $150. Deb Friesen seconded. After further discussion, Scott Erb amended his previous motion to raise the monthly rent to $110 instead of $150. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Nays - Deb Friesen. Motion carried. Clerk will notify current renters this will take effect October 1, 2006 after the 30 day notice.

Discussion was had on putting water meters on the November ballot. It was decided not to do this at this time.

             At 11:22 p.m. Deb Friesen made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel issues. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             At 12:07 p.m. Scott Erb made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried. No formal action taken.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk