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 10, 2004 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 August 5, 2004 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: Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.


Minutes from the meetings on July 13, 2004 were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Claims were presented and studied. Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept claims as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen. Scott Erb - Abstain. Motion carried.


One building permit was issued.


Matt Friesen made a motion to table the sewer claim presented by Hans Huebert until next meeting and to ask Diamond Engineering if they would consider paying a percentage of the claim. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Norene Fitzgerald discussed dues and bylaw changes at the York County Development Corp. No formal action taken.


At 8:10 p.m. the Mayor opened the public hearing for the Birch St/S Main Street sidewalk assessments. After discussion, the Mayor declared the public hearing closed at 8:25. Matt Friesen made a motion to have the engineers remove the driveway footage and to reassess the linear footage costs to reflect the removal of driveways. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


The purchase of a different street sweeper was discussed. Clerk to get more information on a different sweeper for next month’s meeting. No action taken.


Scott Erb made a motion to pay the claim submitted by Brad Friesen in the amount of $1,155.40 for redoing his own sidewalk during the street construction using the engineer’s numbers. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Matt Friesen made a motion to accept the bid in the amount of $29,710 from JR Construction for the remodeling of the new city offices. The bid is to include the two new doors. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Abstain: Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Tax Increment Financing was discussed. Clerk to meet with Lloyd Castner from Kirkham Michael about other funding options.


After discussing the lake project, Scott Erb made a motion to approve the payment application in the amount of $10,206.63 to Kohl Construction. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Reports were given. No formal action taken.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk