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 12, 2008 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and published in the August 7, 2008 Henderson News.              Mayor Lucas Epp called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Epp declared the meeting to be legal and properly advertised with all members having been informed of the nature of the meeting and having received related information. Mayor Epp also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers.

              Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Lucas Epp. Council members: Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen Also present were the city clerk and city employees.

              Minutes from the July 8, 2008, meeting were presented. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

              Claims were presented. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

              Two building permits was submitted.

              The current dog ordinances were reviewed along with Legislative Bill 1055. This will be reviewed again at the September meeting.

              Ryan and Nichole Dente were present to review their business plan for an Italian restaurant with the council and to ask for a loan through the USDA Revolving Loan account the city has. After reviewing the business plan, Deb Friesen made a motion to loan the Dentes $10,000. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

              Cornerstone Bank requested a 6" water line to be placed in the alley to provide the new bank with the correct size of water line to meet the city’s adopted code for sprinklers. No formal action taken.

              Huebert Land Leveling’s agreement with the city to maintain the Walnut Street road in the industrial park was reviewed. The council agreed to continue with the agreement and review on an annual basis.

              The N Industrial Park sewer plans were discussed. Scott Erb will be meeting with Homer Peters to discuss the electrical needs for the lift station. Plans will be reviewed in detail. No formal action taken.

              Scott Erb made a motion to authorize the clerk to open a checking account for the sports complex and to authorize the mayor, president of the council and the clerk to be the authorities to sign checks for all bank accounts for the city. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

              Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk