The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 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 December 4, 2003 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: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Also present was the city clerk.


Minutes from the regular meeting of November 11, 2003 were presented. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the minutes. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker and Al Cruickshank. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Claims were presented and studied. Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept all claims as presented except for check #1060 for Kinder Morgan. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker and Al Cruickshank. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Two building permits were issued.


No one was present for public forum.


              After reviewing the Mayor’s recommendation for appointments for 2004, Mark Kroeker made a motion to approve them. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker and Al Cruickshank. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

 

              The appointments are as follows: 

                            Chairman of Council                                                                   Al Cruickshank 

                            Water and Sewer Commissioner                                                 Matt Friesen

                            Swimming Pool Commissioner                                                  Scott Erb

                            Parks Commissioner                                                                   Mark Kroeker

                            Street Commissioner                                                                   Al Cruickshank

                            Recreation Commissioner                                                           Scott Erb

                            Recreation Administrators                                                          Deb Wilhelm and Joel Heinrichs

                            City Attorney                                                                              Charles Campbell

                            Deputy City Attorney                                                                  Mike Murphy

                            City Engineers                                                                             Kirkham Michael and Associates

                            Chief of Police                                                                            Milan Mierau

                            Fiscal Agent                                                                                Smith Hayes

                            Health Officer                                                                             Dr. Chris Vanderneck

                            City Clerk/Treasurer                                                                   Connie Brown

                            Pool Administrator                                                                      Becky Franz

                            Zoning Administrator                                                                  Milan Mierau

 


After discussing the lagoon banking renovation, the clerk informed the council that the south side of the lagoon would be done for an additional $3,500. No formal action taken.


After discussing the lots in the Kroeker Subdivision, Al Cruickshank made a motion to authorize the clerk to contact the local realtors and list the lots with all of them. If an offer is made, the clerk will bring it before the council for approval. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes -/ Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker and Al Cruickshank. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried. If the offer is accepted, a new resolution will be created, published for three weeks and then have a remonstrance period of 30 days after third publication.


Update on the lake renovation was given. A special meeting will be held later in December for bid opening and acceptance.


An update was given on the streets, Mark Kroeker made a motion to approve the progress payment of $153,124.84. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker and Al Cruickshank. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Reports were given..


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk