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 12, 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 December 7, 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, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk and city employees.


             Minutes from the November 14, 2006 meeting were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


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


             No building permits were submitted.


             The Mayor presented his recommendation for the 2007 appointments as follows:

                          Chairman of Council                                                          Matt Friesen 

                          Water and Sewer Commissioner                                        Scott Erb

                          Swimming Pool Commissioner                                         Jim Mestl

                          Parks Commissioner                                                          Deb Friesen

                          Street Commissioner                                                          Matt Friesen

                          Recreation Commissioner                                                  Jim Mestl

                          Recreation Administrators                                                 Recreation committee

                          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


             Deb Friesen made a motion to accept the Mayor’s recommendation for the 2007 appointments. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


             Cecil Huebert was present to discuss the dirt pile by the west softball diamond. Matt Friesen made a motion to have all scheduling and location of dirt removal go through Cecil Huebert. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried. The purpose for this arrangement is the fact that Huebert Land Leveling has agreed to level the dirt and provide proper drainage for the future ballfields in trade for some of the dirt. Anyone is welcome to the dirt and can utilize other haulers, but the agreement is to go through Cecil Huebert since he built and maintains the driveway and also maintains the drainage after the removal of dirt. Chains will be put across the entrance of the driveway to help control unauthorized vehicles from entering.


             The Park Board was discussed. Deb Friesen made a motion to disband the Park Board and give the duties of the Park Board back to the Planning Commission. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

 

             The claim from Dale Epp was discussed. No formal action taken. There will be a special meeting later in December to act on this claim.


             Kevin Prior from Olsson and Associates was present to discuss the new wells. Shawn Peters of HR Engineering was also present to discuss the control system for the new wells. No formal action taken. Plans will be presented at a special meeting later in December.


             Reports were given. No formal action was taken.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk.