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 13, 2005 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 8, 2005 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 and police chief.


            Minutes from the November 8 and December 2 meetings were presented. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


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


            One building permit was issued last month.


            Mayor Lucas Epp made the following recommended appointments for the 2006 year:

                        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 & Assoc.

                        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 


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


            Kevin Prior of Olsson and Associates was present to give update on transfer permit and other well issues. After discussion, Jim Mestl made a motion to accept only the water distribution study portion of the engineer agreement at this time. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried. Olsson’s to provide new contract stating this.




            Water rates were discussed and will be reviewed again at the special meeting in December.


            Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the budgeted amount of $7,500 for the Chamber of Commerce. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk