A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

            Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Cornerstone Bank and the US Post Office.

 

            Mayor Lucas Epp called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Present were: Mayor Lucas Epp. Councilmembers: Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Also present were city clerk and utility supervisor.

 

            The purpose of the special meeting was to meet with Doug Yantzie from Sargent Drilling to discuss the cameraing of the tower well. Doug Yantzie went through the video with the council explaining the well casing had definite markings of the pump rubbing against the casing. He expressed his concern the casing is not in that good of condition to continue using the well for an extended period of time. He also suggested replacing the pump going into the tower well with a new pump that will be able to be transferred to one of the new wells as the current pump is not in good condition either. Doug has contacted Olsson and Associates to get the specifications of what size of pump will be used in the new wells.


            After discussion, Matt Friesen made a motion to have Sargent Drilling replace the tower well pump with a new 60 hp pump with an electric motor and to have the variable frequency drive hooked up to it. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


            After further discussion of the tower well not being in good condition, Deb Friesen made a motion to have Sargent Drilling drill a test well to the east of wellsite #2005-01. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried. This will be the potential site for the third well.


            Water and sewer rates were reviewed. Suggested water rate increase is 28% and sewer rate increase is 14% with some exceptions to high water users. Ordinance will be reviewed and adopted at the January meeting and rates will go into effect with the January billing cycle.


            Deb Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb (left at 6:35 p.m.) Motion carried.


Connie Brown

City Clerk