The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 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 February 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 located at the back of the conference chambers.

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

             Minutes from the January 8, 2008, meeting were presented. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

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

             One building permit was issued.

             The water project was discussed. Scott Erb made a motion to approve Sargent Drilling’s change order #1 for an extension of time for seeding. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to approve Sargent Drilling’s change order #2 for the addition of main breakers at the wellhouses for $2,215. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to approve VanKirk Contracting’s change order #4 to move the air release valves for $2,140. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to approve payment request #4 from Simmerman Electric for $15,525. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to approve payment request #4 from Sargent Drilling for $102,330. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Mayor Lucas Epp opened the public hearing for the 1 & 6 year street plan at 8:00 p.m. At 8:45 p.m. the public hearing was closed as no public was present. Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Resolution 2008-01 for the 1 & 6 year street plan. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the payment of the budgeted Chamber dues in the amount of $10,000. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             The discussion of replacing the lawn mower for the parks was discussed. Lowell Hiebner presented information on the commercial mowers he had available. A decision will be made at the March regular meeting.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk