The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 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 January 3, 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: Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Also present were the city clerk and city employees.

             Minutes from the December 11, 2007 meeting were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve all minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

             One building permit was issued.

             Brendan Lilley of Kirkham Michael was present to discuss the 1&6 Year Street Plan. The public hearing will be at the February 12 meeting.

             Kirkham Michael is to proceed with the N Industrial Park plans for the sewer lift station.

             Mike Kleffner of Olsson and Associates was present to discuss well progress. The wells should be online by the February meeting. No pay requests were submitted this month.

             Olsson’s payments were discussed. Scott Erb made a motion to pay $7,323.29 to Olsson and Associates. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Motion carried. This payment will be the last payment to them until the project is complete.

             The air release valves were discussed. Matt Friesen made a motion to do a change order to move the air release valves on the Steve Hiebner property. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             The future of the Senior Center was discussed as a member of the Senior Center has approached a board member. No formal action taken.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk