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 10, 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 January 5, 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, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk and police chief.


            Minutes from the December 13 and December 20 meetings were presented. Matt 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. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            No building permits were issued last month.

Bergen Subdivision Replat was reviewed. The council expressed no concern and told Ken Bergen to go forward with the replat. No formal action taken.


            LeRoy Gerrard from Kirkham Michael was present to review the 1 & 6 year street plan with the council. The public hearing will be set for February 14 at 8:00 to approve the 1 & 6 year street plan. No formal action taken.


            Update on the well situation was given. Waiting for test well to be drilled and tower well pump to be hooked up. No formal action taken.


            After reviewing the new water and sewer rates, Scott Erb made a motion to approve Ordinance #354 with changes, an ordinance to change the water rates effective for the January 31 billing cycle and to suspend three readings on three different days and to approve Ordinance #355 with changes, an ordinance to change the sewer rates effective for the January 31 billing cycle and to suspend three readings on three different days. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the budget item to pay the Ambulance District $4,175 for the 2005-2006 budget year. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            Matt Friesen made a motion to approve an extra $6,000 from the city budget to be paid to the Ambulance District to pay one half of the purchase of a Jaws of Life unit. The Rural Fire Board will pay the other $6,000. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            Reports were given. An ambulance board meeting has been set for January 26 at 7:00 p.m. and a special meeting for the city council acting as the community redevelopment agency is set for February 2 at 7:00 p.m. No formal action taken.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk