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 13, 2004 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.


Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, U.S. Post Office and the Henderson State Bank and published in the January 8, 2004 Henderson News.


Mayor Curt Friesen called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Curt Friesen and Councilmen: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.


Minutes from the regular meeting of December 9 and special meetings of December 22 and December 30 were presented. Al Cruickshank made a motion to approve the minutes. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


Claims were presented and studied. Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept all claims as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


One building permit was issued.


No one was present for public forum.


Scott Rathjen from Kirkham Michael was present to discuss the 1 & 6 Year Street Plan.


Al Cruickshank made a motion to authorize the progress payment to Diamond Engineering for $26,112.19. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


After discussion, Al Cruickshank made a motion at 9:32 p.m. to go into executive session to evaluate the job performance of an employee to prevent needless injury to the reputation of the employee and to have only the council members and the clerk present. Scott Erb seconded.Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried


At 10:17 p.m., Scott Erb made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried


Scott Erb made a motion to modify the discipline imposed on employee Mel Friesen to include a probation ending date of December 18, 2004 and to reword the letter. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried


Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried


Connie Brown, City Clerk