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 9, 2007 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 4, 2007 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, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk and city employees.


             Minutes from the December 12 and December 28, 2006 meetings were presented. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


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


             No building permits were submitted.


             Katie Thiesen and Rebecca Friesen of the Heartland FFA Chapter were present to ask if there were any community projects that the Chapter would be able to assist with. The clerk will report back to the Chapter on some ideas.


             Brendan Lilley was present to review the 1&6 Year Street Plan with the Council. A public hearing will be set at the February 13th meeting.


             The clerk reported that the hospital is interested in removing the house they own north of the current gravel parking lot and expand the parking lot. Scott Erb made a motion to accept their request for the expansion of the parking lot. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


             Matt Friesen made a motion to go into executive session at 8:20 pm to discuss prices for land negotiations for the new well project. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


             At 8:40 p.m. Deb Friesen made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Jim Mest seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried. Clerk to begin land negotiations with property owners for the wellsites and transmission line.


             Clerk to look into an ordinance to include a written notice from property owners for when they request their water to be turned back on.


             Reports were given. A public meeting is set for January 31 at 7:00 pm at the school theater to discuss the new well progress. No formal action taken.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk