The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 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 July 3, 2003 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 and public hearing on June 10, 2003 and special meeting on June 19, 2003 were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


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


Two building permits were presented.


Bob Decker was present for the public forum to discuss the lake renovation and the possible use of the land to the south of the existing softball field. Deb Friesen was present to mention the flies and the odor. No formal action taken.


Brian Hiebner was present as the hospital representative to discuss the parking situation around the hospital. He presented a map showing what has been implemented for employee parking. No formal action taken.


Progress on the swimming pool project was discussed. After discussion, Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the progress payment to ABC General Contractors for $84,118.56. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker and Matt Friesen. Abstain: Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Update on street project was given. No formal action taken.


After reports were given, the council went to the swimming pool for a tour of the facility.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk