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 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 July 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: Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.


Minutes from the meetings on June 8, 2004 were presented. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the minutes. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


Claims were presented and studied. Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept claims as presented. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


Two building permits were issued.


According to the code municipal code book, the council is to elect one of its own body to be the President of the Council. A secret ballot vote was held by the council and the results were 3-1 for Matt Friesen to be the new President of the Council.


Sidewalk Assessments for Birch Street were reviewed. Mark Kroeker made a motion to set the public hearing for the sidewalk assessments for the August meeting. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


The N. Main Street waterline between Front Street and Cedar Street was discussed. No formal action taken.


At 8:00 p.m. Mayor Curt Friesen declared the public hearing open for a variance requested by Albert Thieszen to allow an egress window to be built 22' from the property line instead of the municipal code of 30'. At 8:32 p.m., the Mayor closed the public hearing. After discussion, Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the variance. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


Russ Gierhart from the NRD was present to discuss the Wellhead Protection Plan with concerned citizens. After discussion, Deb Friesen made a motion to set the public hearing for the Wellhead Protection Plan to be set for September 14, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


A claim turned in by Roger Friesen for curb repair was reviewed by the council. After discussion and recommendation from the Mayor, Mark Kroeker made a motion to deny the claim for curb repair. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


After discussion concerning the remodeling of the new City Hall, Mark Kroeker made a motion to table the awarding of the bid until the August meeting. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen. Nays - Deb Friesen. Abstain - Scott Erb. Motion carried.



After discussion with our engineers, Scott Erb made a motion to authorize the final pay application to Diamond Engineering for the amount of $32,919.24. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


After discussion concerning the lake renovation, Matt Friesen made a motion to authorize the pay application to Kohl Construction for $76,593.43. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


After reviewing a bid submitted for Lot 11 in Kroeker Subdivision, Scott Erb made a motion to counter the offer with a minimum bid of $6,500. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


Reports were given. No formal action taken.


Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all present. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk