The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 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 June 5, 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 on May 13 were presented. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the minutes. Mark Kroeker 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, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Four building permits were granted this past month.


Tory Kort from Olsson and Associates was present to discuss possible other well site locations to the north. The city will get nitrate testing done on wells within the vicinity of the sites. No formal action taken.


Mark Kroeker made a motion to approve the progress payment on the swimming pool in the amount of $138,240. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker and Matt Friesen Abstain: Scott Erb. Motion carried.


After discussion and Mayor Friesen’s recommendation to shorten the west end of Birch Street, Scott Erb made a motion to leave the west end of Birch Street as existing plan which is as existing layout. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Nays - Mark Kroeker. Motion carried.


After discussion of replacing trees to be removed due to construction, Mark Kroeker made a motion to not replace trees. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Al Cruickshank made a motion to approve the pay request from Diamond Engineering for $33,337.17 for the street construction. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


An update on the lake renovation was given. EA Engineering’s proposal for the engineering of the final design and construction phase was reviewed. Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept the proposal. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the payment for land purchase from John K. Steingard in the amount of $23,350. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.



After discussion, Mark Kroeker made a motion to adopt Ordinance #337, an ordinance to authorize the purchase of real estate for the sediment from the lake renovation and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Scott Erb made a motion to approve Resolution 2003-05, a resolution to continue the membership in the Rural Apprehension Program. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


The clerk will get bids for the restoration of the banking on the south side of the lagoon.


Reports were given. No formal action taken.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk