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 13, 2006 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 June 8, 2006 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, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb (7:45 pm). Also present was the city clerk.

             Minutes from the May 9 meeting were presented. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Scott Erb-absent. Motion carried.

             Claims were presented. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the claims as presented except for the claim to Kirkham Michael. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried. To meet with Kirkham Michael before payment to be submitted.

             Three building permits were submitted.

             Concerns for the retention of BASF was had during the public forum. No formal action taken.

             After discussion, Scott Erb made a motion to approve the progress payment to Diamond Engineering for $21,951.40. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to approve the Park Board’s recommendation to place the water sculpture in the Downtown Park in a south central location. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Clerk to contact TIF attorney and set up guidelines for TIF monies for businesses.

             Clerk to submit a draft copy to the attorney to set up guidelines for the lots in the Kroeker Subdivision.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to purchase a used water reel for the softball field for $3,500. Pay for half this budget year and half next budget year unless there is enough left to purchase it all this budget year. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl approved the request of Gary Bennett for $13,500 of the USDA Revolving Loan Funds to help purchase the FoodMart. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Chief of Police is to contact the city attorney about the regulations on increasing the rent for trailer court lots, possibly moving trailers or closing the trailer court which is owned by the City.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to not pay any York County Development Corporation dues for this year. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #356, an ordinance not allowing a sexual offender to reside within 500 feet of a daycare or school and to have the maximum penalty in place for such an offense and to waive the three readings on three different days. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #357, an ordinance to amend slaughter houses, agricultural purposes and stockyards to be removed from primary uses and to have to have council approval before allowed in the industrial park and to waive the three readings on three different days. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Reports were given. Horseshoe pits are to be placed by sand volleyball court.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk