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 14, 2005 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.


            Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and U.S. Post Office and published in the June 9, 2005 Henderson News.


            Acting Mayor Matt Friesen called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Council members: Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk. Absent: Mayor Lucas Epp.


            Minutes from the meeting on May 10 was presented. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


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


            Two building permits were issued.


            Brian Hiebner from the Henderson Health Care Services was present to discuss driveway access from 17th Street. Scott Erb made a motion to accept the plan with the following items in place: the driveway access from 16th Street will be barricaded off and a curb cut on 17th Street will be made as to not interfere with the drainage inlet. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            After reviewing the fireworks ordinance to include specific times for selling and exploding fireworks, Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #353 with a change to include selling needs to take place in a non-residential area instead of a fireproof building. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            After review, Scott Erb made a motion to accept Paulsen Inc.’s final pay request of $10,131.62 for the alley construction. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            Norene Fitzgerald from York County Development Corporation was present to discuss the county wide housing study and an interlocal agreement with York County, York County Housing, Inc., City of York, Village of Benedict, Village of Bradshaw, Village of Gresham, Village of Lushton, Village of McCool Junction, Village of Thayer and Village of Waco and City of Henderson for a Home Ownership Opportunity Program. Jim Mestl made a motion to enter into the interlocal agreement. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            Scott Erb made a motion to accept the progress payment in the amount of $21,456 for the lagoon work from Midwest Land Developers. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            Reports were given. Recreation Directors Joel Heinrichs and Deb Wilhelm will be resigning at the end of the ball program season.


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


Matt Friesen, Acting Mayor

Connie Brown, City Clerk