The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 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 March 4, 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: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.


Minutes from the regular meeting February 10, 2004 were presented. Mark Kroeker made a motion to approve the minutes. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


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


No building permits were issued.


After reviewing the soil sampling ordinance, Matt Friesen made a motion to approve Ordinance #339 with the first reading being now. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Kevin Prior from Olsson and Associates was present to discuss the amendment to the agreement we currently have with them to continue to search for new locations for a wellsite. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the amendment. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


The York County Development Corporation dues were discussed. We will consider the dues at budget time.


Norene Fitzgerald was present to discuss joining the potential of York County joining a multi-county economic development group (SENDD). Mark Kroeker made a motion to claim the City of Henderson is interested for York County to join the group and would prefer that York County join a new multi-county economic development group instead of an existing group. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


The gifted bank building was discussed. Clerk to look into having the from rebricked, awning, new windows and new doors. No formal action taken.


Scott Erb made a motion to charge 50 cents up to 5,000 yards for dirt from lake renovation and 25 cents for dirt over 5,000 yards and allow the clerk to waive this charge if need be. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


At 10:37, Scott Erb made a motion to go into executive session to discuss terms on possible land acquisition for new wellsites. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


  At 10:58, Mark Kroeker made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried. No formal action taken.


Reports were given. No formal action taken.


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


Connie Brown

City Clerk