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 13, 2007 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 March 8, 2007 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: Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Deb Friesen was present at 7:35 p.m. Also present were the city clerk, city employees, chief of police, members from the Planning Commission and Chamber.


             Minutes from the February 13 meeting were presented. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


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


             No building permits were submitted.

 

             Justin Ott from the Planning Commission along with Curt Friesen and Blaine Friesen from the Chamber of Commerce were present to discuss forming a committee to oversee the tax increment financing for the downtown area and would like to have someone from the council join. Lucas Epp and Scott Erb both volunteered to be on the committee. No formal action taken.


             Brendan Lilley from Kirkham Michael was present to discuss the engineer agreement for the N. Industrial Park sewer plan with the council. It was decided to discuss this item after the water project bid is known. No formal action taken.


             The resolution for the borrowing of money by issuance of general obligation bonds by the city to reimburse the costs of acquiring, constructing, equipping and furnishing improvements to the water system of the city was reviewed. Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Resolution #2007-02 as described above. Matt Freisen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: all. Motion carried.


             The council reviewed Ordinance #357, an ordinance to establish new water rates within the city of Henderson by increasing the rate and going to a monthly billing system instead of bi-monthly. Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #357 and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.


             The council reviewed Ordinance #358, an ordinance to establish sewer rates within the city of Henderson by going to a monthly billing system instead of bi-monthly. Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #358 and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carred.


             Kevin Prior from Olsson and Associates was present to discuss the water project in detail. Homer Peters from HR Engineering was also present to discuss some items in the spec book. Kevin Prior and Homer Peters to discuss this at a meeting with the city clerk present. The reconstruction of Front Street was also reviewed. No formal action taken.



             Jim Mestl asked on behalf of the Crime Stoppers for a donation from the city. Scott Erb made a motion to make a donation of $100 to the Crime Stoppers. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.


             Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk