A retreat of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 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 March 23, 2006 Henderson News.

            Mayor Lucas Epp opened the retreat at 5:30 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Lucas Epp. Council members: Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.

            The downtown was discussed as far as what could be done for businesses to encourage them to improve or upgrade facades. Lighting, banners, sculpture and sidewalks were also discussed.

            The N Industrial Park was discussed for future planning of drainage, sewer, and street improvement. Also look into maintenance of current street and drainage.

            Housing developments and vacant lots were discussed.

            Playground equipment by swimming pool was discussed.

            The legislative bill regarding the 500' distance from schools and daycare facilities that sex offenders can reside was discussed. This bill is currently in front of Senators.

            Livestock north of town within the one mile jurisdiction was discussed.