The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 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 May 3, 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 Deb Friesen. Scott Erb present at 8:40 pm. Also present were the city clerk, city employees and chief of police.

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

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

Two building permit was submitted.

Public forum was opened. Elvie Steier, Industrial Park property owner, asked about possible special water rates in the Industrial Park. The council will discuss.

Kevin Prior of Olsson and Associates was present to discuss the bids that were opened publicly on Tuesday, April 9.

After discussion, Jim Mestl made a motion to accept Van Kirk Brothers of Sutton for Bid Section #1, water main construction. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb Motion carried.

Deb Friesen made a motion to accept Sargent Drilling of Geneva for Bid Section #2, municipal well drilling. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb Motion carried.

Matt Friesen made a motion to accept Simmerman Electric of Elm Creek for Bid Section #3, well controls. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb Motion carried.

It was decided to table Bid Section #4,water tower painting, for further explanation.

The engineer agreement for the construction phase of the project was reviewed and discussed. Deb Friesen made a motion accept the amendment to the agreement to include the construction phase of the project. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb Motion carried.

At 8:23 pm, Jim Mestl made a motion to go into executive session to discuss land negotiations. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb Motion carried.

At 8:30 p.m., Deb Friesen made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb Motion carried. No formal action taken.

The N Industrial Park sewer lift station was discussed. This will be tabled until the water project is underway. No formal action taken.

Jim Mestl made a motion to accept the appointment of Monte McIntyre for the planning commission position. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb Motion carried.

The abandonment of a trailer in the trailer courts was discussed. Milan Mierau reported on the procedure for eviction of a tenant according to the city attorney. Scott Erb made a motion to proceed with the eviction of the trailer owner on lot #5. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

Reports were given.

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

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk