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 9, 2006 at the Police Station in Henderson, Nebraska.

            Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Henderson Post Office and published in the May 4, 2006 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: Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb (7:35 pm). Also present was the city clerk.

            Minutes from the April 11 and April 20 meetings were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Scott Erb -absent. Motion carried.

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

            One building permit was submitted.

            Kevin Prior from Olsson and Associates was present to discuss the engineer contract for the water project. Plans should be complete by the September 12 meeting.

            Deb Friesen made a motion to accept the contract including the additional services of Olsson and Associates providing the required operation and maintenance manual for facilities. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

            Yvonne McConnell Svec from LARM Insurance was present to discuss the sewer backup policy available. After discussion the council decided it was not worth having the coverage. Only three out of fifty-eight members have invested in the coverage.

            Pool wages were discussed for the managers and lifeguards. Matt Friesen made a motion to accept the wages as proposed to be competitive with area swimming pools and businesses and also to reimburse lifeguards the cost of the water safety instructor class if they pass. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

            Reports were given. Water restrictions will go into effect on May 15. Clerk to advertise for a used refrigerator for the boy’s diamond.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk