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 11, 2004 at the Fire Barn 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 May 6, 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 April 13, 2004 were presented. Matt Friesen 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. Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept claims as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


Six building permits were issued.


Joe Pankratz was present to discuss a potential helicopter landing site. After discussion Scott Erb made a motion to pursue a site north of the south lift station. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


Several ordinance changes were discussed. Clerk and Police Chief to meet with the atourney and report at the next meeting.



The third and final reading of Ordinance #339 was read. Matt Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #339, a soil sampling ordinance. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


New City Hall plans were reviewed. Mark Kroeker made a motion to authorize advertisement for bid with six months from time of acceptance of bid for completion date. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


Landscaping and sidewalks around the swimming pool were discussed. Scott Erb made a motion to accept the bids from Pine Valley Landscaping and A&L. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried. NRD to help fund the landscaping project.


Deb Friesen presented to the council a location for the bronze sculpture. Matt Friesen made a motion to accept location of the bronze in the northeast corner of the downtown park. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


Al Cruickshank made a motion to accept Diamond Engineering’s pay request. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


Matt Friesen made a motion to accept Kohl Construction’s change order for moving dirt south of the lake. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


Al Cruickshank mad a motion to accept Kohl Construction’s pay request. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept the 2002-03 financial audit. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Scott Erb and Al Cruickshank. Motion carried.


Scott Erb made a motion to accept the resignation of Al Cruickshank as council member. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, and Scott Erb. Nays: none. Abstain: Al Cruickshank. Motion carried. Vacancy of office will be published.


Reports were given. No formal action taken.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk