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 13at the Police Station in Henderson, Nebraska.

Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and published in the May 1, 2008 Henderson News.              Mayor Lucas Epp called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Epp declared the meeting to be legal and properly advertised with all members having been informed of the nature of the meeting and having received related information. Mayor Epp also referred to the open meetings law poster.

              Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Lucas Epp. Council members: Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Jim Mestl was present at 7:45 p.m. Also present were the city clerk and city employees, insurance representatives, Homer Peters, Curt Friesen, Don Norris. Mike Kleffner, Jerry Kabourek, Marvin Brummer, Ken Bergen, Cheryl Ratzlaff and Bob Ratzlaff.

              Minutes from the April 8 & April 23, 2008, meetings were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Absent: Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

              Three building permits were submitted.

              During public forum, Curt Friesen and Don Norris updated the council about a possible business relocation. Homer Peters questioned the engineers on the water control system. No formal action taken.

              Jerry Kabourek from M.E. Collins was present to discuss the Front Street Project time line. Jerry requested the council consider an extension on the paving project due to length of moving utilities and the weather being unfavorable. Jerry requested that ME Collins mill the road, lay it back down and pack it and maintain it on a weekly basis until the end of August when they can come in and do the street correctly. The substantial completion date will be December 1, 2008 with a $1,000 a day fine for every day after. A change order will be written up for next meeting. No formal action taken.

              Resolution 2008-03 was reviewed. This resolution allowed money spent on the Front Street project to be reimbursable with bond money. Matt Friesen made a motion to adopt Resolution 2008-03. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll votes: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              LARM Insurance representatives Mike Nolan and Yvonne Svec were present to discuss the city’s current insurance policy, the history of LARM and what LARM has to offer as side benefits for being a member. No formal action taken.

              The sidewalk was discussed at the corner of 10th Street to the west to Marvin Peters house. It was decided to leave the sidewalk in the plans due to ADA requirements.

              Maquire Iron submitted Change Order #1 for a $30,000 deduct to allow a wet sandblasting method instead of a containment method to collect the sandblasting material and paint from the tower. Matt Friesen made a motion to accept Change Order #1 from Maguire Iron. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

              Pay request for Maguire Iron was reviewed. Scott Erb made a motion to pay Maguire Iron $155,745, including the $30,000 deduct. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motin carried.

              Pay request for Sargent Drilling was reviewed. Matt Friesen made a motion to pay Sargent Drilling $80,757.35. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

              Scott Erb made a motion to pay Olsson Associates $2,043.87 for engineering on the street project and withhold $7,902.95 for the water project. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

              Scott Erb made a motion to purchase a new trash pump from Northern Pump for $1,395. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

Matt Friesen and Chad Casper will look at streets for near future repairs.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk