The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at the City Hall 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 November 6, 2003 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 and Matt Friesen. Scott Erb present at 7:50 p.m. Also present was the city clerk.


Minutes from the regular meeting of October 14, 2003 were presented. Mark Kroeker made a motion to approve the minutes. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker and Al Cruickshank. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Claims were presented and studied. Matt Friesen made a motion to accept claims as presented. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker and Al Cruickshank. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Three building permit was issued.


No one was present for public forum.


Mark Kroeker made a motion to table the Kroeker Subdivision sealed bids until next month as there were no bids submitted. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


After discussion and reviewing the plans, Mark Kroeker made a motion to authorize bid advertisement for the lake renovation subject to NRD’s approval. Scott Erb seconded. Motion carried.


Jamey Pankoke of Perennial Public Power District was present to discuss the Professional Retail Operations Agreement with the council. After discussion, Matt Friesen made a motion to enter into the agreement by adopting Resolution 2003-09. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried. Also discussed was the fringe area agreement around the city limits. This will be an agenda item in December.


The sidewalk repair inspection matter was discussed. It was decided to assess the sidewalks over the winter months and to look into the code for time allotment and specifications.


Street progress was discussed. Al Cruickshank made a motion to approve the progress payment to Diamond Engineering. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Scott Erb made a motion to approve the change order from Diamond Engineering for $7992 for utility work. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the $7,500 contribution to the Chamber of Commerce position. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Mark Kroeker made a motion to approve the remaining set of Christmas decorations for 17th Street. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Reports were given. No formal action taken.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk