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, 2008 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and published in the November 6, 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 at the back of the council chambers.

             Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Lucas Epp. Council members: Matt Friesen, Scott Erb Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Also present were the city clerk and city employees.

             Minutes from the October 14, 2008 meeting were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

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

             One building permit was submitted.

             The Front Street renovation progress was given by Mike Kleffner of Olsson and Associates. The south half of the street had been poured and the north side is to be poured soon. Scott Erb made a motion to table the payment request of $158,425.56 to M.E. Collins and to have a special meeting in the near future to discuss progress of street and payment. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Olsson and Associates’ pay request was reviewed. Scott Erb made a motion to pay Olsson’s $4,789.23. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             The sprinklers along Front Street were discussed. The council would like to leave the sprinkler portion of the contract in the street contract. The council can assess each property separately. No formal action taken.

             The N. Industrial Park sewer plans were reviewed and discussed with Scott Schmoker of Kirkham Michael. It was decided to split the project into three phases for bidding purposes. The electrical plans need to be forwarded to Scott Schmoker. No formal action taken.

             Chief of Police Milan Mierau gave an update on the Rural Apprehensive Program (RAP). Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Resolution 2008-05, a resolution authorizing Milan Mierau to continue to be part of RAP for $493. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             The city clerk gave an update on the Planning Commission and the comprehensive plan that needs to be updated as it has been 10 years since the last one was done. No formal action taken.

              The York County Emergency Plan was discussed. A special work session will be on Tuesday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. to fill out worksheets for the plan.

             The natural gas tube heater at the north shop needs repaired. Scott Erb made a motion to order the repair kit and fix with that unless the remainder of the tube is non-repairable, then replace the whole unit for $1,850. Jim Mestl seconded. Role vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Drainage in the N Industrial Park from Oak Street north to be looked at. Contact Cecil Huebert to do this. No formal action taken.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk