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 9, 2004 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.


Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and U.S. Post Office and published in the November 4, 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 Council: Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Also present was the city clerk.

 

Minutes from the meetings on October 12, 2004 were presented. Mark Kroeker made a motion to approve the minutes. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Claims were presented and studied. Scott Erb made a motion to accept claims as presented with the exception of check #3096 for Virg’s Plumbing in the amount of $135. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


One building permit was issued.


Kevin Prior from Olsson and Associates discussed the new well site issue and the report from the engineers concerning the administrative order for high nitrates the city is currently under. After reviewing the soil logs, Mark Kroeker made a motion to drill three test wells, one to the north, one to the east and one to the south of the city limits. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried. Clerk to get permission from landowners to do the test well sites.


Deb Friesen made a motion to accept the amendment to the original agreement for Olsson and Associates for an additional $2,000. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


The council reviewed the agreement with Hannah Keelan for the blighted and substandard study to be done in the north industrial park in the amount of $5,000. Scott Erb made a motion to accept the agreement. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


The second reading of the dog and cat pooper scooper ordinance was had. Scott Erb made a motion to remove the cats from the ordinance and to move the ordinance to the third reading in December. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Mayor Curt Friesen made a recommendation to join the York County Development Corp. at the $250 level. Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept the mayor’s recommendation. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


A Groundwater Foundation representative was present to discuss a grant they received to help communities educate people about water conservation and water quality and the wellhead plan. Deb Friesen made a motion to have the water commissioner be the contact person to set up meetings. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


The council reviewed the furniture bide from Eakes Office Plus for the new city hall and the police department. Deb Friesen made a motion to accept the bid for $16,657.35. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept change order #2 for an addition to contract for overhead cabinets in the kitchenette area for $260 and change order #6 for a deduction in contract for keeping carpet in the storage room for $165. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Deb Friesen made a motion to accept JR Construction’s payment application for $10,000 for demolition and framing work. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Scott Erb made a motion to accept Ordinance #349, an ordinance to annex into city limits the land purchased for the lake renovation project and to waive the three readings on three different days. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk