The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 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 October 7, 2004 Henderson News.


Mayor Curt Friesen called the meeting to order at 7:50 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 September 14, 2004 were presented. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Claims were presented and studied. Mark Kroeker 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 permits was issued.


The Mayor declared the meeting open at 8:00 p.m. At 8:05 the Mayor declared the hearing closed as there was no public present.


Deb Friesen made a motion to accept Resolution 2004-03, a resolution for the levying of special assessment upon the properties of Birch Street and South Main Street. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


After reviewing the ordinance concerning participating in the Southeast Nebraska Development District to assist in funding options for economic development, Mark Kroeker made a motion to adopt Ordinance #346 and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Lloyd Castner was present to explain to the council a couple of different funding options with the possibility of a new business coming to town.


After reviewing the change order for the lake in the amount of $1,338.22 for miscellaneous deductions and additions. Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept the change order. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


After reviewing the final payment for the lake renovation from Kohl Construction, Scott Erb made a motion to make the final payment in the amount of $21,434.20 to Kohl Construction. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.



After reviewing the dog and cat ordinance, Scott Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #348 with this being the first of three readings. This ordinance require owners to pick up feces after their cat or dog on public or private property. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.



At 8:30 the Mayor declared the public hearing open for the adoption of the Wellhead Protection Plan. At 8:38 the Mayor declared the hearing closed as there was no public present and one written concern for the plan.


After discussion Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #347, an ordinance designating a wellhead protection plan and to suspend the three different readings on three different days. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


Kevin Prior from Olsson and Associates was present to discuss the site for a new well and other water issues. Clerk will be working with Olsson and Associates to get permission for a test well from a landowner.


Scott Erb made a motion to have the city engineers to start planning for a water line replacement on 15th Street between Front Street and Elm Street. Mark seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


After reviewing a list of office equipment for the new city hall, Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the list from Eakes Office Plus for $5,400. Equipment includes printers, copiers and fax machine. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mark Kroeker, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.


After discussing replacing the street sweeper, the Mayor recommended buying a used unit. After further discussion, Deb Friesen made a motion to accept the bid from EDM Equipment for a new Elgin street sweeper for $99,098. Motion died for lack of seconded.


Mark Kroeker made a motion to accept a bid from Rose Equipment for a used Elgin street sweeper for $50,000. Motion died for lack of second.


Scott Erb made a motion to accept a bid from Rose Equipment for a 2004 demo Johnston street sweeper for $103,500 and to lease over a two year period. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Nays: Mark Kroeker. Motion carried.


Reports were given.


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


Connie Brown, Clerk