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 14, 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 October 9, 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, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.


Minutes from the regular meeting of September 9, 2003 were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


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


One building permit was issued.


No one was present for public forum.


Representatives from EA Engineering present to review the lake renovation plans with the council. No formal action taken.


Representatives from Perennial Public Power were present to discuss resolution for the professional retail operations agreement. Scott Erb made a motion to table the resolution until the November meeting. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Matt Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #338, an ordinance to adopt the new building codes due to the state legislative changes and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


After discussing the street project, 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.


After reviewing the resolution to approve the York County Local Emergency Operations Plan, Scott Erb made a motion to approve Resolution #2003-07 to approve the plan. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


After reviewing the rate savings for insurance, Matt Friesen made a motion to adopt resolution #2003-08 for a three-year term discount with the League of Associated Risk Management. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote Ayes - Matt Friesen, Mark Kroeker, Al Cruickshank and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Employee status was discussed. No formal action taken.


Reports were given. Clerk to have sidewalk inspection, dog ordinances and water line plan on next month’s agenda


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