The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Henderson Post Office and published in the September 6, 2007 Henderson News.

             Mayor Lucas Epp called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Lucas Epp. Council members: Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present were the city clerk and city employees.

             Minutes from the August 14, 2007 meeting were presented. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

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

             Building permits were reviewed.

             Rich Regier was present to discuss his concern for the drainage along 18th Street. The clerk will talk to the landowners about the possibility of keeping the weeds down in the field east of 18th Street and also about the culvert east on East Birch Street.

             Progress payments were reviewed for the contractors on the water project. Matt Friesen made a motiont to pay Simmerman’s request for $13,807.97. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to pay Sargent Drilling’s request for $247,500. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to pay VanKirk’s request for $258,628.25. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

             York County Coalition representative Deb Beans was present to give a presentation on the different programs the Coalition has to offer. No formal action taken.

             Arylis Huebert’s request for payment of claim on water sprinkler system was reviewed. Deb Friesen made a motion to table this item until the October regular meeting. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb expressed his concern for replacement of the sewer mainline between 10th Street and 11th Street due to tree roots. Nebraska Rural Water Association used a camera to video the main line and tree roots were present every 5' where there was a seam in the pipe. No formal action taken.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to appoint Preston Switzer as a new member of the Planning Commission. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Resolution 2007-05, a resolution to appoint Scott Erb as the City’s representative of the ACE Board of Directors and Matt Friesen as the alternate. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - all. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk