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 13, 2005 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 September 8, 2005 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: Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.


            Minutes from the meeting on August 9 were presented. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


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


            One building permit was issued.


            Tory Kort and Kevin Prior were present from Olsson and Associates to discuss the new well situation. The test wells results have come back favorably on the three wells to the southwest of town. A public hearing was set for September 26 at 8:30 p.m. at the School Theater.


            The council decided the clerk to handle selling of dirt from the lagoon.


            Deb Friesen made a motion to appoint LeRoy Gerrard of Kirkham Michael as the city street superintendent to replace Scott Rathjen as he is no longer with the firm. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            The council would like the clerk to submit a letter to the League of Nebraska Municipalities in regards to Water Task Force meetings and Henderson’s representative.


            Matt Friesen made a motion to spend $12,000 from the budget to hire PatchMaster to patch some streets in town. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            At 11:10 p.m. Scott Erb made a motion to go into executive session to discuss employee salaries. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


            At 11:45 p.m. Matt Friesen made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried. No formal action taken.


            The clerk is to have Kirkham Michael start engineering the street plans for 14th Street and 15th Street.


            The old fire pumper was discussed. No formal action taken.


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


Connie Brown, City Clerk