The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the April 9, 2015 Henderson News. 

                Mayor Jim Mestl called the meeting to order at 8:00 p.m.   Mayor Mestl declared the meeting to be legal and properly advertised with all members having been informed of the nature of the meeting and having received related information.  Mayor Mestl also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers. 

                Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Jim Mestl.  Council members: Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau and Lee Thiessen.  Corbin Tessman was present at 8:11 p.m.   Also present were city employees.

                Minutes from the March 10, 2015 meeting were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau. Absent: Corbin Tessman. Motion carried.

                Claims were reviewed.  Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve the claims as presented.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Absent: Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.

                Four building permits were submitted.

                Andy Schneider of Smith Hayes Financial presented the bonding information for the N Main Street Project. 

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to introduce Ordinance #408, an ordinance to authorize the issuance of general obligation highway allocation fund pledge bonds in the amount of $2,235,000 for 20 years for the N Main Street Project.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to authorize Ordinance #408 and to suspend the rule of three readings on three different days.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall.  Motion carried.

                The east sewer lift station gas line was discussed. The clerk will contact the property owner to ask for easement permission for the gas line.

                Chris Chavanu was present to discuss the options for a sound system for the Downtown Park.  After discussion, Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve the purchase of the base bid of $6,468 with options b, c and d for a total of $8,868 (includes wire, mic, cable and stand). Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the letter from Mainstay Communications acknowledging the discontinuation of cable television within the city limits for Henderson.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Lee Thiessen made a motion to authorize Hiebner Welding to start building the trash cans and benches for Main Street.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to authorize the purchase of 4 handheld radios in the amount of $425.60 each for emergency purposes. Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to adjourn.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall.  Motion carried.

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk