A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2010 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office on April 20, 2010 and published in the Henderson News on April 22. Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. Mayor Bergen 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 Bergen also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers.

             Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Ken Bergen. Council members: Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Also present were city employees.

             Purpose for the meeting was to accept a bid for the N Industrial Park and other matters.

             Scott Erb made a motion to accept Van Kirk Brothers Contracting from Sutton in the amount of $416,823 for base bid, alternate 1 and 2 for the N Industrial Park Sewer project. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to adopt Resolution #2010-05, a resolution designating a recovery zone pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 for the purpose of issuing Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds and Recovery Zone Facility Bonds. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2010-06, a resolution declaring the official intent to borrow money by the issuance of Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds by the City to reimburse the costs of acquiring, constructing, equipping and furnishing certain improvements and extension to the city’s sanitary sewer system. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2010-07, a resolution authorizing the recreation department to enter into the loan agreement with Mainstay Communications. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to accept the change order from Nissen Electric in the amount of $7,250 for changing 60 amps to 50 amps services at the ballfield. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to purchase a 7' x 12' utility trailer from Tractor Supply Company for $1,660. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to purchase a new boiler for the swimming pool in the amount of $13,770. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to have Patchmaster do up to $15,000 of street patch work and to get on their list. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to have Friesen Construction replace panels of street in the Kroeker Subdivision area. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to table 10th Street project until further options are discussed. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk