The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the August 5, 2010 Henderson News. Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 7:30 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: Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, and Jim Mestl. Also present were the city employees, chamber director and police chief.

             Minutes from the July 13, 2010 meeting were reviewed. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

             Four building permits were submitted.

             Sue Lenhoff-McHugh from NMPP Energy/ACE gave a presentation on services provided and facts about ACE gas choice. No formal action taken.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to pay the pay request from Marvin Planning Consultants in the amount of $875. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Lee Thiessen and Stan Friesen were present to discuss future financing for the golf course. Scott Erb made a motion to have city attorney look at the bylaws of the golf course agreement. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Nays - Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the final pay request from Nissen Electric in the amount of $7,810.62. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to table the raising of the bridge to get more specs put together for the bidders. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to ask for grant request extension to help fund the sidewalks at the ballfields to make ADA accessible. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk