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 11, 2009 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the August 6, 2009 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: Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Also present were the city clerk, city employees and Vic Sowl.

             Minutes from the July 14, 2009 meeting were reviewed. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

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

             Three building permits were submitted.

             Vic Sowl expressed concern on the drainage by new sports complex. It was explained that Alan Janzen was coming with his tractor and scraper with his GPS unit on it to get the correct slope within the next couple weeks. No formal action taken.

             Olsson and Associates public relations conductor Nancy Gade was present to discuss the engineers performance in the water project and street project. No formal action taken.

             Discussion was had on the Kirkham Michael engineer contract for the N. Industrial Park Sewer Lift Project. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the contract in the amount of $6,300 for additional design phase engineering services. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Ordinance #370 was reviewed. The ordinance amended Ordinance #293 relating to a community antenna television system (CATV) and granting Henderson Co-Operative Telephone Company to continue CATV services within the city limits for an extended 10 years. Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Ordinance #370. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Abandoned properties were discussed. The city attorney is compiling necessary information needed to address the abandoned properties within city limits. This item will be reviewed next month.

             Parking by the MB Church and 11th Street reconstruction project were discussed. No formal action taken.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk