The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the August 6, 2015 Henderson News. 

                Mayor Jim Mestl called the meeting to order at 7:00 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, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Also present were city employees.

                Minutes from the July 14, 2015 meeting were reviewed. Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

                Claims were reviewed.  Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve the claims with the exception of check #15833 payable to Jeb Mierau.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve check #15833 payable to Jeb Mierau in the amount of $30.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Wendell Regier was present for the public forum to discuss the Main Street construction.  No formal action taken.

                Three building permits were submitted.

                Jeb Mierau declared his representation as an Ayars & Ayars employee to discuss the street construction progress.  He stated the ramps will have a vinyl patch material to face them and to use a chamfer on the Henderson Motors’ concrete edge that covers the bottom brick of the buildings to give it some detail. Discussion was had on the progress of the construction and schedule.  No formal action taken.

                Jeb Mierau reconvened as a city council member.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve M.E. Collins’ pay request in the amount of $100,991.70.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve M.E. Collins’ pay request in the amount of $2,902.00 for utility work.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Ayars & Ayars’ pay request in the amount of $40,948.16. Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Resolution #2015-05, a resolution to enter into an agreement with LARM Insurance for a 4% discount with a 2-year commitment and 180 day termination notice.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.

                The tree landfill was discussed and the amount of dumping that is taking place. No formal action taken.

                Speed limit signs on S Main were discussed.  Milan Mierau suggested moving the signs south.  The 25 mph sign will be moved south from Ash Street to Fairway Lane and the 35 mph sign moved south from Fairway Lane to the edge of city limits.  Also to move the speed limit sign on Oak Street west to 11th Street. No formal action taken.

                Reports were given.  No formal action taken.

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