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 9, 2011 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the August 4, 2011 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: Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Also present were the city employees, chamber director and police chief.

             Minutes from the July 19 meeting were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Claims were reviewed. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the claims as presented.. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             One building permit was submitted.

             Mike Wall made a motion to approve the Kirkham Michael Construction Phase Agreement for $25,800 for 11th and 14th Street. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Lee Thiessen made a motion to authorize Charley Campbell, City Attorney, to file the foreclosures on the following properties, 1041 15th Street with the legal description of S 40' Lots 1-6 and N ½ Vacated Alley Adj Block 8, Original Town, Henderson; 1321 N Main Street with the legal description of Lot 4 Ex W 145', Block 1, Fairacres Addition, Henderson; and 901 12th Street with the legal description of Lot 7 Ex S 2' of Block 15, Original Town, Henderson. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Brian Hiebner was present to discuss the golf course and budget. No formal action taken.

             Mayor Bergen opened the public hearing for sidewalks on Willow Lane at 8:20 p.m. Present were John and Karen Martens. The public hearing was closed at 8:35 p.m. After discussion, Mike Wall made a motion to authorize sidewalks to be placed along back of curb of Willow Lane where the street is being replaced. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

             Mike Wall made a motion to adjourn. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen and Scott Erb. Motin carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk