The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the December 3, 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. 

                Minutes from the November 10, 2015 meeting were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

                Claims were reviewed. Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the claims as presented.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen, and Mike Wall.  Motion carried.

                One building permit was submitted.

                Commercial tree trimmers Mark Perez and Roy Mason were present to discuss the City’s tree disposal area to get ideas on how other facilities operate.  No formal action taken.

                At 7:55 p.m., Jeb Mierau declared his position as an employee of Ayars & Ayars.  Discussion was had on the progress of the street project.  No formal action was taken.  At 8:15 p.m. Jeb Mierau rejoined as a council member.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve M.E. Collins’ pay request in the amount of $177,886.60.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.            

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve Gana Trucking’s pay request in the amount of $11,559.50.  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 Empire Electric’s pay request in the amount of $56,435.22 Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve Fallers Landscaping’s pay request in the amount of $1,319. 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 Electronic Contracting’s pay request in the amount of $20,900.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman and Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Ayars and Ayars’ pay request in the amount of $36,350.57. Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Ayars and Ayars’ pay request in the amount of $97,052 for additional work done outside the scope of the project. Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Mayor recommendations were reviewed.  Mike Wall made a motion to accept the Mayor recommendations for 2016.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.

 

 

                Mayor recommendations for 2016 are as follows:

                                Council President                                                             Mike Wall

                                Water & Sewer Commissioner                                   Jeb Mierau

                                Swimming Pool/Recreation Commissioner           Mike Wall

                                Parks Commissioner                                                       Lee Thiessen

                                Street Commissioner                                                     Corbin Tessman

                                Recreation Administrators                                           Recreation Committee

                                City Attorney                                                                     Charles Campbell

                                Deputy City Attorney                                                     Mike Murphy

                                City Engineers/Street Superintendent                   Miller & Associates/Reed Miller

                                Chief of Police                                                                   Milan Mierau

                                Fiscal Agent                                                                        Smith Hayes

                                Health Officer                                                                    Dr. Jim Ohrt/Dr. Chris Vanderneck

                                City Clerk/Treasurer                                                       Connie Brown

                                Pool Administrator                                                          Angie Bergen

                                Zoning Administrator                                                     Milan Mierau

 

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

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk