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 10, 2013, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the December 5, 2013 Henderson News. 

            Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 7:00 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 and Scott Erb. Absent: Jim Mestl.

            Minutes from the November 12, 2013 meeting were reviewed. Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Absent:  Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

            One building permit was issued.

            Mayor recommendations were reviewed and discussed.  After discussion Scott Erb made a motion to accept the Mayor recommendations for 2014.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Absent: Jim Mestl.  Motion carried.

            Mayor recommendations for 2014 are as follows:

                        Chairman of Council                                                   Scott Erb                     

                        Water and Sewer Commissioner                                  Scott Erb

                        Swimming Pool Commissioner                                                Jim Mestl

                        Parks Commissioner                                                    Lee Thiessen

                        Street Commissioner                                                    Mike Wall

                        Recreation Commissioner                                            Jim Mestl

                        Recreation Administrators                                           Recreation committee

                        City Attorney                                                               Charles Campbell

                        Deputy City Attorney                                                  Mike Murphy

                        City Engineers/Street Superintendent                           Kirkham Michael & Associates

                        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


            The gas line along the east side of 18th Street was discussed.  The amount submitted by Source Gas was questioned on if it was bored or trenched and if gas lines could be taken to the houses without hookup. The Clerk will have answers for the next meeting.

            The potential location of a helicopter pad was discussed.  The Mayor will meet with the hospital to get more specifics on what is needed from the City.


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



Connie Brown, City Clerk