The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the December 6, 2012 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 and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Also present was the chief of police.

             Minutes from the November 13, 2012 meetings were reviewed. Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl and Mike Wall. Absent: Scott Erb 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 and Mike Wall. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Mike Wall made a motion to accept the recommendation of the Mayor for the 2013 appointments. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

                            Following are the recommendations for 2012:

                            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                                                                             Kirkham Michael and 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


              Stephen Peterson was present to ask council to waive water and sewer fees for the nonprofit Youth Center he is operating downtown. Mike Wall made a motion to waive the fees for six months and to review the situation again in May, 2013. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Jim Mestl made a motion to advertise the acceptance of bids for the ‘64 Chevrolet Pickup the City has for sale. The bids will be opened in January 2013. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Mike wall made a motion to pay final payments to TCW Construction in the amount of $4,723.83 and Kirkahm Michael in the amount of $580 for 11th and 14th Street Construction Project. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              At 7:46 p.m. Jim Mestl made a motion to go into executive session to discuss negotiation price of the small triangle piece of land in Providence Addition. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              At 7:48 p.m., Jim Mestl made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Jim Mestl made a motion to offer to sell the triangle piece of ground to Bernie Anderson for the amount discussed in executive session. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

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

              Connie Brown, City Clerk