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 13, 2011 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the December 8, 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 chamber director and police chief.

              Minutes from the November 8, 2011 meeting were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

              Scott Erb made a motion to accept the recommendation of the Mayor for the 2012 appointments. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall 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

              Mike Wall made a motion to adopt Ordinance #394, an ordinance amending Ordinance #294, granting unto Mainstay Communications (formerly Henderson Cooperative Telephone Company), its successors and assigns, for a term of ten (10) years, the right to maintain, construct, and operate a telephone system within the City of Henderson, Nebraska, and environs thereof, and to use and occupy the streets and other public places of said city for such purposes, to repeal all portions of ordinances in conflict herewith and providing for the effective date of this ordinance and to suspend three readings on three different days. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Scott Erb made a motion to accept the agreement with Mainstay Communications to continue to lease the tower site for Mainstay’s 200' tower. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

              Jim Mestl made a motion to adopt Resolution #2011005 for Milan Mierau, Chief of Police, to continue to be a member of the Rural Apprehension Program (RAP) in the amount of $0 for 2012. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Scott Erb made a motion to pay Kirkham Michael the invoice amount of $6,708 for engineering of 11th and 14th Streets. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk