The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on December 13, 2016 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the December 8, 2016 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: Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall.

                Minutes from the November 9, 2016 meeting were reviewed. Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

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

                One building permit was submitted for Paul and RaNee Buller and Ardell Buller to move house and remodel.

                As no further old business needed to be discussed, Jeb Mierau made a motion to adjourn.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.

                Adjourned at 7:09 p.m.

 

The clerk swore in mayor-elect Mike Yoder and council-elect Corbin Tessman. 

 

                At 7:13, Mayor Mike Yoder opened the meeting and 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 Mike Yoder also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers.

                Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Mike Yoder.  Council members: Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. 

                The Mayor recommendations were reviewed.  Corbin Tessman made a motion to accept the Mayor recommendations for 2017.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

 

                Mayor recommendations for 2017 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

 

                Brenda Jensen from Miller and Associates was present to discuss the master park plan options available for the City.  After discussion, Jeb Mierau made a motion to hire Miller and Associates on an hourly rate not to exceed $3,000 and to include one meeting with the recreation department committee.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.

 


                Jacob Reiter from Miller and Associates was present to review 12th Street and 15th Street plans with the City Council.  After discussion, it was decided to have 12th Street have a 0.4% slope and 15th Street to have .5% slope to help with driveway approaches on the south ends.  No formal action taken.

                Utility vehicle was discussed.  The employees are to look for a used utility vehicle in the $20,000 price range.  No formal action was taken.

                The chicken ordinance was discussed.  No formal action taken.

                The propane tank ordinance was discussed.  Jeb Mierau made a motion to amend Ordinance #405 to include the wording stating no propane tank of over 100 lbs shall be used for any other use other than what is stated in the definitions of Ordinance #405, Section 2.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                The parking restriction on Birch Street west of Main Street was discussed.  Input from residence on the north side of Birch shall be contacted.  No formal action taken.

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

                Adjourned at 9:01 p.m.

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk