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 14, 2010 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and published in the December 9, 2010 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: Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, and Jim Mestl. Also present were the city employees, chamber director and police chief.

             Minutes from the November 9 meeting were reviewed. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve all the minutes as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and, Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Claims were reviewed. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the claims as presented on report. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             No building permits were submitted.

             Chamber members Steve Michel and Norm Yoder went on record to formally encourage the City Council to accept the proposed gifting of land to the city from Dr. Jim and Nora Ohrt and to move forward with the implementation of the development of that area and the Chamber would agree to work with the City on the development and marking of these lots.

             Planning Commission member Daphne Hall was present to propose a plan for placing lights in the Lakeview Park. After reviewing the options presented, Deb Friesen made a motion to accept Paul Janzen’s bid in the amount of $7,500 to place four lights around the playground equipment area. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             At 7:50 p.m.Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb Motion carried.


             The clerk swore in council-elect Mike Wall and council-elect Lee Thiessen.


             At 7:52, the Mayor 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. Present were: Mayor Ken Bergen, Councilmembers: Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.

 

             Scott Erb made a motion to accept the recommendation of the Mayor for the 2011 appointments. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

                          Following are the recommendations for 2011:

                          Chairman of Council                                                          Scott Erb 

                          Water and Sewer Commissioner                                                     Scott Erb

                          Swimming Pool Commissioner                                         Jim Mestl Apparel

                          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                                                             Becky Franz

                          Zoning Administrator                                                        Milan Mierau


             The hookup fees were reviewed for the North Industrial Park Sewer Project. The cost per hookup for property owners is $2,000 including the sewer line from the main line to the building and the cost of abandoning the existing sewer system on the property.


             The first pay application for Van Kirk Brothers for the North Industrial Park Sewer Project was reviewed. After discussion, Jim Mestl made a motion to pay Van Kirks $136,565. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             A radar traffic sign was discussed. After looking at a couple of different bids, Jim Mestl made a motion to accept Radar Signs bid for two signs for $7,447.80 that are to be placed at each end of 17th Street. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             The replacement of the overhead door was discussed for the north shop. Lee Thiessen made a motion to accept Overhead Doors bid for $2,375 and to use the new springs from current door and to combine milage into one trip. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Mike Wall. Motion carried.

             Abandoned houses were discussed. Chief of Police to talk to attorney further for costs. No action taken.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

             Scott Erb made a motion to adjourn. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried. Adjourned at 9:30 p.m.


Connie Brown, City Clerk