The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and published in the February 5, 2009 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: Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Also present were the city clerk and city employees.

             Minutes from the January 13 meeting were reviewed. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

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

             No building permits were submitted.

             Homer Peters was present to discuss well control situation with the council during the public forum. No formal action taken.

             The North Industrial Park sewer project was discussed. Scott Erb to get with Mike and Chad to discuss sewer connection locations. The council will sign the Perennial Public Power District agreement for the transformer when the date is closer to accepting the plans for the N. Industrial Park. No formal action taken.

             Kelsey Bergen, Chamber Director, and Connie Brown, City Clerk, updated the council on the comprehensive plan and the strategic plan. There is a grant available that will be applied for to help with the costs of the plans. The council is willing to work in conjunction with the Chamber to accomplish both tasks. No formal action taken.

             The second half of the loan payment for Dentes’ Italian Restaurant was reviewed for the USDA Revolving Loan. No formal action taken as was already approved at previous meeting.

Clerk to contact the contractor of W Front Street about possible retaining walls. No formal action taken.

             Reports were given by council, employees and Mayor. No formal action taken.

             Scott Erb made a motion to adjourn. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk