The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was moved from Tuesday, February 12 as published to Wednesday, February 13 at 5 p.m. due to lack of quorum. The notice of change was posted on the door of City Hall. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the February 7, 2013 Henderson News.

             Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 5:00 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, Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen and Scott Erb (5:05)l. Also present was the chief of police and city employees..

             Minutes from the January 7, 2013 meeting were reviewed. Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Jim Mestl. 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, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Stan Friesen was present to ask timeline of the east sewer lift station project. No formal action taken.

             At 5:36 p.m., Mayor Ken Bergen declared the public hearing open for the 1 & 6 year street program. Brendan Lilley from Kirkham Michael was present to discuss the 1 & 6 year street program.

             At 5:46 p.m., Mayor Ken Bergen closed the public hearing as no public was present.

             Mike Wall made a motion to accept the 1 & 6 Year Street Plan as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to pay off the Alley Bond early with Tax Increment Finance money collected. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall. Motion carried.

             The following budget items were discussed.

             The mower the clerk to get bids from Grasshopper and Hustler dealers.

             Chamber contribution wait a couple months.

             Golf Course pay $10,000 now.

             Utility pickup, city employees to get bids and look around at used vehicles

             Slide refinishing, schedule time for slide company to come and refinish.

             Fireworks were discussed, July 12th is tentative date

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk