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 8, 2011 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the February 3, 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 city employees, chamber director and police chief.

             Minutes from the January 11, 2011 meeting were reviewed. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve all the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

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

             One building permit was submitted.

             Dr. Jim Ohrt, Jay Kroeker and Paul Kroeker were present to discuss the well inside city limits and the easement needed for the well for Dr. Ohrt’s purchase of ground. No formal action taken.

             The pay application from Van Kirk Brothers Contracting was reviewed. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the pay application in the amount of $32,175.45. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             At 8:15 p.m. Mayor Ken Bergen opened the public hearing for the 1 & 6 year street plan. Discussion was had on the street plan. At 8:45 p.m. Mayor Ken Bergen closed the public hearing as no public was present for the hearing.

             Mike Wall made a motion to adopt Resolution 2011-03, the resolution for the 1 & 6 year street plan. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             The pool painting bid was reviewed from last year. More information will be available at the March meeting concerning the bid. No formal action taken.

             Lee Thiessen made a motion to hire Charley Campbell to start process on some abandoned houses within city limits. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Mike Wall. Motion carried.

             Reports were given. It was discussed to move the southwest shelter to the new ball complex. Recreation Committee to look into what it would take to move. No formal action taken.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk