The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on January 9, 2018 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the January 4, 2018 Henderson News.

             Mayor Mike Yoder called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Yoder 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 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: Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau. Also present was Milan Mierau.

             Minutes from December 12, 2017 were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to accept the minutes as presented with the exception of the recommended fiscal agent be reviewed at the February meeting because of buyout of company. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman and Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

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

             No building permits were submitted this past month.

             Mike Wall nominated Corbin Tessman as council president for 2018. Lee Thiessen seconded the nomination. Mayor Yoder asked for any further nominations. As there were none, Mayor Yoder closed the nominations and asked for roll call. Roll call: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman. Mayor Yoder announced Corbin Tessman as the council president for 2018.

             Mayor Yoder opened the public hearing for the 1&6 Year Street plan at 7:11 p.m.

             Reed Miller from Miller and Associates reviewed the 1&6 Year Street Plan for 2018 with the mayor and council members.

             As no public was present for the public hearing, Mayor Yoder closed the public hearing at 7:16 p.m.

             Mike Wall made a motion to adopt Resolution 2018-04, a resolution to approve the 1&6 Year Street Plan. Jeb Mierau seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman. Motion carried.

             The Henderson Health Care Services’s plat was reviewed by the council. The council had questions for the architects for clarification of the water line easement and storm sewer easement. This will be reviewed again at the February 13, 2018 meeting.

             Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve Resolution #2018-01, a resolution to place stop signs on the north and south sides of 12th Street at the intersection of 12th Street and Cedar Street, for the traffic approaching the intersection from the north and south on 12th Street. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Mike Wall made a motion to approve Resolution #2018-02, a resolution to place a stop sign on the north side of 15th Street at the intersection of 15th Street and Birch Street, for the traffic approaching the intersection from the north on 15th Street. Jeb Mierau seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman. Motion carried.

             Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve Resolution #2018-03, a resolution to place a stop sign on the north side of 12th Street at the intersection of 12th Street and Birch Street, for the traffic approaching the intersection from the north on 12th Street. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve Ordinance #412, an ordinance to amend Chapter 6, Section 6-215 of the Henderson Municipal Code to remove the prohibition on possession of hen chickens within the city; to repeal all ordinances in conflict herewith; and to provide for the effective date of the ordinance and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman. Motion carried.

                          Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve Ordinance #413, an ordinance to enact Section 6-217 to the Henderson Municipal Code to authorize the possession of hen chickens subject to guidelines and restrictions as provided in the ordinance; to provide for publication of this ordinance and the effective date; to repeal all ordinances in conflict herewith and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Signs on the Main Street railings were discussed. It was decided to send letters to businesses to remind them the railings are city property and to be used for handicap purposes only. Temporary signs/decorations are permitted as long as they do not interfere with the railing being used for handicap purposes.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

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


Mike Yoder, Mayor

Connie Brown, City Clerk