The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2015, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the January 8, 2015 Henderson News. 

                Mayor Jim Mestl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.   Mayor Mestl 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 Mestl also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers. 

                Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Jim Mestl.  Council members: Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen. Also present were city employees and Brad Sellentin from Ayars and Ayars.

                Minutes from the December 9, 2014 meeting were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

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

                No building permits were submitted.

                After reviewing the bid packages for the Main Street Improvement Project, Mike Wall made a motion to approve the bid package recommended by Ayars & Ayars as follows: Sitework: Gana Trucking - $174,951.00; Utilities: ME Collins - $192,500.00; Concrete: ME Collins - $999,140.00; Electrical: Empire Electric - $225,339.00; Landscaping: Faller Landscape - $13,801.84.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the Notice to Proceed for Ayars & Ayars as Construction Manager for the Main Street Improvement Project for the estimated amount of $318,801.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Mid-State Community Ordinance tabled until February meeting.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Precision Mapping to continue the GIS work in the amount of $3,000 for the first year and $1,000 for each of the next two years.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Motion carried. The first year is open ended on services and will include any service we would prefer to be done.  Current list includes curb stops, zoning, right-of-ways/easements, parcels, recent subdivisions and the Main Street Improvement Project.

                Jeb Mierau made a motion to purchase the Kubota B3350HSD utility tractor in the amount of $20,202.74 without the broom and soft cab.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman and Mike Wall.  Motion carried.

                Jeb Mierau made a motion to purchase the Millermatic 212 Welder and accessories from Henderson Metal Products in the amount of $2,311.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the street sweeper repairs in the amount of $3,529 and have the city employees do the repair work.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Reports were given.  No formal action taken.

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

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk