The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the December 3, 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.

Minutes from the December 8, 2015 meeting were reviewed. Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman and Mike Wall. Motion carried.

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

There were no building permits submitted.

Jeb Mierau declared his position as an employee of Ayars & Ayars. Discussion was had on the progress of the street project. No formal action was taken. Jeb Mierau rejoined as a council member.

Corbin Tessman made a motion to pay M.E. Collins $25,000 of the $34,550.70, withholding a retainage of $9,550.70. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Abstain - Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

Mike Wall made a motion to approve Ayars and Ayars pay request in the amount of $1,500.00 for the additional work done on the Hardware Store wall. Corbin Tessman seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen. Abstain - Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

Mike Wall made a motion to approve Ayars and Ayars pay request in the amount of $24,338.01. 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 Electronic Contractings two pay requests in the total amount of $5,730. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

Jeb Mierau made a motion to pay Henderson State Bank $10,100 for the heated sidewalk replacement service. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman. Motion carried.

Orval Stahr, Kurt Bulgrin and Bill Bamesberger were present to discuss the York County Livestock Friendly County program.

Mike Wall made a motion to write a letter of support from the City to the York County Commissioners to have York County become a livestock friendly county. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman. Motion carried.

At 9:12 p.m., Corbin Tessman made a motion to enter into executive session to discuss personnel. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

At 9:45 p.m., Mike Wall made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Corbin Tessman seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau. Motion carried. No formal action taken.

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

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk