The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and published in the January 8, 2009 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: Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Also present were the city clerk and city employees.

             Minutes from the December 9 meeting were presented. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Claims were presented. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Abstain: Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             One building permit was submitted.

             Brendan Lilley from Kirkham Michael was present to review the 1 & 6 year street plan for updating. Public hearing will be held in February. No formal action taken.

             After reviewing the agreement with Kirkham Michael for performing miscellaneous projects, Scott Erb made a motion to accept the agreement. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             An update was given on the progress of the North Industrial Park sewer lift. Scott Erb has talked to Perennial Public Power about getting power to the lift station. Homer Peters is working on schematic for the electrical system. No formal action taken.

             The easement between 17th and 18th Streets was discussed. Utility workers are to look into a smaller unit to be able to go into tight access areas. More information will be available at the February meeting. No formal action taken.

             The pay request for ME Collins was reviewed. Scott Erb made a motion to authorize payment in the amount of $159,423.48. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried. The remaining amount left on contract is $64,107.76.

             The pay request for Olsson Associates was reviewed. Jim made a motion to authorize payment in the amount of $1,132.48. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to authorize the city attorney to create an ordinance to change the code book to state building codes will use the most current international building code available. A new ordinance will be reviewed at the February meeting.

             Mayor Bergen gave an update on the York County Development Corporation and the new executive director. The dues were discussed. Scott Erb made a motion to pay membership dues at the $250 level. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent: Matt Friesen. Motion carried. Adjourned at 9:22 p.m.


Connie Brown, City Clerk