The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was published in the July 3, 2014 Henderson News and posted at the City Hall and Post Office.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 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 and Lee Thiessen. Others present: city employees, Rob Mierau, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman.
††††††††††††††† Minutes from the June 10 and June 27 meetings were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Claims were reviewed.† Mike Wall made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† One building permit was issued.
††††††††††††††† Mayor Jim Mestl recommended fulfilling Scott Erbís vacant council position with Jeb Mierau.†
††††††††††††††† Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve Mayor Mestlís recommendation of Jeb Mierau to fulfill the remainder of Scott Erbís term which is December of 2014.† Mike Wall seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Jim Mestl.
††††††††††††††† City Clerk Connie Brown swore in Jeb Mierau as council member.
††††††††††††††† Mayor Jim Mestl recommended fulfilling his own vacant council position with Corbin Tessman.
††††††††††††††† Mike Wall made a motion to approve Mayor Mestlís recommendation of Corbin Tessman to fulfill the remainder of Jim Mestlís term which is December of 2016.† Lee Thiessen seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.
††††††††††††††† City Clerk Connie Brown swore in Corbin Tessman as council member.
††††††††††††††† With the addition of the two new council members, Mayor Mestl made his reorganization recommendation as follows:
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Council President†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mike Wall
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Water & Sewer Commissioner†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jeb Mierau
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Swimming Pool/Recreation Commissioner†††††††††† Mike Wall
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Parks Commissioner†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lee Thiessen
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Street Commissioner†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Corbin Tessman
††††††††††††††† Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve Mayor Mestlís reorganization recommendation.† Corbin Tessman seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Mike Wall.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Mike Wall made a motion to accept Source Gas bid to install gas line on the west side of 18th Street in Providence Subdivision in the amount of $13,479.91.† Jeb Mierau seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Mike Wall made a motion to approve Ayars and Ayars pay request in the amount of $12,282.78 for Providence Subdivision.† Corbin Tessman seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, and Lee Thiessen.† Abstain: Jeb Mierau.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve VanKirk Brothers Contracting pay request in the amount of $196,077.82 for Providence Subdivision. Corbin Tessman seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Mayor Mestl made a recommendation to revisit Providence Subdivision lot prices because of the cost of sidewalks and the responsibility of the property owner.
††††††††††††††† After discussion, Jeb Mierau made a motion as follows for the Providence Subdivision lots.
††††††††††††††† 1.† ††††††††† Lot purchase prices revised and approved at $.065 per square foot of said lot.
††††††††††††††† 2.††††††††††† Minimum valuation approved at:
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a.††††††††††† $180,000 for Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.††††††††††† $200,000 for Lots 11, 12 & 13 and
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† c.†††††††††††† $220,000 for Lots 3 & 4
††††††††††††††† 3.††††††††††† Construction commencement date is 18 months after the date of the purchases agreement.† If construction has not started by this date, the CDA can set the Effective Date and the payment in lieu of taxes provision will start.
††††††††††††††† 4.††††††††††† Construction Completion Date is 18 months after construction commencement.† If construction is started before the Construction Commencement Date, then the CDA wonít set the Effective Date until the Construction Completion Date.
††††††††††††††† 5. †††††††††† Each Buyer will pay earnest money in the amount of $500 when they sign the purchase agreement.
††††††††††††††† 6.††††††††††† Each Buyer will construction sidewalk on the lot at the end of the construction period.†
††††††††††††††† Corbin Tessman seconded.† Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Covenants were reviewed for Providence Subdivision and will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for their review and recommendation.† No formal action taken.
††††††††††††††† 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.
Connie Brown, City Clerk