The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the July 5, 2012 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: Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Absent Scott Erb. Also present were the chamber director, city employees and chief of police.

              Minutes from the June12 and June 27, 2012 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. Absent - Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Claims were reviewed. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              One building permit was issued.

              The roofs at the Lakeview Park shelter and bathrooms were discussed. It was suggested to look into the cost of using metal roofs instead of shingles. Will look into cost and report back.

              Jim Mestl made a motion to accept Kroeker Grain’s gifting of the alley at the vacated Hickory Street. The purpose is to pave the alley using the TIF funds available. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Mike Wall made a motion to accept Friesen Construction’s paving bid for the vacated Hickory Street alley with the changes to work around the utility poles not to exceed $35,000 before revisiting the contract. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Absent: Scott Erb. 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 and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Connie Brown, City Clerk