The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the July 9, 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, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Also present were the city clerk and city employees.

             Minutes from the June 9 and June 22 meetings were reviewed. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

             One building permit was submitted.

             Mark Dick was present to discuss the life insurance policy for the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept. The current insurance company for this policy is quitting insurance and the district needed to find a new company that provided this service. Discussion was to insure the active members only as the pay out for retired members dropped drastically. It was decided to see what the Rural Board thought of the new policy.

             Mike Kleffner of Olsson and Associates was present to discuss the final payment for M.E. Collins. Scott Erb made a motion to pay M.E. Collins the final payment in the amount of $64,107.76. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to table the agreement with Kirkham Michael for the N Industrial Park until next meeting to make sure this included engineering for the individual sewer hookups. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Resolution #2009-07, a resolution to approve the updated York County Local Emergency Operations Plan. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Trailer parking was discussed. Report back at next meeting the cost of white rock.

             Patchmaster to do some more street repair in town in a couple of weeks up to $10,000.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk