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 9, 2013, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the July 4, 2013 Henderson News.

             Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 7:00 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 Scott Erb. Jim Mestl present at 7:05 p.m.

             Minutes from the June 17, 2013 meeting were reviewed. Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb and Mike Wall. Absent: Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

             One building permit was issued.

             The lights in the north shop were discussed. Mike Wall made a motion to have Paul Janzen replace the four existing fixtures with more energy efficient light fixtures and to apply for the Lighting Efficiency Program provided by Perennial Public Power. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             The bid from Friesen Construction to replace panels of street on East Front Street was considered. After reviewing the bid, Mike Wall made a motion to accept Friesen Construction’s bid to replace the panels on East Front Street in the amount of $8,985. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Replacing the street light on north 18th Street was considered. After discussion, the council would like Perennial Public Power District to consider using the existing pole and wire instead of new pole and wire. Clerk to report at the August meeting. No formal action taken.

             After discussion, Mike Wall made a motion to accept Resolution 2013-05, a resolution accepting the gifting of the alley between the school and N Main Street by Kroeker Grain and Lumber Company. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. 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, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


             Connie Brown, City Clerk