The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the June 4, 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 May 12 meeting 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.

             Seven building permits were submitted.

             During public forum Homer Peters asked questions about the water system controls. No formal action taken.

             Blaine Spady from Smith Hayes was present to discuss refinancing callable outstanding bonds to reduce the interest rates. A meeting on Monday, June 22 at 12:00 noon has been set up to review the resolutions and ordinances.

             The Kroeker Subdivision lots were discussed. It is the City’s interest to have houses built on the lots and to allow the Investment Group to build a spec house on a lot should the Investment Group come forward with a plan.

             The clerk is to notify Kirkham Michael to create an agreement for additional services of the N. Industrial Park Sewer Lift Station Project for $6,300. This will be presented at the July meeting.

Scott Erb made a motion to accept the school’s resolution to have the school included under the city’s York County Emergency Hazard Mitigation Plan. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to accept Resolution 2009-04, a resolution to do a letter of intent to participate in the Nebraska Community Improvement Program. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to approve Larry Vancura and Lowell Siebert as new planning commission members. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk