The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2012 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the June 7, 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 , Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Also present were the chamber director, city employees and chief of police.

              Minutes from the May 9 and May 21, 2012 meetings were reviewed. Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Mike Wall. 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. Abstain: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Six building permits were issued.

              Marv Buller was present to discuss the end of 12th Street drainage. No formal action taken.

              Byron Friesen was present to discuss a truck pump station at the corner of County Road 7 and 17th Street. No formal action taken.

              Miller and Associates representatives were present to give a presentation on their engineering firm. No formal action taken.

              Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Resolution #2012-03, a resolution adopting a Tax-Exempt Financing Compliance Procedure and naming a bond compliance officer for the city. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

              Jim Mestl made a motion to pay TCW Construction $40,000 and withhold the remaining amount until re-seeding is complete for the 11th and 14th Street project. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Scott Erb made a motion to pay Kirkham Michael $2,000 and withhold the remaining amount until re-seeding is complete for the 11th and 14th Street project. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

              Jim Mestl made a motion to hire Marvin Planning Consultants to complete the blight and substandard study for the gifted land. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

              Lee Thiessen left the meeting at 9:25 p.m.

              The alley by Kroeker Grain was discussed. No formal action taken. This will be on the July agenda.

              Sidewalk assessments were looked over. No formal action taken.

              Reports were given. No formal action taken.

              Mike Wall made a motion to adjourn. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Lee Thiessen absent. Motion carried.

              Connie Brown, City Clerk