The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on June 13, 2017 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the June 8, 2017 Henderson News.
Mayor Mike Yoder called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Yoder 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 Yoder also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers.
Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Mike Yoder. Council members: Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Mike Wall. Absent: Lee Thiessen. Also present was Police Chief Milan Mierau was also present.
Minutes from the May 9 and May 22, 2017 meetings were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Corbin Tessman seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Jeb Mierau. Absent: Lee Thiessen Motion carried.
Claims were reviewed. Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Jeb Mierau seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Mike Wall. Absent: Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.
Three building permits were submitted last month. Mary Melby for a garage, Lowell Hiebner for a shed and Mike Wall for an egress window.
Discussion was had on hiring SENDD to enforce the nuisance ordinances the city has in place. After discussion of the cost and the different nuisance ordinances the city has, Mayor Yoder asked the council to come to next month’s meeting with ideas on what they consider a nuisance. No formal action taken.
Mayor Yoder discussed state statutes on the ambulance inclusion options. After visiting with the city attorney, the ambulance inclusion options needed Rural Fire Board approval in order to pursue the inclusion. No formal action taken.
The city clerk had mentioned there were two more trees in the downtown park that needed to be cut down due to carpenter ants and the emerald ash borer. The clerk will contact Roy Mason to take those trees down. The stumps will not be ground out until after Community Days.
The discussion on adding onto the downtown park shelter was had. This will be on next month’s agenda so the council can look at the shelter and decide what they would like to see done. No formal action taken.
The sand volleyball court edging was discussed. The clerk had mentioned a couple of different towns she had been at that did not have any borders on their courts. Council members would like to have some kind of a border to help with the sand. It was discussed to use lawn edging to start with and see how that works. No formal action taken.
The swimming pool lights were a budget item this year and the clerk informed the council the light bases were put in when the pool was built. The purpose of the lights is for security purposes only and not for night swimming as the light output was not sufficient for that. Corbin made a motion to approve the installation of the 7 poles and LED light fixtures and not to exceed the $1,200 per pole that was budgeted. Jeb Mierau seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Mike Wall. Absent: Lee Thiessen Motion carried.
The clerk presented two separate bids from Stutzman Sealants and Sons and from Gagner Restoration Inc. for the tuckpointing at the downtown shop and police station. The discussion of different methods was had but the building is in bad enough shape that the council felt tuckpointing was the best option. Jeb Mierau made a motion to accept Stutzman’s bid consisting of the tuckpointing of the building for $27,400, replacing brick/block up to 30 bricks/blocks at $35 and $45 respectively, and to take out the brick and relay above the twp garage doors and replace the lintel on both doors for $11,060. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Corbin Tessman. Absent: Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.
Mike Yoder mentioned to the council that Henderson Community Coop is interested in putting up a new mural on the west side of their building. Mayor Yoder asked the council to come with ideas for the July meeting. No formal action taken.
Reports were given.
Mike Wall made a motion to adjourn. Corbin Tessman seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Jeb Mierau. Absent: Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.
Connie Brown, City Clerk
Mike Yoder, Mayor