††††††††††††††† The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the March 3, 2016 Henderson News.

††††††††††††††† Mayor Jim Mestl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.†† Mayor Mestl 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 Mestl also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers.

††††††††††††††† Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Jim Mestl.Council members: Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.

††††††††††††††† Minutes from the February 9, 2016 meeting were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded.Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall,Lee Thiessen, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman. Motion carried.

††††††††††††††† Claims were reviewed. Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the claims as presented.Mike Wall seconded.Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.Motion carried.

††††††††††††††† No building permits were submitted.

††††††††††††††† Tony and Debbie Homolka were present to discuss the quality of water at their house on 12th Street.The City will install a yard hydrant by shut off to determine which water line is causing an issue.No formal action taken.

††††††††††††††† Jeb Mierau made a motion to advertise for sealed bids for the merry-go-round, the Cushman scooter and bikes and to open at the April 12 meeting.Mike Wall seconded.Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.Motion carried.

††††††††††††††† Corbin Tessman and Jeb Mierau gave an update on the ambulance inclusion.The council was in favor of moving forward with the inclusion.Corbin and Jeb will report back to the Rural Fire Board with this information. No formal action was taken.

††††††††††††††† Update on Well #2 was had.Sargent Drilling is continuing to work on the well to seal the bottom so sand cannot be pumped up into the water.

††††††††††††††† Jeb Mierau declared himself as an Ayars and Ayarsí employee.

††††††††††††††† Mike Wall made a motion to make final payment to Gana Trucking in the amount of $18,085.21.Lee Thiessen seconded.Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.Abstain: Jeb Mierau.Motion carried.

††††††††††††††† Mike Wall made a motion to make final payment to Empire Electric in the amount of $11,312.25.Lee Thiessen seconded.Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.Abstain: Jeb Mierau.Motion carried.††††††††††††† Lee Thiessen made a motion not to pay Henderson State Bankís additional invoice for the sidewalk radiant heating system.Mike Wall seconded.Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Corbin Tessman.Abstain: Jeb Mierau.Motion carried.

††††††††††††††† Mike Wall made a motion to pay Ayars and Ayars $19,170.29.Corbin Tessman seconded.Further discussion was had on paying the invoice.Mike Wall amended his original motion to pay Ayars and Ayars in the amount of $19,170.29 after clarification of the Vector Engineering section in the amount of $1,170.Corbin Tessman seconded the amendment to the original motion.Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.Abstain: Jeb Mierau.Motion carried.

††††††††††††††† Jeb Mierau rejoined the council.

††††††††††††††† The council reviewed Friesen Constructionís cost estimate to replace damaged curb and street panels on 18th Street during house construction.Corbin Tessman made a motion to accept Friesen Constructionís bid estimate to replace six street panels and curbs and to bill the contractor for five of the six panels.Jeb Mierau seconded.Roll vote:Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.Motion carried.

††††††††††††††† Reports were given.No formal action taken.

††††††††††††††† Corbin Tessman made a motion to adjourn.Jeb Mierau seconded.Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.Motion carried.

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk