The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and published in the March 5, 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 February 10 meeting were reviewed. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Claims were reviewed. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Abstain: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Three building permits were submitted.

             Mike Kleffner from Olsson Associates was present to give an update on Front Street and to discuss the GIS service their company provides for municipalities. No formal action taken.

             At 8:00 p.m. the Mayor declared the public hearing open for the 1 & 6 Year Street Plan.

             The council reviewed Ordinance #367, an ordinance to vacate a portion of North Shore Lane. Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Ordinance #367 and to suspend three different readings on three different days. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             The North Shore First Subdivision request was reviewed. After recommendation from the planning commission and the city engineer, Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the preliminary plat of the N. Shore First Subdivision submitted by Lowell Siebert. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Motion carried. Final plat will be available at the April meeting for final approval.

             The request for water samples to be collected by city employees for other entities outside of the city limits was discussed. Clerk to see who FuelMart uses and how much they charge and report at next meeting.

             The Memorandum of Understanding from the York County Emergency Manager for the Hazard Mitigation Planning Study for York County was reviewed. Henderson’s portion to be included with the York County study is $700. Jim Mestl made a motion to accept the Memorandum of Understanding and be included in the York County study. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             The discussion on providing an incentive for interested parties for spec houses or new subdivisions or already existing subdivisions was had. The clerk to talk to city attorney on options and report at next meeting.

             The tax increment financing grant/loan application for downtown was presented to the council. This will be discussed with possible approval at the next meeting.

             N Industrial Park sewer was discussed. Scott Erb and city employees to locate individual sewer hookups along 11th Street and report back to council.

             The sewer jet and generator maintenance plan will be discussed at the next meeting after other options are explored.

             East Birch Street maintenance was discussed. City employees to look into what needs to be done.

             At 9:10 the Mayor closed the public hearing for the 1 & 6 Year Street Plan. As no public was present for discussion, Matt Friesen made a motion to accept the 1 & 6 Year Street Plan. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Reports were given. Discussion was had on N Industrial Park businesses. No formal action was taken.

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

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk

Ken Bergen, Mayor