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 10, 2015, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the March 5, 2015 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 and Corbin Tessman. Absent:  Lee Thiessen. Also present were city employees and Lisa Hurley from YCDC.

                Minutes from the February 10, 2015 meeting were reviewed. Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes -  Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Mike Wall. Absent: Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

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

                No building permits were submitted.

                Lisa Hurley from York County Development Corporation was present to give a brief overview of the housing study, the marketing and communication plan, strategic plan and job fair that York County is currently working on.  No formal action taken.

                Chief of Police Milan Mierau discussed the funding of the Rural Apprehension Program (RAP) the city is a member of and the cut in funding by other entities.  Corbin Tessman made a motion to increase the contribution by $.65 per capita ($635.52) for the remainder of the 2015 budget year. Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Jeb Mierau.  Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.                                                       

                Mike Wall made a motion to convene as the Community Development Agency (CDA).  Jeb Mierau seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman.  Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Resolution #2015-03.   The resolution allows an amendment to the Redevelopment Plan of the City of Henderson; the implementation of a specific phase of a redevelopment project in the redevelopment area; the authorization of the use of tax increment financing; the adoption of the cost benefit analysis for said phase; the authorization and approval of a redevelopment agreement for the phase of the redevelopment project; and to take other actions required or permitted under the Community Development Law for Providence Subdivision for Lot 9.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman. Absent: Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

                Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve the Amended and Restated Cost Benefit Analysis for Lots 9, 12 and 13 of the Providence Subdivision Redevelopment.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Mike Wall.  Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried. 

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve the Amended and Restated Plan Amendment to the Redevelopment Plan for Lots 9, 12 & 13 in the  Providence Subdivision.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Jeb Mierau. Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve the Redevelopment Agreement for Lot 9 in the Providence Subdivision with Wesley and Amy Peters.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Mike Wall. Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the Redevelopment Agreement for Lot 13 in the Providence Subdivision with Michael and Jennifer Hiebner. Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Mike Wall. Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the Purchase Agreement for Lot 9 in the Providence Subdivision with Wesley and Amy Peters.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Mike Wall.  Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve the Purchase Agreement for Lot 13 in the Providence Subdivision with Michael and Jennifer Hiebner.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, and Corbin Tessman, Absent:  Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to reconvene into regular session as the city council.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Jeb Mierau.  Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Speakers for the N. Main Street project were discussed. Mike Wall made a motion to purchase the base package from Electronic Contracting Company in the amount of $20,030 and to include Option A & Option B for an additional $1,550.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Jeb Mierau.  Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Jeb Mierau declared his potential conflict of interest for the N Main Street Project and removed himself from the council and declared his representation as an Ayars & Ayars employee.

                The N. Main Street construction project phases, time line, access and contractors were discussed.  If weather permits, the construction will begin at the beginning of April and will be on the south end of Main Street from Birch Street to Cedar Street.  The construction will be all summer and into the fall months if weather cooperates.  No formal action taken.

                Jeb Mierau declared his status as council member.

                The sewer to HR Engineering was discussed.  Chad Casper is to contact Nebraska Rural Water to have someone come to camera the sewer line.

                Reports were given.  No formal action taken.

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

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk