A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Cornerstone Bank and Post Office on March 11, 2010. Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 12:00 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 city employees.

             Purpose for the meeting was to open bids for the sports complex lighting project and authorize bids for N. Industrial Park Sewer Lift Station project.

             Three bids were submitted for the Sport Complex Lighting Project. The bids were as follows:

                          Heiss Electric Inc.          $131,500

                          Juzyk Electric Inc.         $99,893

                          Nissen Electric LLC      $95,100

             After discussion Jim Mestl made a motion to accept the low bid from Nissen Electric in the amount of $95,100. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to submit a request to Mainstay Communications for a 1% loan in the amount of up to $35,000 for the sports complex. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             The ordinance for a sewer district for the north industrial park was reviewed. After discussion, Matt Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #382, an ordinance to create Sewer District 2010-01 for the N Industrial Park Sewer Project and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb authorized the engineers to accept bids for the N. Industrial Park Sewer Lift Station project. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

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


             Connie Brown, City Clerk