The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the April 7, 2011 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: Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb, and Jim Mestl. Also present were the city employees, chamber director and police chief.

             Minutes from the April 12th meeting were reviewed. Scott Erb made a motion to approve the minutes as presentedLee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl and Mike Wall. Motion carried.

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

             Two building permits were submitted.

             Mayor Ken Bergen opened the public hearing at 8:00 p.m. for the 11th Street Sidewalk District. Public was present to discuss different options of where to put the sidewalk along 11th Street and whether or not to have sidewalk.

             After discussion, Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Resolution 2011-04, a resolution stating the Mayor and City Council has looked at the engineer’s report for the creation of the 11th Street Sidewalk Improvement District. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Mike Wall made a motion to adopt Ordinance #390, an ordinance to create the 11th Street Sidewalk Improvement District 2011-01 and to waive the three different readings on three different days. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Mike Wall made a motion to have the engineer’s proceed with the bid letting for 11th Street & 14th Street Improvements. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             At 9:27 p.m. Scott Erb made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             At 9:53 p.m. Jim Mestl made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Mike Wall made a motion to adjourn. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk