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 11, 2010 at Police Station in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the May 6, 2010 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 and Matt Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb. Also present were the city employees and police chief.

             Minutes from the April 13 and 23, 2010 meetings were reviewed. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried. 

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

             Four building permits were submitted.

             The International Property Maintenance Code was reviewed. Matt made a motion to have the attorney prepare an ordinance to adopt this code and to include the most recent code available. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb. Will be discussed at the June meeting.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt Policy #2010-01, a policy to have the option to use design/build for construction projects in the future. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to pay Marvin Planning Consultants $1,900. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent : Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to pay the invoice from Nissen Electric for $78,050 for the sports complex lighting project. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Matt Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             It was decided to put excess equipment on the Community Wide Garage Sales on June 12.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to repair 10th Street with concrete on the south 76'. Jim Mestl seconded. Discussion was had. After discussion, Matt Friesen made a motion to postpone the previous motion until the next meeting. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to accept Jim’s proposal for lifeguard rate increases. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

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


             Connie Brown, City Clerk