The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Police Station in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was published in the May 8, 2014 Henderson News and posted at the City Hall and Post Office.

                Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 7:00 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: Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen (7:40), Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Others present: city employees, Rob Mierau and Jeb Mierau.

                Minutes from the April 9, April 29 and May 5, 2014 meetings were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.  Jim Mestl seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Absent:  Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

                One building permit was issued.

                After reviewing the bids for Providence Subdivision construction, Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the bid from VanKirk Brothers Contracting for $255,308.24 (utilities, street and gradework combined) and Juzyk Electric for $6,330 (electrical).Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Scott Erb.  Absent - Lee Thiessen.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Joni Powers to replace Shari Peters as a planning commission member as her term was up and did not want to re-run.  Scott Erb seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb and Jim Mest.  Absent - Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Claims were reviewed.  Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb with the exception of check #15048, and Mike Wall with the exception of check #15052. Motion carried.

                The council is now acting as the CDA for the City of Henderson and Mayor Ken Bergen as declared his conflict of interest for the Providence Subdivision agenda item.

                Mike Wall made a motion to go into executive session at 7:44 p.m. to discuss setting prices for the lots in Providence Subdivision.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb.  Motion carried.

                At 9:00 p.m., Jim Mestl made a motion to reconvene into regular session.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Scott Erb.  Motion carried.

 

                Mike Wall made a motion as follows for the Providence Subdivision lots.

 

                1.  Lot Purchase prices approved at:

                      a.      $15,000 for Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10;

                      b.      $18,000 for Lots 11, 12 & 13 and

                      c.       $20,000 for Lots 3 & 4

      2.      Minimum valuation approved at:

                      a.      $180,000 for Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

                      b.      $200,000 for Lots 11, 12 & 13 and

                      c.       $220,000 for Lots 3 & 4

      3.      Construction commencement date is 18 months after the date of the purchases agreement.  If construction has not started by this date, the CDA can set the Effective Date and the payment in lieu of taxes provision will start.

      4.      Construction Completion Date is 18 months after construction commencement.  If construction is started before the Construction Commencement Date, then the CDA won’t set the Effective Date until the Construction Completion Date.

      5.      Each Buyer will pay earnest money in the amount of $500 when they sign the purchase agreement.

 

      6.      Delete all of the requirements in paragraph 5 of the purchase agreement, except for the Minimum Valuation provision.

 

                Lee Thiessen seconded the motion.  Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

 

                Jim Mestl made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-06, the redevelopment agreement for Providence Subdivision. Scott Erb seconded.  Roll votes: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

 

                Reports were given. No formal action taken.

 

                Mike Wall made a motion to adjourn.  Lee Thiessen seconded. 

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk