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 14, 2013 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the May 9, 2013 Henderson News.

             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, Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Lee Thiessen.

             Minutes from the April 9 and April 24 , 2013 meetings were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. 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 and Mike Wall. Abstain: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Perennial Public Power District representatives Jamey Pankoke and Jim Winchell were present to discuss with the council the reasons for outages that have occurred over the past year and what is being done now to correct some of the issues and what is in the future plan to help limit outages. No formal action taken.

             Terry Meier from JEO was present to discuss different funding options available for downtown revitalization and also the community center. No formal action taken.

             Mike Wall made a motion to adopt Ordinance #401, an ordinance to confirm the conveyance of real estate in the City of Henderson, Nebraska, being described as Lot 6, Kroeker Subdivision. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to authorize Mayor Ken Bergen to sign the Municipal Deed for Kenneth and Brenda Janzen. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Mike Wall, Scott Erb and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Lee Thiessen made a motion to accept Northern Underground Sprinklers bid of $2,990 to install sprinklers around the sand volleyball court. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk