The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the May 3, 2012 Henderson News.

              Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 8:00 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 , Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Also present were the chamber director, city employees and chief of police.

              Minutes from the April 10, 2012 meeting were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

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

              Three building permits were issued.

              Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Resolution              2012-02, a resolution calling the outstanding general obligation water bonds, series 2007, dated August 21, 2007, in the principal amount of $1,860,000 for payment and redemption prior to maturity. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

              Lee Thiessen made a motion to suspend the three readings on three different days for Ordinance #395, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds, Series 2012 in a principal amount not to exceed $1,950,000 to refund outstanding general obligation water bonds, Series 2007, dated August 21, 2007. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Mike Wall. Motion carried.

              Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Ordinance #395 as stated above. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

              Scott Erb made a motion to approve Beaver Creek Fencing bid in the amount of $17,970 to replace the barbed wire fence around the lagoon. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

              Connie Brown, City Clerk