Minutes of the Mayor and City Council Regular Meeting

 

            The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the November 5, 2015 Henderson News. 

                Mayor Jim Mestl called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.   Mayor Mestl 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 Mestl also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers. 

                Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Jim Mestl.  Council members: Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen (left at 8:37).  Also present were city employees.

                Minutes from the October 13, 2015 meeting were reviewed. Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

                Claims were reviewed. Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve the claims as presented.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.

                One building permit was submitted.

                Jeb Mierau declared his position as an employee of Ayars & Ayars.  Discussion was had on the progress of the street project.  No formal action was taken.  Jeb Mierau rejoined as a council member.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve Empire Electric’s pay request in the amount of $45,000.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve Fallers Landscaping’s pay request in the amount of $4,251.32. Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve M.E. Collins’ pay request in the amount of $149,542 for street work.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Nays - Corbin Tessman.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Gana Trucking’s pay request in the amount of $5,567.01.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau. Motion carried

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Ayars and Ayars’ pay request in the amount of $45,714.66. Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                The new building permit form was reviewed and finalized. No formal action taken.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the 1 year lease contract with York Equipment for the lease of a new Bobcat S650 Skid Loader with the trade-in of the current 853 Bobcat Skid Loader and to also purchase the 100" snow bucket attachment and keep the current backhoe attachment.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Jeb Mierau.  Absent: Lee Thiessen (left at 8:37).  Motion carried.

                Jeb Mierau made a motions to accept Riggens Ag Equipment’s bid for a 60" broom attachment and a soft cab for the Kubota utility tractor in the total amount of $8,600.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Mike Wall.  Absent: Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Jeb Mierau made a motion to accept Road Builders Machinery & Supply’s bid for the Bomag BT60 Tamper in the amount of $3,750.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Corbin Tessman.  Absent - Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

                Jeb Mierau made a motion to adjourn.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Mike Wall. Absent – Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk