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 12, 2013, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the November 7, 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, Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Several community members were also present.

            Minutes from the October 1, 2013 meeting were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

            No building permits were issued.

            Doug Douglas and Darren Young from Source Gas were present to discuss the installation of a gas line on the east side of 18th Street.  Several of the property owners along the east side of 18th Street attended the meeting for information and costs.  Many showed interest in the gas line for either hookup right away or future hookup.  Source Gas will put together the costs for the gas line extension and have at the December meeting.  No formal action taken.

            Rob Mierau from Ayars and Ayars presented a new contract for the Providence Addition/18th Street Extension for the council to include a paragraph stating the owner can terminate the contract without cause at anytime.  Comments were made from the attending public to show encouragement for the project to move forward. 

            At 7:52 p.m., Ken Bergen excused himself as Mayor due to conflict of interest with the Providence Addition.  Scott Erb continued the meeting as the Acting Mayor.

            After discussion, Mike Wall made a motion to sign the contract from Ayars and Ayars to start the engineering process on Providence Addition/18th Street Extension.  Jim Mestl seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen and Scott Erb.  Motion carried.

            At 8:05 Ken Bergen resumed the position as Mayor for the next agenda item.

            At 8:37 p.m., Scott Erb made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel.  Jim Mestl seconded.  Roll vote:  Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.

            At 8:55 p.m. Scott Erb made a motion to reconvene into regular session.  Jim Mestl seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.  No formal action was taken.

            Council reports were given.  No formal action taken.

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

            Connie Brown, City Clerk