The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the November 4, 2010 Henderson News. Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 7:30 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: Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, and Jim Mestl. Also present were the city employees, chamber director and police chief.

             Minutes from the October 12 and 25th meetings were reviewed. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve all the minutes as presented. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Claims were reviewed. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the claims as presented on report. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             One building permit was submitted.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to adopt Ordinance #388, an ordinance for the City of Henderson, Nebraska, to amend Section 12-503 of the Municipal Code Book to authorize the City Council to grant special exceptions, to repeal all ordinance in conflict herewith; and to provide for an effective date for this ordinance and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Ordinance #389, an ordinance to amend section 12-501 of the Municipal Code Book to provide for the issuance of building permits and certificates of zoning compliance; to repeal all ordinances in conflict herewith; and to provide for an effective date for this ordinance and the suspend the three readings on three different days. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.


              Deb Friesen made a motion to introduce and suspend the three readings on three different days for Ordinance #390, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of general obligation recovery zone economic development sanitary sewer service extension bonds, Series 2010, of the City of Henderson, Nebraska, in the principal amount of $459,349.59 to pay the costs of improvements insanitary sewer extensions; District N. 2010-1, and (B) pay the costs of issuing the bonds; prescribing the terms and form of such bonds; providing for the levy of taxes to pay the interest on and principal of such bonds; providing for publication of this ordinance in pamphlet form and the time when this ordinance shall take effect; and related matters. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Ordinance #390 as introduced. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to adopt Resolution 2010-09, a resolution to have chief of police enter into an interlocal agreement with other law enforcement for the Rural Apprehension Program. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to approve invoice from Kirham Michael in the amount of $2,610.00 for the N Industrial Park engineering. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to approve Jami Schmidt to be a planning commission member. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to approve Friesen Construction to do the re-paving of Willow Lane in the amount of $35,935. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the purchase of a crewcab pickup from Friesen Chevrolet in the amount of $26,450 with a trade in of the existing police vehicle $15,250 for a total amount of $11,200. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Absent - Scott Erb (left at 8:03).

             Lights in the park around the playground were discussed. More information to be had at the December meeting.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk