††††††††††† The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was published in the October 2, 2014 Henderson News and posted at the City Hall and Post Office.
††††††††††††††† 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: Corbin Tessman,† Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau and† Mike Wall. Others present: Rob Mierau and Mike SaBell
††††††††††††††† Minutes from the September 9 and September 17, 2014 meetings were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.† Lee Thiessen seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Claims were reviewed. Jeb Mierau† made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Corbin Tessman seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes -† Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† One demolition permit was issued.
††††††††††††††† Resolution #2014-14, a resolution placing a stop sign on 18th Street intersecting with County Road 7, was reviewed.† Lee Thiessen made a motion to adopt Resolution #2014-14.† Jeb Mierau seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Mike Wall.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Ordinance #403, an ordinance to confirm the conveyance of real estate from the city of Henderson to Midwest Farms, Inc. to the north of the existing golf course, was reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve Ordinance #403 and to suspend the three readings on three different days.† Lee Thiessen seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman and Jeb Mierau.† Motion carried.† An easement will be drawn up to allow the city to still have access to the golf course well.
††††††††††††††† Jeb Mierau declared potential conflict of interest on N Main Street Project.
††††††††††††††† Rob Mierau, chairman of the Planning Commission,† presented the updated plans for N Main Street to the council with the recommendation from the Planning Commission to move forward with these updated plans and to remove the trash cans and benches from the scope of work and to also remove the scope of work needed for the Dart building and Henderson Foodmart building.†
††††††††††††††† Mike Wall made a motion to accept the Planning Commissionís recommendation and approve the plans as presented and to also remove the trash cans, benches and scope of work needed for the Dart building and Henderson Foodmart building.† Corbin Tessman seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.† Jeb Mierau - abstain.† Motion carried.† A public meeting will be held Tuesday, October 21 at 5:15 p.m.
††††††††††††††† An update on the N. Main manhole in the North Industrial Park was given. The manhole is not in the city easement and will need to be moved south approximately 20'.† The clerk will contact the engineers on the project, Kirkham Michael, to verify that a sewer clean-out can be placed on the sewer line instead of a manhole at this location.† No formal action was taken.
††††††††††††††† The maintenance for the ballfield outfield was discussed.† It was suggested to have soil samples pulled and to wait to see what the results are before hiring someone to fertilize it.† No formal action taken.
††††††††††††††† At 8:23 p.m., Mike Wall made a motion to go into executive session to discuss employee wages.† Corbin Tessman seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† At 8:32 p.m., Mike Wall made a motion to reconvene into regular session.† Corbin Tessman seconded.† Roll vote:† Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve the wage increase for Milan Mierau as recommended by the Mayor.† Corbin Tessman seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman and Mike Wall.† Abstain - Jeb Mierau.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Reports were given.† No formal action taken.
††††††††††††††† Corbin Tessman made a motion to adjourn.† Mike Wall seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Connie Brown, City Clerk