The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the September 8, 2011 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: Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Also present were the city employees, chamber director and police chief.

             Minutes from the September 13 and September 19 meetings 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. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to waive the three readings on three different days for Ordinance #393, an ordinance authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of general obligation highway allocation fund pledge bonds for costs of street improvements on 11th and 14th Streets. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to adopt Ordinance #393. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to approve the pay request from TCW Construction in the amount of $179,340.17 for 11th Street and 14th Street construction. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             After discussion, Jim Mestl made a motion to pay $10,000 to the golf course now and discuss the remaining amount in January and starting January 1 utilities would be under the City’s account. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             At 8:08 p.m. Scott Erb made a motion to go into executive session to discuss Columbia Insurance claim for sewer backup. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             At 8:20 Jim Mestl made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried. After reconvening into regular session, the council took no formal action on the Columbia Insurance claim.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

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


Connie Brown

City Clerk