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 12, 2010 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the October 7, 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 September 13, 14 and 20, 2010 meetings were reviewed. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve all the minutes as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. 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 and Matt Friesen. Abstain: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Three building permits were submitted.

             Dr. Jim Ohrt was present to discuss land development on land he recently purchased and gave an update on what he would like to see happen with this land. Clerk to notify land surveyor and developer and set up meeting. No formal action taken.

             The following budget items were discussed: copiers, golf course, Chamber contribution, snow blade and GIS Services.

             Scott Erb made a motion to purchase two copiers, one main and one desktop from Eakes Office Plus, for the city offices in the amount of $8,500. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to contribute $10,000 towards Galaway Creek for operation purposes. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to contribute $11,000 towards the Chamber of Commerce for helping with clerical duties. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to hire Precision GIS, LLC for mapping of utilities and fly-over map in the amount of $5,500. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Jim Mestl made a motion to purchase a blade for $1,861 for the Gator for clearing snow on sidewalks in the Lakeview Park. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Tax Increment Financing funds were discussed. Anything requested above $5,000 needs to go before council. Anything below $5,000 should try to go before council, but could be decided upon between Mayor and Clerk if meeting is more than two weeks away.

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

             Connie Brown, City Clerk