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 13, 2015 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the October 8, 2015 Henderson News. 

                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: Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Also present were city employees.

                Minutes from the September 8 and September 21 meetings were reviewed. Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

                Claims were reviewed. Jeb Mierau made a motion to approve the claims as presented.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.

                One building permit was submitted.

                At 7:45 p.m., Jeb Mierau declared his position as an employee of Ayars & Ayars.  Discussion was had on the progress of the street project.  No formal action was taken.  At 8:03, Jeb Mierau rejoined as a council member.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Gana Trucking’s pay request in the amount of $42,885.91.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve M.E. Collins’ pay request in the amount of $37,624.00 for utility work.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve M.E. Collins’ pay request in the amount of $182,874.70 for street work.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Abstain - Jeb Mierau. Motion carried.

                Lee Thiessen made a motion to approve Ayars and Ayars’ pay request in the amount of $52,954.64. Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Corbin Tessman.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Mike Wall made a motion to approve Resolution #2015-07, a resolution to adopt the York County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan prepared by JEO Consulting Group. Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                Budget items for the 2015-16 years were reviewed.  Corbin Tessman made a motion to purchase the following: a pole saw for $750, new police vehicle with trade-in for $11,000, gates at the ballfield, tennis courts and swimming pool for $3,650 and the golf course $18,692.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

                At 9:16 p.m., Mike Wall made a motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel performance reviews.  Corbin Tessman seconded.

                At 10:55, Mike Wall made a motion to reconvene into regular session.  Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried. 

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to approve the Mayor’s recommendation for wage increases.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall.  Motion carried. Wages are as follows: Chief of Police: $24.96; Clerk: $23; Maintenance workers: $19 and $17.75, Mayor $2,500 and Council members: $1,500.

                Reports were given.  No formal action taken.

                Corbin Tessman made a motion to adjourn.  Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall.  Motion carried.

 

Connie Brown, City Clerk