The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the September 9, 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 August 10, 2010 meeting were reviewed. Deb Friesen made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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

             Three building permits were submitted.

             Mayor Ken Bergen made the recommendation to have Chris Buller be the alternate member for the Board of Adjustments. Matt Friesen made a motion to accept the Mayor’s recommendation for the alternate member. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made a motion to accept Marvin Planning Consultants’ agreement for a set hourly rate for on-going services when needed. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             At 8:00 p.m., Matt Friesen made a motion to open the public hearing for the new zoning, subdivision regulations and comprehensive plan. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Since no public was present for public hearing, Scott Erb made a motion to close the public hearing at 8:13 p.m. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Deb Friesen made the motion to adopt Ordinance #384, and ordinance to adopt the new comprehensive plan and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to adopt Ordinance #385, an ordinance to adopt the new zoning and subdivision regulations and to suspend the three readings on three different days. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Reports were given. No formal action taken.

             Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk