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Henderson City Council June 11 Minutes

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The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska, was held at 7:00 p.m. on June 11, 2024, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at City Hall and published in the June 6, 2024, Henderson News.

Mayor Corbin Tessman called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Tessman 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 Tessman referred to the open meetings law poster and stated if a member of the public wishes to speak on matters not listed on the agenda, they may speak during the Public Forum Period. Speakers will be given five minutes to address the Board. The public should be aware that the Board is unable, by law, to deliberate or act on the items raised during the Public Forum Period. The public may request the item to be placed on a future agenda for deliberation and/or action.

Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Corbin Tessman. Council members: Brian Hiebner, Teri Pollet, Kevin J. Friesen and Mitch Huxoll.

Minutes from the May 14, 2024, regular council meeting were reviewed. Kevin Friesen made a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Teri Pollet seconded. Roll vote: Ayes – Kevin Friesen, Teri Pollet, Mitch Huxoll and Brian Hiebner. Motion carried.

Teri Pollet made a motion to pay the claims as presented. Mitch Huxoll seconded. Roll vote: Ayes – Teri Pollet, Mitch, Kevin Friesen and Brian Hiebner. Motion carried.

Four building permits were issued since the last meeting. Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park for replica of a popcorn building, Lowell Hiebner for a mailbox, Shelisa Smith for moving a house to 1110 Birch Street and Bob Brown for addition to building.

The zoom meeting to review the annual audit with Ric Ortmeier was tabled until next meeting due to illness.

Thane Wetjen was present for the annual review of the special exception for the beehive located on Grace Children’s Home property on S 15th Street by the golf course. Over the period of one year there have not been any concerns with having the beehive located at this property. The bees have multiplied, and Thane is asking for permission to add another hive. After further discussion, Brian Hiebner made a motion to approve the Special Exception for an additional year and to allow for a second hive to be placed near the first one. Kevin Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes – Brian Hiebner, Kevin Friesen, Teri Pollet and Mitch Huxoll. Motion carried.

The 2020 sidewalk assessments were discussed. The clerk reported the sidewalk assessments were sent to the York County Clerk as required, but due to the death of the county clerk at that time, the new county clerk was not aware of such assessments, so statements were not sent for 2023 allowing delinquent fees and interest to be accumulated through May of 2024. The county would not remove the delinquent fees and interest. There are a total of eight property owners that elected to have the assessments added to their property taxes and the total amount of delinquent fees and interest will be around $550. After discussion, Brian Hiebner made a motion to reimburse the property owners the delinquent fees and interest if they have paid their assessments, delinquent fees, and interest by June 30, 2024. Mitch Huxoll seconded. Roll vote: Brian Hiebner, Mitch Huxoll, Kevin Friesen and Teri Pollet. Motion carried.

Brian Hiebner made a motion to accept McEndarfer Tree Service’s bi-annual quote for treating thirteen Ash trees in the Downtown Park for Emerald Ash Borer. Kevin Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes – Brian Hiebner, Kevin Friesen, Teri Pollet and Mitch Huxoll. Motion carried.

The first reading of the Feline Trap/Neuter and Return Program ordinance was had. No public was present, and no changes were discussed. The ordinance is on the city website for public review at www.cityof henderson.org. The second reading will be July 9 and the final reading will be on August 13, 2024. No formal action taken.

The first reading of the Snow Emergency Route ordinance was had. No public was present and no changes were discussed. The ordinance is on the city website for public review at www.cityof henderson.org. The second reading will be July 9 and the final reading will be on August 13, 2024. No formal action taken.

The first reading of the Short-Term Rental ordinance was had. No public was present, and no changes were discussed. The ordinance is on the city website for public review at www.cityof henderson.org. The second reading will be July 9 and the final reading will be on August 13, 2024. No formal action taken.

The mayor and council will be reviewing the current Golf Cart/ATV/UTV ordinances to possibly incorporate electric bikes and scooters. The clerk presented a packet with several city/village ordinances the Chief of Police John Prusia had researched for the council to review. No formal action taken.

Reports were given.

Brian Hiebner made a motion to adjourn. Teri Pollet seconded. Roll vote: Ayes Brian Hiebner, Teri Pollet, Kevin Friesen and Mitch Huxoll. Motion carried.

Corbin Tessman, Mayor Connie Brown, City Clerk