At the City Council meeting on July 3, 2012, the Henderson City Council declared this month Flash Flood Awareness Month; accepted concessions from the police and firefighters unions, which together will save the city more than a million dollars over two years; and voted to appoint Patrick Moers the new police chief. The appointment ceremony with be at 6pm on the 17th, followed by a reception and the normal council schedule of 6:45pm planning meeting and 7pm council meeting.
The Council also approved a number of planning and budgetary matters, only one of which drew opposition during the meeting. The four present members of the Council approved an amendment to the zoning map to allow a high density residential development of senior rental housing on what was zoned commercial with airport environs overlay. The opposition was from the airport, which showed a flight path map with the proposed development in the center of a flight path noise area with decibel levels reaching 80db over the past 10 years. The airport representative also cited a safety issue with a multi-story residential building in an area where commercial jets fly at 500 feet. The property to be developed is near the corner of Green Valley Parkway and Olympic.