Henderson City Council Special Meeting 14 Nov 11

The Henderson City Council is holding a special meeting this (MON) evening to discuss the hiring of a new police chief for the community. Former Henderson Police Chief Chester Aldrich retired on October 1st, and the city council has been waiting on the results of a background check for their chosen candidate to take his place. Michael Cherney of Adams, Minnesota, was offered the position in late September, and the Le Sueur Police Department has been conducting the necessary background check on him since then. Cherney was reportedly fired from a law enforcement job in Florida 20 years ago, so there was some hesitation in offering him the $44,000 a year position in Henderson. Sibley County Deputy Pat Nienaber has been serving as the community’s interim chief of police until a final decision is made. Tonight’s special meeting to discuss the results of the background check and possibly take action on the hiring begins at 7:30pm at the Henderson Community Building.