A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.


Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and U.S. Post Office and published in the September 3, 2003 Henderson News.


Mayor Curt Friesen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Curt Friesen and Councilmen: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.


City Engineers were present to discuss the progress of the street project and to address the concerns regarding the design. No formal action taken.


Matt Friesen made a motion to table the pool progress payment until the September 9th meeting. Clerk to discuss payment issue with city attorney. Al Cruickshank seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


The budget was reviewed. At 11:30 p.m. Scott Erb made a motion to go into executive session to discuss employee salaries. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried. At 12:20 a.m. Mark Kroeker made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Mark Kroeker made a motion to increase wages by 3% for police department, utility department and pool managers; 7% for clerk; and increase the recreation department wages by $150/year. Also to increase the retirement plan up to $1,000 annually with employee match. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Al Cruickshank made a motion to authorize the clerk to publish the budget summary as presented and to have the budget hearing to adopt the budget on September 18, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Matt Friesen made a motion to adjourn. Mark Kroeker seconded. Roll vote: Ayes: Al Cruickshank, Mark Kroeker, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Connie Brown

City Clerk