The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Post Office and published in the September 5, 2013 Henderson News.

             Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 7:00 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: Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb.

             Minutes from the August 13, 2013 meeting were reviewed. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Claims were reviewed. Mike Wall made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Two building permits were issued.

             The 18th Street Extension Project/Providence Addition was discussed. After discussion of setting guidelines for the area, it was decided to have the city attorney at the next meeting to discuss what can all be set for guidelines. No formal action taken.

             The Mayor declared the budget hearing open at 7:45 p.m.

             As no public was present to discuss the budget, the Mayor declared the hearing to be closed at 7:50 p.m.

              Mike Wall made a motion to approve an additional 1% increase in the total funds subject to limitation. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen and Scott Erb. Motion carried. The Mayor declared the public hearing open at 7:51 p.m. to adopt the final budget and set the final tax request.

             As no public was present, the Mayor declared the public hearing closed at 7:56 p.m.

             Mike Wall made a motion to adopt the 2013-2014 final budget as presented and set the final tax request at .90144. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes -Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Mike Wall made a motion to go into executive session at 8:21 p.m. to discuss employee wages. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Mike Wall, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried. Milan Mierau also stayed in executive session.

             At 8:47 p.m., Jim Mestl made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to approve the employee wages as presented. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes -Scott Erb, Mike Wall, Jim Mestl and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.

             Lee Thiessen made a motion to adjourn. Mike Wall seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk