The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

            Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Henderson Post Office and published in the September 7, 2006 Henderson News.

            Mayor Lucas Epp called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Lucas Epp. Council members: Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk, a city employee and city attorney.

            The Mayor declared the appeal hearing open at 7:31 p.m.

            After the city attorney, Charley Campbell, explained how the appeal hearing for an employee would be conducted, Jim Mestl made a motion to go into executive session at 7:34 p.m. for the purpose of the employee appeal hearing. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

            At 8:21 p.m., Deb Friesen made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

            Scott Erb made a motion to continue the termination of the city employee. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

            The Mayor declared the appeal hearing closed at 8:23 p.m.

            At 8:24, Matt Friesen made a motion to take a five minute recess. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

            At 8:29 p.m., Scott Erb made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

            The 2006-2007 budget was reviewed by the council as the city clerk prepared. Budget hearing date was set for September 18 at 7:00 p.m.

            At 9:29 p.m., Matt made a motion to go into executive session to discuss employee wages. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

            At 10:29 p.m., Jim Mestl made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

            Matt Friesen made a motion to accept the Mayor’s recommendations for salary increases and to also adopt the policy for the retirement plan of 3% of the new wage every year. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

            Jim Mestl made a motion to adjourn. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk