A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

            Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall, Cornerstone Bank and Post Office and published in the September 11, 2008 issue of the Henderson News.

            Mayor Lucas Epp called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Lucas Epp. Council members: Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Also present was the city clerk.

            Mayor Lucas Epp opened the budget hearing at 6:30 p.m.

            The budget changes from the budget study meeting were reviewed. As no public was present, the hearing was closed at 6:51 p.m.

            Jim Mestl made a motion to approve an additional 1% increase in the total funds subject to limitation. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

            Matt Friesen made a motion to adopt the 2008-2009 budget as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

             Mayor Lucas Epp opened the public hearing at 6:53 p.m. regarding setting the final tax request. As no public was present, the hearing was closed at 6:57 p.m.

            Scott Erb made a motion to set the final tax request. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

            After reviewing Ordinance #366, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of a bond anticipation note not to exceed $470,000 for the Front Street project, Jim Mestl made a motion to adopt Ordinance #366. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

            After reviewing a resolution for the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant, Jim Mestl made a motion to adopt resolution 2008-04. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Absent: Deb Friesen. Motion carried.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk