††††††††††† A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was published in the Henderson News and posted at the Post Office and City Hall.
††††††††††††††† Mayor Jim Mestl called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.†† Mayor Mestl 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 Mestl also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers.†
††††††††††††††† Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Jim Mestl.† Council members: Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen. Others present: Rob Mierau and Milan Mierau.
††††††††††††††† Mayor Mestl stated the reason for the special meeting was to adopt the budget, discuss Main Street design and quit claim deed for land owned by city.
††††††††††††††† Mayor Jim Mestl declared the budget hearing open at 6:00 p.m.
††††††††††††††† As no public was present to discuss the budget, the Mayor declared the hearing to be closed at 6:05 p.m.†
††††††††††††††† Mike Wall made a motion to approve an additional 1% increase in the total funds subject to limitation. Corbin Tessman seconded.† Roll vote:† Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Lee Thiessen.† Motion carried.††††††††††††
††††††††††††††† Mayor Jim Mestl declared the public hearing open at 6:07 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 6:10 p.m.
††††††††††††††† Corbin Tessman made a motion to adopt the 2014-2015 final budget as presented and set the final tax request at .8651. Jeb Mierau seconded.† Roll vote:† Ayes -Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen. Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† The council considered Resolution 2014-13, a resolution to convey property of approximately 38' by 486' along the golf course north fence line to Midwest Farms to fix the discrepancy between deeds filed in 1983. Mike Wall made a motion to approve Resolution 2014-13.† Lee Thiessen seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† At this time, Jeb Mierau declared his conflict of interest on the Main Street Reconstruction Project.
††††††††††††††† The council reviewed the Main Street design and made suggestions to Rob Mierau from Ayars and Ayars to eliminate some green areas and to shorten other green areas and also have the Planning Commission review the plan with these changes.† It was the councilís consensus to have Ayars & Ayars move forward with the project plans with these changes.
††††††††††††††† Mike Wall made a motion to go into executive session at 6:55 p.m. to discuss employee wages.† Corbin Tessman seconded.† Roll vote: Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Lee Thiessen.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† At 8:08, Lee Thiessen made a motion to reconvene into regular session.† Mike Wall seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau and Corbin Tessman.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Jeb Mierau made a motion to adopt wages for the clerk and utility employees as discussed.† Mike Wall seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman.† Motion carried.
††††††††††††††† Lee Thiessen made a motion to adjourn.† Jeb Mierau seconded.† Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall and Corbin Tessman.† Motion carried.††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Connie Brown, City Clerk