A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2006 at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

            Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and the Henderson Post Office and published in the September 14 issue of the Henderson News.

            Mayor Lucas Epp called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Lucas Epp. Council members: Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.

            Mayor Lucas Epp opened the budget hearing at 7:01 p.m.

            The budget changes from the budget study meeting were reviewed. As no public was present, the hearing was closed at 7:07 p.m.

            Matt Friesen made a motion to go into executive session to discuss employee wages at 7:08 pm. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

            Matt Friesen made a motion to reconvene into regular session at 7:11 p.m. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Absent: Scott Erb. No formal action taken.

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

            Deb Friesen made a motion to adopt the 2006-2007 budget as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

            Mayor Lucas Epp opened the public hearing at 7:15 p.m. regarding setting the final tax request. As no public was present, the hearing was closed at 7:20 p.m.

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

            At 7:21p.m., Jim Mestl made a motion to go into executive session to discuss applicants for the maintenance position. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried.

            At 7:31 p.m., Deb Friesen made a motion to reconvene into regular session. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Absent: Scott Erb. Motion carried. No formal action taken.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk