A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 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 13 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, Matt Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk.

            Mayor Lucas Epp opened the budget hearing at 7:00 p.m.

            The budget changes from the budget study meeting were reviewed. As no public was present, the hearing was closed at 7:23 p.m.

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

            Jim Mestl made a motion to adopt the 2007-2008 budget as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Mayor Lucas Epp opened the public hearing at 7:25 p.m. regarding setting the final tax request. As no public was present, the hearing was closed at 7:30 p.m.

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

            After discussion, Matt Friesen made a motion to accept M.E. Collin’s bid for $381,956.80 for the Front Street reconstruction. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen, Jim Mestl and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk