A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2009 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 10, 2009 issue of the Henderson News.

            Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Ken Bergen. Council members: Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Also present was the city clerk and city employees.

            Mayor Bergen opened the budget hearing at 12:00 p.m.

            The budget changes from the budget study meeting were reviewed. As no public was present, the hearing was closed at 12:07 p.m.

            Deb 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, Jim Mestl, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

            Scott Erb made a motion to adopt the 2009-2010 budget with the notation the 2008 tax rate was published as .093441 instead of .0093441. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Mayor Bergen opened the public hearing at 12:10 p.m. regarding setting the final tax request. As no public was present, the hearing was closed at 12:15 p.m.

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

             Scott Erb introduced and made a motion to pass and adopt Resolution #2009-08 a resolution of the city of Henderson, Nebraska accepting improvements in Street Improvement District No. 2007-1; finding the costs of improvements therein and establishing the time and place to sit as a Board of Equalization and assessment to equalize and levy special assessments in Street Improvement District No. 2007-1; and related matters. Jim Mestl seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

            Matt Friesen introduced, made a motion to pass, adopt and suspend three readings on three different days for Ordinance #371, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of general obligation various purpose bonds, Series 2009, of the city of Henderson, Nebraska, in the principal amount of four hundred seventy-eight thousand six hundred seventy-six dollars and ninety-five cents ($478,676.95) to provide funds, in addition to other legally available funds of the city, to (a) redeem the city’s bond anticipation notes, Series 2008, dated October 21, 2008, issued to pay the costs of improving certain streets, avenues and alleys and the intersections and areas formed by the crossing of streets, avenues and alleys in Street Improvement District No. 2007-1, and (b) pay the costs of issuing the bonds; prescribing the terms and form of such bonds; providing for the levy of taxes to pay the interest on and principal of such bonds; providing for publication of this ordinance in pamphlet form and the time when this ordinance shall take effect; and related matters. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

            Keith Marvin of MPC was present to discuss the comprehensive plan and the zoning plan. The council will consider his proposal and discuss at regular meeting.

            The recreational trailer ordinance will be discussed further at the regular meeting.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk