A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2011, at the City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

            Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the September 15, 2011 issue of the Henderson News.

            Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and referred to the Open Meetings Law poster at the back of the chamber council. Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Ken Bergen. Council members: Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall (5:07). Also present was the city clerk.

            The Mayor declared the budget hearing open 5:02 p.m.

            The budget changes from the budget study meeting were reviewed. As no public was present to discuss the budget, the Mayor declared the hearing to be closed at 5:12.

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

            Jim Mestl made a motion to adopt the 2011-2012 final budget with the changes made from budget study. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes -Jim Mestl, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

            The Mayor declared the public hearing open at 5:15 p.m. regarding setting the final tax request.

            As no public was present, the Mayor declared the public hearing closed at 5:17 p.m.

            Jim Mestl made a motion to set the final tax request at .00934. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen and Mike Wall. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to adjourn. Lee Thiessen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.


Connie Brown, City Clerk