A special meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday September 21, 2015, at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska. Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the September 17, 2015 Henderson News.

            Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Jim Mestl.  Council members: Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman and Jeb Mierau.  Lee Thiessen was present at 12:14 p.m, City employees were also present.       

            Mayor Mestl stated the reason for the special meeting was to set the final tax request and adopt the budget.

            Mayor Jim Mestl declared the budget hearing open at 12:05 p.m.

            The clerk went over some changes that were requested from the budget study.  As no public was present to discuss the budget, the Mayor declared the hearing to be closed at 12:32 p.m. 

            Mike Wall made a motion to approve an additional 1% increase in the total funds subject to limitation. Jeb Mierau seconded.  Roll vote:  Ayes - Mike Wall, Jeb Mierau, Corbin Tessman and Lee Thiessen.  Motion carried.            Mayor Jim Mestl declared the public hearing open at 12:32 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 12:36 p.m.

            Mike Wall made a motion to adopt the 2015-2016 final budget as presented. Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Mike Wall, Corbin Tessman, Lee Thiessen and Jeb Mierau.  Motion carried.

            Jeb Mierau made a motion to set the final 2015 tax request rate at .8795. Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote:  Ayes -Jeb Mierau, Mike Wall, Lee Thiessen and Corbin Tessman. Motion carried.

            Corbin Tessman made a motion to accept Ayars & Ayars bid to redo the street panels in the city right-away along Tri-County Automotive for $16,910.  Mike Wall seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Corbin Tessman, Mike Wall and Lee Thiessen.  Abstain - Jeb Mierau.

            Jeb Mierau made a motion to have the city employees install the 8" valve on the 8" water line along Oak Street by school driveway.  Lee Thiessen seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Jeb Mierau, Lee Thiessen, Mike Wall and Corbin Tessman.  Motion carried.  Budget for the 10" insta-valve for 2016-2017 budget.

            Lee Thiessen made a motion to adjourn.   Corbin Tessman seconded.  Roll vote: Ayes - Lee Thiessen, Corbin Tessman, Jeb Mierau and Mike Wall. Motion carried.


            Connie Brown, City Clerk