The regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Henderson, Nebraska was held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at City Hall in Henderson, Nebraska.

             Notice of this meeting was posted at the City Hall and Post Office and published in the September 3, 2009 Henderson News. Mayor Ken Bergen called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

             Mayor Bergen declared the meeting to be legal and properly advertised with all members having been informed of the nature of the meeting and having received related information. Mayor Bergen also referred to the open meetings law poster at the back of the council chambers.

             Roll call showed the following present: Mayor Ken Bergen. Council members: Jim Mestl, Deb Friesen, Scott Erb and Matt Friesen. Also present were the city clerk, city employees.

             Minutes from the August 11, 2009 meeting were reviewed. Jim Mestl made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Claims were reviewed. Matt Friesen made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Matt Friesen, Scott Erb, Deb Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

             Two building permits were submitted.

             Kirkham Michael’s agreement for 11th Street Paving Project was reviewed. It was decided to remove the asphalt option from the agreement and to have at the next meeting for approval. No formal action taken.

             Parking for trailers were discussed. This item will be put on next month’s agenda.

             Scott Erb made a motion to purchase the ground maintenance equipment for the infields at the ballfield for $2,950. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Jim Mestl and Matt Friesen. Motion carried.

             The budget for 2009-2010 was reviewed and revised. The tax levy for 2009-2010 will remain similar to 2008-2009. Final tax request will be set on September 18.

             At 9:50 p.m., Jim Mestl made a motion to go into executive session to discuss employee wages. Scott Erb seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Scott Erb and Deb Friesen. Motion Carried.

             At 10:50 p.m., Jim Mestl made a motion to reconvene into regular meeting. Matt Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Jim Mestl, Matt Friesen, Deb Friesen and Scott Erb. Motion carried.

             Scott Erb made a motion to accept the mayor’s recommendation for wages as discussed in executive session. Deb Friesen seconded. Roll vote: Ayes - Scott Erb, Deb Friesen, Matt Friesen and Jim Mestl. Motion carried.

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


Connie Brown, City Clerk