APRIL 18, 2017

BANNER COUNTY
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Equalization met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on April 18, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 4, 2017 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the County Clerk and is made a part of the proceedings by reference.

The agenda for the meeting was kept current and was available during the regular business hours at the office of the County Clerk.  A copy was emailed to each board member on April 13, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:34 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman John- Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the meeting room wall and that paper copies are available on the table by the door.

The agenda was examined, and Gifford moved to approve as presented. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for April 4, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor reported that the Property Tax Administrator did not recommend any changes to the property and land values. She presented a list of concerns she has regarding LB461 and the proposed amendments, as well as a letter that the Platte County Assessor had sent to his senator which stated concerns regarding the bill. She also presented a copy of panhandle agricultural land values.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:52 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 2, 2017 or at the call of the clerk.  A full agenda of the matters to be considered at such date and time is kept continually current and is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Banner County Clerk in the Courthouse in Harrisburg.

      BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
      BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA


BANNER COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on April 18, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 4, 2017 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the County Clerk and is made a part of the proceedings by reference.

The agenda for the meeting was kept current and was available during the regular business hours at the office of the County Clerk.  A copy was emailed to each board member on April 13, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:52 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were: Chairman John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tony Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present via telephone: Crystal Koehn and Joe Hale with CenturyLink.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the meeting room wall and that paper copies are available on the table by the door.

The agenda was examined and Post moved to approve. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for April 4, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE
Promotional letter from R & T Excavating

REPORTS

EMERGENCY MANAGER
Tim Newman, Emergency Manager discussed the status of the siren grant.

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Post moved that the claims be approved, and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds with the exception of the claim in the General Fund from Action Communications.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.


                                                                GENERAL FUND
                        
B & C Steel Corporation, bldg repair - 708.32; Banner County Court,
cc costs - 118.00; CenturyLink, phone - 589.09; Crescent Electric Supply Co.,
siren - 384.94; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84;
First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 20.00; High West Energy,
Lights - 513.00; Home Depot Credit Services, siren - 115.21; Ideal Linen Supply,
Janitorial - 52.24; Johnson Cashway, bldg repair - 21.99; Kimball County Treasurer,
extens. expenses - 400.71; MIPS Inc., data processing - 1,349.95; NACO, dues & regis - 165.00; NE Assoc Of Co Clerks, Reg Of Deed, dues - 100.00; Nebraska Department of Revenue, staff training - 600.00; Nebraskaland Tire, other equip rep. - 344.00; NMC Exchange LLC, siren - 122.25; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 5.99;
Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 193.38; William C Peters, ct appt counsel -
183.00; Sandberg Implement, Inc., siren - 270.55; Star-Herald, publishing - 216.08;
USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, state contract - 1,818.36; Verizon Wireless, phone -
62.82; Westco, propane - 265.63

 

                                                          ROAD FUND

Action Communications, radio repair - 65.00; B & C Steel Corporation, steel -
16.72; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 376.39; CenturyLink, phone - 169.82;
Fastenal Company, signs - 288.49; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 5.00; Frank Parts, repair parts - 323.58; High West Energy, lights - 364.00; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts - 309.02; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 24.51; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 2,217.74; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 2,128.78; Motor Fuels Division, misc - 247.00; Nebraskaland Tire, tires & tire repair - 1,069.43; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 940.52; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 4,264.39; Sandberg Implement, Inc., shop supplies - 797.77; Thompson Glass, Inc., repair parts - 145.60; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.82; Westco, heating fuel - 219.38; Wyrulec Co, lights - 30.35


                              

                                             PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

 MIPS Inc, misc. - 78.99
 

                                                                 MUSEUM BOARD FUND

High West Energy, lights - 105.00
  
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Signing of Budget Preparation Agreement with Harold L. Peterson – After review, Gifford made a motion to sign the agreement with Harold Peterson for budget preparation. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion on right of way mower’s hours – There was discussion that the mower hours need to be the same as the rest of the road crew in case of a breakdown.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on road policy – There was discussion on how the roads are maintained.

REPORTS

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that tax collection has begun. He said there is a possibility that he might need a new computer in the future.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer gave the road report for Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent. He reported that they are graveling on Road 14. There was discussion on getting the tractor that is used for mowing fixed by July so it will be ready when the lease is up on the tractor that is currently being used for mowing. There was also discussion on a claim received from CenturyLink for damage done by the road department to a fiber optic line.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She said that NIRMA is interested in doing a “spotlight” article on the county for its monthly publication.

 No other reports.

Meeting recessed: 10:15
Meeting resumed: 10:34

Item #3 – Conference call with representative(s) from CenturyLink regarding cost of fiber optic service and telephone hut lease – 9:15 a.m. – There was discussion on revised terms of the lease and also on the monthly fee for fiber optic service to the courthouse.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:12 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 2, 2017 or at the call of the clerk.  A full agenda of the matters to be considered at such date and time is kept continually current and is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Banner County Clerk in the Courthouse in Harrisburg.