APRIL 21, 2015 

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 21, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 7, 2015 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, and at 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 17, 2015.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:32 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Jim Zimmerman, Attorney and Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.

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 Faden moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for April 7, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE- None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD  

Item #1 – Assessment Roll corrections – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a list of assessment roll corrections that were needed and explained the reasons why the changes were made. Post made a motion to approve the assessment roll corrections reflected on the list that was provided. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor reported that she had not heard anything from TERC concerning the land values.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:40 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 5, 2015 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

APRIL 21, 2015 

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 21, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 7, 2015 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 17, 2015.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:46 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Cody Renkoski.

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 Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for April 7, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.   

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Source – Community Solutions

Letter from Secretary of State regarding reimbursement the county is receiving for 2014
General Election AutoMark costs

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Post moved that the claims be approved, and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

GENERAL FUND

AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; Banner County Court, cc costs - 102.00; Banner County Sheriff, office expense - 39.10; Centurylink, phone - 511.82; Country Printer, supplies - 96.00; Crescent Electric Supply Co., bldg repair - 535.10; High West Energy, lights - 419.00; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 42.50; Stan McKnight, Film - 16.76; MIPS Inc.,data processing - 1,328.66; Napa Auto Parts, misc - 298.41; Nebraska Assoc Of Co Treasurers, dues - 125.00; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 129.78; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 448.00; Pritchard & Abbott, Inc., appraiser - 5,780.00; Sharon Sandberg, dues - 79.00; Scotts Bluff County Treasurer, adult probation - 479.58; Star-Herald, publishing - 229.42; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 300.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 75.86; Westco, spray equip rep - 556.60

ROAD FUND

Action Communications, radio repair - 143.77; B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 131.62; Centurylink, phone - 158.10; Contractors Materials, Inc., reflectors/signs - 58.30; Diffendaffer-Sandberg Family Trust, gravel & hardpan - 2,612.50; Jay D Dove, electricity - 11.60; Fremont Motor Scottsbluff, LLC, repair parts - 454.21; Heilbrun's, repair parts - 579.93; High West Energy, lights - 322.00; Hoehn Farms, Inc.,gravel & hardpan - 85.00; Home Depot Credit Services, shop supplies - 23.22; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 1,154.13; Benjamin Kim, gravel & hardpan - 120.00; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 1,626.83; Roger Lee McGowan II, gravel & hardpan - 277.50; Midwest Auto Supply Inc, repairs - 60.00; Thomas M. Neal, electricity - 11.60; Nebraska Assoc. County Engineers, dues - 110.00; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 11,467.71; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 6,461.32; Sandberg Implement, Inc., shop tools - 222.87; Jerry Soule, electricity - 11.60; The Rock Pile, culverts - 90.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 32.93; Westco, shop supplies - 68.60; Wyrulec Co, lights - 26.59                                     

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND 

MIPS Inc, misc - 66.60            

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD                      

Item #2 – Discussion on GIS contract – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor stated that the grant has run out for the GIS program. She said that if the county signs a 3 year contract with GIS Workshop, it will be $4800 per year. After discussion, the commissioners indicated that they were in favor of the 3 year contract and instructed Sharon to proceed.  

COUNTY ATTORNEY 
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney discussed the need for a storage area for old county court case files.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he had attended a bridge conference. He also shared information on some equipment he believes would be useful to the road department. He stated that he has been short an employee, but expects to have him back soon. He also said they have put new tires on the loader.

COMMITTEE REPORTS 
Bob Post reported that the NACO Pool Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Insurance will reduce their premiums and hopes to draw counties back to the pool.

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
The pledged collateral report was received.

COUNTY CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, County Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She said that the old website has been taken down, and the new one is working well. She reminded that the new web address is: bannercountynegov.org

Item #1 –– Cody Renkoski - Discussion on weed superintendent position – Cody Renkoski presented information on the services he would provide as a contracted weed superintendent and answered questions from the commissioners. 

No other reports. 

Items discussed that were not on the agenda:

The need for a covered area to store the county car. 

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:14 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 5, 2015 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 COMMISSIONERS

BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA