Current Minutes

                                                      April 3, 2018

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 3, 2018. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the March 20, 2018 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 March 29, 2018.  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; Member Robert Post; Jeff Kelley; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Kyle Boettcher.

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

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for March 20, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on April 17, 2018 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 3, 2018.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the March 20, 2018 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 March 29, 2018.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:45 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were:  Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Jeff Kelley; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Kyle Boettcher; Adam Hoesing, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Greg Harshberger and Kathy Natale.

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: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for March 20, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

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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.

                                                             GENERAL FUND

John Brehm, Salary -  200.00; Lisa Cross,  wages - 1,606.50; Robert Gifford, salary - 680.00; John-Robert Faden,  salary - 680.00; Carl Gilbert, salary - 88.43; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00; Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,254.37; Bernice Huffman, wages - 1,506.00; Stanley McKnight, salary - 3,493.41; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,629.76; Robert Post, salary - 680.00; Sharon Sandberg, salary - 3,254.37; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,254.37; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,773.11; AFLAC, insurance - 612.30; Ameritas Life Ins. Co.,  retirement - 2,475.98; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 166.34; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 3,394.85; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,419.26; Legalshield, insurance - 130.55; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 568.52
**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. - 18,672.22; C-Weed Management LLC, contracted services - 6,115.00; Culligan, water - 30.00; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 1,175.82; International Assoc. Of Assessing, dues - 90.00; MCI, phone - 90.24; MIPS Inc., misc. - 450.00; Nebraska Assoc Of County Treasurers, dues - 150.00; North Platte NRD, water - 35.10; Panhandle Treasurers Association, dues - 16.00; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 1,329.43; Wildcat Surveying, misc. - 800.00; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, expenses - 4,641.00


                                                                   ROAD FUND

Jay Dove, wages - 2,200.00; James Evans, wages - 2,100.00; Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,552.00; Robert Leaf,  wages - 2,187.50; Pedro Melendez, wages - 2,762.00; Terry Morris, wages - 2,112.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 702.25; Tom Neal, salary - 3,130.00; George Streeks, wages - 2,200.00; Laryl Taggart, wages - 2,200.00; AFLAC, insurance - 579.16; Ameritas Life Ins. Co.,  retirement - 2,418.28; Ameritas Vision,  insurance - 70.75; Banner Capital Bank,  Hlth. Savings - 1,999.98; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,670.18; Legalshield, insurance - 57.80; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 554.96
**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. - 11,346.82; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 545.50; Groskopf Manufacturing, culverts - 10,971.00; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel & hardpan - 1,460.00; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy supt-consultant - 50.00; MCI, phone - 1.14; NE Assn. Of County Hwy Superintendents, dues - 50.00; North Platte NRD, water - 39.70; Z M Lumber, signs - 311.85


                                          HIGHWAY BRIDGE BUYBACK

Martin Marietta, Road projects - 3,942.75

                                                          
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Review and signing of Amended Agreement for the Formation of the Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority and The Dissolution of the Panhandle Mental Health Center and Mental Retardation Facility – Attorney Adam Hoesing – Hoesing explained that the State wants to wait because they may not be listed as a party on the agreement. The item was tabled.

Item #2 – Consider and adopt resolution regarding the Amended Agreement for the Formation of the Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority and The Dissolution of the Panhandle Mental Health Center and Mental Retardation Facility -  After discussion, Post made a motion to adopt the resolution regarding the Amended Agreement for the Formation of the Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority and The Dissolution of the Panhandle Mental Health Center and Mental Retardation Facility. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #3 – Jeff Kelley – PADD update – Kelley with the Panhandle Area Development District gave an overview of the scope of services they offer.

Item #4 – Void check #1803074 – Post made a motion to void check #1803074. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #5 - Discussion and possible action on the applications received for the groundskeeper position and the salary to be paid – The item was tabled.

Items discussed not on the agenda: Greg Harshberger with Invenergy discussed a possible wind energy project.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that there will be a CPR and AED training on April 4th for county employees. He discussed a potential issue with the placement of a fence on a county right of way.

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that he had not heard anything from the bankruptcy court yet and will be arraigning 4 felony cases in district court.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk discussed the need to change the date of the May 15th Commissioners’ Meeting since it falls on Election Day.

COMMITTEE
Post reported that there are 8 entities who have expressed interest in being providers for Mental Health Services.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:30 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on April 17, 2018 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