April 5, 2016

 

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 5, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the March 15, 2016 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 1, 2016.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:30 a.m. Present on roll call were: Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent  and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Chairman Robert J. Gifford and Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

The vice 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 as presented. 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 15, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Fadent. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE – None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD – None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the values from the other counties.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:48 a.m. Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on April 19, 2016 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 5, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the March 15, 2016 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 1, 2016.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:48 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Art Olsen.

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. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; 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 15, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.   

CORRESPONDENCE 

Letter from Lincoln Energy regarding county-owned mineral rights
 
Email from Emergency Manager Tim Newman informing that Banner County had been awarded
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. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

                                                             GENERAL FUND

John Brehm                                     Salary                                       200.00
Lisa Cross                                           wages                                  1,656.00
Robert Gifford                                  salary                                       680.00
John-Robert Faden                        salary                                       680.00
Carl Gilbert                                      salary                                          85.00
Margaret Hopkins                          salary                                        440.00
Lori Hostetler                                  salary                                     3,128.00
Donna McGowan                           wages                                      1,742.00
Stanley McKnight                           salary                                      3,367.33
Kathy Natale                                   wages                                     1,690.50
Robert Post                                     salary                                        680.00
Sharon Sandberg                          salary                                       3,128.00
Monty Stoddard                            salary                                       3,128.00
James Zimmerman                      salary                                       1,079.50
AFLAC                                            insurance                                   286.19
Ameritas Life Ins. Co.                   retirement                               2,450.32
Ameritas Vision                             insurance                                   215.20
Banner Capital Bank                    Hlth. Savings                         2,509.44
Banner Capital Bank                    withholding                            4,648.13
Legalshield                                   insurance                                    217.25
NE Dept. Of Revenue                 withholding                                552.83

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages 


Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins. - 778.52; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. - 13,719.71; C-Weed Management LLC, contracted services – 5,933.33; Douglas, Kelly, Ostiek, ct. apt. counsel – 7.50; Election Systems & Software, - ES&S – 270.41; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses -  663.67; MCI, phone – 54.34; Stan McKnight, reimburse – 357.13; Monument Car Wash, misc – 7.74; NE Assoc. of County Treasurers, dues – 115.00; North Platte NRD, water - 37.40; Print Express, supplies – 68.60; Smith, Snyder, & Petit, ct. apt. counsel – 165.00; Staples, supplies – 122.82; US Bank, supplies – 343.57


                          

 


                                                          ROAD FUND

                          
Jay Dove                wages              2,268.00
James Evans         wages              2,265.00
Jordan Golden       wages             2,242.50
Timothy Grubbs    wages             2,667.00
Robert Leaf            wages             2,205.00
Colin Loker             wages               836.63
Kathy Natale          wages               425.50
Tom Neal                salary              2,779.50
Laryl Taggart         wages             2,430.00
AFLAC                    insurance           307.45
Ameritas Life Ins. Co.  reti        2,038.43
Ameritas Vision     insurance           33.48
Banner Cap Bank    Hlth. Sav1,800.00
Banner CapBank    withholding    4,385.95
Legalshield           insurance             115.60
NE Dept. Of Revenue    withholding    510.95
        
**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages 


Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins – 560.56; Baker & Assoc. ,hwy supt. Consult – 150.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins -7,311.64; Home Depot Credit Serv., shop supplies – 474.16;  Anthoney Krajewski, ,hwy supt-cons - 50.00; MCI, phone – 3.75; Motor Fuels Div., misc – 416.00; North Platte NRD, water -37.40; Staples, office supplies -202.20; Laryl Taggart, reimburse – 50.00

                                                                                                                                 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD 

Item #2 – Discussion on the road department’s work schedule – There was discussion on the procedure used to plow roads after a snow storm, when road employees are working a four day week. There was also discussion on the condition of the roads after such a wet snow.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented quotes for a chip seal coat on Stegal Road. He reported that the state has determined that there is another bridge in the county. 

Item #1 – Discussion and possible action on claim for refund for 2015 personal property tax paid by High West Energy -  Because there was a computer error on High West’s part when they filed their personal property schedule last year, they are requesting a refund. After discussion, Gifford made a motion to deny the claim for a refund of 2015 personal property taxes paid by High West Energy. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.


ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney requested to go into executive session to discuss a legal matter.

Bob Post made a motion to go into executive session for discussion of a legal matter at the request of the county attorney. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Executive session was called to discuss a legal matter at 10:08 a.m. Those present included: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.

Bob Post made a motion to come out of executive session which was called to discuss a legal matter. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

No action was taken.

10:17 a.m. - Regular meeting was resumed.


TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral.

COUNTY CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that early voter ballots are ready to be mailed out, and voters can early vote in office beginning on April 11th. 

Items discussed not on the agenda: The evaluation process for the highway and weed superintendents.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:52 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on April 19, 2016 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.


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                    BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA