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April 01, 2014
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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 1, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the March 18, 2014 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 mailed to each board member on March 28, 2014.  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: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent and Toney Krajewski, 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 Post 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. Faden moved to approve the minutes for March 18, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS - None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a list of panhandle land values. She also discussed that the Department of Property Assessment and Taxation has appointed liaisons from around the state to serve on a peer group that reviews land values. This group may make recommendations that a county’s land values need to be changed. She stated that there are several assessors who do not agree with the procedure and are going to hold a meeting to discuss the situation.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:46 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on April 15, 2014 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  01 , 2014

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 1, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the March 18, 2014 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 mailed to each board member on March 28, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:49 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; Toney Krajewski, Highway Superintendent; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Stan McKnight, Sheriff.

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 18, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from the state auditor informing of the upcoming audit

Letter from Dennis Vodicka, Structural Bridge Designer/Bridge Inspector requesting that counties use his services

Letter from Merrick Foundation regarding a project in which a county may have a painting done which will be part of a display for the Nebraska Sesquicentennial in 2017. Cost for the painting will range from $3000 to $5000, and the completed painting will be for permanent display and ownership in Banner County except during the year of 2017. Agencies or individuals interested in helping fund the project should contact the Banner county clerk.

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: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

GENERAL FUND

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. hlth ins: $701.08
Banner Capital Bank cars: $3475.00
Blue Cross Blue Shield health ins:  $13864.11
Lisa Cross reimburse: $236.31
Culligan water: $19.40
Frenchman Valley Coop propane: $399.00
MCI phone: $46.62
Stan McKnight reimburse: $231.83
NE District Court Clerk's Assoc dues: $25.00
North Platte NRD water: $32.80
Robert A Post reimburse: $148.43
Poster Compliance Center supplies: $79.00
Span Publishing, Inc misc: $144.00
Staples Credit Plan supplies: $76.47
Monty A. Stoddard reimburse: $840.42
Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO rent: $4416.32

ROAD FUND

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins: $430.08
Baker & Associates admin salary: $50.00
Banner Capital Bank motor graders: $2513.74
Blue Cross Blue Shield health ins: $9685.73
Frenchman Valley Coop heating fuel: $741.00
Karyn K Holt-Olsen gravel: $205.00
Home Depot Credit Services shop supplies: $425.73
Roger Lee McGowan II gravel & hardpan: $10.00
MCI phone: $4.84
NE Assn Of County Hwy Supt dues, regist.: $160.00
North Platte NRD water: $35.56
Staples Credit Plan shop supplies: $20.39

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Review and approval of county Machine hire rates – After reviewing, Post made a motion to approve the county machine hire rates with the change of 18 ft. beams to 20 ft. beams. The rates:

20 ft. Beams - $1250.00 per pair
Cattle Guard cleanout - $250.00 per gate
Caterpillar - $100.00 per hour
Motor Grader - $80.00 per hour
Big Loader - $100.00 per hour
Backhoe - $50.00 per hour
Water Truck- $75.00 per hour plus water
Gravel- at the pit - .25 per yard
Hardpan/Dirt - .10 per yard
Mileage - $2.50 per mile each way

If any material is needed immediately, the mileage charge will be $2.50 per mile each way. If the request can be delayed, and the county truck is returning to the shop along or near the same route the material is needed, then the landowner may only be charged for mileage one way.

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

REPORTS

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reviewed the road complaints call log. He stated that he had attended a two week bridge inspection class which was very informative. He reported that the shop’s septic tank and drain field had to be replaced, and the road employees did all of the work. He said this saved money for the county as opposed to hiring someone to do the work. He also stated that the High Risk Rural Road Sign Grant has been approved. He then discussed the possibility of hiring another equipment operator. After discussion, the commissioners agreed that the position should be advertised. There was also discussion that, due to the nature of their work, only the Highway and Weed Superintendents will be allowed to drive a county vehicle to and from home on a daily basis.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the state audit is underway. She said she had received an estimate for the courthouse roof, and it will cost between $30,000 and $45,000 for a new roof. She stated that the ballots for the Primary Election have been received.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:52 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on April 15, 2014 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