April 15 , 2014

BANNER COUNTY 
BOE

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 15, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 1, 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 April 11, 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; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: 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 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 April 1, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS - None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a copy of the Reports and Opinions from the Department of Property Assessment and Taxation. She said that Ruth Sorensen, Property Tax Administrator did not make any recommendations to the Tax Equalization and Review Committee.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:41 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 6, 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 15, 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 15, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 1, 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 April 11, 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 8:48 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Bryan Barrett, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Marie Parker, 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 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 1, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Information on seminar: What you need to know about public records and open meetings in Nebraska.

Annual Report from University of Nebraska – Kimball/ Banner Extension

Letter from the National Association of Counties regarding the benefits of membership and the dues required.

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 to Laryl Taggart which was made in error. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

GENERAL FUND

John Brehm, salary......................................................125.00 
Lisa Cross, wages........................................................1357.19 
Robert Gifford, salary..................................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary........................................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary...........................................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary.................................................3006.75 
Donna McGowan, wages...........................................1719.25 
Stanley McKnight, salary..........................................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages....................................................1621.50 
Robert Post, salary........................................................666.66 
Sharon Sandberg, salary...........................................3006.75 
Monty Stoddard, salary..............................................3006.75 
James Zimmerman, salary..........................................1061.20 
AFLAC, insurance...........................................................325.71      
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., retirement............2323.59 
Ameritas Vision, insurance...........................................190.52 
Banner County Bank, withholding...........................4555.86 
LegalShield.......................................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding.................524.92

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

AS Central Services – OCIO data processing............117.80 
Banner County Court cc costs........................................34.00 
Centurylink phone............................................................507.41 
Comfort Inn lodging.........................................................154.00 
Dugan Business Forms misc...........................................25.63 
Election Systems & Software misc..............................229.90 
GIS Workshop GIS..............................................................77.50 
High West Energy lights.................................................406.07 
Honey Wagon Express bldg repair..............................100.00 
Margaret Hopkins janitorial..............................................24.24 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial..............................................41.05 
Mid American Research Chem Co janitoria.l.............188.60 
MIPS Inc data processing............................................1,245.20 
Monument Car Wash misc..................................................6.34 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel.................................244.11 
William C Peters ct appt counsel...............................4,612.59 
Star-Herald publishing....................................................550.47 
Verizon Wireless phone...................................................66.63 

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages..................................................1966.50 
Timothy Grubbs, wages...........................................2213.25 
Anthony Krajewski........................................................50.00 
McGowan, Richard, wages....................................2203.50 
Kathy Natale, wages...................................................310.50 
Tom Neal, wages......................................................2779.50 
Jerry Soule, wages..................................................2226.00 
Brian Streeks, wages................................................1949.25 
Laryl Taggart, wages.................................................1915.32 
AFLAC, insurance.......................................................208.26 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement..........1750.94 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance..........................................78.32 
Banner County Bank, withholding........................3524.46 
Ideal Linen Supply, clothing..........................................9.00 
LegalShield......................................................................57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding..............376.39

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages. 

B & C Steel Corporation steel…………...........…………....95.98 
Centurylink phone………………………….............................154.30 
Contractors Materials, Inc. reflectors/signs……........458.95 
Dale's Tire & Retreading Inc tires & tire repair...…3,743.74 
Lois Dillinger gravel & borrow…………….............………..100.00 
Jay D Dove electricity……………………..................………….25.96 
Mark Faden gravel……………………………......................……...6.25 
Fastenal Company repairs…………….….….............….…..222.40 
Groskopf Manufacturing culverts…...…..........……………701.00 
High West Energy lights………………................…………....305.43 
Karyn K Holt-Olsen gravel…………………................……...450.00 
Honey Wagon Express repair labor………….…........…..350.00 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies…………….…..........…..179.60 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC shop supplies………........…….684.46 
Menards shop supplies……………………..................…………56.93 
Thomas M. Neal electricity……………………...............…......25.96 
NMC Exchange LLC repair parts………..........……...….4,607.33 
Northwest Pipe Fittings Inc shop supplies...……......1,268.53 
Panhandle Concrete Products Inc bldg repairs.......1,185.00 
Panhandle Cooperative Assoc LF fuel & dies..........4,994.10 
Powerplan machine repair....................................................3.84 
Jerry Soule electricity..........................................................25.96 
Brian Streeks electricity......................................................25.96 
Verizon Wireless phone…………...................…………………...33.31 
Wyrulec Co lights………………………......................………........26.47 
Total…………………………………………................................…19,757.42

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc misc……………………………………………………….62.70

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Request for approval of Special Designated Liquor Licenses for the Cattlemen’s Ball – Bryan Barrett – Bryan Barrett, Chairperson of the Wine Tasting for the 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska presented five requests for Special Designated Liquor Licenses for the Cattlemen’s Ball to be held on June 6th and 7th. Post made a motion to approve the applications made by 17 Ranch Winery, LTD; McFarland Family Farms; Sage Hill Vineyard, LLC; Prairie Creek Vineyards, and Feather River Vineyard, LLC. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action on Comprehensive Juvenile Services – Marie Parker – Marie Parker stated that the Juvenile Justice System is working on a plan involving eleven panhandle counties, and the commissioners should be receiving information on the plan soon.

Item #3 – Review and possible approval of tax refund to be issued due to a clerical error – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor explained that 13 acres had been taxed in error. Faden made a motion to approve the tax refund due to a clerical error. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on the installation of panic bars on the back doors of the courthouse – It was decided that estimates are needed. The item was tabled.

REPORTS

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney stated that he had received a letter from the State Auditor and needs to respond.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they have begun cleaning the culverts on the west end of the county. He said that he is looking into the possibility of getting a grant for bridge and culvert markers and is also planning on making some repairs to the courthouse parking lot.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the Pledged Collateral report and stated that tax payments have started coming in.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported that she had received the Special Designated Liquor License for the Cattlemen’s Ball from the Nebraska Liquor Commission.

SHERIFF REPORT

Stan McKnight, Sheriff presented his quarterly fee report. He also expressed his opinion that in addition to the panic bars, he believes that buzzers which are activated whenever the doors are opened are needed on the back doors of the courthouse.

No other reports.

Items discussed that were not on agenda:

Chairman Gifford was pleased with how the exit interview went with the state auditors, and the officials have received a copy of the draft of the audit report.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:59 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 6, 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