August 19, 2014

BANNER COUNTY
BOE

The Banner County Board of Equalization met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on August 19, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 5, 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 15, 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.

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: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for August 5, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS - None

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:34 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 2, 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


August 19, 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 August 19, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 5, 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 15, 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 8:45 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.

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 August 5, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Nebraska Association of County Officials informing of the availability of a “Local Jobs” button to be used on the county’s website.

Traffic Crash Facts 2013 Annual Report from the State of Nebraska

A letter from Centurylink serving notice that they wish to exercise the annual option to extend the current Amendment to Lease Agreement with the county.

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

AS Central Services – OCIO data processing.........117.80 
Banner County Court cc costs.....................................34.00 
Election Systems & Software misc............................180.00 
High West Energy lights..............................................602.03 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial...........................................41.05 
Menards bldg repair........................................................55.97 
MIPS Inc. data processing........................................1,320.06 
Nebraska Crime Commission misc................................7.50 
Neopost USA Inc. postage............................................119.85 
Star-Herald publishing..................................................526.02 
Tri-State Binders misc...................................................769.00 
Verizon Wireless phone..................................................66.59 
Westco misc........................................................................51.34

ROAD FUND

Lois Dillinger gravel & borrow......................................90.00 
High West Energy lights...............................................100.97 
Gary Brent Johnson gravel.........................................333.00 
Mark Johnson gravel.....................................................160.00 
NMC Exchange LLC repair parts..........................35,572.97 
Panhandle COOP Association lf fuel & diesel.....6,106.66 
Star-Herald misc advert..................................................25.05 
Verizon Wireless phone..................................................33.30 
Wyrulec Co lights..............................................................26.47

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc. misc........................................66.60 
Tri-State Binders misc.......................200.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Void check #01408049 – Gifford made a motion to void check # 01408049. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible approval of inventories - The inventory of the highway department was reviewed. Post made a motion to approve the Highway Superintendent’s Inventory. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action concerning sending a letter to Scotts Bluff County urging them to add Scotch Thistle to their noxious weed list – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to send a letter to Scotts Bluff County asking them to classify Scotch Thistle as a noxious weed. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Bob Post discussed how Panhandle Mental Health calculates the amount the county is billed.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the mower is in, and he presented information on three pickups he had looked at which are available for purchase. He also discussed the possibility of increasing the price the county pays per yard for gravel.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that tax payments should begin coming in over the next two weeks.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the Clerk and the Clerk of the District Court Fee Reports.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:02 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 2, 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