August 16, 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 August 16, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 2, 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 August 12, 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 8:33 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John- Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor;  Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Max Miller, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for August 2, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.


ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor reported that values are up by $18 million.
There was also discussion on sales in the county and how Form 521s are completed.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:46 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 6, 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 August 16, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 2, 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 August 12, 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 8:46 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; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Max Miller, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Cris Burks, Weed 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. 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 August 2, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Survey from CAT Financial

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; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

                                                             GENERAL FUND

Baker & Associates, labor - 864.00; Banner County Court, cc costs - 68.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, hlth ins trust - 15.00;  High West Energy, lights - 585.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 74.80; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1349.95; Nossaman Petitt Law Firm, ct appt counsel - 261.82; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 33.87; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 242.92; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner brd - 3300.00; Scotts Bluff County, contract - 1200.00; Star-Herald, publishing - 1010.79; USDA, Aphis, Wildlife Services, state contract - 1785.97; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.89


                                           
                                                                 ROAD FUND

Baker & Associates, asst hwy supt - 50.00; Big R Manufacturing & Distributing, culverts - 1128.50; Country Printer, office supplies - 99.00; Lois Dillinger, gravel & borrow - 466.00; James T Evans, labor -300.00; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, hlth ins trust - 5.00; High West Energy, lights - 169.00; Hoehn Farms, Inc., gravel & hardpan - 115.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 36.07; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 208.06; Benjamin Kim, gravel & hardpan - 5317.50; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski,gravel & hardpan - 663.00; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy supt, consult - 150.00; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 191.14; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 4022.90, Panhandle Coop Association, grease & oil - 12097.87; Pt Hose And Bearing, repairs - 7.15; Simon Contractors, asphaltic - 973.75; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.89; Wyrulec Co, lights - 26.24


PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND
MIPS Inc., misc. – 78.99

MUSEUM BOARD FUND
Banner County Treasurer, Misc – 68.95; High West Energy, lights – 58.00;
Hullinger Glass & Lock, bldg.repair – 510.50; North Platte NRD, water – 256.56; Star-Herald,
Misc. – 13.74


ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Bryan Murphy – Purchase options available for motor graders from Murphy Tractor – Max Miller with Murphy Tractor presented information on the purchase of new and used motor graders.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action on date for budget workshop – The date for the budget workshop was set for August 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

 REPORTS

SURVEYOR
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported that he had done some survey work in the central part of the county.

WEED SUPERINTENDENT
Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent reported that she has went over some of the roads a second time and picked up some bindweed and thistle.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report. He said he has sent a letter to all the subdivisions regarding the High West Energy tax refund.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She informed that the new copier has been delivered and set up. There was also discussion on a claim received for furnace repair.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that CenturyLink still has not relocated the phone line in the area where there is to be an autogate installed.  He said that Jay Dove is enrolled in the Highway Superintendent Workshop, and there was discussion on purchasing some more culverts. Tom also presented an approved request from a road employee to have his accumulated vacation paid out on the next payroll.

Item #3 - Discussion on membership in PADD and RC&D – After discussion, it was decided that the county will not pay the membership dues for PADD and RC&D this budget year.

 #4 –Discussion and possible action on ground lease with CenturyLink. The item was tabled.
 
Item #5 –Discussion on installing a fiber optic line to the courthouse – Tabled.

Item #6 – Discussion and possible action on the Highway Superintendent position as salaried or hourly. After discussion, the item was tabled.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:58 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in special session on August 24, 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 COMMISSIONERS
     BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA