August 18, 2015

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 18, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 4, 2015 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 14, 2015.  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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Dick McGowan; Charlie Klutts, and 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 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 4, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes:  Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE- None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD – None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor reported that final values are up $25 million from last year.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 1, 2015 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 18, 2015

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 18, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 4, 2015 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 14, 2015.  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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Dick McGowan; Charlie Klutts; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Pete Peterson; Mike Klosterman, 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; 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 4, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE - None

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Faden moved that the claims be approved, and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

General: AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; Banner County Clerk, misc -
10.00; C-Weed Management LLC, contract services – 5,816.66; Centurylink, county court - 518.26; High West Energy, lights - 597.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 47.38; MCI, phone -
55.18; Stan McKnight, film - 18.62; Midwest Radar & Equipment, law equipment - 40.00; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1323.02; Neopost USA Inc, postage - 125.85; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 263.79; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 238.70; Star-Herald,
Publishing - 562.66; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 300.00; USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, control – 1,664.03; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.78; Westco, bldg repair - 261.65

Road: Centurylink, phone - 160.48; Country Printer, office supplies - 99.00; Heilbrun's,
repair parts - 82.70; High West Energy, lights - 115.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies -
36.27; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 790.53; MCI, phone - 6.08; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 124.43; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel -
8,274.78; Sioux City Foundry Co, grader blades - 504.40; Thompson Glass, Inc.,
repair parts - 25.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.78; Wyrulec Co, lights - 28.34

Preservation and Modernization: MIPS Inc, misc - 66.82

                                                                          
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Charlie Klutts – Discussion of duplicate weed spraying – Charlie Klutts discussed that he believed that he had sprayed the weeds within the allowed time frame after receiving a 10 day notice. He said that Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent sprayed again after he did, and he doesn’t believe he should have to pay the bill he received from her. The commissioners stated that they hired her and rely on her expertise. Because she did not see convincing evidence that the weeds had been sprayed, they have to stand behind her actions.

Item #2 – Void check #1508074 – Faden made a motion to void check #1508074. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.
 
Item #3 – Review and discussion on loss report for hail damage to county buildings.  The loss report was reviewed. There was discussion about using the insurance money received for the roof damage to go towards putting on a new roof.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible approval of inventories – After review, Gifford made a motion to approve the inventories of the sheriff and the county court.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

REPORTS

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he had received a quote on a new 1000 gallon diesel fuel tank. He said they have moved the mowing operation to a different part of the county and are still repairing road damage caused by heavy rain. There was discussion that an ad for an equipment operator will be published in the Casper paper.

COUNTY CLERK REPORT
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She discussed the possibility of putting the instrument indexes on the Nebraska Deeds Online website.

Item #5 – Budget workshop – 10:00 a.m. – The budget was discussed.

No other reports.

Items discussed not on the agenda: Michael Klosterman discussed the Monarch butterfly habitat and asked for an adjustment in the mowing schedule along the roads that have host plants for the butterflies.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 12:22 p.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 1, 2015 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