August 4, 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 4, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 21, 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 July 31, 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 8:34 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor;  Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Jim Zimmerman, Attorney.

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

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for July 14, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes:  Post, abstain. Post made a motion to approve the minutes for July 21, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes:  Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE- None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None


Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:42 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 18, 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 4, 2015

BANNER COUNTY
COMMISSIONERSPROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on August 4, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 21, 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 July 31, 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; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent 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 July 21, 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 Gifford moved that the claims be approved, and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

                                                                                      GENERAL FUND
 
Payroll – 21,501.28; Aging Office Of Western Nebraska, aging office dues - 378.00; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 812.20; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 18,617.01; C-Weed Management LLC, forced control - 3,355.41; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 120.00; Holiday Inn Express, lodging - 83.00; Margaret Hopkins, janitorial - 12.48; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses; 1,510.09; Stan McKnight, reimburse - 106.79; NACO, dues - 100.00; Kathy Natale, lodging - 21.70; North Platte NRD, water - 39.70; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 49.65; Region I Mental Hlth & Subs Abuse, Region I - 2,535.00; Region I Office of Human Developmt, Reg. I OHD - 1,095.00; Sandberg Implement, Inc., other equip repair - 107.30; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 449.21; US Bank, Mileage - 78.00


                                                                                          ROAD FUND

 Payroll – 18,595.14; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 696.44; Banner Capital Bank, motor graders - 2,513.74; Banner County Treasurer, trailers - 20.00; Big R Mfg & Dist, culverts -1,030.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 9,024.75; Terry Paul Brown, gravel & hardpan - 177.50; Contractors Materials, Inc., shop tools - 2,654.30; Lane Darnall, gravel - 1,217.50; Hoehn Farms, Inc., gravel & hardpan - 30.00; Home Depot Credit Services, shop supplies - 26.24; Johnson Cashway, shop supplies - 501.74; Benjamin Kim, gravel & hardpan - 80.00; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 3,938.54; Koski & Nitz , gravel & hardpan - 9.60; Anthoney Krajewski, admin salary - 50.00; Motor Fuels Division, misc - 50.00; North Platte NRD, water - 35.10; Rose Bros Inc., repairs - 982.25; Jerry Soule, reimburse - 1,097.10
                                                    
                                                                        ROAD EQUIPMENT SINKING FUND

Trevor Parsons Trucking, trailer – 2700.00


ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Consider and adopt resolution determining final allocation of levy authority – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the resolution determining final allocation of levy authority. After review, Faden made a motion to adopt the resolution determining final allocation of levy authority for Pleasant Hill Cemetery; Kirk Cemetery; Banner Rural Fire District General, and Banner Rural Fire District Sinking. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action on date for budget workshop – After discussion, it was decided to set the budget workshop as an agenda item for the August 18thcommissioners’ meeting with the workshop beginning at 10:00 a.m.
 
Item #3 – Consider and adopt resolution approving the Agricultural Land Easement between Lazy Three “J” Ranch, Inc. and The Nebraska Land Trust -  Post made a motion to adopt the resolution approving the Agricultural Land Easement between Lazy Three “J” Ranch, Inc. and The Nebraska Land Trust. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible approval of inventories – After review, Gifford made a motion to approve the inventories of the assessor; attorney; clerk; treasurer; weed superintendent; highway superintendent, and real estate.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #5 – Review and possible approval of contract with FALCO to perform the audit for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015 – Post made a motion to approve the contract with FALCO to perform the audit for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion and possible action on potential problem with duplicate weed spraying – Jim Zimmerman, Attorney discussed that he had received a call from a landowner who had received a 10 day notice for weed control. The landowner stated that he had mowed and sprayed the weeds, and then the weed superintendent came and sprayed them again. He then received a bill from the county for the expenses incurred. He told Jim that he didn’t believe he should have to pay the bill. After discussion, it was agreed that Jim would draw up a letter that will be included with the notice. The letter will require that the landowner notify the weed superintendent when they have taken action to address the weed problem.

REPORTS

WEED SUPERINTENDENT
Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent reported that she has been spot spraying. She said she is continuing her efforts to catch up after getting a late start this year and said next year she will begin earlier.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that one of his employees had quit and discussed the circumstances leading up to the resignation. He said that they are having trouble with a diesel tank and stated that they had finished filling in the washouts in the southwest corner of the county.

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report. He stated that his office is preparing to receive tax payments, and he will be attending a legislative meeting in Lincoln on the 21st.

COUNTY CLERK REPORT
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that one of the air conditioning units is not working, and a repair call has been made. She also stated that she had not yet heard from the insurance company regarding the property damage received from the recent hail storm.

SHERIFF REPORT
Stan McKnight, Sheriff presented the quarterly fee report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Bob Post discussed the benefits of installing GPS units on the road department’s equipment and vehicles and said that Kathy was getting estimates of what the cost would be.

No other reports.

Items discussed not on the agenda: Budget

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:48 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 18, 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