The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on August 7, 2018. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 31, 2018 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 3, 2018. 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 John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, 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 by the door.
The agenda was examined and Post moved to approve. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.
The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for July 17, 2018 and July 31, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified: Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.
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The following claims were audited, and Post moved that the claims be approved and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.
Jadyn Cross, salary - 300.00; Lisa Cross, wages - 1,686.19; Robert Gifford, salary - 680.00; John-Robert Faden, salary - 680.00; Carl Gilbert , salary - 88.43; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00; Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,254.37; Bernice Huffman, wages - 1,528.19; Stanley McKnight, salary - 4,143.41; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,828.50; Robert Post, salary - 680.00; Sharon Sandberg, salary - 3,254.37; Monty Stoddard , salary - 3,254.37; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,773.11; AFLAC, insurance - 586.95; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,487.29; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 166.34; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 3,394.85; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,684.45;
Legalshield, insurance - 130.55; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 615.98
**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages
Aging Office Of Western Nebraska, aging office - 378.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. - 16,773.02; C-Weed Management LLC, contracted services - 6,115.00; City Of Scottsbluff, cd adm exp - 1,050.00; The Copier-Ninja, copier expense - 182.22; Culligan, water - 36.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 998.17; High West Energy, lights - 57.00; Margaret Hopkins, janitorial - 14.41; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 60.23; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 262.58; Mailfinance, postage - 149.97; Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, LLC, supplies - 644.20; MCI, phone - 92.66; MIPS Inc., data processing - 3,244.01; NACO, dues - 125.00; NE Safety And Fire Equipment Inc., bldg repair - 182.00; Nebraska County Attorneys Assoc., dues - 484.00; North Platte NRD, water - 71.90; Gay Olsen, cont services - 50.00; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 179.21;
Print Express, supplies - 73.60; Region I Office Of Human Development, reg ohd - 1,095.00; Sharon Sandberg, dues - 45.00; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner board - 630.00; Scotts Bluff County Communications, contract - 2,400.00; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 123.34; US Bank, supplies - 292.61; USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, contract - 1,517.24; Verizon Wireless, phone - 85.80
Philip Blanco, wages - 2,130.00; Jay Dove, wages - 2,212.50; Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,588.25; Robert Leaf , wages - 2,200.00; Terry Morris, wages - 2,156.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 503.50; Tom Neal, salary - 3,130.00; George Streeks, wages - 2,256.25; Laryl Taggart, wages - 2,228.13; AFLAC , insurance - 621.28; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 1,943.41; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 70.75; Banner Capital Bank, hlth. Savings - 1,666.65; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,025.00; Legalshield, insurance - 57.80; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 473.88
**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages
Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 9,423.42; Carr-Trumbull Lumber Company, shop supplies - 31.99; Contractors Materials, Inc., shop supplies - 1,605.60; Fastenal Company, shop supplies - 106.57; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC,
health ins trust - 151.51; Frank Parts, repair parts - 105.72; Groskopf Manufacturing, culverts - 1,001.68; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 22.80; John Deere Financial, repair parts - 337.36; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 1,271.63; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel & hardpan - 1,920.00; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy supt – consult. - 50.00; NE Weed Control Association, shop supplies - 906.00; North Platte NRD, water - 227.80; Powerplan,
machine repair - 4,843.54; Verizon Wireless, phone - 30.67; Z M Lumber, shop supplies - 58.56
PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION
MIPS, misc. – 86.70
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
Item #1 – Consider and adopt resolution determining final allocation of levy authority – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the levy requests. Gifford made a motion to adopt the resolution determining final allocation of levy authority as follows:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery - $1,600.00
Kirk Cemetery - $1,055.00
Banner Rural Fire District – General - $28,823.00
Banner Rural Fire District – Sinking - $9,931.00
Banner County Historical Society - $10,000.00
Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.
Item #2 – Discussion and possible approval of inventories - After review, Faden made a motion to approve the inventories of the Sheriff, County Court, and the Highway Superintendent (after making corrections to the equipment list). Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.
Item #3 – Set date for budget hearing – Faden made a motion to set the date for the budget hearing for August 28th at 8:30 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.
Item #4 – Consider and adopt Resolution of Closure of County Museum Fund - Post read the resolution into record. Gifford made a motion to adopt the Resolution of Closure of County Museum Fund. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.
Item #5 – Possible action on Election Systems & Software, LLC Election Services Agreement – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to approve the agreement and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.
Item #6 – Review and signing of Clerk of the District Court Subaward agreement between Nebraska DHHS and Banner County - Gifford made a motion to approve the agreement and to authorize the Clerk of the District Court to sign. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.
Item #7 – Discussion and possible action on letter to Vitalix – After discussion, Post made a motion send a letter of support to Vitalix. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney said he is very busy with 9 open felonies in district court.
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he is preparing for tax collections.
Lori Hostetler, Clerk discussed changes to be made for some employees who are turning 65 and will need to go in to the Deductible Buy Down Plan instead of receiving HSA contributions. There was also discussion on the estimate received for the replacement of flooring in the courthouse.
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the chip seal project on Stegall is almost finished. He said the fog seal and striping still needs to be done. He said he has interviewed 3 people for the equipment operator position. There was discussion that he will hold off hiring anyone right now due to budget concerns.
Post made a motion to go into executive session in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.
Executive session called at 10:33 a.m. Present for executive session: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden, Member Robert Post, and Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.
Gifford made a motion to come out of executive session which was called in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.
No action was taken.
10:55 a.m. – Regular meeting was resumed.
Gifford said the Emergency Manager is getting a Ford Explorer. He also reported that they are forming an Incident Management Team.
Post said he will be attending a meeting at the White House. He said that President Trump wants to have representatives from all the states come.
No other reports.
Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:05 a.m. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 21, 2018 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.
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BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA