December 1, 2015

BANNER COUNTY
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Equalization met in regular session in the courtroom of the Banner County Courthouse on December 1, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 17, 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 November 25, 2015.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:31 a.m. Present on roll call were: Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Tim Newman, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.

The vice chairman stated that paper copies of the open meetings law are available by the door.

The agenda was examined, and Post moved to approve as presented. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for November 17, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE – None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:43 a.m. Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 15, 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

 

BANNER COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the courtroom of the Banner County Courthouse on December 1, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 17, 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 November 25, 2015.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice 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: Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Tim Newman, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Stan Mosher.

The vice chairman stated that paper copies of the open meetings law are available by the door.

The agenda was examined and Post moved to approve. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for November 17, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE - None

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.

General: Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., hlth ins - 778.52; Blue Cross Blue Shield, hlth ins - 18,617.01; Culligan, water - 27.50; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,.., ct appt counsel - 1,545.88; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 343.54; Marshall & Swift,Supplies - 349.95; Stan McKnight, travel - 11.69; Menards, bldg repair - 167.79; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 96.67; Thomson Reuters – West, office expense - 312.00; US Bank, janitorial - 67.69; James Zimmerman, reimburse - 2,000.00

Road: Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., hlth ins - 627.92; Blue Cross Blue Shield, hlth ins - 8,546.73; Contractors Materials, Inc., shop tools - 53.00; Crescent Electric Supply Co., shop supplies - 111.81; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy supt- cons. - 50.00; Staples Credit Plan, office supplies - 27.79; US Bank, mileage - 57.01
     
                                                       
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Ron Christensen with Viaero Wireless – Discussion and possible action on the
installation of a fiber optic line - Tabled

Item #2 – Discussion and possible appointment of individual to Office of Aging Advisory
Board - Tabled.

Item #3 – Void check #1511077 – Post made a motion to void check #1511077. Second by
Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on offering Identity Protection Services to Blue
 Cross Blue Shield health plan members – After discussion, Post made a motion to hold off on a
 decision until after the IRS response. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #5 – Receive Audit Report for Year Ended June 30, 2015 – Audit report was received.

Tim Newman, Emergency Manager discussed that the county has been approved to apply for a
grant to be used to purchase a new tornado siren. He presented information on a siren that
was obtained by another county that is applying for the grant. The application for the grant
needs to be submitted by the end of the month.

  
REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented the bridge inspection report. He stated that they are going to put in a culvert at the intersection of the state line and Road 6.

TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that they have started collecting taxes. He informed that due to meetings and trainings in Kearney, the Treasurer’s Office will be open for limited business on
Wednesday, December 9th.

COUNTY CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk stated that she will be attending the NACO Conference in Kearney next week. She also said that she has begun preparing for the elections to be held in 2016.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:30 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 15, 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