December 15, 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 15, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the December 1, 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 December 8, 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, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Jim Zimmerman, Attorney.

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

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for December 1, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, abstain.

CORRESPONDENCE – None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

The commissioners discussed a session they had attended while at the NACO Convention. The session was presented by the Property Assessment Division.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:48 a.m. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in statutory session on January 5, 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 courtroom of the Banner County Courthouse on December 15, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the December 1, 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 December 8, 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 8:48 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, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.

The 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; Gifford, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for December 1, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, abstain.  

CORRESPONDENCE
A copy of the Hazard Mitigation Plan was received for review.

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; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

                                                             GENERAL FUND


 Lisa Cross, wages ................................................................................1457.63
 Lisa Cross, bonus ………………………………………...200.00
 Robert Gifford, salary…………………………………….666.74
 John-Robert Faden, salary……………………………...666.74
 Carl Gilbert, salary………………………………………...38.89
 Margaret Hopkins, salary………………………………..440.00
 Lori Hostetler, salary .......................................................................3066.74
 Donna McGowan, wages.............................................................. 1564.00
 Donna McGowan, bonus ………………………………300.00
 Stanley McKnight, salary. ............................................................3295.07
 Kathy Natale, wages .......................................................................1633.00
 Kathy Natale, wages ……………………………………250.00
 Robert Post, salary .............................................................................666.66
 Sharon Sandberg, salary............................................................. 3066.74
 Monty Stoddard, salary................................................................ 3066.74
 James Zimmerman, salary .........................................................1058.37
 AFLAC, insurance................................................................................ 286.19
 Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., retirement.................... 2336.64
 Ameritas Vision, insurance……………………………...215.20
 Banner Capital Bank, HSA…………………………….1455.00
 Banner Capital Bank, withholding......................................... 4613.17
 LegalShield………………………………………………..217.25
 Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding......................... 550.06
                          * All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

                          
AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; Baker & Associates, survey materials - 507.00; Black Hills Ammunition, law enf supplies - 419.00; High West Energy, lights - 439.00; Home Depot Credit Services, bldg repair - 10.52; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 44.18; Fred A Lockwood & Co, PC, audit - 2,766.80; MCI, phone - 53.49; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,323.02; NACO, dues & regis - 892.21; NE Weed Control Association, dues & regis - 135.00; North Platte NRD, water - 35.10; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 312.61; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 136.47; Star-Herald, publishing - 205.37; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 300.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.79

 

                                                          ROAD FUND

Buanteo, Raul, wages…………………………………1848.00
Jay D. Dove, wages………………………………….1932.00
Jay D. Dove, bonus …………………………………….250.00
Evans, James, wages…………………………………1800.00
Timothy Grubbs, wages ………………………………2184.00
Timothy Grubbs, bonus ………………………………..800.00
Rob Leaf, wages ………………………………………1932.00
Rob Leaf, bonus…………………………………………..50.00
Kathy Natale, wages ……………………………………299.00
Tom Neal, wages ...............................................................................2779.50
Tom Neal, bonus ………………………………………..500.00
Jerry Soule, wages........................................................................... 2226.00
Jerry Soule, bonus …………………………………….1600.00
Jerry Soule, final pay…………………………………..4650.76
Laryl Taggart, wages …………………………………1932.00
Laryl Taggart, bonus ……………………………………100.00
AFLAC, insurance................................................................................. 348.66
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement..................... 1904.92
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement…………....523.21
Ameritas Vision, Insurance ………………………………22.28
Banner Capital Bank, HSA……………………………...784.00
Banner Capital Bank, withholding..........................................4840.83
Banner Capital Bank, withholding…………………….1193.43
LegalShield……………………………………………….115.60
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding ……………..590.09
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding……………...175.98
                              * All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages
                                                                                  
Alliance Tractor & Implement, repairs - 582.81; B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 150.95; Baker & Associates,  hwy supt consult - 325.00; Cross Dillon Tire, tires & tire - 3,912.00; Dale's Tire & Retreading Inc, tires & tire repair - 420.00; Heilbrun's, repair parts - 313.35; High West Energy, lights - 172.00; Ideal Linen Supply - shop supplies - 11.52; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 131.73; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel & hardpan - 587.50; MCI, phone - 3.53; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 391.78; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 5,110.87; North Platte NRD, water - 35.10; Pack Rat Disposal, garbage - 150.00; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 6,258.94; Powerplan, machinery repairs - 4,735.77; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.79; Wyrulec Co, Lights - 26.59

 

                                                          FAIR BOARD

Banner County Fair Board, fair expenses - 2,000.00
  

                                        PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION

MIPS Inc, misc. - 66.82

                                                       
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 – Set date for statutory meeting – Post made a motion to set the date for the statutory
meeting for January 5th, 2016.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden,
yes.

Item #4 – Adopt resolution setting the commissioners’ salary for 2017-2020 – After
discussion,  Faden made a motion to adopt the resolution setting the commissioners’ salary for
2017-2020 at $8000 per year with an annual 2 % cost of living increase.  Second by Post. Roll call
vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #5 – Review and possible action on bids to replace furnace unit/units – Four bids
were received. After discussion and review, it was decided that the air conditioning units should
also be replaced. Because all of the bids did not include air conditioning, it was decided that the
company that had submitted the lowest bid on the furnaces would be contacted to get an
estimate that included the additional air conditioning units. The item was tabled while waiting for a
response.

Item #6 – Review and possible approval of ERS II agreement between the Nebraska
Department of Health & Human Services and the Banner County Attorney – After review,
Faden made a motion to approve the ERS II agreement between the Nebraska Department of
Health & Human Services and the Banner County Attorney. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden,
yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.
  
REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Bob Gifford said that Emergency Manager, Tim Newman would be helping him complete the application for the grant for the new siren. Bob Post said there is a meeting for Panhandle Mental Health this Thursday, and there are many changes expected.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent said that CenturyLink is going to be putting in a vault near the courthouse. He also reported that his crew is getting ready to put in a culvert on Road 18.

Bob Post stated that he wanted to discuss a couple road employees and made a motion to go into executive session in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Executive session was called in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual at 9:46 a.m. Those present included: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post, and Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.

Bob Post 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 Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

No action was taken.

10:00 a.m. - Regular meeting was resumed.

TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he had attended the NACO Convention in Kearney, and that Kathy had graduated from The Institute of Excellence. He said that tax collections were going well.

COUNTY CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported that the premiums for the Ameritas Vision Plan that is offered by the county will remain the same for next year.

No other reports.

Item #5 conti.  – Review and possible action on bids to replace furnace unit/units – After receiving a bid that contained the addition of the air conditioning units, Gifford made a motion to accept the bid from Oregon Trail Plumbing and Heating for the installation of two furnace units with the addition of air conditioning at a cost of $12,380.00. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Items discussed not on the agenda:
Sharon Sandberg discussed the possible need for changes to how the Museum and Fair Board claims are handled.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:50 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in statutory session on January 5, 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