December 16, 2014

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 December 16, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the December 2, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on December 9, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:54 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for December 2, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - NONE


ITEMS OF BUSINESS - NONE

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:55 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on January 6, 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 Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on December 16, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the December 2, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on December 9, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:55 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.

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 December 2, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Christmas card from the NIRMA Board

Invitation from the Boone County Courthouse to honor the years of service of certain elected officials

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


General: AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; GIS Workshop, GIS - 5,000.00; High West Energy, lights - 409.00; Lori Hostetler, supplies - 24.08; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 42.88; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 361.25; Matthew Bender & Co Inc, law enf supplies - 69.72; MCI, phone - 50.74; Mid American Research Chemical Co,
Janitorial - 76.96; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,288.66; NACO, dues - 883.00; National Sheriff's Assoc., dues - 54.00; North Platte NRD, water - 32.80; Off Broadway Office Supply,
Supplies - 46.87; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 271.60; William C Peters, ct appt – counsel - 2,306.50; Ramada Inn, lodging - 132.00; Redfield & Company Inc, supplies - 392.53; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner board - 2,850.00; Star-Herald, publishing -
269.50; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 600.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 66.54

Road: Banner Feeding, gravel & hardpan - 50.00; Bee-Line Service, Inc., equip repair - 299.26; Lois Dillinger, gravel & borrow - 790.00; Heilbrun's, repair parts - 120.55; High West Energy, lights - 220.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 22.12; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC,
shop supplies - 403.99; MCI, phone - 1.88; Mid American Research Chemical Co, shop supplies - 489.24; Newman Traffic Signs, signs - 1653.50; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 4509.30; North Platte NRD, water - 34.87; Pack Rat Disposal, garbage - 110.00; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel – 3,336.87; Us Autoforce, tires - 703.00; Verizon Wireless,
phone - 33.28; Wyrulec Co, lights - 26.59


Preservation and Modernization: MIPS Inc, misc - 66.60
    
                   
 ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Set date for Statutory Meeting – Post made a motion to set the date for the Statutory Meeting for January 6th, 2015. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.
                                                          
Item #2 – Discussion and possible action on county website – After discussion, Post made a
motion to contract with Megan Nochi to create a new county website . Second by Faden.
Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action on membership with National Association of
 Counties ( NACo) – Faden made a motion to join NACo. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford,
 yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes

REPORTS

CLERK REPORT
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported on attending the NACO conference and said that she had received helpful information regarding Pro Se litigants in district court.

TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that tax collections are going well and shared information he had received at the NACO convention.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Post discussed community college tax requests.

Item #4 – Hearing on adding Grant County to the Panhandle Public Health District – 9:30 a.m. - The chairman called the hearing to order at 9:32 a.m. with the following in attendance: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post;  Monty Stoddard, Treasurer;  Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. The chairman asked for any testimonies. Gifford closed the hearing at 9:39 a.m.

Item #5 – Consider and adopt Resolution of Agreement to add Grant County to the Panhandle Public Health District – Post made a motion to adopt the Resolution of Agreement to add Grant County to the Panhandle Public Health District . Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #6 – Signing of inter-local agreement adding Grant County to the Panhandle Public Health District – Post made a motion to sign the inter-local agreement adding Grant County to the Panhandle Public Health District. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the equipment offered for sale at the Scotts Bluff County Surplus Sale brought $3,825.00. He stated that the road employees have been blading snow. He also shared information he had received from the NACO convention.


No other reports.

 

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:48 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in statutory session on January 6, 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