December 18, 2018

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 18, 2018. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the December 4, 2018 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, 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 11, 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 9:55 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Doug Leafgreen, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the meeting room window and that paper copies are available on the table by the door.

The agenda was examined, and Post moved to approve as presented. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: 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 4, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

CORRESPONDENCE – None

Item #1 – Change date of first meeting in January – After discussion, the first meeting in January was set for January 3, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 9:57 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden. The next meeting will be held in regular session on January 3, 2019 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 18, 2018.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the December 4, 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 December 11, 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 9:57 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were: Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Doug Leafgreen, 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 window and that paper copies are available on the table by the door.

The agenda was examined and Post moved to approve as presented. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: 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 4, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

A thank you letter from Banner County Schools thanking the county for supporting the Birthday
Calendar

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: Post, yes; Faden, yes.


                                                             GENERAL FUND

Banner County Court, cc costs - 68.00; CenturyLink, phone - 633.34; Culligan, water - 18.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 118.84;
Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 147.00; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 12.00; High West Energy, lights - 503.00; Ideal Linen Supply,
Janitorial - 132.38; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expense - 698.43; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 97.97; MCI. Phone - 58.48; MIPS Inc., data processing - 1,362.42;
Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 249.04; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., propane -
491.10; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 741.00; Sharon Sandberg, office supplies -55.09;
Monty A. Stoddard, mileage - 350.20; Leonard G Tabor, Atty, ct appt counsel - 1,063.75;
Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 600.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 76.67; Wildcat Surveying,
Misc. - 1,600.00


                                                                   ROAD FUND

CenturyLink, phone - 176.33; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust -
368.83; High West Energy, lights - 246.00; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts - 1,764.35;
Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 45.60; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts -
770.19; John Deere Financial, repair parts - 114.64; Nebraskaland Tire, tires & tire -
1,302.96; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 283.70; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts -
2,540.92; Pack Rat Disposal, garbage - 150.00; Panhandle Coop Association,
lf fuel & diesel - 7,354.43; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., heating fuel - 456.04;
Powerplan, shop supplies - 1,673.89; Safelite Fulfillment, Inc., repair parts - 205.99;
Sioux City Foundry Co, grader blades – 5,315.45; Thompson Glass, Inc., repair parts - 620.85; Verizon Wireless, phone - 22.07; Wyrulec Co., lights - 1.04


                                      PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc., misc. - 86.70                                                            
                                 
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 15, 2019. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Void checks #1812048; #1812053; and #1812063 – Post made a motion to void checks #1812048; #1812053; and #1812063. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.
Item #3 – Consider and adopt resolution appointing David Domina as special attorney for the county to investigate the intent of the 1864 Enabling Act of the U.S. Congress – After discussion, Post made a motion to table the item. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #5 – Discussion and possible action on BCBS Wellness Program – Doug Leafgreen – Doug Leafgreen presented an overview of the BCBS Wellness Program. Post made a motion to implement the BCBS Wellness Program. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.


Item #4 – Discussion on revised Weed Superintendent contract – The contract was reviewed and changes were made. A revised contract will be written.


Item #6 – Appoint Sandy Beals to Aging Office Advisory Council - Post made a motion to appoint Sandy Beals to the Aging Office Advisory Council. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #7 – Approval of applications for snow removal and/or surface grading – Application was approved.

REPORTS

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that there have been more STOP participants. He said there is a possibility of two jury trials and will know more in January.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they have finished raising Road 36 over the new culverts. He said he is pursuing avenues to replace the fuel pump at the shop.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he attended interesting meetings at the NACO Convention, and his office has been collecting taxes.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports and said she had attended the NACO Convention.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Robert Post said he had attended the NACo Convention in San Diego and was very pleased that the Farm Bill was passed by congress.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:53 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on January 3, 2019 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