December 2, 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 2, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 18, 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 1, 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 8:33 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Carl Gilbert, 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 November 18, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from William J. Tielke, Holt County Supervisor asking to be considered for the office of Second Vice President of NACO.

Thank you from the Roena Hight family

Invitation to the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Box Butte County Courthouse

ITEMS OF BUSINESS - NONE

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 16, 2014 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 2, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 18, 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 1, 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 8:45 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; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Carl Gilbert; 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 Faden moved to approve. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; 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 18, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, 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: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.


General: Payroll – 23,807.43; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., hlth ins - 668.64; AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; Banner Capital Bank, cars - 3,475.00; Black Hills Ammunition, law enforc sup - 309.50; CoOportunity Health, health ins - 12,203.74; Culligan, water - 24.25; Frenchman Valley Coop, propane - 966.00; Kimball County Treasurer, expenses - 1,624.04; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 127.50; Menards, bldg repair - 53.54; Mips Inc, supplies - 13.03; NE Weed Control Association, dues - 125.00; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 222.25; Ramada Inn, lodging - 132.00; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner - 8,540.00; Scotts Bluff County Sheriff, dc costs - 25.08; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 250.17; Thomson Reuters – West, office expense - 271.50

Road: Payroll – 20,106.01;  Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., hlth ins - 491.40; Baker & Associates, admin salary - 400.00; Banner Capital Bank, motor graders - 2,513.74; Cooportunity Health, health ins - 7,722.51; Dale's Tire & Retreading Inc, tires & repair - 3,801.74; Frenchman Valley Coop, heating fuel - 469.20; Sandberg Implement, Inc., repair parts - 17.57; US Bank, mileage - 46.24

 

 ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Discussion and possible action on county website – There was discussion on the possibility of a redesigned website. It was agreed that each official should come up with a list of what they would like to see. The item was tabled.
                                                          
REPORTS

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented his recommendations after performing two bridge inspections. He reported that he had hired a new employee after conducting interviews. He said that a private individual had asked if the county would be willing to share the cost of a new culvert that had been installed when the individual raised his private driveway. He also reported that the items listed on Big Iron Auction had netted $54,850.25, and more items were going to be sold at the Scottsbluff Surplus Sale on Thursday. He stated that things are proceeding with the grant for object markers.

ATTORNEY REPORT
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that the juvenile is still being held in the detention center, as well as three other individuals.

TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he had sent out tax statements and some delinquent notices.

CLERK REPORT
Lori Hostetler, Clerk discussed the travel arrangements for the NACO convention next week. She said that the county clerk magistrate will come to the courthouse on January 8th to swear in the elected officials for the new term.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:57 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 16, 2014 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