December 20, 2016

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 20, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the December 6, 2016 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 16, 2016.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The Chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:36 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.

The Chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the meeting room wall and that paper copies are available on the table in the corner of the room.

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 6, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
 
Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a copy of the latest directive from the Property Assessment Division – guidelines for valuations.


Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on January 3, 2017 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
COMMISSIONERSPROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on December 20, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the December 6, 2016 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 13, 2016.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:46 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; 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 6, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

District 12 Probation – pro-rated expenses share of FY 2016-2017 District 12 Probation Budget
Thank you note from the Hostetlers
Certificate of Membership from NACo
Calendar from Nebraska Game and Parks

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; Gifford, yes.

                                                             GENERAL FUND
Baker & Associates, labor - 7,324.68; Banner County Court, cc costs - 34.00;
Centurylink, phone - 642.47; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; High West Energy, lights - 497.00; Lori Hostetler, mileage - 48.32; Hullinger Glass & Lock, bldg repair - 115.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 48.59; Matthew Bender & Co Inc., law enf sup - 72.08; MIPS Inc., data processing - 1,349.95; NACO, dues & regis. - 914.96; NE Weed Control Association, dues - 125.00; Off Broadway Office Supply, copier exp. - 165.15; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 190.82; Panhandle Weed Control Association, Dues - 50.00; Monty A. Stoddard, mileage - 52.00; Thomson Reuters – West, office exp. - 359.00; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 801.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.85


                                 
                                                             ROAD FUND

Action Communications, radio repair - 1,898.08; B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 115.38; Baker & Associates, asst. hwy. sup - 500.00; Centurylink, phone - 333.84; Lane Darnall, gravel - 1,326.00; High West Energy, lights - 191.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 24.13; John Deere Financial, repair parts - 1,302.23; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 196.75; North Platte NRD, water - 32.80; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 6,323.93; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.85; Westco, heating fuel - 328.13; Wyrulec Co., lights - 27.42

                                    
                                PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

   MIPS, Inc., Misc – 78.99
                                                                         
                                                   MUSEUM FUND

High West Energy, lights – 128.50

 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Appointment to the vacancies of the Museum Board – Sharon Sandberg reported that Kurt Baker and John-Robert Faden have offered to serve on the Museum Board. Gifford made a motion to appoint John-Robert Faden to serve on the Museum Board. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, abstain.
Gifford made a motion to appoint Kurt Baker to serve on the Museum Board. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Signing of Memorandum of Understanding regarding the grant for the Community Based Juvenile Aid – Post made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding and to authorize the Chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 - Discussion and possible action on lease with CenturyLink – Tabled.

Item #4 – Possible acceptance and approval of Audit Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016 - After review, Gifford made a motion to accept and approve the Audit Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

A copy of the Audit Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016 is available for inspection at the Banner County Clerk’s Office.

Item #5 – Set date for statutory meeting - Faden made a motion to set the date for the statutory meeting for January 17, 2017. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

 REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they are getting ready to do the fuel contract. He said that both of the new graders are here and ready to go. There was discussion on having another training on the maintaining of roads and on the purchase of a quick hitch. 

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer stated that there were some good sessions at the NACO Convention.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports and reported that the NACO Conference was very informative. She stated that she thought the joint session with the commissioners was especially good.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:27 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on January 3, 2017 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