December 5, 2017

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 5, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 21, 2017 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 1, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:30 a.m. Present on roll call were:  Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford and 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 by the door.

The agenda was examined, and Post moved to approve. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:   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 21, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - NONE

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:46 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 19, 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
COMMISSIONERS  PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on December 5, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 21, 2017 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 1, 2017.  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 John- Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Tim Grubbs; Dave Whelchel, and Laura Whelchel.

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 Gifford moved to approve. 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. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for November 21, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Campaign letter from Tim Nolting who is running for NACO Secretary/Treasurer

Letter from NIRMA thanking the county for the decision to recommit to NIRMA/NIRMA II program                              

Property value update from NIRMA

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Gifford moved that the claims be approved and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

                                                              GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages - 1,683.00; Lisa Cross, bonus - 300.00;
Robert Gifford, salary - 666.85; John-Robert Faden, salary - 666.85;
Carl Gilbert, salary - 86.70; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00;
Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,190.56; Bernice Huffman, wages - 1,620.00;
Bernice Huffman, bonus - 50.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,855.00;
Kathy Natale, bonus - 350.00; Robert Post, salary - 666.85; Sharon Sandberg,
salary - 3,190.56; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,190.56; James Zimmerman,salary - 1,751.09;
AFLAC, insurance - 612.30; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,462.66;
Ameritas Vision, insurance - 166.34; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 3,382.01;
Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,910.64; Legalshield, insurance - 130.55;
NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 586.24


**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 16,963.94; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 497.00; Lori Hostetler, bldg repair - 12.14; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 458.77; MCI, phone - 87.25; NACO, dues & regis - 125.00; North Platte NRD, water - 35.10; Oregon Trail Plumbing,Htg & Cooling, bldg repair - 147.00; Staples Credit Plan, Supplies - 52.26; The Copier-Ninja, copier expense - 77.33; US Bank, supplies - 147.78; Wildcat Surveying, misc labor - 5600.00

                                           
                                                                   ROAD FUND

Jay Dove, wages - 2,112.00; Jay Dove, bonus - 350.00; James Evans, wages - 2,112.00;
James Evans, bonus - 100.00; Garrett Grubbs, wages - 1,840.00; Timothy Grubbs,
wages - 2,464.00; Timothy Grubbs, bonus - 900.00; Robert Leaf, wages - 2,106.00;
Robert Leaf, bonus - 150.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 477.00; Tom Neal, salary - 3,185.00;
Tom Neal, bonus - 600.00; Riley Smith, wages - 2,464.00; George Streeks, wages - 2,112.00;
George Streeks, bonus - 50.00; Laryl Taggart, wages - 2,148.00; Laryl Taggart, bonus -200.00;
AFLAC, insurance - 579.16; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,121.22; Ameritas Vision,
insurance - 54.02; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 1,666.65; Banner Capital Bank, withholding
- 5,609.54; Legalshield, insurance - 57.80; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 682.47
  

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 11,346.82; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 3,899.05; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy supt -consultant - 50.00; MCI, phone - 2.22; North Platte NRD, water - 32.80; Pack Rat Disposal, garbage - 150.00; Powerplan, machinery repair - 26,242.67; Simon Contractors, concrete - 1617.00; US Bank, meals & lodging - 201.77


ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Review and approval of Banner County Local Emergency Operation Plan (LEOP) – Gifford made a motion to adopt resolution accepting LEOP. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Signing of Management Representation Letter for Banner County Audit -  Post made a motion to sign the management representation letter for the Banner County audit and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #3 – Signing of Memorandum of Understanding regarding the grant for the Community Based Juvenile Services Aid – Gifford made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the grant for the Community Based Juvenile Services Aid and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Set date for statutory meeting – Gifford made a motion to set the date for the statutory meeting as January 2, 2018. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

 REPORTS

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that the jury trial set for December 12th has been cancelled. He said that there have been a lot of marijuana related crimes in the county.

SURVEYOR
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported that the survey of the Scotts Bluff County/ Banner County line is completed.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report. He reported that tax statements have been mailed out.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that there are no longer any jury trials scheduled.

Item #5 –  Discussion of 2019-2022 salaries – Possible salaries were discussed. The salaries will be set at the December 19, 2017 meeting.

REPORTS (continued)

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he will attend the NACO Conference next week.

Item #6 – Hearing on application of Dave and Laura Whelchel for a Class C Liquor License - 10:00 A.M. – The chairman called the hearing to order at 10:03 a.m. Public comments were accepted.

The chairman closed the hearing at 10:08 a.m.

Item #7 – Action on application of Dave and Laura Whelchel for a Class C Liquor License -   Gifford made a motion recommending that the application of Lazy W Diamond Ranch LLC dba Double L Country Store for a Class C Retail Liquor License – C122155 be approved. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Faden made a motion to go into executive session in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden; yes; Gifford, yes.
Executive session called in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual at 10:12 a.m. Present for executive session: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Tim Grubbs.

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

No action was taken.

10:55 a.m. – Regular meeting was resumed.

REPORTS (continued)

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent also reported that Riley Smith has quit, and Garrett Grubbs is now full time.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:03 p.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 19, 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