January 20, 2015

BANNER COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS  PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on January 20, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the January 6, 2015 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 e- mailed to each board member on January 16, 2015.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:50 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Stan McKnight, Sheriff and Doug Leafgreen.

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; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for January 6, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Pesticide noxious weed newsletter
Notice of the due date for the Annual Report for the Livestock Friendly Program
Information from Sustainability Partner

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; Gifford, yes. 

GENERAL FUND

As Central Services - OCIO

data processing

117.80

Banner County Court

cc costs

34.00

Centurylink

 phone

516.27

City Of Scottsbluff

cd admin exp

1,050.00

Crescent Electric Supply Co.

bldg repair

563.82

Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha Down

lodging

922.50

Heilbrun's

car repair

18.38

High West Energy

lights

418.00

Madelung Law Office

ct appt counsel

21.25

Stan McKnight

film

12.60

Midwest Connect

postage

175.00

MIPS Inc

data processing

1,308.17

NE Weed Control Association

dues & regis

85.00

Nebraska Assoc Of County Treasurers

dues

75.00

Nossaman Petitt Law Firm

ct appt counsel

180.75

Panhandle Coop Association

fuel

258.77

Panhandle Weed Control Association

dues

10.00

William C Peters

ct appt counsel

880.50

Star-Herald

publishing

207.27

Verizon Wireless

phone

66.54

ROAD FUND


B & C Steel Corporation

steel

91.15

Centurylink

phone

157.95

Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha Down

lodging road

178.50

Heilbrun's

repair parts

104.96

High West Energy

lights

305.00

Hoehn Farms, Inc.

gravel & hardpan

397.50

Inland Truck Parts & Service

repair parts

4,194.65

Motor Fuels Division

fuel

311.00

NMC Exchange LLC

repair parts

1,224.43

Panhandle Coop Association

fuel & diesel

8,992.28

Respond First Aid Systems

medical & safety

96.08

Sioux City Foundry Co

shop supplies

5,269.30

Us Autoforce

tires

175.25

Verizon Wireless

phone

33.28

Western Pathology Consultant Inc.

drug testing

40.50

Wyrulec Co

lights

27.17

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc

misc

66.60

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 Review and approval of weed superintendent annual report – After review, Faden made a motion to approve the weed superintendent annual report. Second by Post.   Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. Post, yes.

Item #2 – Approval of applications for snow removal or surface grading – Post made a motion to approve the applications for snow removal and surface grading. Second by Faden.
Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Void check # 1412086 – Faden made a motion to void check # 1412086. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and action on Blue Cross/ Blue Shield plan – Doug Leafgreen with NACO Benefit Services answered questions on the different health plans available from Blue Cross/ Blue Shield. After discussion, Gifford made a motion to go with the Blue Pride 204 HSA Silver plan. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Faden, yes; Post, no; Gifford, yes.

Item #5 – Discussion and possible action on the funding back of the health insurance deductible to employees or the amount contributed to a Health Savings Plan – Gifford made a motion to fund HRAs for Medicare – eligible employees up to $2000 per family per year and to fund an employee’s HSA up to $2000 per year by contributing $900 the first month and the remaining balance at $100 per month for 11 months. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

REPORTS

COUNTY CLERK REPORT
Lori Hostetler, County Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported that she is preparing to finish W-2s.

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that the Semi-Annual report has been advertised, and he is preparing a list of possible properties to be on the tax sale. He said that the certificate fees for the tax sale will be increasing from $10 to $20 this year, and there will now be a $25 seating fee. He also said that Kathy will be doing more continuing education.

COUNTY ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman asked for permission to contract with just one attorney to handle all court- appointed attorney cases for Banner County. The commissioners gave their permission.

COUNTY SHERIFF
Stan McKnight, Sheriff presented his quarterly fee report and annual report.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that a school bus had went off the road on a corner that was icy because it is always shaded. There was discussion on doing a hydraulic study on the part of Road 14 located in Rocky Hollow. He also stated that they have been cutting down trees that have caused drifting on roads.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:32 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on February 3, 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


 

January 20, 2015

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 January 20, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the January 6, 2015 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 mailed to each board member on January 16, 2015.  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 were Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for January 6, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE- None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor reported that after reviewing her estimates for land values, the Property Assessment Division would like the values raised according to the recommendation of the peer group. Sharon stated that she disagrees with the recommendation.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:49 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on February 3, 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