February 19, 2019



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 February 19, 2019. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the February 5, 2019 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 February 15, 2019.  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 Robert Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Bernice Huffman, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, 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 Gifford moved to approve as presented. Second by Sandberg.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Sandberg moved to approve the minutes for February 5, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post; yes; Gifford, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE – None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Hearing for permissive exemptions – 8:30 a.m. – The chairman called the hearing to order at 8:31 a.m. After discussion and comments from the public, Gifford made a motion to grant permissive exemption to the parcels for the Historical Society. Second by Sandberg.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, abstain. The chairman closed the hearing at 8:38 a.m.

The Banner County Board of Equalization meeting was adjourned at 8:44 a.m. The next meeting will be held in regular session on March 5, 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 February 19, 2019.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the February 5, 2019 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 February 15, 2019.  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 Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Bernice Huffman, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.  Also present at various times: Karen DeBoer; Lucky Taggart, and Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent.

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 Sandberg moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for February 5, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from High West Energy regarding the possibility of providing high speed broadband internet.

Advertising from Moore Equipment Company.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Karen DeBoer – Extension Annual Report and discussion of 4-H position – 9:00 a.m. – Karen DeBoer presented the 2018 Annual Extension Report and said that they are looking for a new 4-H educator that will serve Kimball, Banner, and Scottsbluff Counties.

Item #2 – Discussion on letter to High Plains Weed Association – Tabled

CLAIMS

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

                                                             GENERAL FUND

CenturyLink, phone - 640.27; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 118.84; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, crt appt cnsl - 986.25; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, hlth ins.trust - 12.00; Frenchman Valley Coop, Fuel - 83.51; Galls, LLC, law enf supplies - 103.60; Graduate Lincoln, lodging - 94.00; High West Energy, lights - 508.00; Bernice Huffman, lodging - 537.77; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 72.15; Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker, lodging - 440.00; Mid American Research Chemical Co, bldg repair - 107.56; NE Assoc Of Co Clerks, Reg Of Deed, dues - 75.00; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 101.63; William C Peters, ct appt cnsl - 1,155.86; Redfield Direct, LLC, supplies - 302.41; Star-Herald, printing - 1,199.99; Monty A. Stoddard, mileage - 472.12; Totalfunds, postage - 300.00; USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, state contract - 1,633.43


                                                                   ROAD FUND

B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 144.73; CenturyLink, phone - 176.30; Crescent Electric Supply Co., repair parts - 64.44; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, hlth ins trust - 347.61; Frank Parts Company, repair parts - 146.10; Frenchman Valley Coop, equip fuel - 3,133.74; Fuel Management Solutions, Inc, repair - 2,127.53; High West Energy, lights - 379.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 22.80; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 6,099.43; Johnson Cashway, shop supplies - 74.98; Matheson Tri-Gas Inc., shop supplies - 111.00; Michael Todd & Company, Inc., flags - 161.20; Thomas M. Neal, mileage - 474.44; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 283.70; Newman Traffic Signs, signs - 5,861.04; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 750.00; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 5,015.50; Powerplan, shop supplies - 3,234.37; Seneca Companies, repair - 966.25; Sioux City Foundry Co., grader blades - 515.45; Wyoming Bearing And Supply, repairs - 157.43

                                         

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Sandberg attended the Office of Aging Meeting. There was discussion on changes in government rules.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he had attended a Bridge Refresher Course. He presented a rough draft of the One and Six Plan, as well as proposals for replacing the overhead doors on the shop. He also discussed the maintaining of a road in Morrill County.

Item #3 - Jessica Davies – Worksite Wellness Program – 10:00 a.m. – Jessica Davies explained the programs that are offered if you are a participant in The Panhandle Worksite Wellness Program.

Item # 4 - Discussion and possible action on details of the Banner County NACO Wellness Program –After discussion, Gifford made a motion to participate in the Panhandle Worksite Wellness Program and to authorize the Safety Committee to proceed with membership. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

                        

REPORTS continued

TREASURER

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report and said he had done a presentation at the New Treasurers’ Training in Lincoln. He said he also had testified before a committee on the Treasurers’ Tax Bill.

CLERK

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reminded that Statement of Financial Interests are due by March 1st and said she has received payments for election costs from most of the subdivisions.

No other reports.

Sandberg made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:08 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on March 5, 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