January 17, 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 January 17, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the January 3, 2017 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 January 13, 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 8:31 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, 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 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 January 3, 2017 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

Item #1 – Set meeting dates of 2017 – Gifford made a motion to set the meeting dates for 2017 as the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Set method of reasonable advance notice of meetings – Post made a motion to set the method of reasonable advance notice as publishing in the designated county newspaper and posting in three public places: the Banner County Courthouse, Banner County School, and Banner County Post Office. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.
 
Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:38 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on February 7, 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 statutory session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on January 17, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the January 3, 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 mailed to each board member on January 13, 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 Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Stan McKnight, Sheriff.

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 3, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, 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: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

                                                                GENERAL FUND

Payroll:John Brehm, salary - 200.00; Lisa Cross, wages - 1,593.00; Robert Gifford, salary - 666.65; John-Robert Faden, salary - 666.65; Carl Gilbert, salary - 86.70; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00; Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,190.56; Bernice Huffman, wages - 1,466.25; Stanley McKnight, salary - 3,425.96; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,800.00; Robert Post, salary - 666.65; Sharon Sandberg, salary - 3,190.56; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,190.56; James Zimmerman,
Salary - 1,079.50; AFLAC, insurance - 479.37; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,451.49; Ameritas Vision , insurance - 149.61; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 2,759.44; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,611.60; Legalshield, insurance - 188.35; NE Dept. Of Revenue, Withholding - 547.36


* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.


 Banner County Court, cc costs - 51.00; Carrot-Top Industries Inc., bldg repair - 93.58; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance., data process. - 96.84; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins - 27.40; Hampton Inn/Kearney, travel - 199.90; High West Energy, lights - 512.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney,lodging - 911.70; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 47.52; Kimball County Treasurer, expenses - 505.63; MCI, phone - 55.59; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,796.20; NE Assoc Of Co Clerks, Reg Of Deeds, dues - 75.00; Nebraska Total Office, supplies - 69.55; Neopost USA Inc, postage - 132.17; North Platte NRD, water - 32.80; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 106.99; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 809.84; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner board - 585.00; US Bank, supplies - 149.44; USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, state contract - 1,537.02; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.85; Westco, heating fuel - 437.50; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, expenses - 4,803.13

                         

                                                                   ROAD FUND

Payroll: Jay Dove, wages - 2,148.00; James Evans, wages - 2,112.00; Jordan Golden, wages - 2,016.00; Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,506.00; Robert Leaf, wages -2,184.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 400.00; Tom Neal, salary - 3,101.88; George Streeks, wages - 2,068.00; Laryl Taggart, salary - 2,148.00; AFLAC, insurance - 370.11; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,101.94; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 62.36; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 1,800.00; Banner Capital Bank, withholding, 4,390.69; Legalshield, insurance - 115.60; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 495.17


* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.


Baker & Associates, asst hwy supt. - 100.00; Contractors Materials, Inc., shop supplies - 176.80; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins - 47.00; Fremont Motor Scottsbluff, LLC, repair parts - 443.51; Heilbrun's, repair parts - 930.75; High West Energy, lights - 323.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging - 112.11; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 35.78; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 45.92; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 2,201.62; MCI, phone - 2.60; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 203.51; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 3,667.92; North Platte NRD, water - 37.80; Panhandle Coop Association, grease & oil - 5,036.91; Powerplan, machine repair - 868.40; Sandberg Implement, Inc., shop supplies - 1,231.35; Tri-State Oil, misc - 225.00; US Bank, meals - 12.42; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.85; Westco, heating fuel - 140.63; Wyrulec Co, lights - 26.12

 

                                
                                PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS, Inc, misc. - 78.99

                                              
                                                 MUSEUM BOARD FUND

High West Energy, lights - 140.00; North Platte NRD, water - 30.50; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., heating fuel - 535.70; Schank Roofing Service Inc., misc. - 35.37

 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Reorganization – Post made a motion to nominate John-Robert Faden as chairman and Gifford as vice-chairman. Second by Gifford.   Roll call vote: Faden, no; Gifford, yes. Post, yes.

Item #2 – Appoint Officials to various offices- Faden made a motion to appoint Tom Neal as Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski as Assistant Highway Superintendent, and Cris Burks as Weed Superintendent. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Appoint representatives to serve on various boards and committees - Post made a motion to appoint representatives for 2017 as follows:
County Safety Director - Tom Neal
Aging Office of Western Nebraska – Robert Post
Office of Aging Advisory Board – Sharon Sandberg
Panhandle Mental Health Board - Robert Post
Region One Office of Human Development and Panhandle Developmental Disabilities Services, Inc. - Robert Gifford
Public Health District - Robert Gifford
Emergency Management Board - Robert Gifford
Safety Committee - John-Robert Faden
NIRMA Contact Person - Lori Hostetler
Personnel Policy Committee - Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg; Tom Neal; Tim Grubbs, and Bernice Huffman
Grievance Board – Mark Wittler; Stan McKnight; Art Olsen; Bernice Huffman, and Robert Gifford

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

Item #4 - Appoint individual to Extension Board - Faden made a motion to appoint Laura Baker to the Extension Board. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes: Post, yes.

Item #5 - Re-appoint Scotts Bluff County Attorney as Deputy Attorney for Banner County for purposes of handling arraignments and inheritance tax - Faden made a motion to re-appoint Scotts Bluff County Attorney as Deputy Attorney for Banner County for purposes of handling arraignments and inheritance tax. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #6 – Designate official County newspaper - Post made a motion to designate the Star Herald as the official County newspaper. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #7 –Appoint a depository bank – Faden made a motion to adopt the resolution designating the Banner Capital Bank as the depository bank. Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #8 – Set indigent burial cost limit - Gifford made a motion to set indigent burial cost limit at negotiable up to $1500. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #9 - Set interest rate on registered warrants - Gifford made a motion to adopt the resolution to set the interest rate on registered warrants at .5%. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #10 - Set method of reasonable advance notice for meetings - Post made a motion to set the method of reasonable advance notice as publishing in the county newspaper and posting in three public places: the Banner County Courthouse, Banner County School, and Banner County Post Office. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #11 - Authorize Treasurer to invest county funds - Faden made a motion to adopt the resolution authorizing the treasurer to invest county funds in the Banner Capital Bank. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #12 - Set meeting dates for 2017 - Faden made a motion to set the meeting dates for 2017 as the first and third Tuesday of each month at 8:45 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #13 - Set holidays to be observed in 2017 – Faden made a motion to set the holidays to be observed in 2017 as:
New Year’s Day – January 2nd
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 16th
Presidents’ Day – February 20th
Good Friday – April 14th without pay (optional)
Arbor Day – April 28th
Memorial Day – May 29th
Independence Day – July 4th
Labor Day – September 4th
Columbus Day – October 9th
Veterans’ Day – November 10th
Thanksgiving – November 23rd & November 24th
Christmas – December 25th & December 26th
New Year’s Day of 2018 – January 1st

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


Item #14 – Set machine hire rates – Post made a motion to set the machine hire rates as perlast year's rates:
Beams - 18 Ft. - $1,250.00 per pair
Cattle Guard Cleanout - $250.00 per gate
Caterpillar - $100.00 per hour
Skid Steer - $50.00 per hour
Motor Grader - $80.00 per hour
Big Loader - $100.00 per hour
Backhoe - $50.00 per hour
Water Truck - $75.00 per hour plus water

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

Item #15 – Set rates for gravel, hardpan/dirt, and mileage – Faden made a motion set the rates for gravel, hardpan/dirt, and mileage the same as last year:
Gravel - At The Pit - .50 per yard
Hardpan/Dirt - .10 per yard
Mileage * - $2.50 per mile each way
   
*If any material is needed immediately, the mileage charge will be $2.50 per mile each way.
If the request can be delayed, and the county truck is returning to the shop along or near the
same route the material is requested, then the landowner may only be charged for mileage
one way.   

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

Item #16 – Void checks – #1612069 and #1612085 - Gifford made a motion to void checks #1612069 and #1612085. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the packers are in and are being put on.  He also said they are graveling and grading roads today.

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he had emailed a copy of the Semi Annual Report to the commissioners for review prior to publishing it in the paper.

COUNTY CLERK REPORT
Lori Hostetler, County Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reminded that Accountability and Disclosure statements need to be filed by April 1st, and said that she has completed an application for a NACO corporate county credit card.. She also presented the renewal rates for the county health insurance, and discussion followed. 

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:53 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 7, 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