January 19, 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 January 19, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the January 5, 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 January 15, 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 8:33 a.m. Present on roll call were: Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Toney Krajewski, Assistant 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 as presented. 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 January 5, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE – None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 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 2, 2016 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 January 19, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the January 5, 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 January 15, 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 8:45 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; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Aaron Berger; Cris Burks; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Doug Leafgreen, 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 Faden 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. Post moved to approve the minutes for January 5, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Kari Gifford informing of her resignation from the Banner County Fair Board

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; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

                                                             GENERAL FUND
 
 AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; Banner County Court, cc costs - 68.00; City Of Scottsbluff, cd admin exp - 1,050.00; County Treasurer Postage Account, postage - 40.00; High West Energy, lights - 409.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 44.18; Matthew Bender & Co Inc., postage - 68.08; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,340.81;
NACT, dues - 75.00; Nossaman Petitt Law Firm, ct appt counsel - 659.13; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 68.31; Panhandle Treasurers Association, dues - 10.00; Star-Herald, publishing - 249.27; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 300.00; Verizon Wireless, Phone - 62.79

                                                       
                                                              ROAD FUND

 Advertising Specialties, misc - 132.15; Baker & Associates, asst hwy supt - 100.00; Bud's Radiator Inc, rd equip repair - 328.00; Contractors Materials, Inc., shop tools - 725.50; High West Energy, lights - 295.00; Karyn K Holt-Olsen, gravel - 277.50; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 11.52; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 1,166.37; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel - 2,657.50; Roger Lee McGowan II, gravel - 1,272.50; Menards, shop supplies - 265.99; Mike's Screen Printing, misc - 50.00; Motor Fuels Division, misc - 247.00; Thomas M. Neal, mileage - 50.30; Nebraska Machinery Co., repair parts - 1,433.66; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 143.80; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 8,028.64; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., heating fuel - 803.02; Pt Hose And Bearing, repairs - 12.00; Sandberg Implement, Inc., shop supplies - 200.00; Star-Herald, misc advert - 326.00; Thompson Glass, Inc., repair parts - 58.25; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.79; Wyrulec Co,
Lights - 26.23
                          

                                        PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

   MIPS Inc., NE deeds online - 66.82

                                                     
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 – Appoint individual to Extension Board – Aaron Berger – Aaron Berger with the
Kimball/Banner Extension Office recommended that Jeremiah Sperfslage be appointed to the
Kimball/Banner Extension Board. After discussion, Post made a motion to appoint Jeremiah
Sperfslage to the Kimball/Banner Extension Board. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford,yes;
Post, yes; Faden, yes.
 
Item #1 – Review and approval of weed superintendent annual report – Cris Burks, Weed
Superintendent presented the annual report. She also discussed the possibility of a contract
increase for the next year. After discussion, Post made a motion to approve the weed
superintendent annual report and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden.
Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Review and signing of High Risk Rural Road, Bridge, and Culvert Object Marking
Project agreement and adoption of resolution regarding the signing of said agreement -
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented the agreement for review and signing. Post made a
motion to sign the High Risk Rural Road, Bridge, and Culvert Object Marking Project agreement
and to adopt the resolution regarding the signing of the agreement. Second by Faden. Roll call
vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion of renewal options for county employees’ health insurance plan – Doug Leafgreen – Doug Leafgreen discussed the options available and answered questions.

Item #5 – Ratify Memorandum of Understanding for 2016 Community-Based Juvenile Services Aid – Faden made a motion to ratify the Memorandum of Understanding for 2016 Community-Based Juvenile Services Aid. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.
  
REPORTS

SHERIFF REPORT
Stan McKnight, Sheriff presented the Sheriff’s Quarterly Fee Report. There was discussion on a problem involving large vehicles parking on county roads and streets.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he had attended a 3 Rs conference last Thursday. He presented a printout of the activity of the county’s machines for the first half of the month, and stated that there is a water leak at the shop which they are in the process of repairing. He then reported that CenturyLink will be willing to bore for the installation of fiber optic lines while they are here doing another job. This will save on the cost to do it at a later date. He also discussed the possibility of getting some parts from an old motor grader that had become available.

TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report and a copy of the semi-annual budget which had been published. He discussed the possibility of having to accept partial payments on taxes.

COUNTY CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reportedthat the new furnaces have been installed and explained that there will probably be an additional cost because they had to do some duct work.

No other reports.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:12 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on February 2, 2016 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