July 18, 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 July 18, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 6, 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 July 14, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:33 a.m. Present on roll call were:  Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Dick McGowan and Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

The vice 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 Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for July 6, 2017 and July 11, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Receive assessor’s three year plan of assessment -  Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented her three year plan of assessment. She said she will be reviewing buildings in Range 58 this year. Post made a motion to accept the three year plan of assessment. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

There was discussion on the possibility of using a drone to take pictures of home sites.

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. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 1, 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 July 18, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 6, 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 July 14, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:48 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were: Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Dick McGowan, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, and Chairman John-Robert Faden.

The vice 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.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on July 6, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE
Letter from Banner County School informing that Peetz Farmer COOP was chosen for the LP gas
contract.

Erdos Morgan Market and Media Survey.

CLAIMS

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

                                                          GENERAL FUND

Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 18,672.22; Centurylink, phone - 587.78; DAS State Accounting, data processing - 96.84; First Concord, hlth ins trust - 18.00; High West Energy, lights - 588.00; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 286.35; Region I Behavioral Health Auth., Region 1 - 3,545.00; Sandberg Implement, Inc., bldg. repair - 7.49; Thompson Glass, Inc., bldg repair - 378.50; US Bank, law enf support - 259.09; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.85

                                                          ROAD FUND


B & C Steel Corporation, auto gates - 144.28; Big R Manufacturing & Distributing, Culverts - 312.40; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 12,197.82; Centurylink, phone - 167.49; Contractors Materials, Inc., shop supplies - 238.10; First Concord, hlth ins trust - 128.78; Frank Parts, repair parts - 181.12; High West Energy, lights - 179.00; Hotel Grand Conference Center, lodging - 283.45; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 12.39; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 288.31; Koski & Nitz, gravel & hardpan - 1,294.50; Motor Fuels Division, misc - 823.00; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 71.85; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & supplies - 9,038.65; Thompson Glass, Inc., repair parts - 857.60;
Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.85; Wyrulec Co, lights - 30.23
  
                                     
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Approval of various water sources for use on roads – Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission informed him that water from oil wells is classified as fresh water and may be used as long as there is documentation of the amount and location of use. After discussion, Post made a motion to approve the use of oil well waste water for road watering. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 –Discussion and possible action on lease with CenturyLink – Tabled.

Item #3 – Set date for budget workshop -  After discussion, it was decided to set August 9, 2017 as the date for the budget workshop.

Item #4 – Review and signing of the Amendment for the Subaward (Subgrant) Agreement between Banner County and the Department of Health and Human Services Child Support Enforcement Program – After review, Gifford made a motion to approve the agreement and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.
REPORTS

WEED SUPERINTENDENT
Dick McGowan with C-Weed Management reported that all roads have been done. He discussed some of the weed problems in the county and said that around 100 letters have been sent out to residents notifying of weeds on property that need to be addressed. He also shared on the distribution of weevils to help control common mullein.


HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he has hired a seasonal, temporary employee to mow. He said there are a lot of powder holes showing up on the roads due to the dry conditions. He also discussed a couple issues he has addressed concerning county right of ways.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports and said she has been preparing for the budget workshop.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer stated that it looks like there is a possibility that the severed minerals that have unpaid taxes may be removed from the tax roll. He said he is going to investigate further. He also informed that he will be attending a legislative committee meeting on August 16th.

COMMITTEE
Member Robert Post said that NACO has formed a property tax committee.
Vice Chairman Robert Gifford said he had attended an Emergency Management meeting. There was discussion on issues with some of the new sirens not working during a test this month, as well as discussion on the use of radios for the Banner County Fire Dept.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:11 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 1, 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