July 19, 2016
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS
The Banner County Board of Equalization met in regular and special session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on July 19, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 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 July 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 8:32 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Butch Schuler and F. Bert Linn.
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 Post moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.
The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for July 5, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.
CORRESPONDENCE – Letter from landowner regarding his dissatisfaction with the increase in land values.
Recessed at 8:39 a.m
Resumed at 11:00 a.m.
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
1. Certification by the assessor that a copy of the portion of the property record file which substantiates the calculation of the protest value is maintained in the assessor's office. –Sharon Sandberg, County Assessor certified to the board that any information that is in the property record card and any information from the hearing is maintained in the assessor’s office and copies are available.
2. Protest Hearing – 11:00 a.m.
F. Bert Linn - Trustee
Robert Gifford, Chairman called the hearing to order at 11:01 a.m.
16-2 – F. Bert Linn - Trustee
F. Bert Linn expressed his concern over how much the valuation of his land has went up over the last four years.
Robert Gifford, Chairman closed the hearing at 11:15 a.m.
3. Discussion and possible decision on protest hearing –
16-2 – F. Bert Linn - Trustee
Assessor’s recommendation – The assessor’s recommendation was that the valuation remains the same.
Post made a motion to accept the assessor’s recommendation that the valuation remains the same because there was no evidence presented to justify a change. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.
Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 11:18 a.m. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, Yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 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