July 7, 2015

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 7, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 16, 2015 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 2, 2015.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:39 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the commissioners' meeting room wall and that paper copies are available.

The agenda was examined, and Faden moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for June 16, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a list of the valuation protests that were received.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:47 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. Protest hearings will be held in special session on July 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The next regular meeting will be held in regular session on July 21, 2015 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


 

July 7, 2015

BANNER COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS  PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Courtroom of the Banner County Courthouse on July 7, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 30, 2015 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 2, 2015.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:47 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Art Olsen, and Butch Schuler.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the wall of the Commissioners’ room wall and that paper copies are also available.

The agenda was examined and Faden moved to approve. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for June 30, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Weed Control newsletter
Letter from NRD Hazard Mitigation regarding meetings

CLAIMS

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

 General: Payroll – 25,025.55; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins- 744.84; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 18,617.01; Country Printer, supplies - 119.00; Culligan, water - 27.50; Home Depot Credit Services, bldg repair - 95.21; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 85.16; MCI, phone - 67.83; Stan McKnight, reimburse - 421.60; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,323.02; North Platte NRD, water - 35.10; Panhandle Coop Association, bldg repair - 59.00; Postmaster, dues & subs - 234.00; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 21.08; Star-Herald, publishing - 254.22; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, expenses - 4,455.09

Road: Payroll – 20,575.41; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., hlth ins - 492.04; Banner Capital Bank, motor graders - 2,513.74; Blue Cross Blue Shield, hlth ins - 7,991.82; Fastenal Company, shop supplies - 1,332.47; Heilbrun's, repair parts - 514.97; Home Depot Credit Services, shop supplies - 150.59; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 83.95; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 53.39; Anthoney Krajewski, admin salary - 50.00; MCI, phone - 23.44; North Platte NRD, water - 35.33; Rose Bros Inc., repairs - 252.50; Jerry Soule, reimburse - 565.22; Laryl Taggart; reimburse  - 54.00

 

Preservation & Modernization: MIPS Inc, misc - 66.82
                                                         
 
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Void check #01506115 – Gifford made a motion to void check #01506115. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 - Review and signing of the Subaward (Subgrant) Agreement between the Clerk of the District Court and the Department of Health and Human Services Child Support Enforcement Program – After review, Faden made a motion to approve the Subaward (Subgrant) Agreement between the Clerk of the District Court and the Department of Health and Human Services Child Support Enforcement Program and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.
 
Item #3 – Consider and adopt a Resolution of Participation in the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan -  After review, Faden made a motion to adopt the Resolution of Participation in the All-Hazard Mitigation Plan. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on road department hours – Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent shared his proposal that five road employees would work four – 10 hour days, having Monday or Friday off and working Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and the remaining two employees would work five – 8 hour days. Gifford made a motion to change the road department hours based on Tom’s plan: five employees working four – 10 hour days and two working five- 8 hour days with the stipulation that there are always five working on Mondays and Fridays. These hours would be in effect from April 1st through September 30th.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they are still working on Hubbard’s Gap. He said he is working on an application for a credit card for the road department. Art Olsen commented on the poor conditions of the roads. Butch Schuler said that after a conversation with the highway superintendent, he believed that the county was going to relocate an existing auto gate. Because of this, he had constructed a new fence line. He recently found out that there were no plans to move the auto gate. After discussion, he offered to pay $1250.00 to help defray the cost, and the commissioners instructed the highway superintendent to move the auto gate for safety reasons.

COUNTY CLERK REPORT
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the audit for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2014 was received. She said it can be viewed on the clerk’s page on the county website: bannercountynegov.org. She stated that Troy with FALCO will go over the audit at the meeting on July 21st. She also said that she has begun preparations for the new budget and reminded that it is time to start working on office inventories.

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report.

No other reports.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:05 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 21, 2015 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