July 1, 2014

Special Session

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 1, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 17, 2014 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 e-mailed to each board member on June 29, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:37 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times:  Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent and Tom Neal, 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 Faden moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for June 17, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1. Assessment roll corrections – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented corrections needed. Post made a motion to approve the assessment roll corrections. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Sharon gave a summary of the valuation protests that have been filed. She also presented a spreadsheet showing the history of levies from 1985 to the present.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 15, 2014 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 1, 2014
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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 1, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 17, 2014 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 e-mailed to each board member on June 29, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:37 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times:  Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent and Tom Neal, 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 Faden moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for June 17, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1. Assessment roll corrections – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented corrections needed. Post made a motion to approve the assessment roll corrections. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Sharon gave a summary of the valuation protests that have been filed. She also presented a spreadsheet showing the history of levies from 1985 to the present.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 15, 2014 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 1, 2014

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 1, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 17, 2014 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 mailed to each board member on June 29, 2014.  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; Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Matt Anderson, Wildlife Specialist.

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 meetings had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for June 17, 2014 and June 26, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Copy of Nebraska Department of Agriculture inspection report documenting uncontrolled noxious weed infestations.

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: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

GENERAL FUND

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp. health ins.................755.28 
coOportunity Health health ins.................13,695.94 
Culligan water.......................................................24.25 
Holiday Inn-Lincoln lodging.............................178.00 
MCI phone..............................................................51.26 
Stan McKnight misc...............................................9.72 
Menards misc........................................................35.93 
North Platte NRD water......................................39.70 
Staples Credit Plan supplies............................122.14 
US Bank misc.........................................................12.00

ROAD FUND

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp. health ins.................375.88 
Contractors Materials, Inc. shop supplies.....424.19 
coOportunity Health health ins....................5,613.38 
Jay D Dove mileage...............................................14.13 
MCI phone.................................................................5.45 
Menards shop supplies........................................16.94 
North Platte NRD water.......................................33.26 
Quality Inn & Suites lodging.............................210.00 
Sandberg Implement, Inc. repair parts..........323.67 
US Bank meals........................................................36.10 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Matt Anderson – Wildlife Specialist – Discussion and possible renewal of contract – Matt Anderson presented the yearly summary of activity and the proposed agreement between Banner County and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/ Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/ Wildlife Services (APHIS-WS) for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  Post made a motion to enter into the agreement with the USDA for Wildlife Services. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Review and possible action on changes to the county ordinance regarding dogs -  Post made a motion to adopt the resolution regarding dogs running at large, which will replace the previous policy that has been in place. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

WEED DEPARTMENT

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent stated that he had sprayed town. He reported that there is a lot of bindweed in the county. He also said that out of the seven notices sent out, all but one landowner has addressed the weed problem. There was also discussion on how weed calls are handled when they come in.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the pay loader has been repaired. He stated that he has one employee mowing ditches, and there was discussion on the best way to address problems with roads that have reoccurring washouts. 

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that Kathy Natale had attended the Treasurers’ Workshop in Lincoln. He said he would be completing a Letter of Certification for the Highway Buyback Funds which have been received by the county. He confirmed that a fund transfer was not needed for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. He also stated that his office would handle the weed calls according to the wishes of the commissioners. 

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the end-of-the year went well, and the clerk’s and treasurer’s figures balance. She stated that the jury trial that was postponed has been rescheduled for August 19th.

No other reports.

Items discussed not on the agenda: 
How weed department calls are handled.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:10 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 15, 2014 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