JUNE 16, 2015

                                                                                BANNER COUNTY
                                                        BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Equalization met in regular session in the courtroom of the Banner County Courthouse on June 16, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 2, 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 June 9, 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 8:31 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Nancy Neal; Judy Shaul, and Matt Anderson.

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 Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for June 2, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Set date(s) for BOE protest hearings – The protest hearings were set for July 14th at 10:00 a.m. and July 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor discussed that new costing tables were used for building valuations. The tables were updated from 2010 to 2014. This update caused all building valuations to go up.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 7, 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


                                                                                     BANNER COUNTY
                                                                     COMMISSIONERS  PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on June 16, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 2, 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 June 9, 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 8:45 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; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Judy Shaul; Nancy Neal; Matt Anderson, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Cris Burk, Weed Superintendent; Stan McKnight, Sheriff, and Kathy Natale.

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 June 2, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE - None

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

General: AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; Ballew Covalt Hazen PC, LLO, misc. - 295.00; C-Weed Management LLC, contracted services - 5,816.66; Centurylink,
Phone - 517.76; High West Energy, lights - 430.00; Lori Hostetler, mileage ; bldg. & grnds -
85.65; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 285.53; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 1,434.93; MCI, phone - 52.17; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1362.39; NACO, dues - 892.21;
NIRMA, gen liab ins - 8,187.00; Panhandle Assessors, dues - 75.00; Panhandle COOP Association, fuel - 173.17; Redfield & Company Inc, supplies - 266.94; Sandberg Implement, Inc., other equipment - 160.29; Star-Herald, publishing - 293.54; Totalfunds By Hasler,
Postage - 600.00; Unico, misc - 663.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 41.88

Road: B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 2522.41; Big R Mfg & Distributing, autogates - 14,125.27; Centurylink, phone - 158.07; Contractors Materials, Inc.,shop supplies -
65.09; Fastenal Company, shop supplies - 521.73; High West Energy, lights - 142.00;
Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 58.07; Koski & Nitz , gravel & hardpan - 2.00;
MCI, phone - 5.09; Menards, shop supplies - 4.88; Thomas M. Neal, misc - 34.49;
Nebraska Machinery Co., machine hire-rental - 5,500.00; Newman Traffic Signs, signs -
4676.35; NIRMA, gen liab ins - 24,561.00; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts- 3,765.47;
Pack Rat Disposal, garbage - 110.00; Panhandle Coop Association, tires - 5,063.50;
Print Express, office supplies - 358.25; Sandberg Implement, Inc., shop tools - 2,963.26;
Sioux City Foundry Co, shop supplies - 504.40; The Rock Pile, autogates - 60.00;
Verizon Wireless, phone - 45.94; Wyrulec Co, lights - 26.70
Preservation & Modernization: MIPS Inc, misc - 66.60

Road Equipment Sinking Fund: Murphy Tractor, equipment – 25,010.00

Fair Board: Banner County Fair Board, expenses – 1,800.00

Preservation & Modernization Fund: MIPS Inc., misc. – 66.60

Museum Board: Banner County Museum Board, misc. – 9,900.00
                                                          
                       
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Matt Anderson – Wildlife Specialist - Discussion and possible renewal of contract – Matt Anderson presented an annual summary of activity and losses and the Work Financial Plan and Contract for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. Post made a motion to renew the contract with USDA – APHIS and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 - Discussion and possible action on renewal of Ameritas Dental Plan - After discussion, Post made a motion to renew the Ameritas Dental Plan. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Set the surcharge rate to be added to survey equipment rental bills – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to set the surcharge rate at 50% which will be added to all equipment rental fees and supplies used when providing a survey.

Item #4 – Set date for End-of-Year meeting – After discussion, the date for the End-of-Year meeting was set for June 30, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.

WEED SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Cris Burk, Weed Superintendent reported that she had sent out letters to land owners who have Scotch Thistle growing on their property. She said that all county roads have been gone over once.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he and Tim had went to Minnesota to pick up a trailer. He said there are a lot of roads with washouts again after all the rain. He also said that one of their oil barrels had been leaking, and he would like to install a spill control. He mentioned that he would like to look at some gravel trailers that are up for auction and will be going to North Platte for meetings. There was discussion on a complaint received on Road 24, and Kathy shared information because she is the one who took the call.

COUNTY SURVEYOR REPORT
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported that he had finished replacing corners at the Brenner cattle guard crossing and one near Cashler’s. He also said he will take a look at the state line.

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
The pledged collateral report was received.
 
COUNTY CLERK REPORT
Lori Hostetler, County Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports and said that she had attended the Clerks’ Workshop in North Platte. She stated that the auditors would notify any departments of issues that needed a response before the audit is sent in to the state. She also expressed her satisfaction with the work the groundskeeper has done.

No other reports.

Items discussed that were not on the agenda:
Judy Shaul requested gravel for the road going into her house.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:27 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in special session on June 30, 2015 for the End-of-Year Meeting 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