June 18, 2019

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 June 18, 2019. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 4, 2019 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, 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 14, 2019.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:38 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Bernice Huffman, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the meeting room window and that paper copies are available on the table by the door.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Sandberg moved to approve the minutes for June 4, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Revise date(s) for protest hearings – After some discussion, Sandberg made a motion to not schedule protests on the 9th of July and to schedule them for July 18th and 19th. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #2 – Assessment Roll Correction – Tabled.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:48 a.m. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 2, 2019 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 18, 2019.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 4, 2019 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 14, 2019.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:50 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Bernice Huffman, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Ty Correll, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Jessica Davies.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the meeting room window and that paper copies are available on the table by the door.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for June 4, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE 

Letter from Banner County School District informing that the bid at $0.77 from Peetz Farmers CO-OP
was accepted for the propane contract for September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020. The bid was $0.77 a
gallon.

Annual report and proposed by laws from High West Energy

CLAIMS

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


                                                             GENERAL FUND

Banner County Court, cc costs - 85.00; CenturyLink, phone - 639.47; Crescent Electric Supply Co., supplies - 7.32; Gworks, GIS - 7,550.00; High West Energy, lights - 503.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging - 219.90; Margaret Hopkins, janitorial - 31.95; Lori Hostetler, bldg repair - 330.04; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 63.41; Laquinta Inns & Suites, travel - 299.85; MIPS Inc., office equipment - 2,913.98; NACO, dues - 1,046.53; Kathy Natale, mileage - 446.28; Nossaman Petitt Law Firm, ct. appt counsel - 410.50; William C Peters, ct. appt counsel - 1,439.78; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner board - 42,315.00; Secretary Of State - Election Div., misc. - 10.00; Star-Herald, publishing -
932.09; Monty A. Stoddard, mileage - 421.08; Totalfunds, postage - 300.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 76.61; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, expenses - 4,375.00



                                                                   ROAD FUND

CenturyLink, phone - 176.00; Crescent Electric Supply Co., shop supplies - 535.38; Fairfield By Marriott, lodging - 102.75; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins. Trust - 6.00; Frenchman Valley Coop, equip fuel - 14,798.58; High West Energy, lights - 218.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 130.00; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 70.20; Johnson Cashway, shop supplies - 331.60; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 1,644.61; D Stanley Mosher, gravel & hardpan - 630.00; Thomas M. Neal, mileage - 268.14; Nebraskaland Tire, tires & tire - 6,960.34; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 283.70; Pack Rat Disposal, garbage - 150.00; Parsons Trucking, custom hauling - 2,720.00;
Sandberg Implement, Inc., repair parts - 89.77; Valentine's Niobrara Lodge, lodging - 270.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 22.09


                                                     ROAD EQUIPMENT SINKING FUND

DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, truck - 20,275.00

                                                                    COUNTY FAIR FUND
Kimball Ag Society, rent - 1,000.00


                                                PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND
MIPS Inc., misc. - 86.70
                             
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Set date for end-of-year meeting – Gifford made a motion to set the date for the end-of-year meeting for June 27, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 - Discussion on direct deposit for payroll checks – Tabled.

Item #5 – Action on tractor lease with Frank Implement – Ty Correll – Gifford made a motion to enter into a 3 year lease with Frank Implement. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item # 4 – Jessica Davies – Worksite Wellness Program with possible action – 9:30 a.m. – Jessica Davies discussed the Worksite Wellness Program and how to proceed.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action on skidsteer purchase – Sandberg made a motion to advertise a special purchase of a 2017 Caterpillar 287D that the county has been leasing, the purchase of which will be considered at the June 27th meeting. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes; Post, yes.

Item #6 – Consider and adopt resolution regarding the quarterly review of all employees’ DMV records – Sandberg made a motion to approve the resolution regarding the quarterly review of all employees’ DMV records. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #7 – Report and recommendations from Personnel Policy Committee – Tabled.

Item #8 – Discussion and possible action on recommendations of changes to the Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual - Tabled.

Item #9 – Discussion on Road Runner road plane – Lee Waldo – Lee Waldo gave information and answered questions regarding the Road Runner road plane.


REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he attended a good summer meeting. He said that a lot of the other counties are having problems getting road department applicants. He reported that he had a conference call with NEMA, and the representative will be out on July 3rd at 8:00 a.m. The representative will be conducting a discovery scoping meeting and reviewing the disaster sights. He also said that the road employees have went to 9 hour days in order to try and get caught up with the road work.

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that there is District Court on the 27th.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer said he had a great workshop in York, and he and Kathy attended the DMV training.  He discussed continuing education for treasurers and expressed his desire to have transparency between his office and the board. He also said that 2 bankruptcies have been filed within the county. 

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She said she had attended the Clerks’ Summer Workshop last week, and she and Monty will be attending a one day Budget Workshop in North Platte next week. She also reported she is currently preparing for year end.

COMMITTEE
Robert Post discussed the Board Workshop he had attended.

No other reports.

Sandberg made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:40 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in end -of-year session on June 27, 2019 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