June 19, 2018

 

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 19, 2018. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 5, 2018 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 15, 2018.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:31 a.m. Present on roll call were: Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tony Armer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

The vice 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: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for June 5, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD 

CORRESPONDENCE - None

Item #1 – 3 Year Plan of Assessment – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the 3 Year Plan of assessment. 

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:38 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 3, 2018 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 19, 2018.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 5, 2018 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 15, 2018.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice 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: Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Tony Armer; Barb Otto; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Larry Burbach.

The vice 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 Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for June 5, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.
                                                                                                   
CORRESPONDENCE 

Letter from Banner County School Foundation regarding purchasing ad space on the birthday
calendar

Letter from Banner County School District indicating that Peetz Farmers COOP received the
contract to provide propane with a bid of .89 cents a gallon

Letter from Emergency Management regarding the modification of Five-Year Revision deadlines
for Local Emergency Operation Plans

CLAIMS

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

                                                             GENERAL FUND

Banner County Court, cc costs - 106.00; Banner County District Court, dc costs - 395.00; CenturyLink, phone - 616.92; Comfort Inn, lodging - 91.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 107.84; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 567.00; High West Energy, lights - 528.00; Bernice Huffman, mileage - 356.43; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 60.26; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, car repair - 19.37; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 4,201.94; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 259.89; MIPS Inc., data processing - 1,386.02; NACO, dues & regis - 1,036.70; Neopost USA Inc., postage - 132.17; NIRMA, gen liab ins. - 7,441.25; Nossaman Petitt Law Firm, ct appt counsel - 703.70; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 245.67; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 811.25; Star-Herald, publishing - 215.30; Monty A. Stoddard, mileage - 261.60; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 306.48; Vanguard Appraisals, Inc., dues - 35.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 66.78; Wildcat Surveying, misc. - 1,600.00


                                                                   ROAD FUND

B & C Steel Corporation, repair labor - 1,258.16; CenturyLink, phone - 172.04; Contractors Materials, Inc., reflectors/signs - 240.60; High West Energy, lights - 173.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 154.88; John Deere Financial, machine hire - 14,679.18; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 803.26; Menards, shop supplies - 190.04; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 266.70; NIRMA, gen liab ins. - 22,323.75; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 1,328.65; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 15,067.85; Parsons Trucking, custom hauling - 7,962.56; Sandberg Implement, Inc., machine hire - 300.00; Star-Herald, misc-adver - 402.79; Verizon Wireless, phone - 56.88; Westco,
weed spraying - 152.36; Western Pathology Consultant Inc., drug test - 81.00


                                        HIGHWAY BRIDGE BUYBACK PROGRAM

Martin Marietta, road projects - 2,601.79

                                      
                                    PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc., misc. - 83.12

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD 

Item #1 – Set date for end-of-year meeting – After discussion, the date for the end-of-year meeting was set for June 26, 2018 at 8:45 a.m.

Item #2 – Barb Otto – In God We Trust America – with possible action  -  Barb Otto shared the mission of In God We Trust – America, Inc. which is to promote patriotism and to legally display our congressionally approved National Motto “In God We Trust” in every city, county chamber, and state capitol in America. After discussion, Post read into record and made a motion to adopt the resolution supporting the display of the National Motto “In God We Trust” in a prominent location in the Banner County Courthouse. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #3 – Larry Burbach with NMC – Discussion and possible action on Skidsteer lease -  Gifford made a motion to adopt the resolution entering into a lease for a Skidsteer with Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and to authorize the vice chairman to sign. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS 

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Gifford said that the Office of Human Development has hired Bob Davis as their new director.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he attended the Summer Meeting last week. He said they have been preparing road damage caused by the heavy rains received over the weekend. There was also discussion on spraying some of the weeds located on the right of ways of Road 6.

WEED
Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent had sent an estimate of the cost to spray a mile of right of way with Round Up, and there was discussion on some 15 day notices that need to be sent out and of the proper way to deliver the notices.

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that there may be some trials. He said he will have an arraignment on a new individual tomorrow.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he had attended the Summer Workshop last week.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. There was discussion on the possibility of working with Kimball County District Court because of the experience they have in filing and handling a wide variety of types of district court cases.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:55 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in special session on June 26, 2018 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