June 2, 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 2, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 19, 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 May 29, 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 8:33 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tim Newman; Brad Brown; Steve Brown; Wilma Post; Mark Simonson, and Lisa Cross. Also present at various times: Joe and Gwen Bayerl.

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 May 19, 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 - None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor reported that the new evaluation notices went out last Friday.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:39 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 16, 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 Courtroom of the Banner County Courthouse on June 2, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 19, 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 May 29, 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; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Stan McKnight, Sheriff; Wilma Post; Tim Newman; Brad Brown; Steve Brown; Hollie Gilbert; Brady and Keah Cross; Tim Grubbs; Sherry McKnight; Joe and Gwen Bayerl; Mark Simonson; Karen Wayman, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Carl Gilbert, Surveyor and Mark Wittler.

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 Post moved to approve. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for May 19, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Billing statement from NIRMA reflecting a decrease in premium.
Investment Report from the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems
National Association of Counties voting form

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: Payroll – 24,465.85; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 696.24; AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; Baker & Associates, misc - 866.44; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 18,617.01; Frenchman Valley COOP, propane - 828.00; GIS Workshop, GIS - 2,250.60; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging - 92.95; NACO, dues - 80.00; Thomas M. Neal, bldg repair - 12.80; North Platte NRD, water - 32.80; Print Express, supplies - 63.65; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 84.45; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, travel - 674.16

Road: Payroll – 18,262.06; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 459.92; Banner Capital Bank, motor graders - 2,513.74; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 7,991.82; Frenchman Valley COOP, heating fuel - 731.40; Benjamin Kim, gravel & hardpan - 742.50; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, equip repair - 1,040.30; Anthoney Krajewski, admin salary - 50.00; North Platte NRD, water - 38.78; Jerry Soule, reimburse - 245.44; Lano Equipment, LLC, trailers - 2200.00


ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Larry Burbach – Discussion and possible action on lease agreement with NMC for multi-terrain loader (MTL) - Larry Burbach presented the new agreement and confirmed that it was the same as the previous year's agreement. After review, Post made a motion to approve the lease agreement with NMC and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #2 – Tim Newman, new Emergency Manager - Tim Newman introduced himself as the new emergency manager. He said he would like to replace all sirens that are not working and would like to apply for grants to help with the cost. He discussed that ID badges are still needed for members of the fire department and some county employees. He welcomed any comments or questions.
 
Item #3 – Discussion about locating a beef processing plant in the county - Hollie Gilbert expressed her opinion on having a beef processing plant in the county and said she does not want to see Harrisburg zoned to accommodate the plant. There was discussion and comments from the attendees.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on renewal of Ameritas Dental Plan – The item was tabled.

Item #5 – Discussion on a fund that would be used for survey equipment purchases – Carl Gilbert, Surveyor discussed putting a surcharge on bills incurred for equipment rental when the county surveyor does a survey for Banner County residents. This money would go into a fund that would be used for the purchase of surveyor equipment. After discussion, it was decided that the fund would be a good idea and will be included in the next budget. The rate for the surcharge will be set at the next meeting.

Item #6 – Appoint and confirm grievance board members – Because a member on the current grievance board is moving out of the community, Post made a motion to appoint Mark Wittler and to re-appoint Stan McKnight, Art Olsen, Donna McGowan, and Bob Gifford to the grievance board. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #7 – Review and approve Child Support Agreement with Lori Zeilinger – Faden made a motion to approve the Child Support Agreement with Lori Zeilinger. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.
 

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Bob Post reported that at the last Panhandle Mental Health Board meeting there was discussion on the unused budget.

COUNTY ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that he had attended the spring training. He said that a hot topic was the evils of legalizing marijuana.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he had won a bid on a trailer and would be leaving on Friday to go pick it up. He said he had two applicants to interview for the equipment operator position.

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he will be attending workshop on June 16th.

COUNTY SURVEYOR
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported that he is finishing up a couple projects. He said that if it continues raining, he will be in to scan more records.

COUNTY CLERK REPORT
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the auditor will be here next week. She said she will be attending the clerk’s workshop in North Platte next week. She discussed the work that Gay has been doing on the grounds and stated that more rock was needed for out front.

No other reports.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:41 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 16, 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