June 20, 2017

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 20, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 6, 2017 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 16, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:35 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman John- Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Larry Burbach, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.

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 as presented. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for June 6, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:40 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 6, 2017 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 20, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 6, 2017 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 16, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:46 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were: Chairman John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Larry Burbach, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Cynthia Gill; Monica Wasielewski, 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 Gifford moved to approve and move Item #7 to the first item to be considered. 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 the meeting held on June 6, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE –

Contract with Lancaster Youth Service

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; Faden, yes.

                                                          GENERAL FUND

Absolute Solutions,radio repair - 115.86; Banner County Court, cc costs -
68.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 183.57; CenturyLink, phone - 586.03;
DAS State Account-Cen. Finance, data processing - 96.84; GIS Workshop, gis -
333.25; High West Energy, lights - 508.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging - 209.90;
Lori Hostetler, bldg repair - 9.84;  Integrated Weed Control, forced control - 3,000.00;
Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 3,761.19; LaQuinta Inns & Suites,
Travel - 344.85; Midwest Connect, postage - 230.00; NACO, dues - 927.10; NIRMA,
gen liab ins - 7,314.00; Off Broadway Office Supply, copier expense - 168.74; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 187.92; Peerless Tire Company, tires - 772.96; Postmaster, dues - 240.00; Print Express, supplies - 237.10; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 500.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.85; Westco, propane - 312.50


                                                                     ROAD FUND


CenturyLink, phone - 166.80; High West Energy, lights - 197.00; Karyn K Holt-Olsen,
Gravel - 850.00; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 2,156.53; Thomas M. Neal, mileage - 348.29; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 230.75; NIRMA, gen liab ins. - 21,942.00; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 2,854.65; Panhandle Coop Association, grease & oil - 11,976.62; Parsons Trucking, machine hire - 8,630.00; Postmaster, dues - 56.00;  Sioux City Foundry Co, grader blades - 1,500.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.85; Westco, propane - 312.50; Western Pathology Consultant Inc, drug test - 40.50; Wyrulec Co, lights - 30.35
  
                                     
                                               MUSEUM BOARD FUND

 High West Energy, lights - 170.20; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., heating fuel - 65.00;  Plummer Insurance Inc.,
gen liability - 3,273.00
 
                                                                               
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #7 –Larry Burbach with NMC - Discussion of Skidsteer Lease – Larry Burbach with NMC indicated that the anniversary date for the current lease is the end of June. There was discussion on continuing to do a yearly lease.

Item #1 – Void check #1704070 – Post made a motion to void check # 1704070. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 –Set date for end-of-year meeting – Post made a motion to set the end-of-year meeting for June 29th at 8:45 a.m. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Cynthia Gill – Update from Extension Office – 9:00 a.m. – Cynthia Gill with the Extension Office introduced Monica Wasielewski who is interning with them while Aaron Berger is working on a statewide project.

Item #4 – Discussion and action on dental insurance plan –  After discussion, Gifford made a motion to drop the dental plan. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #5 – Carl Gilbert – discussion of additional compensation line item on budget – Carl Gilbert, Surveyor discussed what the compensation line on the budget could be used for.

Item #6– Discussion and possible action on lease with CenturyLink – Tabled.

REPORTS

SURVEYOR
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported that a survey had been done in the county by another surveyor and had been submitted to the State without the county surveyor’s approval. He contacted that surveyor, and the issue has been resolved.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that his Summer meeting was good and shared some of the topics that were covered. He said they are graveling on Road 35 and on Road 19 north of Road 14. There was discussion on how to handle pay for employees who did mutual aid for Bayard. They will be considered excused with pay.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer said that the Summer workshop he attended was excellent and outlined some of the subjects that were covered.


CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported that she has sent some of the budget papers to Pete and will need to call Fishers again about looking at the roof because they have not been out yet. She said that the workshop she attended in Grand Island covered a lot of useful information.

No other reports.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:48 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in special session on June 29, 2017 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