June 7, 2016

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 7, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 17, 2016 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 3, 2016.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:30 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, Carl Gilbert, Surveyor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.  Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Lindsay Forepaugh; Dale Cottom, and Sharon Sandberg, Assessor.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for May 17, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None


ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Assessment Roll correction – The clerk presented the assessment roll correction which was prepared by the assessor. Post made a motion to accept the assessment roll correction. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Recessed at 8:49 a.m.

Meeting resumed at 10:30 a.m.

Item #2 – Protest Hearing – High West Energy – 10:30 a.m. – Robert Gifford, Chairman called the hearing to order at 10:32 a.m

Protest 16-1 – High West Energy
Lindsay Forepaugh and Dale Cottom, Attorney gave testimony explaining how the error occurred in the calculation of the personal property values which were reported.

Robert Gifford, Chairman closed the hearing at 11:11 a.m.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible decision on protest hearing -

16-1 – High West Energy

Assessor’s recommendation -   To accept the amended personal property return.

 

Gifford made a motion to accept the protested valuation and to accept the amended personal property return from High West Energy. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.


Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 11:27 a.m. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 21, 2016 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 7, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 17, 2016 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 3, 2016.  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 J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Lindsay Forepaugh, and Dale Cottom.

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 May 17, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from National Association of Counties with a credentials voting form for their annual
Conference

Investment Report from Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems

Letter from Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality regarding a modification made on an
onsite wastewater system

CLAIMS

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

                                                                                   GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages - 1,584.00; Robert Gifford, salary- 80.00; John-Robert Faden, salary - 680.00; Carl Gilbert, salary - 85.00; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00; Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,128.00; Donna McGowan, wages - 1,633.00; Stanley McKnight, salary - 3,367.33; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,991.50; Gay Olsen, salary - 440.00; Robert Post, salary - 680.00; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,128.00; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,079.50; AFLAC, insurance - 286.19; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,441.30; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 215.20; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 2,509.44; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,746.98; Legalshield, insurance - 217.25; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 572.12

                                            **All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

 

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins. - 778.52; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. - 13,719.71; C-Weed Management LLC, contracted services - 5,933.33; Lisa Cross, misc - 29.00; Home Depot Credit Services, bldg repair - 49.95; Lori Hostetler, bldg repair - 58.46; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 47.18; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC,
other equip. repair - 55.10; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 347.98; MCI, phone - 52.80; Stan McKnight, reimburse - 6.39; Menards, supplies - 35.48; NACO, dues - 914.96; NE Safety And Fire Equipment Inc., bldg repair - 40.00; North Platte NRD, water - 37.40; Postmaster, dues - 224.00; Safelite Fulfillment, Inc., car repair - 298.65; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 347.28; US Bank, travel - 40.00; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, travel - 370.04; James Zimmerman, reimburse - 55.54

 


                                                                                            ROAD FUND

Jay Dove ,wages - 2,400.00; James Evans, wages - 2,254.50; Jordan Golden, wages - 2018.08; Garrett Grubbs, wages - 960.25; Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,376.00; Robert Leaf, wages - 2,280.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 896.50; Tom Neal, salary - 2,779.50; Laryl Taggart, wages - 2,409.00; AFLAC, insurance - 307.45; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 1,980.98, Ameritas Vision, insurance - 33.48; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 1,550.00; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,486.69; Legalshield, insurance - 115.60;  NE Dept. of Revenue, withholding - 523.80

                                          **All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

 

 Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins. - 501.52; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. - 7,311.64; Jay D Dove, electricity - 65.87; Fastenal Company, shop supplies - 150.73; Groskopf Manufacturing, culverts - 1,203.90; Hoehn Farms, Inc., gravel & hardpan - 140.00; Home Depot Credit Services, shop supplies - 71.64; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 169.62; Benjamin Kim, gravel & hardpan - 1,042.50; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 1,300.86; Robert Leaf, electricity - 65.87; MCI,  phone - 5.21; Menards, asphaltic - 45.95; Thomas M. Neal, electricity - 65.87; North Platte NRD, water - 37.40; Pack Rat Disposal, garbage - 150.00; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 3,131.66; Postmaster, dues - 52.00; Pt Hose And Bearing, repairs - 13.44; Rose Bros Inc.,
repairs - 260.18


ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Consider and adopt Resolution to transfer budget authority from General Miscellaneous to Building Repair within the County General Fund – Faden made a motion to adopt the Resolution to transfer budget authority from General Miscellaneous to Building Repair within the County General Fund. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Review and possible signing of Administrative Agreement – HRA with First Concord Benefits Group, LLC - After reviewing the options, Post made a motion to authorize the chairman to sign the HRA administrative agreement with First Concord Benefits Group, LLC. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – Review and possible signing of Participation Agreement with NACO Benefit Services VSP Vision Insurance Pool - Gifford made a motion to sign the participation agreement with NACO Benefit Services VSP Vision Insurance Pool. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and action on renewal of NIRMA contract – Post made a motion to renew the contract with NIRMA for $30,309. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #5 – Approval of agreement with Traffic Safety Plus to administer Banner County Diversion Program and authorization for the county attorney to sign agreement – Faden made a motion to approve the agreement with Traffic Safety Plus to administer Banner County Diversion Program and to authorize the county attorney to sign. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion on the purchase of a riding lawn mower – The item was discussed.

Item #7 – Discussion on the installation of the emergency siren – There was discussion on the types of sirens available.

REPORTS

SURVEYOR
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor gave a report on the surveys he has completed within the county.

COUNTY ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney discussed the arrests that are being made due to marijuana possession.
He also said that the jury trial is still on for June 16th.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent stated that his department has been blading, mowing, and graveling. There was discussion on the possibility of hiring someone privately to haul gravel and also on the areas that are in need of gravel. There was also discussion on hiring another road employee. He reminded that he will be attending the summer workshop in Grand Island next week.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he will be attending meetings this week and will be at the Treasurers Workshop next week.

WEED SUPERINTENDENT
Bob Gifford stated that most Harrisburg residents are okay with having the ditches sprayed.

COUNTY CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that she and Lisa will be attending some of the Clerk of the District Court meetings to be held at the summer workshop in Sidney this week. She also said that they are preparing for the jury trial on the 16th.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:11 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 21, 2016 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