June 17, 2014

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 17, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 3, 2014 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 mailed to each board member on June 12, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:45 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; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Stan McKnight, Sheriff, 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. 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 June 3, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Investment report from Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System

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: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

GENERAL FUND

AS Central Services - OCIO data processing............117.80 
Ballew Covalt Hazen PC, LLO misc...........................965.00 
Banner County Court office supplies..........................53.26 
Centurylink phone..........................................................503.81 
Crop Production Services chemical..........................425.50 
Culligan water....................................................................24.25 
High West Energy lights...............................................420.58 
Lori Hostetler bldg repair................................................38.40 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial............................................79.19 
Midwest Connect postage.............................................49.00 
Mips Inc data processing...........................................1,245.20 
NACO dues......................................................................883.00 
North Platte NRD water....................................................35.10 
Off Broadway Office Supply supplies............................3.00 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel..............................797.09 
William C Peters ct appt counsel...............................296.25 
Postmaster dues............................................................222.00 
Star-Herald publishing...................................................321.39 
Tri-State Binders misc...................................................201.00 
Verizon Wireless phone.................................................66.66

ROAD FUND

Centurylink phone..........................................................154.30 
Country Printer office supplies....................................122.00 
Fastenal Company signs................................................78.58 
Heilbrun's repair parts.....................................................46.41 
High West Energy lights..............................................254.63 
Home Depot Credit Services shop supplies............99.00 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies................................28.45 
Inland Truck Parts & Service repair parts............5,289.50 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC shop supplies.....................886.19 
Newman Traffic Signs signs......................................1,183.60 
NMC Exchange LLC  repair parts............................2,116.55 
Pack Rat Disposal garbage.........................................100.00 
Panhandle Coop Association lf fuel & diesel.....6,330.62 
Postmaster dues.............................................................50.00 
US Autoforce tires.........................................................169.38 
Verizon Wireless phone.................................................33.33 
Western Pathology Consultant Inc. drug test..........40.50 
Wyrulec Co lights............................................................26.82

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

Mips Inc misc...................................................................62.70 
Tri-State Binders misc.............................................1,000.00

MUSEUM FUND

Banner County Museum Board misc..................9,000.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Review and possible approval of Resolution for the Deed of Conservation Easement, Transfer, and Release between Melvin G. Knaub Farms, Inc. and North Platte NRD – Tina Kurtz with the North Platte Natural Resources District presented the resolution. Post made a motion to approve the Resolution for the Deed of Conservation Easement, Transfer, and Release between Melvin G. Knaub Farms, Inc. and North Platte NRD. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Review and possible approval of Resolution for the Amended Deed of Conservation Easement, Transfer, and Release between Melvin G. Knaub Farms, Inc. and North Platte NRD – Post made a motion to approve the Resolution for the Amended Deed of Conservation Easement, Transfer, and Release between Melvin G. Knaub Farms, Inc. and North Platte NRD. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – Larry Burbach – Discussion and possible action on lease agreement with NMC for multi-terrain loader (MTL) - Post made a motion to enter into the lease agreement with NMC for the MTL and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #4 – Set date for End-of-Year meeting – Gifford made a motion to set the End-of-Year meeting for Thursday, June 26th at 8:30 a.m. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #5 – Discussion and action on budget preparation agreement with Harold L. “Pete” Peterson – Post made a motion to approve the agreement for budget preparation with “Pete” Peterson. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion and possible renewal of dental plan – The item was tabled.

Item #7 – Review and possible action on changes to the county ordinance regarding dogs  – The item was tabled.

REPORTS

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney presented the Subgrant Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Banner County Attorney for the commissioners to review and sign. He reported that there will be a hearing to set a new date for the jury trial which had been postponed.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the Clerk and the Clerk of the District Court fee reports. She also presented the Subgrant Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Banner County Clerk of the District Court for the commissioners to review and sign.

WEED DEPARTMENT

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent reported that the weeds have really taken off. There was discussion on a problem with a landowner not controlling weeds on their land.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he hoped to get the pay loader back next week. He stated that he had attended a conference in North Platte. There was also discussion regarding an e-mail that was received. In the e-mail, a landowner expressed his dissatisfaction with certain roads in the county

SHERIFF REPORT

Stan McKnight, Sheriff reported that the Cattlemen’s Ball went very well.

TREASURER REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the Pledged Collateral report for the treasurer.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:38 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in special session on June 26, 2014 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

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July 15, 2014

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 August 5, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 15, 2014 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 1, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:34 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times:  Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney, Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, and Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

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

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for July 15, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, abstain.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

Item #1 – Tax List Correction – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a tax list correction which was needed due to an accelerated tax on a mobile home that was sold. Post made a motion to accept the tax list correction. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Receive Assessor’s Three Year Plan – Sharon presented the Assessor’s Three Year Plan for review.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 19, 2014 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