June 3, 2014
BOE

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 3, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 20, 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 May 30, 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 8:32 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: 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 Post moved to approve as presented. 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 20, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a spreadsheet which showed the change in real property values for each county in Nebraska. She pointed out that only six counties had a lower percentage of increase than Banner County.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1. Set dates(s) for BOE protest hearings - Gifford made a motion to set the BOE protest hearings for July 1st and July 15th at 1:00 p.m. and on July 8th   at 8:30 a.m. for oil and gas protests if needed. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:46 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 17, 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


June 3, 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 3, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 20, 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 May 30, 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 8:48 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; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Art Olsen.

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 20, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

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

Lisa Cross, wages..............................................................................1432.44 
Genie Evans, salary............................................................................250.00 
Robert Gifford, salary.........................................................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary...............................................................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary.................................................................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary.......................................................................3006.75 
Donna McGowan, wages.................................................................1581.25 
McGowan, Richard, wages............................................................2258.33 
Stanley McKnight, salary................................................................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages........................................................................1794.00 
Robert Post, salary.............................................................................666.66 
Sharon Sandberg, salary...............................................................3006.75 
Monty Stoddard, salary..................................................................3006.75 
James Zimmerman, salary..............................................................1061.20 
AFLAC, insurance...............................................................................325.71      
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., retirement................................2575.92 
Ameritas Vision, insurance...............................................................215.20 
Banner County Bank, withholding...............................................5097.50 
LegalShield..........................................................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding...................................580.87

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

ABSOLUTE SOLUTIONS radio equip.............................................25.49 
AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP. health ins........................755.28 
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD health ins...................................15,193.08 
COUNTY ASSESSORS' ASS'N. /NEBRASKA dues...................100.00 
LISA CROSS reimburse-health...................................................1,853.93 
KIMBALL COUNTY TREASURER extension expenses........1,942.48 
MCI phone.............................................................................................54.31 
STAN MCKNIGHT reimburse - health..........................................182.80 
NEBRASKA AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCTS audit.................11,505.67 
PANHANDLE ASSESSORS dues....................................................50.00 
STAPLES CREDIT PLAN supplies.................................................275.48 
LEONARD G TABOR, ATTY ct appt counsel.............................274.50 
ZIMMERMAN LAW FIRM PC, LLO travel.....................................812.50

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages............................................................2024.00 
Timothy Grubbs, wages....................................................2288.00 
Anthony Krajewski..................................................................50.00 
Rob Leaf, wages..................................................................1952.50 
Kathy Natale, wages............................................................230.00 
Tom Neal, wages...............................................................2842.50 
Jerry Soule, wages............................................................2332.00 
Brian Streeks, wages........................................................2058.50 
Laryl Taggart, wages..........................................................2041.25 
AFLAC, insurance.................................................................208.26 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement....................1773.98 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance...................................................53.64 
Banner County Bank, withholding...................................3581.15 
LegalShield...............................................................................57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding.......................388.73

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages. 

AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP. health ins............375.88 
BAKER & ASSOCIATES admin salary................................50.00 
BANNER CAPITAL BANK motor graders.....................2,513.74 
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD health ins.......................8,356.76 
MCI phone...................................................................................3.23 
NORTH PLATTE NRD water.................................................34.64 
JERRY SOULE reimburse-health..................................2,250.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 – Review and approval of revisions to personnel policy – Sharon Sandberg presented a copy of the changes that were recommended by the Personnel Policy Committee up to this point. After review and discussion, Post made a motion to approve the proposed changes to the personnel policy as presented through page 76. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Consider and adopt resolution for 40 MPH signs for the road to the Cattlemen’s Ball site – After review of the resolution, Faden made a motion to adopt the resolution for 40 MPH signs on County Road 6. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #4 – Review and possible action on changes to the county ordinance regarding dogs  – The item was tabled.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

It was reported that Emergency Management manager will be retiring in October.

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that the spring meeting was interesting, but a lot of what was covered did not apply to Banner County.

Item #1 – Pat Mooney – Discussion and action on the haying of Stegall Road - Pat Mooney stated that he would like to mow the Stegall Road. Gifford made a motion to allow Pat Mooney to hay the Stegall Road. Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the repairs to the loader have begun. He stated that he had applied for a grant for a bridge delineator and object marker. He also said that they have been preparing Road 6 for the Cattlemen’s Ball, and five employees had attended a road grader course.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that Kathy Natale will be attending the Treasurers’ Summer Workshop.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the NIRMA billing statement indicating the renewal rates for next year and said she had also received a budget agreement from Pete Peterson.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:56 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 17, 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