The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on March 21, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the March 7, 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 March 17, 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 8:47 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Present on roll call were: Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tony Armer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Christy Warner, 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 Post moved to approve. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.
The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for March 7, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified: Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.
Information from NIRMA regarding an Employment Seminar to be held in Gering in April.
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.
Banner County Court, cc costs - 190.00; David P Broderick, ct appt counsel - 112.00; Centurylink, phone - 585.55; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; GovConnection, Inc., supplies - 315.07; High West Energy, lights - 474.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 254.90; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 5,004.95;
Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 210.00; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,349.95; Nossaman Petitt Law Firm, ct appt counsel - 49.25; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 18.24; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 102.49; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner board – 1,530.00; Star-Herald, printing - 1,479.13; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage -
500.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.82; Westco, propane - 187.50
B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 268.80; Baker & Associates, asst. hwy. supt. - 100.00; Bud's Radiator Inc, road equip rep - 587.00; Centurylink, phone - 166.62; High West Energy, Lights - 378.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 24.30; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 607.74; Nebraskaland Tire, tires & repair – 4,532.00; Networkfleet, Inc.,
shop supplies - 230.75; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 6,655.57; Panhandle Coop Association, grease & oil - 8,306.42; Powerplan, machinery rep - 1,511.94; Pt Hose and Bearing, repairs - 113.50; Respond First Aid Systems, med & safety - 297.89; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.82; Westco, heating fuel - 343.75; Western Pathology Consultant Inc.,
drug testing - 81.00; Wyrulec Co, lights - 30.23
PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND
MIPS Inc, misc. - 78.99
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
Item #3 – Discussion on purchasing from Home Depot and Menards – After discussion, it was decided that the county will no longer purchase from Home Depot or Menards.
Item #1 – KC Transit Services – Kristy Warner – Christy Warner explained that the Kimball County Shuttle would like to provide shuttle service between Harrisburg, Scottsbluff, and Kimball. She said they are in the beginning stages. If there is enough interest, for a nominal fee, the shuttle will pick up Banner County residents at a designated place and provide transportation on a limited schedule. Surveys will be sent out to explore interest, and the service could begin in May.
Item #4 – Review and signing of Section 125 Premium Only Plan (Cash – In – Lieu) Agreement – After review, the agreement was signed.
Item #5 – Discussion and possible action on lease with CenturyLink -Tabled.
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that in the last three weeks they have gone over all the roads and are continuing to gravel. He said the emergency siren has been installed, and he and the county did all of the electrical work for the installation. There was discussion on how to reflect this on the bill from Action Communications since the electrical work was included in the bid. He reported that a front- end loader and dozer training starts tomorrow, and there will also be a maintainer class in April. He said the Department of Transportation is conducting a CDL class in April, and he also plans to attend a bridge conference that month.
Lori Hostetler, County Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports and reminded of the Panhandle District Officials’ Meeting on Wednesday. She reported that the road department had their first employee selected for a random drug test since joining the pool.
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report and reminded that the Treasurer’s Office will be closed Wednesday morning while he and Kathy attended a training.
No other reports.
Meeting recessed: 9:45
Meeting resumed: 9:55
Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:57 a.m. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on April 4, 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