May 16, 2017

BANNER COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS


The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in special session in the County Shop on May 16, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 2, 2017 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 May 12, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 7:37 a.m.  Present on roll call were: Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Tim Grubbs; Jacob Aguilar; Rob Leaf; Lucky Taggart; J.T. Evans; George Streeks; Jay Dove; Riley Smith, and Kathy Natale, Road Secretary. Also present at various times: Chairman John-Robert Faden.

The Vice Chairman stated that paper copies of the open meetings law are available.

                                                    
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Discussion of road maintenance procedures – Road maintenance procedures were discussed.
 
Post made a motion to adjourn the special meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 8:40 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 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 COMMISSIONERS
     BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA


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 May 16, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 2, 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 May 12, 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. Present on roll call were: Chairman John- Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Jeff Lampman with NE Dept. of Agriculture.

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 as presented. 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 2, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Assessment Roll Corrections – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a list of assessment roll corrections needed. Many were due to land use changes that were received after the March 19th deadline. Gifford made a motion to approve the corrections. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action changing the meeting date currently scheduled for July 4th – Gifford made a motion to cancel the July 4th meeting. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Sharon said she will be mailing out change of value notices on June 1st.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:57 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 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 May 16, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 2, 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 May 12, 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 8:57 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; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Jeff Lampman; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Matt Anderson, and Toney Krajewski, Assistant 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. 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 May 2, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE –

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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
 Banner County Court, cc costs - 68.00; Centurylink, phone - 592.01; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 776.82; GIS Workshop, GIS - 232.50; High West Energy, lights - 480.00; Margaret Hopkins, janitorial - 18.60; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 49.11; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,517.03; Nebraska Safety & Fire, bldg repair - 7.00; Neopost USA Inc, postage - 132.17; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 18.00; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 171.02; Pritchard & Abbott, Inc., appraiser - 6,000.00; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner board - 1,575.00; Star-Herald, publishing - 790.09; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.85; Westco, bldg repair - 105.95
                 

 


                                                          ROAD FUND
Centurylink, phone - 169.79; Frank Parts, shop supplies - 52.60; High West Energy, lights - 230.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 24.66; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 1,332.84; Nebraska Fire & Safety, shop supplies - 201.00; Nebraskaland Tire, tires/tire repair - 350.02; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 461.50; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 628.27; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 6,175.49; Powerplan, machinery repair - 13,785.67; Rich's Wrecking & Salvage, repair parts - 35.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.85; Wyrulec Co, lights - 30.23


    
                                      PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND
Mips Inc, misc - 78.99


                                                 INHERITANCE TAX FUND

  Road Equip. Sinking Fund, transfer – 135,000.00     
               

                                               MUSEUM BOARD FUND

Lyle Huffman, misc - 500.00
  
  
                                                                                
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Program review – Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent and Jeff Lampman with NE Dept. of Agriculture – 9:00 a.m. – Jeff Lampman with the Dept. of Agriculture delivered a positive job assessment of Cris Burks, County Weed Superintendent.

Item #2 – Matt Anderson – Wildlife Specialist – Discussion and possible renewal of contract – 9:30 a.m. – Matt Anderson presented his annual report and presented the proposed contract for next year. Gifford made a motion to approve the cooperative agreement with USDA, APHIS-WS. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. Post made a motion to sign the Work/Financial Plan with USDA, APHIS-WS. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action on county health insurance plan – After discussion, Post made a motion to change to $3,250 NACO HSA Plan. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #4 - Discussion on dental insurance plan options and rates – Options and rates were discussed.

Item #5– Discussion and possible action on lease with CenturyLink – Tabled.

Item #6 – Discussion and possible action changing the meeting date currently scheduled for July 4th – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to change the meeting date to July 6th, 2017. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the Big Iron Auction listing for the motor grader has ended, but the winning bidder has not contacted Big Iron. The decision was made to contact the second highest bidder. Tom is planning on spraying town for weeds and puncture vine. He said he has received a request from the shop foreman asking to be considered for the position of foreman with an increase in pay. The item will be placed on the next meeting’s agenda. Tom also reported that he has hired a mower operator for the summer.

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney stated that he will be attending a Spring training in Kearney this week. He also said he is looking into a report of abuse regarding some buffalo in the county.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She stated that the groundskeeper may need surgery, so some adjustments may need to be made this summer regarding the maintenance of the grounds.

No other reports.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:17 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 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.

 

 

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