May 17, 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 May 17, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 3, 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 May 13, 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, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.  Also present at various times: 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: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for May 3, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Notification from the Tax Equalization and Review Commission that there is no order proposing an adjustment of the value of real property in Banner County for the tax year 2016.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Set new date for High West Energy Protest Hearing - Gifford made a motion to set the date for High West Protest Hearing for June 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:43 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 7, 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 May 17, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 3, 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 May 13, 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 8:45 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.
Also present at various times: Cris Burks, Weed 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 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 3, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Berggren Architects informing that they will be hosting the noon luncheon at the NACO
County Board Workshop

Newsletter from the Nebraska Weed Control Association

Letter from NACO Benefit Services regarding a partnership with National Insurance Services for
vision insurance offered directly through VSP

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

                                                             GENERAL FUND

Baker & Associates, labor - 5,027.18; Banner County Court, cc costs - 185.00; Joy Bridge-Huber, receiving board - 158.67; Centurylink, county court - 523.65; Erika Cochran, canvassing - 9.00; Culligan, water - 30.00; Das State Accounting-Central, Financing, data processing - 117.80; Election Systems & Software, office equip - 38.32;
High West Energy, lights - 404.00; Horse Creek Inn, travel - 178.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 45.81; Kathryn A Malm, receiving board - 171.63; Sharon McKnight,receiving board - 132.75; Menards, bldg repair - 55.41; MIPS Inc, data processing -1,323.02; NE District Court Clerk's Assoc, dues - 70.00; Nebraska Cattleman, dues - 100.00; Neopost USA Inc, postage - 132.17; Reta F Pahl,receiving board - 150.03; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 179.65; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 568.00; Sandberg Implement, Inc., other equip repairs -160.29; Star-Herald, printing -913.25; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 300.00; Verizon Wireless, phone -62.88


                                                        ROAD FUND

Action Communications, radio repair - 43.40; B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 33.46;
Baker & Associates, asst hwy supt - 175.00; Centurylink, phone - 160.48; Jay D Dove, electricity - 25.78; Fremont Motor Scottsbluff, LLC, repair parts - 86.92; Heilbrun's,repair parts -362.27; High West Energy, lights -131.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 22.96; Johnson Cashway, shop supplies - 22.91; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies -1,670.28; Robert Leaf, electricity -25.78; Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. Inc, repairs -1,192.20; Thomas M. Neal, electricity - 25.78; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies, 143.80; NMC Exchange LLC, repair labor - 1277.88; Northwest Pipe Fittings Inc, shop supplies - 107.47; Precision Automotive Machine, repairs - 3,774.21; Rose Bros Inc., repairs - 151.69; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.88; Wyrulec Co, lights - 26.36

                                    
                                        PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION
Mips, Inc., misc – 66.82

                       
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Review and signing of amended Agreement for Extraordinary Snow Removal and Extraordinary Maintenance FE Warren Air Force Base – After review, Faden made a motion to sign the amended Agreement for Extraordinary Snow Removal and Extraordinary Maintenance FE Warren Air Force Base. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action on hourly rate paid for court appointed attorneys – After discussion, Faden made a motion to set the hourly rate paid to court appointed attorneys for county court at $70.00 per hour and for district court at $75.00 per hour. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – Set date for hearing to amend the budget – Gifford made a motion to set the date for the hearing to amend the budget for June 21st @ 10:00 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion on Road Department employee compensation – There was discussion on the current wage and benefits, and the possibility of increasing the hourly wage.

Item #5 – Discussion on benefits available for county use from First Concord Benefits – There was discussion on the different plans that First Concord has available, such as Section 125 Cafeteria Plans.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Bob Post reported that Panhandle Mental Health is now two entities: Region one Behavior Health which oversees everything, and Panhandle Health Group which is now a primary care provider.

ATTORNEY REPORT
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney stated that there is the possibility of another jury trial.

WEED SUPERITENDENT
Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent reported on the activities in the weed department.
 
HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent stated that he has received a few applications for the advertised positions, and he plans on hiring for the mowing job soon. He also reported on the different areas of the county where they have been working.


TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented reports on the pledged securities activity.

COUNTY CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She said that the furnace/ac unit will be installed in June. She also reported that the election went well, and she is in the process of finishing up the reports for the state.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:32 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 7, 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