May 21, 2019

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 21, 2019. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 7, 2019 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, 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 17, 2019.  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 Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Bernice Huffman, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the meeting room window and that paper copies are available on the table by the door.

The agenda was examined, and Sandberg moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Sandberg moved to approve the minutes for May 7, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE
Letter from the Tax Equalization and Review Commission stating that levels of value for real property in Banner County for tax year 2019 meet the requirements of the law.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Set date(s) for protest hearings – After some discussion, the item was tabled.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 4, 2019 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 21, 2019.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 7, 2019 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 17, 2019.  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 Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Bernice Huffman, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, 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 window 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 Sandberg. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Sandberg moved to approve the minutes for May 7, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE 

Memorandum from National Association of Counties (Naco) regarding voting for elected offices at the July
Conference

Information from Nebraska Dept. of Transportation notifying of changes regarding the electronic submission of
the One- and Six -Year Plan. It will no longer be required, and the year-end certification of superintendent form
will be updated.

Copy of notification to John Deere Financial indicating the termination of tractor lease.

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Gifford moved that the claims be approved and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes; Post, yes.


                                                             GENERAL FUND

Banner County Court, cc costs - 123.00; CenturyLink, phone - 639.47; City of Scottsbluff, cd adm expense – 1050.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; High West Energy, lights - 459.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging - 470.00; Bernice Huffman, meals - 141.17; NACO, registrations - 30.00; Neopost USA Inc, postage - 462.99; Postmaster, postage - 105.00; Star-Herald,
Publishing - 220.64


                                                                   ROAD FUND

Harold L Brown Farms, Inc., gravel & borrow - 80.00; CenturyLink, phone - 176.00; Fairfield By Marriott, lodging - 94.00; High West Energy, lights - 279.00; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 283.70; Sioux City Foundry Co., grader blades - 515.45; Star-Herald, misc advertise - 377.54; WPCI, drug testing – 67.50; Wildcat Surveying, misc. – 650.00; Wyoming Bearing and Supply, repairs - 358.09

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Void check # 1905055 – Sandberg made a motion to void check # 1905055. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg. Yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Action on renewal of NACO Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Health Insurance Plan – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to stay with the same plan. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes; Post, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action on appointing a citizen representative to the Panhandle Public Health Board – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to appoint Marie Parker for another term on the Panhandle Public Health Board. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on appointing Erika Cochran to the Kimball/ Banner/ Cheyenne Extension Board – After reviewing application and recommendation, Sandberg made a motion to appoint Erika Cochran to the Kimball/ Banner/ Cheyenne Extension Board. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item # 6 – Sign administrative agreement for Conditional Cash Out Option with First Concord – Gifford made a motion to approve the agreement with First Concord and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item # 7 – Consider and adopt resolution to offer Cash-In-Lieu Option offered by First Concord – Gifford made a motion to adopt resolution to offer the Cash-In-Lieu Option with First Concord. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item # 5 - Discussion and possible action on value added service with AFLAC – After reviewing the options offered, Post made a motion to add the Accidental Death & Dismemberment value added service. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item # 8 – Discussion and possible action on Comprehensive Plan/ Zoning – After discussion, Post made a motion to proceed with updating the Comprehensive Plan/ Zoning. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. A planning commission will be established.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Post reported that he had attended the Naco Western Interstate Region Conference in Spokane, Washington. He said there was much discussion on payment in lieu of taxes for federal lands.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he has a preconstruction meeting regarding Air Force roads on Thursday. There was discussion on the demonstration of a road drag and a replacement for the tractor with the expiring lease.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he and Kathy will be going to a DMV training on June 10th and 11th . He said there will be limited services available in the Treasurer’s office on those days.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports and reported that a groundskeeper has been hired. She said she has received preliminary budget worksheets and will be distributing them to the individual offices. She also said she needs to send a picture of the “In God We Trust” sign that is displayed in the courthouse, along with the signed resolution and a bit of information on Banner County. This information will be put on a website featuring every courthouse in the country that has one of these types of signs on display. She also reported that it looks like 100% of the cost for new election equipment will be included the state’s budget for next year.

No other reports.

Sandberg made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:18 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 4, 2019 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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