MAY  5, 2015

                                                                                         

                                                                                        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 5, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 21, 2015 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 1, 2015.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:31 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; and Lisa Cross. Also present at various times: 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 Post moved to approve as presented. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for April 21, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post. Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE
Decision from the Tax Equalization and Review Commission – No Show Cause Hearing in the Matter of Equalization of Value of Real Property within Banner County

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Assessment Roll corrections – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a list of assessment roll corrections that were needed and explained the reasons why the changes were made. Post made a motion to approve the assessment roll corrections as presented. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor reported that she has been preparing valuation notices which will be sent out the first of June and said they also plan on mailing out a copy of the land breakdown with the notices.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:40 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 21, 2015 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 5, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 21, 2015 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 1, 2015.  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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Lisa Cross. Also present at various times: Cris Burks; Cody Renkoski, and Benjamin Shower.

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: 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 April 21, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  

CORRESPONDENCE
Nebraska Weed Control Association Times newsletter

Letter from a Verizon Networkfleet representative

Letter from Susan Holzapfel requesting that a link to the VA Home Loan Center be added to the
county website

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

GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages ..............................1490.63
John-Robert Faden, salary............666.66
Robert Gifford, salary.........................666.66
Carl Gilbert, salary ................................100.00
Margaret Hopkins, salary.................440.00
Lori Hostetler, salary ......................3066.66
Donna McGowan, wages..............1656.00
Stanley McKnight, salary...............3300.94
Kathy Natale, wages........................ 1782.50
Gay Olsen, salary ...................................325.00
Robert Post, salary...............................666.66
Sharon Sandberg, salary..............3066.66
Monty Stoddard, salary.................3066.66
James Zimmerman, salary .........1058.33
AFLAC, insurance...............................  458.05 
Ameritas Life Ins Corp ret.............2374.36
Ameritas Vision, insurance..............190.52
Banner Capital Bank, with............4506.95
Banner Capital Bank, HSA ...........1585.00
LegalShield………………….............217.25
Nebraska Dept. of Rev, with............532.11
 * All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.


Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.,health insurance - 696.24; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health insurance - 18,617.01; City Of Scottsbluff, cd adm exp - 1050.00; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 187.50; Frenchman Valley COOP, propane - 593.40; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 1,262.13;  Mips Inc, supplies - 67.50; NACO, dues - 155.00; Nebraska County Attorneys Assoc, dues - 484.00; Megan Nochi, misc - 2,700.00; North Platte NRD, water - 35.10; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 818.31


 ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages.............................2455.93
Timothy Grubbs, wages ................2296.75
James Johnson, wages......................982.43
Rob Leaf, wages...................................2325.88
Kathy Natale, wages ............................241.50
Tom Neal, wages.................................2788.25
Jerry Soule, wages..............................2341.30
Laryl Taggart, wages........................2394.88
AFLAC, insurance...................................305.76
Ameritas Life Ins,Corp, ret..............1775.43
Ameritas Vision, Insurance ................22.28
Banner Capital Bank, with.............3628.66
Banner Capital Bank, HSA ............ 550.00
LegalShield....................................................57.80
Nebraska Dept. of Rev, with..........409.03
* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.


Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health insurance - 428.44; Banner Capital Bank, motor graders - 2,513.74; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 7,991.82;  Frenchman Valley COOP, heating fuel - 938.40; Home Depot Credit Services, road signs - 391.40; Benjamin Kim, gravel & hardpan - 1,370.00;  Anthoney Krajewski, admin salary -50.00; Matheson Tri-Gas Inc, shop supplies - 70.56; North Platte NRD, water - 35.79; Jerry Soule, reimburse - 81.74;  US Bank, fuel - 31.98;
ZM Lumber, shop supplies - 235.70
                             

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Possible action on GIS Workshop contract – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the contract with GIS Workshop. Post made a motion to approve The GIS Workshop contract at $4500 per year and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #3 – Review and action on bids and applications received for the weed superintendent position – The two bids that were received were opened and reviewed. One was for $42,100 and the other for $34,900. Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent stated that the bids should be based on 425 miles of county roads and not the previously stated number of 550.  Cris Burks and Cody Renkoski discussed how they would perform the job of contracted weed superintendent. Cody stated that his bid was based on 550 miles and asked to amend his bid based on 425 miles. The commissioners agreed to allow the amendment because he was not originally given the correct number of miles. The amended amount was $38,500. After further discussion, Post made a motion to accept Cris Burks - C-Weed Management LLC’s bid of $34,900. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Conrad Morris – Discussion on possibility of the closure of Chestnut Street – The item was tabled.

WEED SUPERINTENDENT
Cris Burk asked if she could use the county weed office when she takes over the weed superintendent position and also asked what the pay schedule would be. It was decided that she would be paid monthly, May through October. It was also stated that she could use the county water. She will send a contract to be reviewed and signed at the next meeting.

COUNTY SURVEYOR
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported that he has finished work on the county line near Road 6 and thinks he might begin work on the area in and around Harrisburg.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they had finished work on an approach and culvert south of Road 42 and have also been blading roads. He said that CenturyLink wants to put in some repeaters. There was also discussion that the county will only clean or remove cattle guards. They will not move them.

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that tax collections went well, and he has been in touch with an individual who owes personal property taxes and believes the taxes will be paid. He stated that the auditor will be out next week in preparation for the upcoming audit and also presented the pledged collateral report.

SHERIFF REPORT
The Sheriff’s Quarterly Fee Report was received.
 
COUNTY CLERK REPORT
Lisa Cross reported that the Noxious Weed Notice had been published.

No other reports.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:40 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 19, 2015 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