May 20, 2014
BOE

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 20, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 6, 2014 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 mailed to each board member on May 18, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:37 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent and Dick McGowan, 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 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. Sharon Sandberg, Assessor indicated a correction was needed. Post moved to approve the minutes for May 6, 2014 with a correction reading " the legislature has increased the maximum income to qualify for a Homestead Exemption by $6000” and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1. Assessment Roll corrections - Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the corrections needed. Faden made a motion to approve the corrections to the Assessment Roll. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:47 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 3, 2014 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


May 20, 2014

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 20, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 6, 2014 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 mailed to each board member on May 18, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:48 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Stan McKnight, Sheriff, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Larry Burbach.

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 6, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

CLAIMS

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

GENERAL FUND

AS CENTRAL SERVICES - OCIO data processing..............................117.80
BANNER COUNTY COURT cc costs......................................................34.00
CENTURYLINK phone...............................................................................515.44
CITY OF SCOTTSBLUFF misc...............................................................200.00
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE misc.......................................2,574.45
SHERRY K GIFFORD receiving board....................................................135.10
HIGH WEST ENERGY lights....................................................................404.03
MARGARET HOPKINS janitorial.................................................................12.81
KATHRYN A MALM receiving board.....................................................163.96
SHARON MCKNIGHT receiving board.................................................124.00
MENARDS bldg repair................................................................................87.23
MIPS INC data processing...................................................................1,245.20
NE ASSOC OF COUNTY TREASURERS dues,  regis.......................125.00
NEOPOST USA INC postage...................................................................119.85
RETA F PAHL receiving board................................................................139.54
REDFIELD & COMPANY INC supplies.................................................393.04
SCOTTS BLUFF CO DETENT. CENTER prisoner board..............2,520.00
SCOTTS BLUFF CO COMMUNICATIONS sheriffs contract........1,200.00
STAR-HERALD publishing......................................................................1,664.17
TOTALFUNDS BY HASLER postage....................................................300.00
VERIZON WIRELESS phone......................................................................66.66
GLADYS L. WYATT receiving board..........................................................8.83

ROAD FUND

CENTURYLINK phone................................................................154.30
GROSKOPF MANUFACTURING culverts.............................564.30
HIGH WEST ENERGY lights.....................................................367.66
HOLIDAY INN LINCOLN SOUTHWEST lodging................008.00
NMC EXCHANGE LLC repair parts.........................................169.25
PANHANDLE COOP ASSOCIATION lf fuel & diesel......6,926.55
STAR-HERALD misc-advertis...................................................270.86
VERIZON WIRELESS phone........................................................33.33
WYRULEC CO lights.....................................................................26.47

PRESERVATION AND MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS INC misc........................................................................62.70

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 - Appointment of County Highway Superintendent and Assistant County Highway Superintendent – It was reported that Tom Neal has received his Class A  License. Post made a motion to appoint Tom Neal as County Highway Superintendent and Toney Krajewski as Assistant County Highway Superintendent. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action on estimates for the installation of panic bars on the back doors of the courthouse – Post made a motion to approve Thompson Glass to install the panic bars on the back doors of the courthouse. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and action on county health insurance  – After review and discussion, Gifford made a motion to select the Co-Oportunity Platinum policy; if smoking cessation courses are not taken, the employee will pay the difference in premium; with no self-funding of deductibles by the county. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #1 - Larry Burbach- Discussion and possible action on lease agreement with NMC for multi-terrain loader (MTL) - Larry Burbach with NMC stated that a new lease agreement will be the same except the payment will be $5,500 instead of $4,750. After discussion, Post made a motion to have the paperwork prepared for the lease agreement for the multi-terrain loader. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #5 - Review and possible action on changes to the county ordinance regarding dogs - The county attorney and sheriff presented proposed changes to the current county ordinance regarding dogs. After discussion, it was agreed that the county attorney will bring a revised ordinance to be reviewed at the next meeting.

Item #6 - Discussion of employees understanding and following directions pertaining to drag ridges and pulling shoulders - There was discussion and clarification of what is expected by the commissioners.

Item #7 - Discussion of combining road and weed superintendent positions - There was discussion on the clarification of the responsibilities of the two positions.

Item #8 - Approval of agreement with Traffic Safety Plus to administer Banner County Diversion Program and authorization for the county attorney to sign agreement - Faden made a motion to authorize the county attorney to sign the agreement with Traffic Safety Plus to administer the Banner County Diversion Program. Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that he would be attending a two day spring training in Kearney. He also stated that there is going to be a jury trial in county court on June 12th.

SHERIFF REPORT

Stan McKnight, Sheriff reported that there is a growing number of problems with dogs in the county.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the repairs to the loader have not begun yet, and they had to get a remanufactured transmission for the red truck. He stated that the road employees will be attending a 2 day maintainer class on May 28th and 29th. He also reported that he had ordered the "miles per hour" signs for the Cattlemen's Ball road.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he had received information from NPAIT, and he continues to feel it would not be beneficial for the county to invest with them.

WEED REPORT

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent gave his report on the conditions throughout the county. He stated that he had purchased enough chemical for the summer and will be sending out notices for Canada Thistle.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She said that the election went very well, and Banner County was in the top five in the state for turnout at 61%. She also said that the county was randomly selected to conduct a Manual Audit of Ballots which has to be completed by July 1st.

No other reports.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:23 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 3, 2014 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