May 06, 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 6, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 15, 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 2, 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 8:30 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Highway Superintendent; Art Olsen, 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 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 Gifford.  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 April 15, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS - None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor stated that she has been preparing Change of Value notices, and they will be mailed out the 1st of June.  She also said that the legislature has increased the maximum income to qualify for a Homestead Exemption to $6000.

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; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 13, 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  06 , 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 6, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 15, 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 2, 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 8:45 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; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Art Olsen, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Katherine Morgenstern and Tim Grubbs.

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. Faden moved to approve the minutes for April 15, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Open House invitation from NMC Cat

Letter from USDA regarding childhood hunger

Letter from Panhandle Partnership for Health & Human Services regarding the Panhandle Comprehensive Juvenile Services Assessment and Planning process

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

GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages.........................................................1419.00 
Robert Gifford, salary...................................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary..........................................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary.............................................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary...................................................3006.75 
Donna McGowan, wages............................................1736.50 
McGowan, Richard, wages........................................2203.50 
Stanley McKnight, salary.............................................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages.......................................................1771.00 
Robert Post, salary..........................................................666.66 
Sharon Sandberg, salary.............................................3006.75 
Monty Stoddard, salary................................................3006.75 
James Zimmerman, salary............................................1061.20 
AFLAC, insurance.............................................................325.71      
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., retirement..............2589.29 
Ameritas Vision, insurance.............................................215.20 
Banner County Bank, withholding..............................5122.16 
LegalShield………………………………..........................……….232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding.................583.44

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. hlth ins……….........…......755.28 
Blue Cross Blue Shield health ins...............................15,193.08 
City Of Scottsbluff cd admin exp…………….….............…1050.00 
Contractors Materials, Inc. misc.........................................24.00 
Lisa Cross reimburse.......................................................2,094.91 
Frenchman Valley Coop propane...................................798.00 
Margaret Hopkins bldg repair.............................................52.43 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial.................................................41.05 
Kimball County Treasurer extension expenses…....2,050.36 
Richard McGowan meals………………………............................21.97 
MCI phone………………………………...............................………….48.24 
Menards bldg repair……………......................…………………..223.49 
MIPS Inc data process…………......................………………......137.50 
Nebraska County Attorneys Assoc dues........................434.00 
Nebraska Total Office supplies...........................................121.50 
North Platte NRD water..........................................................32.80 
Robert A Post reimburse.......................................................413.48 
Pritchard & Abbott, Inc. appraiser...................................5780.00 
Staples Credit Plan supplies...............................................502.44 
Monty A. Stoddard reimburse.............................................473.66

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages.....................................................2024.00 
Timothy Grubbs, wages.............................................2288.00 
Anthony Krajewski............................................................50.00 
Kathy Natale, wages......................................................253.00 
Tom Neal, wages.........................................................2842.50 
Jerry Soule, wages......................................................2332.00 
Brian Streeks, wages..................................................2024.00 
Laryl Taggart, wages....................................................2041.25 
AFLAC, insurance...........................................................208.26 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement..............1553.04 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance.............................................53.64 
Banner County Bank, withholding............................3195.68 
LegalShield.........................................................................57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding................354.82

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. hlth ins..................375.88 
Banner Capital Bank motor graders...................2,513.74 
Blue Cross Blue Shield health ins.......................8,356.76 
Contractors Materials, Inc. shop supplies..............133.00 
Dale's Tire & Retreading Inc tires & repair.............67.00 
First Wireless, Inc. radio repair............................2,402.07 
Frenchman Valley Coop heating fuel....................661.20 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies..............................13.76 
Inland Truck Parts & Service repair parts...............28.05 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC shop supplies.................576.08 
MCI phone.........................................................................7.68 
Motor Fuels Division fuel..........................................252.00 
North Platte NRD water................................................33.95 
Powerplan machinery rep.......................................1,806.75 
Sandberg Implement, Inc. repair parts.......................54.11 
Us Bank mileage.............................................................119.21

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 - Discussion and possible action on a proposed pipeline route for Elk Petroleum Inc. – Katherine Morgenstern – Katherine Morgenstern with Elk Petroleum discussed their desire to lay a pipeline from Singleton Ranch to the Bridgeport Ethanol Plant. They are just in the beginning stages. No action was taken.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action on estimates for the installation of panic bars on the back doors of the courthouse – The item was tabled.

Item #3 – Receipt of State Audit report – The audit report was received. The commissioners and other officials said they were very pleased with the results of the audit, and they had received notice that the State has determined that Banner County is no longer required to be audited by the State.

Item #4 – Discussion on health insurance quotes – Several group insurance quotes were reviewed.

REPORTS

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney discussed a local bankruptcy case. He reported that he had spoken to the Attorney General and was advised that there is not an issue with differentiating benefits for county officials.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that a new road employee has been hired, and another employee is out for at least six weeks after having surgery. He stated that the pay loader is going to need repairs, and the different options were discussed.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the Pledged Collateral report and stated that tax collections were ahead of normal.

WEED REPORT

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent gave his report on the conditions throughout the county.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that there have been 70 Early Voters so far. She said the flag pole has been repaired, and the handicap space has been repainted. She said the members of the road crew have been a huge help in preparing for election.

No other reports.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:58 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 20, 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