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Current Minutes
August 15, 2017
  

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 August 15, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 1, 2017 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 August 11, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:34 a.m. Present on roll call were:  Chairman John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent and Marshall Tofte with NIRMA.

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 Gifford moved to approve. Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for August 1, 2017and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None 

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor reported that that the county’s valuations were lower than last year.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 5, 2017 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 August 15, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 1, 2017 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 August 11, 2017.  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 John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Marshall Tofte with NIRMA, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent; Dick McGowan; Karen DeBoer, and Cynthia Gill.

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; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on August 1, 2017 and the special meeting held on August 9, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. 

CORRESPONDENCE  

Letter from Panhandle Public Health District regarding the availability of a fund for mosquito control.

Letter from 2020 Census

CLAIMS

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

                                                          GENERAL FUND
John Brehm, salary - 200.00; Lisa Cross wages - 1,596.00;
Robert Gifford, salary - 666.65; John-Robert Faden, salary - 666.65;
Carl Gilbert, salary -86.70; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00;
Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,190.56; Bernice Huffman, wages - 1,466.25;
Stanley McKnight, salary - 3,425.96; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,637.50;
Robert Post, salary - 666.65; Sharon Sandberg, salary -3,190.56;
Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,190.56; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,101.09;
AFLAC, insurance - 479.37; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,433.54;
Ameritas Vision, insurance - 166.34; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings -3,382.01; 
Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,632.01; Legalshield, insurance - 188.35;
NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 544.60


* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.


Banner Co Public School Foundation, misc - 50.00; Banner County Court, cc costs - 51.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 195.24; Fritz's Septic, bldg repair - 175.00; High West Energy, lights - 769.00; Lori Hostetler, supplies - 52.09; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 58.82; MCI, phone - 52.84; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,383.02;
NACO, dues - 125.00; Neopost USA Inc, postage - 132.17; NSA & POAN Conference Fund,
Dues - 100.00; Off Broadway Office Supply, copier expense - 180.00; Panhandle Assessors,
Dues - 75.00; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 209.49; Star-Herald, publishing - 618.82
Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.86

                                                          ROAD FUND

Jay Dove, wages - 2,148.00; James Evans, wages - 2,112.00;
Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,471.00; Robert Leaf, wages -2,112.00;
Kathy Natale, wages - 562.50; Tom Neal, salary - 3,605.00;
Riley Smith, wages - 2,032.63; George Streeks, wages - 2,112.00;
Laryl Taggart, salary - 2,112.00; AFLAC, insurance - 370.11;
Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,167.56; Ameritas Vision,
insurance - 54.02; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings -1,666.65;
Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,516.47; Legalshield, insurance
115.60; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 518.76

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 1,724.19; Frank Parts, shop supplies - 85.26; High West Energy, lights - 172.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 34.19; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 1,454.40; John Deere Financial, repair parts - 15,296.59; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 513.65; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel & hardpan - 880.60; MCI, phone - 4.10; Nebraskaland Tire, tires/repair - 3,378.12; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 239.92; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 6,118.60; Powerplan, labor - 175.08; Respond First Aid Systems, med & safety - 41.74; Sandberg Implement, Inc., shop supplies - 1,259.25; Sioux City Foundry Co, grader blades - 2,935.71; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.86; Western Pathology Consultant Inc., drug test - 40.50; Wyrulec Co, lights - 30.12


                                 
                                  PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS, Inc., misc – 83.12

                                                   
                                                     MUSEUM BOARD FUND

Banner County Historical Society, misc. – 34,961.55

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
        
Item #1 – Set date for budget hearing – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to set the budget hearing for September 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and approval of inventories -  After review and discussion, Gifford made a motion to approve the inventories of the county court; the sheriff, and highway superintendent. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.
 
Item #2 – Karen DeBoer – Discussion of extension budget – Karen DeBoer discussed the increase in the original budget draft for 2017-2018. She then outlined changes she had made which reduced it to a total of $24,103. This was acceptable to the commissioners.

Item #4 – Discussion of county weed spraying and the number of times county roads are sprayed in a season – There was discussion with Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent of how often the right of ways are sprayed in a season and some of the problem areas in the county.

Item #6 – Discussion and possible action on closing the courthouse during the eclipse on August 21st – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to close the courthouse from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on August 21st. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #5 – Marshall Tofte – NIRMA Member Profile – Marshall Tofte interviewed the commissioners for an article highlighting the county in an upcoming issue of NIRMA Interchange Magazine.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they have graveled Road 38. He said he will be attending a training in Ogallala next month.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district courts fee reports. 

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report. 

No other reports.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:12 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 5, 2017 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