Minutes


Current Minutes

October 2, 2018

The Banner County Board of Equalization met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on October 2, 2018. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 18, 2018 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 September 28, 2018. The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:33 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, Mark Kovarik, 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 wall and that paper copies are available on the table in the corner of the room.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for September 18, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes;Gifford, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

CORRESPONDENCE - None

Item #1 – Set levies for 2018 - 2019 – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the levy sheet for review. Gifford read the resolution into record and made a motion to adopt the resolution setting the levies for 2018 - 2019 as follows:

County

General - .248301

Road - .137837

Fair - .000

Road Equipment Sinking Fund - .008835

Cemetery Districts

Pleasant Hill Cemetery - .002634

Kirk Cemetery - .002517

Fire Districts

Banner Rural Fire, General - .010473

Banner Rural Fire, Sinking - .003611

Historical Societies

Banner County Historical Society - .003086

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

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:42 a.m. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 16, 2018 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 October 2, 2018. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 18, 2018 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 September 28, 2018. 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; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Mark Kovarik; Buck Hottell, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Carl Gilbert, Surveyor.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for September 18, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified: Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

3 letters from individuals running for the NIRMA Board.

Letter from the NRD regarding repairs to be performed on the Harrisburg Water System on Friday, October 5th.

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; Jadyn Cross, salary - 300.00; Lisa Cross, wages - 1,530.00; Robert Gifford, salary - 680.00; John-Robert Faden, salary - 680.00; Carl Gilbert, salary - 88.43; Margaret Hopkins, salary -440.00; Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,254.37; Bernice Huffman, wages - 1,568.01; Stanley McKnight, salary - 4,143.41; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,616.51; Robert Post, salary - 680.00; Sharon Sandberg, salary - 3,254.37; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,254.37; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,773.11; AFLAC, insurance - 725.68; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,472.85; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 166.34; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 2,911.52; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,641.84; Legalshield, insurance - 130.55; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 608.12

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Black Hills Ammunition, law enf supplies - 2,152.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 16,773.02; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; Election Systems & Software, ES&S - 231.14; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 3,568.81; Lori Hostetler, bldg repair - 24.86; Kelly Printing Supplies, supplies - 163.95; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 668.53; MCI, phone - 32.19; Menards, bldg repair - 5.26; NACO, dues - 50.00; North Platte NRD, water - 79.20; Gay Olsen - cont services - 50.00; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 332.78; Star-Herald, publishing - 293.95; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, expenses - 4,368.00


ROAD FUND

Philip Blanco, wages - 1,920.00; Jay Dove, wages - 2,000.00; Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,320.00;
Robert Leaf, wages - 2,000.00; Terry Morris, wages - 2,000.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 503.50;
Tom Neal, salary - 3,130.00; George Streeks, wages - 2,375.00; Laryl Taggart, wages - 2,375.00;
AFLAC, insurance - 710.77; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 1,799.00; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 70.75;
Banner Capital Bank, hlth. Savings - 1,666.65; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 3,616.34; Legalshield, insurance - 57.80; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 412.81

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 9,423.42; Lois Dillinger, gravel & borrow - 360.00; Fastenal Company, signs - 72.70; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 253.63; Groskopf Manufacturing, culverts - 249.28; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 1,082.96; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel & hardpan - 740.00; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy supt - consultant - 50.00; Menards, shop supplies - 13.99; North Platte NRD, water - 32.80


HIGHWAY BRIDGE BUYBACK PROGRAM FUND

Cobitco, Inc., asphaltic - 14,121.15; Contractor Services, Inc, asphaltic - 4,000.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Void check #1809096 – Post made a motion to void check #1809096. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion on weed superintendent contract – There was discussion with Buck Hottell on the duties of the weed superintendent.

Item #3 - Discussion on courthouse hours for Friday, October 5th due to the unavailability of water – There was discussion that the water will be turned off for repairs on Friday, October 5th at 8:30 a.m., and that the repairs will last from 2-6 hours. There was also discussion on the time needed to replace the carpet in the offices. It was decided that the courthouse would close at noon on Friday, October 5th and be closed through Tuesday, October 9th. The notice of closure will be posted locally, be posted on the county website, and will be published in the paper. It will also be announced on KNEB radio.

Item #4 - Update on internet providers - There was discussion on the companies that have shown interest in providing internet to the county. It was agreed that there is a need for faster and better internet. There was also discussion on the possibility of using an existing tower already located in the county.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they should be done graveling Road 6 by the end of the week. He said that the new private driveway needs to be watered before the county can gravel it, and the roads that were damaged by the hauling of gravel for the Air Force are being repaired.

TREASURER

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report and said he will be attending the legislative meeting on October 11th.

CLERK

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that she is preparing for the General Election and has received the ballots. She said she has been in contact with Pete regarding a few documents that were missing from the submitted budget. She also said she will be attending the NIRMA Conference in Kearney next week.

SURVEYOR

Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported that he will be starting field work at the end of the month. He also said he is looking at the cost to change how survey records are accessed on the county website.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:02 a.m. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 16, 2018 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