July 5, 2016

 

BANNER COUNTY
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Equalization met in regular session in the courtroom of the Banner County Courthouse on July 5, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 21, 2016 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 July 1, 2016.  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 were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent and Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the commissioners' meeting room wall and that paper copies are available.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for June 21, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a pie chart showing how taxes are distributed. She also reported that Donna McGowan had resigned her position in the assessor’s office.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:43 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 19, 2016 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 July 5, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 28, 2016 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 July 1, 2016.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:49 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Stan McKnight, Sheriff; Bryan Hulbert, and Max Miller.

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 Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for June 28, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE - None


CLAIMS

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


GENERAL FUND
                                                  
Payroll: John Brehm, salary - 200.00; Lisa Cross, wages - 1,638.00; Robert Gifford, salary - 680.00; John-Robert Faden, salary - 680.00; Carl Gilbert, salary - 85.00; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00; Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,128.00; Donna McGowan, wages - 1,633.00; Stanley McKnight, salary - 3,367.33; Kathy Natale, Wages - 1,700.00; Gay Olsen, salary - 440.00; Robert Post, salary - 680.00; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,128.00; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,079.50; AFLAC, insurance - 286.19; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,388.78; Ameritas Vision , insurance - 166.34; Banner Capital Bank,  Hlth. Savings - 2,509.44; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,746.98; Legalshield, insurance - 217.25; NE Dept. Of Revenue,  withholding - 544.60

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Carol Ackerman, dc costs - 78.20; Megan Allen, dc costs - 42.56; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 848.52; Sondra Anderson, dc costs - 54.44; Banner County Court, cc costs - 185.00; Daniel Barrett, dc costs - 51.20; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 13,719.71; Kyle Boettcher, dc costs - 50.12; John Buchanan, dc costs - 35.00; C-Weed Management LLC, contracted services - 5,933.33; Rick Caudillo, dc costs - 35.00; The Chief Motel, lodging - 130.00; Travis Cochran, dc costs - 53.36; Bobby Cooper, dc costs - 49.58; Bernadette Cross, dc costs - 41.48; Culligan, water - 24.00; Shannon Dalton, dc costs - 76.04; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Oss., ct appt counsel –  119.00; Robert Farro, dc costs - 76.04; Joyce Fox, dc costs - 35.00; Robert Gifford, dc costs - 45.80; Carl Gilbert, dc costs - 35.00; GIS Workshop, GIS - 6,247.50; Tanner Groves, dc costs - 45.80; Jessica Harvie, dc costs - 35.00; Tammy Hoover, dc costs - 54.44; Ann Hughes, dc costs - 45.80; James Iske, dc costs - 45.80; Klosterman, Denelle K, dc costs - 52.28; Bobbi Kuhlman, dc costs - 72.80; Kelley Lerwick S, dc costs - 56.60; Preston Lukassen, dc costs - 43.64; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 105.00; Tom May, dc costs - 63.08; Richard McGowan, dc costs - 42.56; Sarrah Meyer, dc costs - 53.36; K Patrick Mooney, dc costs - 115.50; North Platte NRD, water - 48.90; Christine Olsen, dc costs - 43.64; Manuela Palu, dc costs - 51.20; Redfield & Company Inc, supplies - 520.82; Kelly Rundell, dc costs - 56.60; Madalyn K Soule, dc costs - 51.20; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 170.19; Star-Herald, publishing - 226.10; Justin Stauffer, dc costs - 51.20; Leann Trompke, dc costs - 62.00; US Bank, supplies - 82.34; Andrew Wicker, dc costs - 51.20; James Wyatt, dc costs - 35.00


                                                               ROAD FUND

Payroll: Jay Dove, wages - 2,112.00; James Evans, wages - 2,112.00; Jordan Golden, wages - 2044.50; Garrett Grubbs, wages - 1903.50; Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,464.00; Robert Leaf, wages - 2,190.00; Kathy Natale, Wages - 500.00; Tom Neal, salary - 2,779.50; George Streeks, wages - 954.50; Laryl Taggart, wages - 2,112.00; AFLAC, insurance - 307.45; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., Retirement - 1,942.71; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 28.90 Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 1,550.00; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,522.01; Legalshield, insurance - 115.60; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 501.65

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 608.32; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 7311.64; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts - 667.28; Matheson Tri-Gas Inc, shop supplies - 16.45; North Platte NRD, erosion control - 39.70; Parsons Trucking, machine hire - 4860.00; Powerplan, machinery rep - 7090.84; Pt Hose and Bearing, repairs - 82.56; Rose Bros Inc., Repairs - 504.82; US Bank, mileage - 61.86

 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Review and signing of Subgrant Agreements between the County and DHHS for Child Support Enforcement Services- Gifford made a motion to approve the signing of the agreements with DHHS and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Signing of the Medical Plan Administration and Claims Processing Service Agreement with First Concord Benefits Group, LLC – Faden made a motion to approve the signing of the agreement with First Concord Benefits Group, LLC and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 –Declare Honda riding lawn mower as surplus property – Faden made a motion to declare the Honda riding lawn mower as surplus property. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #5 – Action on sick leave fund request – After discussion, Faden made a motion to create a sick leave fund for a road employee, with the fund being retroactive to June 29, 2016. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes. Faden, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the tractor used for mowing is no longer operational. There was discussion of leasing a tractor to finish the mowing.

Item #4 – Brian Hulbert with Murphy Tractor – Discussion of motor grader options – Bryan Hulbert and Max Miller with Murphy Tractor gave reasons why right now is a very good time to purchase a 5 year old grader.

Item #6 – Consider and adopt resolution regarding the use of ATVs and UTVs in Harrisburg – Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented a resolution that was drawn up by the county attorney at the request of the county sheriff. After review and discussion, Gifford made a motion to adopt the resolution regarding the use of ATVs and UTVs in Harrisburg. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he is working on balancing for the end of the year and will be running the semi-annual statement in the paper soon.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:20 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 19, 2016 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