April 17, 2018

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 April 17, 2018. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 3, 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 April 13, 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 8:30 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; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Kyle Boettcher, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for April 3, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, abstain.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 - Tax list correction – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a tax list correction for approval. Gifford made a motion to approve Tax List Correction #17-2. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:43 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 1, 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 April 17, 2018.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 3, 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 April 13, 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; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Kyle Boettcher, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.

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, moving Item #1 to the top. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #1 – Possible action on GIS Workshop renewal – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the proposed renewal for review. Post made a motion to approve the 5 year contract with GIS Workshop and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for April 3, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, abstain.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Wyrulec Company informing that the Banner County Road Department will be
credited $30 per month for the remainder of the year because the electricity used contributes to
road maintenance.

An email requesting a link to Senior Resources be placed on the county website.

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Gifford moved that the claims be approved and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds, with a correction made to claim # 01804066 changing the vendor from DAS Imservices to DAS - OCIO. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

 

                                                             GENERAL FUND
Banner County Court, cc costs - 36.00; CenturyLink, phone - 616.85; City of Scottsbluff, cd adm exp. - 1,050.00; DAS – OCIO, data processing - 107.84; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 70.00; Election Systems & Software, ES & S - 275.92; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins - 12.00; GIS Workshop, GIS - 77.50; High West Energy, lights - 493.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 57.95; Kimball County Treasurer, expenses - 329.21; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 84.47; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,386.02; Nebraska County Assessors Assoc., dues - 50.00; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 129.63; Panhandle Ems Education, LLC, misc. - 245.00; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., propane - 495.38; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 262.50; Stanard Appraisal Service Inc., appraiser - 800.00; Star-Herald, publishing - 841.66; USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, control - 1,895.63; Verizon Wireless, phone - 66.88

 

                                                                   ROAD FUND

Bud's Radiator Inc., rd equip rep. - 902.00; CenturyLink, phone - 172.01; Contractors Materials, Inc., shop supplies - 227.10; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins - 12.00; High West Energy, lights - 345.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 22.00; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 822.99; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 439.04; Motor Fuels Division, misc. - 306.00; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 266.70; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 3,516.43; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 9,152.39; Panhandle Ems Education, LLC, misc. - 245.00; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., heating fuel - 657.08; Powerplan, machinery rep - 464.53; Pt Hose And Bearing, repairs -
339.09; Sandberg Implement, Inc., shop equip - 700.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 56.88;


                                          HIGHWAY BRIDGE BUYBACK

Martin Marietta, road projects - 2,638.35


                                          PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION

MIPS Inc., misc. - 83.12
                                                          
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 – Change date for second meeting in May -  Gifford made a motion to change the date of the second meeting in May to Friday, May 18th at 8:45 a.m. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action on the applications received for the groundskeeper position and the salary to be paid - After discussion, Post made a motion to accept the recommendation of the interview committee and hire applicant Jadyn Cross for the groundskeeper position. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.
Gifford made a motion to pay the groundskeeper $300 per month starting for a half a month for April and going through September. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion on broadband pilot project – There was discussion of a possible broadband pilot project with Visionary Broadband Communications.

Item #5 – Review and signing of Amended Agreement for the Formation of the Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority and The Dissolution of the Panhandle Mental Health Center and Mental Retardation Facility – Post made a motion to authorize the chairman to sign the Amended Agreement for the Formation of the Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority and The Dissolution of the Panhandle Mental Health Center and Mental Retardation Facility.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Gifford reported that the director of the Region 1 Office of Human Development is returning.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he will be attending the NIRMA Leadership seminar in Gering tomorrow, and there will be a grader training next week. He said they had recently finished a new approach to a new residence on Road 34. He also discussed estimates received for chip sealing Stegall Road from COBITCO Inc. and Topkote Inc. It was discussed that the most cost- effective plan is to do an interlocal agreement with Keith County for the chips, and the road department would do much of the remaining work themselves.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district fee reports. She said she had contacted someone to address plumbing issues in the courthouse and would be attending the NIRMA Leadership seminar on Wednesday.

SHERIFF
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the sheriff’s quarterly fee report.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:05 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 1, 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