Archived Minutes

November 18, 2014

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 November 18, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 6, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on November 14, 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 8:32 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, Stan McKnight, Sheriff; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, 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 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 November 6, 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

Item #1 – Tax list corrections - Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented two corrections needed for the tax list. Post made a motion to approve tax list corrections #14-6 and #14-7 and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

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 December 2, 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

_________________________________

November 18, 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 November 18, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 6, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on November 14, 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, Stan McKnight, Sheriff; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Joe Singleton.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for November 6, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

A letter from NIRMA regarding a dividend that was received because of the county’s signing of the recommitment resolution.

A letter from Don Hoesing, Cedar County Assessor asking for consideration as a candidate for Second Vice President of NACO (Nebraska Association of County Officials)

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

Banner County Court cc costs     51.00 
Centurylink phone      515.85 
Sherry K Gifford receiving brd     117.55 
High West Energy lights     438.00 
Judy Leafdale canvass brd     10.00 
Kathryn A Malm receiving brd     133.98 
Richard McGowan meals     20.07 
Sharon McKnight receiving brd     114.00 
NACO dues & regis     45.00 
Neopost Usa Inc postage     125.84 
Off Broadway Office Supply supplies     88.62 
Reta F Pahl receiving brd     122.88 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel     271.60 
Harold Pete" Peterson" budget     1,268.91 
Scotts Bluff County Treasurer cc costs     100.00 
Star-Herald publishing     1,279.52 
Verizon Wireless phone     66.53

ROAD FUND

Action Communications radio repair     90.00 
Centurylink phone     157.77 
Heilbrun's repair parts     67.41 
High West Energy lights     115.00 
Hullinger Glass & Lock repair parts     47.25 
Inland Truck Parts & Service repair parts     1,687.58 
Panhandle Coop Association lf fuel & diesel     8,843.28 
Red Barn Shop, LLC labor     135.00 
Scottsbluff Tent & Awning repairs     66.59 
Star-Herald advertising     282.30 
Steve's Truck & Equipment, Inc repair parts     100.00 
Team Chevrolet repair parts     3.90 
Verizon Wireless phone     33.29 
Wyrulec Co     lights     27.05

REPORTS

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney discussed a juvenile who has been detained for a significant amount of time. This situation has resulted in a very large claim due to the detention center.

SHERIFF REPORT

Stan McKnight, Sheriff reported that there are three prisoners recently arrested who have potential health issues, and the county will have to pay the bill for the tests, etc.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that tomorrow is the last day for the items listed on Big Iron Auction. He said that he and Toney are going to do two bridge inspections later today. He also stated that all roads have been mowed.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the Pledged collateral report. He said that he hopes to have tax statements in by the end of the week and will begin preparing them for mailing.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She stated that she is in the process of finishing up with election. She said that she does not yet know when her employee will be back to work, and the employees from the other offices have been helping out. She also said that Kimball County District Court has offered to help with court if needed.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Bob Gifford reported that the Panhandle Public Health District voted to add Grant County as a member. All ten counties will need to hold a public hearing in order to make the change.

Bob Post reported that Panhandle Mental Health is starting a program in Banner County.

No other reports.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #6 – Discussion and possible action on how to address the paying of a full time employee’s health insurance premium when they cannot work the required number of hours and do not have enough leave time available – There was discussion that because it appears to be a temporary situation at this point, the employee will be considered to be on an unpaid leave, and the county will pay the health insurance premium for the month. If the situation changes, the commissioners will revisit the subject, and it was discussed that the employee manual needs to be updated to address this type of situation.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on county website – Joe Singleton, the current web administrator for the county website, said that he had moved it to a different server because of the problems he was having with the previous server. He indicated that there will be an increased cost. There was discussion of possible changes needed and the possibility of having a new website created. The item was tabled.

Item #5 – Void check #1410068 – Lori Hostetler, Clerk said that because the check appears to have been lost in the mail, the check needs to be voided and a stop payment has been issued for the missing check.  Post made a motion to void check #1410068. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action on estimates for the installation of panic bars on the back doors of the courthouse – A new estimate from Gregory’s Lock Shop, LLC was presented. Because the business previously selected to do the installation had failed to do the job, Gifford made a motion to accept the bid from Gregory’s Lock Shop, LLC. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #2 - Consider and adopt the Panhandle Comprehensive Youth Services, Juvenile Justice and Violence Prevention Plan January 2015 to June 30, 2018 – Post made a motion to adopt the Panhandle Comprehensive Youth Services, Juvenile Justice and Violence Prevention Plan January 2015 to June 30, 2018 and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #1 – Approval of application for snow removal or surface grading – Application was approved.

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; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 2, 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

_________________________________

November 6, 2014

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 November 6, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 21, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on November 3, 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 8:32 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, 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 Post.  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 October 21, 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

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor stated that she would be attending an educational session on new agriculture sales tax exemptions. She also presented the levy sheet for 2014-2015.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 18, 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

_________________________________

November 6, 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 November 6, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 21, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on November 3, 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Marie Parker.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for October 21, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

A copy of the NACO audit

A letter from NACO regarding election procedures for the election of officers at the annual convention and a form to complete designating who will vote should the chairman not be able to attend.

A letter from the State Bar Association advising the benefits of paying dues to their organization

A survey from Caterpillar

An e-mail from the Veterans’ Administration Home Loan Centers asking the county to consider putting their link on the county website

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Discussion and possible action on an update for the GIS program – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented three different proposals available and stated that she believes the best option is to buy a new license. Post made a motion to accept the assessor’s recommendation and to buy a new license for the GIS program. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

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........................................1483.50 
Robert Gifford, salary....................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary.............................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary...............................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary....................................3006.75 
Amanda McGowan, wages............................400.00 
Donna McGowan, wages.............................1748.00 
Stanley McKnight, salary..............................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages....................................1587.00 
Robert Post, salary.........................................666.66 
Sharon Sandberg, salary...............................3006.75 
Monty Stoddard, salary................................3006.75 
James Zimmerman, salary.............................1061.20 
AFLAC, insurance.........................................457.53      
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., retirement.....2323.08 
Ameritas Vision, insurance..............................190.52 
Banner County Bank, withholding.................4591.52 
LegalShield....................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding........531.52

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins...................668.64 
Comfort Inn travel...................................................242.85 
Cooportunity Health health ins..............................11831.44 
Election Systems & Software e s & s.....................3222.82 
Holiday Inn-Kearney travel......................................375.80 
Lori Hostetler misc....................................................20.62 
International Assoc. Of Assessing dues....................175.00 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial.......................................45.96 
Kimball County Treasurer expenses.......................2657.28 
Madelung Law Office ct appt counsel........................63.75 
Richard McGowan dues............................................10.00 
MCI phone...............................................................50.58 
Menards bldg repair..................................................72.15 
MIPS Inc data processing.....................................1288.66 
NACO dues, regis..................................................600.00 
Nebraska Total Office supplies.................................76.89 
North Platte NRD water...........................................37.40 
Robert A Post reimburse.........................................775.85 
Staples Credit Plan supplies....................................127.97 
US Bank mileage....................................................176.59 
USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services state contract......466.71

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages.....................................2116.00 
Timothy Grubbs, wages................................2392.00 
Anthony Krajewski..........................................50.00 
Rob Leaf, wages..........................................2024.00 
Richard McGowan, wages...........................2392.00 
Kathy Natale, wages......................................529.00 
Tom Neal, wages.........................................2779.50 
Jerry Soule, wages.......................................2438.00 
Laryl Taggart, wages....................................2116.00 
AFLAC, insurance.........................................305.76 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement.....1888.50 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance...............................46.96 
Banner County Bank, withholding.................3856.89 
LegalShield......................................................57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding........425.85

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins........491.40 
Baker & Associates admin salary..................300.00 
Banner Capital Bank motor graders.............2513.74 
Best Western Ramkota Hote lodging.............167.98 
Cooportunity Health health ins.....................7192.61 
Cross Dillon Tire tires and rep.....................2390.00 
Groskopf Manufacturing culverts.................1224.72 
Horizonwest, Inc. repair parts........................427.80 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies...................129.35 
Johnson Cashway shop supplies......................18.88 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC shop supplies.......1108.63 
MCI phone.......................................................2.49 
NACO regis.................................................120.00 
North Platte NRD water.................................33.72 
Rose Bros Inc. repairs....................................70.06 
Staples Credit Plan office supplies...................26.99 
Laryl Taggart shop supplies...........................150.00

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION  FUND

MIPS Inc misc................................................66.60

Item #2 – Discussion on the graveling of roads – There was discussion that the county can deliver gravel when they are already working in the area near the requested delivery site. 
If someone wants gravel delivered quickly, Tom can refer them to a local person who will haul gravel.

Item #3 – Marie Parker – Juvenile Justice Violence Prevention – Marie Parker discussed the Panhandle Comprehensive Youth Services, Juvenile Justice and Violence Prevention Plan. She stated that there are more resources available than in the past, and in order to receive the funds there needs to be a comprehensive plan in place. She explained that 50 persons from eleven counties had worked together to complete the plan. After discussion, it was agreed that the possible adoption of the plan would be placed on the next meeting’s agenda.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on county website – There was discussion on problems with the current county website. The item was tabled.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported on information he had received at the Local Roads Conference, and shared that he had received two applications for the equipment operator position. He also discussed a minimum maintenance road that will need to be maintained because there is now a student living in the house located on that road.

TREASURER REPORT

The Pledged collateral report was received.

SHERIFF REPORT

The Quarterly Fee Report was received.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the election went well. She stated that the voter turnout was not as good as for the primary, but that was not too surprising because there were not many local contested races for the general election. She said that there were some issues in getting the results posted on the county website, and she also had problems faxing information to certain parties.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:17 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 18, 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

_________________________________

October 21, 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 October 21, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 7, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on October 17, 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 8:46 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Martin Olsen, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Karen DeBoer; Cynthia Gill, and Bill Griffiths.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for October 7, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

A letter from NIRMA regarding Dividend and Membership Recommitment

E-mail from the American City County Exchange discussing benefits and encouraging membership

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Karen DeBoer – Discussion of part-time Extension assistant – Karen DeBoer with the Kimball-Banner Extension reported that the part-time 4-H assistant has resigned as of October 1st, and the Extension is considering changing the position to 4-H Assistant/ Office Manager. Cynthia Gill, also with the Extension discussed the benefits of doing this, and Martin Olsen said that the office in Kimball may have to adjust the hours it is open if this is done. Karen said the position will be advertised. Martin also shared that a position on the Extension Board will need to be filled.

Item #2 – Consider the acceptance and signing of the Annual Report from the highway superintendent (SSAR) - Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented the Annual Report for review. Post made a motion to approve the SSAR and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; faden, yes.

Item #3 – Change date for next meeting – Faden made a motion to move the next meeting to November 6th at 8:45 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. 
Item #4 – Consider and adopt Resolution for Amendment and Addendum to NIRMA/ 
NIRMA II Intergovernmental / Interlocal Agreements – Post made a motion to adopt the Resolution for Amendment and Addendum to NIRMA/NIRMA II Intergovernmental / Interlocal Agreements and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #5 – Discussion of utilities in county right of ways – Jim Zimmerman, Attorney presented a revised copy of the pipeline easement from Elk Petroleum. In the copy, he included changes he felt were needed and items he thought should be reviewed by the commissioners. There was discussion on how the pipeline could benefit the county, and Bill Griffiths expressed his opinion on the proposed pipeline route.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Post reported that he had attended a meeting at the Western Nebraska Community College and 
Stated that they are in favor of finding an alternative source for their funding. He also reported on 
The NACO legislative meeting he had attended and said that there will be an interim study held on 
November 9th which will look at how other states determine land valuations.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported that the NIRMA Self Defense Conference which she had attended was excellent, and there were many relevant topics covered. She also said the county was presented a dividend check at the business meeting. She stated that her office is in the final preparations for the General Election to be held on November 4th.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he has listed four items of surplus equipment on Big Iron Auctions. He said they should begin graveling again next week, and he will be attending a Local Road Conference in Rapid City.

No other reports.

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

As Central Services - OCIO data processing.........117.80 
Ballew Covalt Hazen Pc, LLO misc.......................645.00 
Centurylink phone..................................................511.04 
City Of Scottsbluff cd admin exp.........................1,050.00 
High West Energy lights.........................................471.65 
Mips Inc misc.....................................................1,288.66 
Monument Car Wash misc.......................................24.19 
Nebraska State Treasurer misc...............................227.89 
Nebraska Total Office supplies...............................101.31 
William C Peters ct appt counsel..........................1,013.50 
Totalfunds By Hasler postage..................................300.00 
Verizon Wireless phone............................................66.53 
Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO travel.................1,008.81

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages...............................................506.00 
Brian Streeks, wages............................................1357.00 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement...............209.60 
Banner County Bank, withholding...........................340.87 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding..................20.72

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Centurylink phone...................................................157.77 
Lois Dillinger gravel & borrow................................910.00 
High West Energy lights..........................................100.58 
Panhandle Coop Association lf fuel & diesel.........8,723.16 
Safelite Fulfillment, Inc repair parts..........................226.85 
Verizon Wireless phone............................................33.27 
Wyrulec Co lights.....................................................27.05

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION  FUND

Mips Inc misc     66.60

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:38 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 6, 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

_________________________________

October 21, 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 October 21, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 7, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on October 17, 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 8:46 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Martin Olsen, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Karen DeBoer; Cynthia Gill, and Bill Griffiths.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for October 7, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

A letter from NIRMA regarding Dividend and Membership Recommitment

E-mail from the American City County Exchange discussing benefits and encouraging membership

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Karen DeBoer – Discussion of part-time Extension assistant – Karen DeBoer with the Kimball-Banner Extension reported that the part-time 4-H assistant has resigned as of October 1st, and the Extension is considering changing the position to 4-H Assistant/ Office Manager. Cynthia Gill, also with the Extension discussed the benefits of doing this, and Martin Olsen said that the office in Kimball may have to adjust the hours it is open if this is done. Karen said the position will be advertised. Martin also shared that a position on the Extension Board will need to be filled.

Item #2 – Consider the acceptance and signing of the Annual Report from the highway superintendent (SSAR) - Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented the Annual Report for review. Post made a motion to approve the SSAR and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; faden, yes.

Item #3 – Change date for next meeting – Faden made a motion to move the next meeting to November 6th at 8:45 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. 
Item #4 – Consider and adopt Resolution for Amendment and Addendum to NIRMA/ 
NIRMA II Intergovernmental / Interlocal Agreements – Post made a motion to adopt the Resolution for Amendment and Addendum to NIRMA/NIRMA II Intergovernmental / Interlocal Agreements and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #5 – Discussion of utilities in county right of ways – Jim Zimmerman, Attorney presented a revised copy of the pipeline easement from Elk Petroleum. In the copy, he included changes he felt were needed and items he thought should be reviewed by the commissioners. There was discussion on how the pipeline could benefit the county, and Bill Griffiths expressed his opinion on the proposed pipeline route.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Post reported that he had attended a meeting at the Western Nebraska Community College and 
Stated that they are in favor of finding an alternative source for their funding. He also reported on 
The NACO legislative meeting he had attended and said that there will be an interim study held on 
November 9th which will look at how other states determine land valuations.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported that the NIRMA Self Defense Conference which she had attended was excellent, and there were many relevant topics covered. She also said the county was presented a dividend check at the business meeting. She stated that her office is in the final preparations for the General Election to be held on November 4th.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he has listed four items of surplus equipment on Big Iron Auctions. He said they should begin graveling again next week, and he will be attending a Local Road Conference in Rapid City.

No other reports.

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

As Central Services – OCIO data processing.......117.80 
Ballew Covalt Hazen Pc, LLO misc......................645.00 
Centurylink phone................................................511.04 
City Of Scottsbluff cd admin exp.......................1,050.00 
High West Energy lights........................................471.65 
Mips Inc misc...................................................1,288.66 
Monument Car Wash misc.....................................24.19 
Nebraska State Treasurer misc............................227.89 
Nebraska Total Office supplies............................101.31 
William C Peters ct appt counsel.......................1,013.50 
Totalfunds By Hasler postage...............................300.00 
Verizon Wireless phone.........................................66.53 
Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO travel..............1,008.81

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages.............................................506.00 
Brian Streeks, wages.........................................1357.00 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement............209.60 
Banner County Bank, withholding........................340.87 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding...............20.72

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Centurylink phone...............................................157.77 
Lois Dillinger gravel & borrow............................910.00 
High West Energy lights......................................100.58 
Panhandle Coop Association lf fuel & diesel.....8,723.16 
Safelite Fulfillment, Inc repair parts......................226.85 
Verizon Wireless phone........................................33.27 
Wyrulec Co lights.................................................27.05

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION  FUND

Mips Inc misc......................................................66.60

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:38 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 6, 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

_________________________________

October 7, 2014

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 October 7, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 16, 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 October 3, 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 8:34 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Carl Gilbert, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Linda Barrett and Katherine Morgenstern.

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 Post.  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 September 16, 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

1. Tax List Correction - Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the correction needed. Post made a motion to approve Tax List Correction # 14-5 and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

2. Set levies for 2014-2015 - Gifford read the resolution into record. Faden made a motion to adopt the resolution to set the levies for 2014-2015 as follows:
General - .287263
Road - .122347
Fair - .002055
Museum - .004063
Road Equipment Sinking Fund - .025523
Pleasant Hill Cemetery - .003542
Kirk Cemetery - .002805
Banner Rural Fire, General - .012525
Banner Rural Fire, Sinking - .004327

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

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 21, 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

_________________________________

October 7, 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 October 7, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 16, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on October 3, 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 8:46 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Carl Gilbert; Linda Barrett; Katherine Morgenstern; Brian Dolan; Charity May, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Janice Wynne; Lana Sides; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom May, 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 Faden moved to approve. Second by Gifford. 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 September 16, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

A  Boring/ Trenching Permit issued to Dalton Telephone Company for a fiber optic line.

Safety Brochure from Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC regarding energy product pipelines.

A letter from the Property Tax Administrator informing of a decision by the Tax Equalization and Review Commission in the matter of Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. vs. Kim Conroy, Tax Commissioner. As a result of the decision, the county will owe a refund for the years affected.

CLAIMS

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

GENERAL FUND

John Brehm, Salary........................................125.00 
Lisa Cross, wages........................................1424.38 
Genie Evans, salary........................................250.00 
Robert Gifford, salary.....................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary..............................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary...............................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary....................................3006.75 
Donna McGowan, wages.............................1656.00 
McGowan, Richard, wages...........................2258.33 
Stanley McKnight, salary..............................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages....................................1621.50 
Robert Post, salary.........................................666.66 
Sharon Sandberg, salary...............................3006.75 
Monty Stoddard, salary................................3006.75 
James Zimmerman, salary.............................1061.20 
AFLAC, insurance.........................................458.05      
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., retirement.....2578.09 
Ameritas Vision, insurance..............................215.20 
Banner County Bank, withholding.................5059.38 
LegalShield....................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding........575.85

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins.     727.72 
Banner County Court cc costs     34.00 
Black Hills Ammunition law enforce sup     619.00 
Cooportunity Health health ins     13,958.90 
Crescent Electric Supply Co. bldg repair     137.48 
Culligan water     24.25 
Election Systems & Software misc     249.50 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial     41.05 
Kimball County Treasurer Extens. expense     1,224.45 
MCI phone     44.91 
Menards bldg repair     31.41 
Ne Weed Control Association dues, training     120.00 
North Platte NRD water     37.40 
Off Broadway Office Supply copier expense     590.77 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel     649.81 
Robert A Post reimburse      33.05 
Sandberg Implement, Inc. bldg repair     62.44 
Staples Credit Plan supplies     51.35 
Star-Herald publishing     1,328.59 
USDA, WS supplies     1,290.00 
Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO  expenses     4,468.18

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages     2024.00 
Timothy Grubbs, wages     2288.00 
Anthony Krajewski………………………………………50.00 
Rob Leaf, wages ………………………………………1936.00 
Kathy Natale, wages ……………………………………402.50 
Tom Neal, wages     2779.50 
 Jerry Soule, wages     2332.00 
Brian Streeks, wages     2024.00 
Laryl Taggart, wages …………………………………2024.00 
AFLAC, insurance.     305.76 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement     1778.63 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance ………………………………53.64 
Banner County Bank, withholding     3567.70 
LegalShield…………………………………………………57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding ……………..384.36

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Action Communications     radio repair     55.51 
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.     health ins.     527.84 
Banner Capital Bank     motor graders     2,513.74 
Cooportunity Health     health ins     6,687.02 
Cross Dillon Tire     tires & rep     1,990.00 
Heilbrun's     repair parts     510.60 
Home Depot Credit Services     shop supplies     374.88 
Horizonwest, Inc.     repair parts     165.70 
Ideal Linen Supply     shop supplies     22.60 
Inland Truck Parts & Service     repair parts     1,687.58 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC     shop supplies     1,734.07 
MCI     phone     11.09 
Motor Fuels Division     fuel     310.00 
North Platte NRD     water     33.03 
Powerplan     shop supplies     127.03

ROAD EQUIPMENT SINKING FUND

Banner County Treasurer     trucks     10.00 
Rose Bros Inc.     road equipment     16,000.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Janice Wynne – Discussion on roads – Janice Wynne expressed her dissatisfaction with the condition of the roads. Linda Barrett and Charity May also shared that they feel that some of the roads are dangerous, and there was also discussion on the condition of various roads in the county and possible solutions to correct the problem areas.

Item #2 – Update on a proposed pipeline route for Elk Petroleum, Inc. - Katherine Morgenstern - Katherine Morgenstern and Brian Dolan, representatives for Elk Petroleum, presented a map outlining a possible route for the pipeline. The map indicated the areas where the landowners have given permission to run the pipeline and the areas where the use of the county’s right of ways would be needed. A proposed pipeline easement was presented for review. Jim Zimmerman, Attorney advised there are changes he feels are necessary, and he would like to study the easement further. Katherine said that there are investors who would like to know that Banner County is working with Elk Petroleum on the use of county roads for the pipeline. Gifford stated that the commissioners are in favor of coming to an agreement on the easement if the changes are acceptable to Elk Petroleum.

Item #3 – Declare surplus equipment – Faden made a motion to declare the CAT 922 loader as surplus equipment. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they have been blading after receiving rain. There was discussion on how to address the concerns on the roads that were discussed in item #1. Tom reported that a road employee has turned in his notice and will be leaving as of October 13th. After discussion, it was agreed that the position will be advertised. Tom reported that he plans to put several items of surplus equipment up for auction on Big Iron.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he will work with the sheriff on any distress warrants that need to be issued.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the flu vaccination clinic went well and 19 employees and residents received a vaccination. Her office is continuing to prepare for election, and she will be attending the NIRMA Conference in Kearney on October 9th and 10th.

No other reports.

Items discussed that were not on the agenda:

Carl Gilbert, candidate for County Surveyor shared what he hopes to accomplish after he is elected. He stated that he would like to use a mapping software and gave the commissioners a demonstration of its benefits. He said he is looking forward to assuming the County Surveyor’s position and would like to begin surveying the corner sections in the county.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:31 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 21, 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

_________________________________

September 16, 2014

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 September 16, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 2, 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 e-mailed to each board member on September 12, 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 8:33 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Joe Singleton; Charlie Singleton; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Dick McGowan, Weed 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 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 September 2, 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

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:43 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October7, 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

_________________________________

September 16, 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 September 16, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 2, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School,  the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on September 12, 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 8:46 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;  Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent;  Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Joe Singleton; Charlie Singleton, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Katherine Morgenstern with Elk Petroleum, Inc.

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

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for August 18, 2014 and September 2, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Bill of Sale from CAT Financial for the Multi-Terrain Loader

Information from the Nebraska Pipeline Association regarding a pipeline safety meeting to be held on October 7th.

Notice of NIRMA Annual Membership Meeting on October 10th.

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..............................................1357.19 
Genie Evans, salary..............................................250.00 
Robert Gifford, salary..........................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary...................................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary.....................................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary..........................................3006.75 
Donna McGowan, wages...................................1782.50 
McGowan, Richard, wages.................................2258.33 
Stanley McKnight, salary....................................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages..........................................1598.50 
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...........2568.10 
Ameritas Vision, insurance....................................215.20 
Banner County Bank, withholding........................5086.31 
LegalShield...........................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding...............578.42

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

As Central Services – OCIO data processing........117.80 
Banner County Court cc costs.................................34.00 
RoJane M Barrett cc jury........................................35.00 
Black Hills Ammunition law enf. supplies.............1,048.50 
Kristina Carey cc jury..............................................35.00 
Centurylink cc phone.............................................509.76 
Daniel D Chesley cc jury..........................................35.00 
Debra Lynn Cochran cc jury....................................35.00 
Crop Production Services chemical.....................1,596.40 
Culligan water..........................................................24.25 
Sharon Denovellis cc jury.........................................35.00 
Alyssa Faden cc jury................................................35.00 
Meri Gifford cc jury.................................................35.00 
Ken Hallberg cc jury................................................35.00 
High West Energy lights..........................................580.14 
Margaret Hopkins  cc jury........................................35.00 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial......................................41.05 
Paula Johnson cc jury...............................................35.00 
Rick W. Larson cc jury............................................35.00 
Sarah Mason cc jury................................................35.00 
Richard McGowan dues..........................................10.00 
MCI phone..............................................................46.33 
MIPS Inc data processing...................................1,288.66 
Jim Muhr cc jury......................................................35.00 
Lesa Newell cc jury.................................................35.00 
NSA & POAN Conference Fund dues, training......120.00 
Ivah Onstott cc jury..................................................35.00 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel.........................1,010.75 
Panhandle R C & D, Inc. RC&D dues....................300.00 
Bryan Patrick cc jury................................................35.00 
Peerless Tire Company tires.....................................27.00 
Print Express supplies...............................................58.65 
Sandberg Implement, Inc. bldg repair......................118.34 
Star-Herald publishing.............................................270.65 
James Stauffer cc jury...............................................35.00 
Deidra Streeks cc jury..............................................35.00 
Subway cc jury.........................................................41.74 
Verizon Wireless phone.............................................66.53 
Laura Whelchel cc jury..............................................35.00 
James Wyatt cc jury..................................................35.00

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages..........................................2104.50 
Timothy Grubbs, wages....................................2288.00 
Anthony Krajewski..............................................50.00 
Rob Leaf, wages..............................................1848.00 
Kathy Natale, wages..........................................333.50 
Tom Neal, wages.............................................2716.50 
 Jerry Soule, wages..........................................2226.00 
Brian Streeks, wages........................................1932.00 
Laryl Taggart, wages........................................1940.63 
AFLAC, insurance.............................................208.26 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement.........1731.27 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance...................................53.64 
Banner County Bank, withholding.....................3479.85 
LegalShield..........................................................57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding............372.01

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Action Communications radio repair.....................83.61 
Centurylink phone..............................................154.65 
Dale's Tire & Retreading Inc tires and repair.........75.00 
Lois Dillinger gravel & borrow.........................2,520.00 
Fastenal Company signs.......................................79.64 
Floyd's Sales & Service repair parts.......................5.18 
Frank Implement Company repair parts...........2,321.01 
General Fund weed spraying..............................559.00 
Gregory's Lock Shop, LLC repairs......................43.00 
Heilbrun's repair parts........................................233.43 
High West Energy lights.......................................96.85 
Horizonwest, Inc. repair parts..............................92.63 
Houstons Motor Trucks trucks........................5,800.00 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies..........................50.47 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC shop supplies............1731.82 
MCI phone.........................................................10.47 
NMC Exchange LLC repair parts...................5,100.00 
Pack Rat Disposal garbage................................100.00 
Panhandle Coop Association lf fuel & diesel....7,537.56 
Powerplan machine repair..................................764.16 
Pro Graphics misc.............................................560.00 
SDSU-South Dakota LTAP dues, regis...............85.00 
Verizon Wireless phone.......................................33.27 
Wyrulec Co lights................................................26.47

ROAD EQUIPMENT SINKING FUND

Horizonwest, Inc. equip sinking.....................40,120.00 

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc misc....................................................66.60

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action concerning setting a date for flu vaccinations to be administered at the courthouse for county residents and employees – After discussion, Post made a motion to schedule the flu shot vaccinations on the date agreed upon by the county clerk and K-Mart Pharmacy,  with the date and time to be published in the Star Herald, posted on the county website, at the school, courthouse, and post office, and announced on KNEB radio. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

Post stated that he had attended the budget meeting for WNCC.

Item #1 - Discussion and possible action on a proposed pipeline route for Elk Petroleum, Inc. - Katherine Morgenstern - Katherine Morgenstern gave an update on the proposed route for the pipeline and requested that the commissioners consider allowing the pipeline to run under some county right of ways. After discussion, Gifford made a motion to allow Elk Petroleum to present supporting documents for the advancement of the pipeline using the county right of ways where needed. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the new mower is up and running and is working well with the larger tractor that was purchased. There was discussion on the size of blades that work best on the graders.

Item #3 – Budget Hearing – 10:00 a.m. - The chairman called the budget hearing to order at the hour of 10:07 a.m. The budget message was presented, and the budget was discussed.  The chairman called both hearings closed at 10:33 a.m.

Item #4 – Hearing to set Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than last year – The chairman called this hearing to order at 10:07 a.m. to be heard concurrently with the budget hearing.

Item #5 – Discussion and possible action to increase the 2014-2015 restricted funds revenues by an additional 1% – Gifford made a motion to increase the 2014-2015 restricted funds revenues by an additional 1%. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion and possible setting of 2014-2015 Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than the 2013-2014 Levy -  Post made a motion to set the 2014-2015 Banner County Tax Levy at .441251 which is different than the 2013-2014 Levy of .471559. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #7 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2014-2015 Banner County Budget – Post read the resolution into record and made a motion to adopt the Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2014-2015 Banner County Budget . Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

There was discussion on declaring the 922 CAT loader and the John Deere 2010 Back Hoe as surplus property.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that tax collections went well, and he has sent out reminder notices for personal property taxes that are still due. He also discussed unpaid severed mineral taxes.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the Clerk and the Clerk of the District Court Fee Reports. She reported that she is continuing to prepare for the General Election.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:19 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 7, 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

_________________________________

September 2, 2014

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 September 2, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 19, 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 29, 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 8:33 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Jim Zimmerman, Attorney.

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 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 19, 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

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 16, 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

_________________________________

September 2, 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 September 2, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 19, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the office of the County Clerk, 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 29, 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Chuck Karpf and Daniel Bennett with Panhandle Area Development District; Stan McKnight, Sheriff, and 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 by the door.

The agenda was examined and Post moved to approve. Second by Faden. 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 August 19, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

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

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins..................727.72 
Rojane M Barrett cc jury............................................5.60 
Elizabeth Brown cc jury............................................46.20 
Kristina Carey cc jury...............................................16.80 
Centurylink  cc phone.............................................501.76 
Daniel D Chesley cc jury..........................................17.92 
Debra Lynn Cochran  cc jury...................................20.16 
CoOportunity Health health ins..........................13,695.94 
CST Mechanical bldg. repair..................................774.54 
Sharon Denovellis cc jury.........................................31.36 
Alyssa Faden cc jury................................................11.20 
Ted Fletcher cc jury.................................................74.20 
Meri Gifford cc jury...................................................5.60 
Vicki Greathouse-Stone cc jury................................46.20 
Ken Hallberg cc jury................................................16.80 
Home Depot Credit Services bldg. repair.................43.43 
Margaret Hopkins cc jury..........................................7.84 
Paula Johnson cc jury..............................................19.04 
Kimball County Treasurer extension expenses.....1,749.58 
Rick W. Larson cc jury...........................................25.76 
Sarah Mason cc jury...............................................20.16 
McGowan, Nathaniel cc jury..................................40.60 
Richard Mcgowan mileage......................................70.56 
Menards bldg. repair..............................................31.96 
Midwest Radar & Equipment law equipment...........40.00 
MIPS Inc supplies..................................................66.80 
Shari Monsees cc jury.............................................35.00 
Jim Muhr cc jury.....................................................26.88 
Lesa Newell cc jury................................................20.16 
North Platte NRD water.........................................74.20 
Ivah Onstott cc jury................................................11.20 
Bryan Patrick cc jury..............................................16.80 
Kim Rogers cc jury................................................35.00 
Lana Sides cc jury..................................................35.00 
Staples Credit Plan supplies..................................133.57 
James Stauffer cc jury...............................................6.72 
Deidra Streeks cc jury............................................28.00 
Laura Whelchel cc jury...........................................25.76 
James Wyatt cc jury.................................................1.12

ROAD FUND

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins..........527.84 
Banner Capital Bank motor graders..............2,513.74 
Centurylink phone...........................................154.65 
CoOportunity Health health ins.....................6,687.02 
Home Depot Credit Services shop supplies.....669.32 
North Platte NRD water.................................180.32 
Staples Credit Plan office supplies.....................31.49

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 – Approval of applications for snow removal or surface grading – After review, Post made a motion to approve the applications for snow removal or surface grading. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #1 – Daniel Bennett – Update from Panhandle Area Development District – Daniel Bennett and Chuck Karpf from PADD discussed the benefits available to members of PADD.

Item #3 – Set date for budget hearing – Gifford made a motion to set the date for the budget hearing for September 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action concerning setting a date for flu vaccinations to be administered at the courthouse for county residents and employees – After discussion, the item was tabled.

Item #5 – Declare surplus equipment – Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented a list of equipment to be declared as surplus. Post made a motion to declare the items as surplus. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #6 – Set the price the county will pay for gravel – Faden made a motion to set the price paid for gravel at .50 per yard. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the new mower works very well, however it really needs a larger tractor. There was discussion on the possibility of renting a tractor for the remainder of the mowing season or purchasing one. Tom said he would look into renting one with the option to purchase.

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney stated that Kimball County had accepted bids for the public defender position, and he wondered if that would be something Banner County would want to do. After discussion, it was agreed that he would see if there is any interest from attorneys.

WEED DEPARTMENT 

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent reported that Scotts Bluff County is considering putting Scotch thistle on their noxious weed list and has it on the agenda for the commissioners’ meeting to be held this evening. He also stated that he has been distributing bindweed mites.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report and a list of added securities.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:51 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 16, 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

_________________________________

August 18, 2014

BANNER COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in special session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on August 18, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 5, 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 August 15, 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 10:11 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Pete Peterson.

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.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Budget Workshop – The budget was discussed.
Recessed: 12:35 p.m.
Resumed: 1:14 p.m.

Post made a motion to adjourn the special meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 2:57 p.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 19, 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

_________________________________

August 19, 2014

BANNER COUNTY
BOE

The Banner County Board of Equalization met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on August 19, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 5, 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 15, 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 8:32 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, 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 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 August 5, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS - None

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:34 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 2, 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

_________________________________

August 19, 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 August 19, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 5, 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 15, 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, 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 Post moved to approve. Second by Faden. 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 August 5, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Nebraska Association of County Officials informing of the availability of a “Local Jobs” button to be used on the county’s website.

Traffic Crash Facts 2013 Annual Report from the State of Nebraska

A letter from Centurylink serving notice that they wish to exercise the annual option to extend the current Amendment to Lease Agreement with the county.

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

AS Central Services – OCIO data processing.......117.80 
Banner County Court cc costs.................................34.00 
Election Systems & Software misc.........................180.00 
High West Energy lights.........................................602.03 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial.....................................41.05 
Menards bldg repair................................................55.97 
MIPS Inc. data processing.................................1,320.06 
Nebraska Crime Commission misc............................7.50 
Neopost USA Inc. postage...................................119.85 
Star-Herald publishing...........................................526.02 
Tri-State Binders misc...........................................769.00 
Verizon Wireless phone...........................................66.59 
Westco misc...........................................................51.34

ROAD FUND

Lois Dillinger gravel & borrow.................................90.00 
High West Energy lights.........................................100.97 
Gary Brent Johnson gravel.....................................333.00 
Mark Johnson gravel.............................................160.00 
NMC Exchange LLC repair parts....................35,572.97 
Panhandle COOP Association lf fuel & diesel.....6,106.66 
Star-Herald misc advert..........................................25.05 
Verizon Wireless phone..........................................33.30 
Wyrulec Co lights...................................................26.47

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc. misc...................................66.60 
Tri-State Binders misc.......................200.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Void check #01408049 – Gifford made a motion to void check # 01408049. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible approval of inventories - The inventory of the highway department was reviewed. Post made a motion to approve the Highway Superintendent’s Inventory. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action concerning sending a letter to Scotts Bluff County urging them to add Scotch Thistle to their noxious weed list – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to send a letter to Scotts Bluff County asking them to classify Scotch Thistle as a noxious weed. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Bob Post discussed how Panhandle Mental Health calculates the amount the county is billed.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the mower is in, and he presented information on three pickups he had looked at which are available for purchase. He also discussed the possibility of increasing the price the county pays per yard for gravel.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that tax payments should begin coming in over the next two weeks.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the Clerk and the Clerk of the District Court Fee Reports.

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 Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 2, 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

_________________________________

August 5, 2014

BANNER COUNTY
BOE

The Banner County Board of Equalization met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on August 5, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 1, 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 8:34 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times:  Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney, Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, and 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 by the door.

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

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for July 15, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, abstain.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

Item #1 – Tax List Correction – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a tax list correction which was needed due to an accelerated tax on a mobile home that was sold. Post made a motion to accept the tax list correction. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Receive Assessor’s Three Year Plan – Sharon presented the Assessor’s Three Year Plan for review.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 19, 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

_________________________________

August 5, 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 August 5, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 1, 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Genie Evans and Stan McKnight, Sheriff.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for July 15, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, abstain.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Groundskeeper evaluation – Gifford made a motion to go into executive session in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. At 8:48 a.m. executive session was called. Present for the executive session: Robert J. Gifford; John-Robert Faden; Robert Post, and Genie Evans.

Post made a motion to come out of executive session which was called in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

No action was taken.

9:06 a.m. – Meeting resumed.

Item #2 – Consider and adopt resolution determining final allocation of levy authority – Post made a motion a motion to adopt the resolution determining the final allocation of levy authority for Pleasant Hill Cemetery; Kirk Cemetery; Banner Rural Fire District General, and Banner Rural Fire District Sinking. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible approval of inventories – Gifford made a motion to approve the inventories as presented for the offices of the Clerk; Treasurer; Attorney; Assessor; Weed Superintendent;  Sheriff; County Court, and Real Estate. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on date for budget workshop – Post made a motion to set the date for the budget workshop for August 18th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #5 – Mower – opening and reading of sealed bids and possible action - Three sealed bids were received. The chairman opened the bids: 21st Century equipment, LLC - $48,900; NMC - $45,456.78, and Horizons West - $40,120. After discussion, Post made a motion to accept the bid from HorizonWest, Inc. of $40,120 for a new FLX-1510 Flex Arm and Mount and a new XH-1000 Cutter. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes: Faden, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion on a contract with Orion – There was discussion on the possibility of entering into a contract with Orion renewable Energy Group, LLC.

Item #7 – Discussion on a hydraulic study on CR 14 – After discussion, Post made a motion to proceed with a hydraulic study on CR 14 and CR 18. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

SHERIFF REPORT

Stan McKnight, Sheriff presented his quarterly report and indicated that there were no distress warrants to report.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the white 1994 pickup needs to be replaced. He stated that Rob is continuing to mow, and he would like to make him a permanent, full-time employee.

WEED DEPARTMENT

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent stated that there continues to be a huge problem with bindweed. He reported that on the east end of Buffalo Creek, there is a large amount of Scotch Thistle. He said it is not considered a noxious weed in Scotts Bluff County, so it makes it very difficult to control it in Banner County. He said he would like to see it added to the State’s Noxious Weed List.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report. He stated that the county had received $81,000 in Inheritance taxes last month. He also discussed the possibility of sharing a fiber optic line with the bank.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the Clerk and the Clerk of the District Court fee reports for June. She stated that she is beginning preparations for the General Election. She also reported that she had received notice from the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center that there will be an increase in the daily per diem rate for housing detainees beginning August 1st, 2014.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from the State of Nebraska – Dept. of Agriculture promoting the dairy industry.

Letter from the Secretary of State’s office regarding the county receiving a reimbursement to defray the cost of using the Auto Mark for the Primary Election.

Letter from Banner County School stating that Frenchman Valley COOP’s bid was accepted to supply LP gas to the school district and the other inter-local agencies for the period of September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.

CLAIMS

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

GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages....................................................1483.50 
Genie Evans, salary......................................................50.00 
Robert Gifford, salary.................................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary..........................................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary............................................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary.................................................3006.75 
Donna McGowan, wages..........................................1840.00 
McGowan, Richard, wages.......................................2258.33 
Stanley McKnight, salary..........................................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages................................................1817.00 
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.................2613.37 
Ameritas Vision, insurance..........................................215.20 
Banner County Bank, withholding.............................5180.65 
LegalShield................................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding....................592.67

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. hlth ins........................773.04 
Banner Capital Bank cars.......................................3,475.00 
Centurylink phone.....................................................503.31 
City Of Scottsbluff cd admin exp.............................1050.00 
CoOportunity Health health ins.............................13,695.94 
CST Mechanical bldg repair......................................204.18 
Frenchman Valley Coop propane..............................319.20 
Kimball County Treasurer expenses........................4,189.26 
Marshall & Swift supplies..........................................569.20 
MCI phone.................................................................49.53 
Stan McKnight Reimburse hlth..................................107.18 
Menards bldg repair....................................................72.91 
NACO dues.............................................................100.00 
Nebraska Total Office supplies.....................................3.98 
North Platte NRD water.............................................69.60 
Panhandle Assessors dues...........................................75.00 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel...............................873.63 
Region I Mental Hlth reg 1......................................2,494.00 
Region I OHD reg ohd............................................1,095.00 
Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center prisoner board........755.45 
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff dues...................................75.00 
Staples Credit Plan supplies.........................................27.27 
US Bank mileage.......................................................137.72 
USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services state contract......1,800.92 
James Zimmerman Reimburse- hlth..........................2,250.00

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages.......................................2116.00 
Timothy Grubbs, wages..................................2392.00 
Anthony Krajewski............................................50.00 
Rob Leaf, wages............................................2024.00 
Kathy Natale, wages........................................299.00 
Tom Neal, wages...........................................2716.50 
Jerry Soule, wages.........................................2438.00 
Brian Streeks, wages.....................................2116.00 
Laryl Taggart, wages.....................................2124.63 
AFLAC, insurance..........................................208.26 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement......1825.44 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance................................53.64 
Banner County Bank, withholding..................3701.98 
LegalShield.......................................................57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding.........403.66

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages. 

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. hlth ins..............561.64 
Banner Capital Bank motor graders..............2,513.74 
Centurylink phone...........................................154.62 
CoOportunity Health health ins.....................5,613.38 
Fastenal Company  shop supplies......................98.34 
Frenchman Valley Coop heating fuel................307.80 
General Fund weed spraying.........................2,652.00 
High West Energy lights...................................198.50 
Home Depot Credit Services road signs..........387.36 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies.......................22.76 
Inland Truck Parts & Service repair parts.....2,719.10 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC shop supplies...........717.05 
MCI phone........................................................7.88 
North Platte NRD water...................................36.48 
Powerplan machine repair............................2,257.85 
Sandberg Implement, Inc. repair parts...............55.16 
US Autoforce tires..........................................133.72

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:52 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in special session on August 18, 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

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July 15, 2014
BOE

BANNER COUNTY 
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Equalization met in special session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on July 15, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 1, 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 July 9, 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 1:01 p.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Delia Burchfield, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Greg Soule.

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

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

1. Certification by the assessor that a copy of the portion of the property record file which substantiates the calculation of the protest value is maintained in the assessor's office. –Sharon Sandberg, County Assessor certified to the board that any information that is in the property record cards and any information from the hearings are maintained in the assessor’s office and copies are available.

2. Protest Hearings

Robert Gifford, Chairman called the hearings to order at 1:03 p.m.

14-3 – Lazy Three J Ranch, Inc. 
On an aerial map, Delia Burchfield indicated an area that she believes should be classified as waste and stated that it isn’t feasible to fence it off so it is not useable for cattle.

14- 4 – Lazy Three J Ranch, Inc. 
Delia Burchfield stated that there is an area that is not useable because it is surrounded by CRP.

14-2 – McCoy Revocable Trust 
Protest was reviewed.

14-9 – Panhandle Horse Co., LLC 
Protest was reviewed.

14-10 – Kimberly and David Henson 
Protest was reviewed. 

14-5 thru 14-8 – Lover’s Leap Ranch, Inc. 
Greg Soule stated his opinion that land values should be determined more by income producing capability rather than by sales.

Robert Gifford, Chairman closed the hearings at 2:43 p.m.

3. Discussion and possible decisions on protest hearings –

14-1 – Willard and Edna E. Koehn

Assessor’s recommendation -   To lower the house value to $20,551; the outbuildings to $19,582, and to leave the land value at $61,554 for a total valuation of $101,687.

Gifford made a motion to accept the assessor’s recommendation because she had personally inspected the property and found that the house and outbuildings were overvalued. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

14-2 – McCoy Revocable Trust

Assessor’s recommendation -   Value remains the same.

Gifford made a motion that the value remains the same as recommended by the assessor because there was no evidence to change it because the increase in value was due to a change in the land use. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

14-3 – Lazy Three J Ranch, Inc.

Assessor’s recommendation -   To change the grass to waste and lower the value to $77,755.

Faden made a motion to change the value because of the terrain and because the ground is not useable. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford,yes; Faden, yes.

14-4 – Lazy Three J Ranch, Inc.

Assessor’s recommendation – To change the grass to waste and lower the value to $35,059. 
Gifford made a motion to leave the valuation the same, because with the evidence presented he still sees the land as being useable. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

14-5 thru 14-8 – Lover’s Leap Ranch, Inc.

Assessor’s recommendation – Leave the values the same.

Gifford made a motion to leave the values on 14-5; 14-6; 14-7, and 14-8 the same because income producing capability is not a valid reason to lower a valuation, and no other evidence was presented. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

14-9 – Panhandle Horse Co., LLC

Assessor’s recommendation – To leave the value the same.

Faden made a motion to leave the value the same because no evidence was produced to warrant a change. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

14-10 – Kimberly and David Henson

Assessor’s recommendation – Value remains the same.

Faden made a motion to accept the assessor’s recommendation and leave the value the same because no evidence was produced to warrant a change.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 3:17 p.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next regular meeting will be held in regular session on August 5, 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

 

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Special Year End Session

BANNER COUNTY 
COMMISSIONERS  PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in special end-of-the-year session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on June 26, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 17, 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 e-mailed to each board member on June 25, 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 8:35 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, 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 by the door.

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

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; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

GENERAL FUND

NIRMA gen liab ins     8,844.25 
Scotts Bluff County misc     200.00 
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff misc     1,755.00

ROAD FUND

Contractors Materials, Inc. supplies     1,596.05 
Fastenal Company shop tools     38.86 
Home Depot Credit Services shop supplies     37.71 
Nebraska Machinery Co. mach. rental     5,500.00 
NIRMA gen liab ins     26,532.75 
Jerry Soule reimburse     202.62 
Laryl Taggart reimburse     1,014.92

FAIR FUND

Banner County Fair Board expenses...........1,200.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Discussion and possible renewal of dental plan - Post made a motion to continue with the same dental plan. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent discussed an option available for a different mower and what the cost would be.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the advertising list for 2011 unpaid taxes. He said that, by statute, in October the county will have to pay any that remain unpaid.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:17 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next regular meeting will be held in regular session on July 1, 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

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June 17, 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 June 17, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 3, 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 June 12, 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Stan McKnight, Sheriff, 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 Post moved to approve. Second by Faden. 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 June 3, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Investment report from Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System

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

AS Central Services - OCIO data processing........117.80 
Ballew Covalt Hazen PC, LLO misc......................965.00 
Banner County Court office supplies........................53.26 
Centurylink phone.................................................503.81 
Crop Production Services chemical.......................425.50 
Culligan water........................................................24.25 
High West Energy lights........................................420.58 
Lori Hostetler bldg repair........................................38.40 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial....................................79.19 
Midwest Connect postage......................................49.00 
Mips Inc data processing...................................1,245.20 
NACO dues........................................................883.00 
North Platte NRD water........................................35.10 
Off Broadway Office Supply supplies.......................3.00 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel.........................797.09 
William C Peters ct appt counsel..........................296.25 
Postmaster dues...................................................222.00 
Star-Herald publishing..........................................321.39 
Tri-State Binders misc..........................................201.00 
Verizon Wireless phone.........................................66.66

ROAD FUND

Centurylink phone................................................154.30 
Country Printer office supplies..............................122.00 
Fastenal Company signs.........................................78.58 
Heilbrun's repair parts............................................46.41 
High West Energy lights.......................................254.63 
Home Depot Credit Services shop supplies............99.00 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies............................28.45 
Inland Truck Parts & Service repair parts..........5,289.50 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC shop supplies................886.19 
Newman Traffic Signs signs...............................1,183.60 
NMC Exchange LLC  repair parts....................2,116.55 
Pack Rat Disposal garbage..................................100.00 
Panhandle Coop Association lf fuel & diesel......6,330.62 
Postmaster dues.....................................................50.00 
US Autoforce tires...............................................169.38 
Verizon Wireless phone..........................................33.33 
Western Pathology Consultant Inc. drug test...........40.50 
Wyrulec Co lights...................................................26.82

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

Mips Inc misc........................................................62.70 
Tri-State Binders misc.......................................1,000.00

MUSEUM FUND

Banner County Museum Board misc..................9,000.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Review and possible approval of Resolution for the Deed of Conservation Easement, Transfer, and Release between Melvin G. Knaub Farms, Inc. and North Platte NRD – Tina Kurtz with the North Platte Natural Resources District presented the resolution. Post made a motion to approve the Resolution for the Deed of Conservation Easement, Transfer, and Release between Melvin G. Knaub Farms, Inc. and North Platte NRD. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Review and possible approval of Resolution for the Amended Deed of Conservation Easement, Transfer, and Release between Melvin G. Knaub Farms, Inc. and North Platte NRD – Post made a motion to approve the Resolution for the Amended Deed of Conservation Easement, Transfer, and Release between Melvin G. Knaub Farms, Inc. and North Platte NRD. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – Larry Burbach – Discussion and possible action on lease agreement with NMC for multi-terrain loader (MTL) - Post made a motion to enter into the lease agreement with NMC for the MTL and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #4 – Set date for End-of-Year meeting – Gifford made a motion to set the End-of-Year meeting for Thursday, June 26th at 8:30 a.m. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #5 – Discussion and action on budget preparation agreement with Harold L. “Pete” Peterson – Post made a motion to approve the agreement for budget preparation with “Pete” Peterson. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion and possible renewal of dental plan – The item was tabled.

Item #7 – Review and possible action on changes to the county ordinance regarding dogs  – The item was tabled.

REPORTS

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney presented the Subgrant Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Banner County Attorney for the commissioners to review and sign. He reported that there will be a hearing to set a new date for the jury trial which had been postponed.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the Clerk and the Clerk of the District Court fee reports. She also presented the Subgrant Agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services and the Banner County Clerk of the District Court for the commissioners to review and sign.

WEED DEPARTMENT

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent reported that the weeds have really taken off. There was discussion on a problem with a landowner not controlling weeds on their land.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he hoped to get the pay loader back next week. He stated that he had attended a conference in North Platte. There was also discussion regarding an e-mail that was received. In the e-mail, a landowner expressed his dissatisfaction with certain roads in the county

SHERIFF REPORT

Stan McKnight, Sheriff reported that the Cattlemen’s Ball went very well.

TREASURER REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the Pledged Collateral report for the treasurer.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:38 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in special session on June 26, 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

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July 15, 2014

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 5, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 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 e-mailed to each board member on August 1, 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 8:34 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times:  Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney, Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, and 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 by the door.

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

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for July 15, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, abstain.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

Item #1 – Tax List Correction – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a tax list correction which was needed due to an accelerated tax on a mobile home that was sold. Post made a motion to accept the tax list correction. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Receive Assessor’s Three Year Plan – Sharon presented the Assessor’s Three Year Plan for review.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 19, 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

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July 1, 2014

Special Session

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 July 1, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 17, 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 e-mailed to each board member on June 29, 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 8:37 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times:  Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent and 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; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for June 17, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1. Assessment roll corrections – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented corrections needed. Post made a motion to approve the assessment roll corrections. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Sharon gave a summary of the valuation protests that have been filed. She also presented a spreadsheet showing the history of levies from 1985 to the present.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 15, 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

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July 1, 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 July 1, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 17, 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 e-mailed to each board member on June 29, 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 8:37 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times:  Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent and 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; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for June 17, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1. Assessment roll corrections – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented corrections needed. Post made a motion to approve the assessment roll corrections. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Sharon gave a summary of the valuation protests that have been filed. She also presented a spreadsheet showing the history of levies from 1985 to the present.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 15, 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

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July 1, 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 July 1, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 17, 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 June 29, 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 8:47 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Matt Anderson, Wildlife Specialist.

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

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for June 17, 2014 and June 26, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Copy of Nebraska Department of Agriculture inspection report documenting uncontrolled noxious weed infestations.

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

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp. health ins....755.28 
coOportunity Health health ins....13,695.94 
Culligan water...................................24.25 
Holiday Inn-Lincoln lodging.............178.00 
MCI phone.......................................51.26 
Stan McKnight misc............................9.72 
Menards misc....................................35.93 
North Platte NRD water....................39.70 
Staples Credit Plan supplies.............122.14 
US Bank misc...................................12.00

ROAD FUND

Ameritas Life Ins. Corp. health ins................375.88 
Contractors Materials, Inc. shop supplies.....424.19 
coOportunity Health health ins...................5,613.38 
Jay D Dove mileage.......................................14.13 
MCI phone.....................................................5.45 
Menards shop supplies..................................16.94 
North Platte NRD water................................33.26 
Quality Inn & Suites lodging.........................210.00 
Sandberg Implement, Inc. repair parts..........323.67 
US Bank meals..............................................36.10 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Matt Anderson – Wildlife Specialist – Discussion and possible renewal of contract – Matt Anderson presented the yearly summary of activity and the proposed agreement between Banner County and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/ Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/ Wildlife Services (APHIS-WS) for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  Post made a motion to enter into the agreement with the USDA for Wildlife Services. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #2 – Review and possible action on changes to the county ordinance regarding dogs -  Post made a motion to adopt the resolution regarding dogs running at large, which will replace the previous policy that has been in place. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

WEED DEPARTMENT

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent stated that he had sprayed town. He reported that there is a lot of bindweed in the county. He also said that out of the seven notices sent out, all but one landowner has addressed the weed problem. There was also discussion on how weed calls are handled when they come in.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the pay loader has been repaired. He stated that he has one employee mowing ditches, and there was discussion on the best way to address problems with roads that have reoccurring washouts. 

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that Kathy Natale had attended the Treasurers’ Workshop in Lincoln. He said he would be completing a Letter of Certification for the Highway Buyback Funds which have been received by the county. He confirmed that a fund transfer was not needed for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. He also stated that his office would handle the weed calls according to the wishes of the commissioners. 

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the end-of-the year went well, and the clerk’s and treasurer’s figures balance. She stated that the jury trial that was postponed has been rescheduled for August 19th.

No other reports.

Items discussed not on the agenda: 
How weed department calls are handled.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:10 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on July 15, 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

_________________________________

June 3, 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 June 3, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 20, 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 30, 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 8:32 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, 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 Post moved to approve as presented. Second by Faden.  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 May 20, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a spreadsheet which showed the change in real property values for each county in Nebraska. She pointed out that only six counties had a lower percentage of increase than Banner County.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1. Set dates(s) for BOE protest hearings - Gifford made a motion to set the BOE protest hearings for July 1st and July 15th at 1:00 p.m. and on July 8th   at 8:30 a.m. for oil and gas protests if needed. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:46 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 17, 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

_________________________________

June 3, 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 June 3, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 20, 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 30, 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 8:48 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Art Olsen.

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 Post. 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 May 20, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

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..........................................1432.44 
Genie Evans, salary..........................................250.00 
Robert Gifford, salary......................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary...............................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary.................................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary......................................3006.75 
Donna McGowan, wages...............................1581.25 
McGowan, Richard, wages............................2258.33 
Stanley McKnight, salary................................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages......................................1794.00 
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........2575.92 
Ameritas Vision, insurance.................................215.20 
Banner County Bank, withholding....................5097.50 
LegalShield.......................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding...........580.87

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

ABSOLUTE SOLUTIONS radio equip....................................25.49 
AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP. health ins................755.28 
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD health ins...........................15,193.08 
COUNTY ASSESSORS' ASS'N. /NEBRASKA dues............100.00 
LISA CROSS reimburse-health.............................................1,853.93 
KIMBALL COUNTY TREASURER extension expenses......1,942.48 
MCI phone................................................................................54.31 
STAN MCKNIGHT reimburse - health....................................182.80 
NEBRASKA AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCTS audit.........11,505.67 
PANHANDLE ASSESSORS dues............................................50.00 
STAPLES CREDIT PLAN supplies.........................................275.48 
LEONARD G TABOR, ATTY ct appt counsel........................274.50 
ZIMMERMAN LAW FIRM PC, LLO travel...........................812.50

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages.....................................2024.00 
Timothy Grubbs, wages................................2288.00 
Anthony Krajewski..........................................50.00 
Rob Leaf, wages..........................................1952.50 
Kathy Natale, wages......................................230.00 
Tom Neal, wages.........................................2842.50 
Jerry Soule, wages.......................................2332.00 
Brian Streeks, wages...................................2058.50 
Laryl Taggart, wages...................................2041.25 
AFLAC, insurance........................................208.26 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement....1773.98 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance..............................53.64 
Banner County Bank, withholding................3581.15 
LegalShield.....................................................57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding.......388.73

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages. 

AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP. health ins........375.88 
BAKER & ASSOCIATES admin salary............................50.00 
BANNER CAPITAL BANK motor graders.................2,513.74 
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD health ins.....................8,356.76 
MCI phone..........................................................................3.23 
NORTH PLATTE NRD water...........................................34.64 
JERRY SOULE reimburse-health..................................2,250.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 – Review and approval of revisions to personnel policy – Sharon Sandberg presented a copy of the changes that were recommended by the Personnel Policy Committee up to this point. After review and discussion, Post made a motion to approve the proposed changes to the personnel policy as presented through page 76. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Consider and adopt resolution for 40 MPH signs for the road to the Cattlemen’s Ball site – After review of the resolution, Faden made a motion to adopt the resolution for 40 MPH signs on County Road 6. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #4 – Review and possible action on changes to the county ordinance regarding dogs  – The item was tabled.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

It was reported that Emergency Management manager will be retiring in October.

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that the spring meeting was interesting, but a lot of what was covered did not apply to Banner County.

Item #1 – Pat Mooney – Discussion and action on the haying of Stegall Road - Pat Mooney stated that he would like to mow the Stegall Road. Gifford made a motion to allow Pat Mooney to hay the Stegall Road. Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the repairs to the loader have begun. He stated that he had applied for a grant for a bridge delineator and object marker. He also said that they have been preparing Road 6 for the Cattlemen’s Ball, and five employees had attended a road grader course.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that Kathy Natale will be attending the Treasurers’ Summer Workshop.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the NIRMA billing statement indicating the renewal rates for next year and said she had also received a budget agreement from Pete Peterson.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:56 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 17, 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 20, 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 20, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 6, 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 18, 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 8:37 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent and Dick McGowan, Weed 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 Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Sharon Sandberg, Assessor indicated a correction was needed. Post moved to approve the minutes for May 6, 2014 with a correction reading " the legislature has increased the maximum income to qualify for a Homestead Exemption by $6000” and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1. Assessment Roll corrections - Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the corrections needed. Faden made a motion to approve the corrections to the Assessment Roll. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:47 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 3, 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 20, 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 20, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the May 6, 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 18, 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 8:48 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Stan McKnight, Sheriff, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Larry Burbach.

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 Post. 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 May 6, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Gifford 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

AS CENTRAL SERVICES - OCIO data processing......................117.80
BANNER COUNTY COURT cc costs............................................34.00
CENTURYLINK phone.................................................................515.44
CITY OF SCOTTSBLUFF misc.....................................................200.00
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE misc..............................2,574.45
SHERRY K GIFFORD receiving board...........................................135.10
HIGH WEST ENERGY lights..........................................................404.03
MARGARET HOPKINS janitorial.....................................................12.81
KATHRYN A MALM receiving board.............................................163.96
SHARON MCKNIGHT receiving board..........................................124.00
MENARDS bldg repair......................................................................87.23
MIPS INC data processing............................................................1,245.20
NE ASSOC OF COUNTY TREASURERS dues,  regis...................125.00
NEOPOST USA INC postage..........................................................119.85
RETA F PAHL receiving board.........................................................139.54
REDFIELD & COMPANY INC supplies.........................................393.04
SCOTTS BLUFF CO DETENT. CENTER prisoner board............2,520.00
SCOTTS BLUFF CO COMMUNICATIONS sheriffs contract.....1,200.00
STAR-HERALD publishing............................................................1,664.17
TOTALFUNDS BY HASLER postage.............................................300.00
VERIZON WIRELESS phone............................................................66.66
GLADYS L. WYATT receiving board..................................................8.83

ROAD FUND

CENTURYLINK phone........................................................154.30
GROSKOPF MANUFACTURING culverts.........................564.30
HIGH WEST ENERGY lights................................................367.66
HOLIDAY INN LINCOLN SOUTHWEST lodging..............008.00
NMC EXCHANGE LLC repair parts.....................................169.25
PANHANDLE COOP ASSOCIATION lf fuel & diesel......6,926.55
STAR-HERALD misc-advertis...............................................270.86
VERIZON WIRELESS phone..................................................33.33
WYRULEC CO lights...............................................................26.47

PRESERVATION AND MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS INC misc........................................................................62.70

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 - Appointment of County Highway Superintendent and Assistant County Highway Superintendent – It was reported that Tom Neal has received his Class A  License. Post made a motion to appoint Tom Neal as County Highway Superintendent and Toney Krajewski as Assistant County Highway Superintendent. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action on estimates for the installation of panic bars on the back doors of the courthouse – Post made a motion to approve Thompson Glass to install the panic bars on the back doors of the courthouse. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and action on county health insurance  – After review and discussion, Gifford made a motion to select the Co-Oportunity Platinum policy; if smoking cessation courses are not taken, the employee will pay the difference in premium; with no self-funding of deductibles by the county. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #1 - Larry Burbach- Discussion and possible action on lease agreement with NMC for multi-terrain loader (MTL) - Larry Burbach with NMC stated that a new lease agreement will be the same except the payment will be $5,500 instead of $4,750. After discussion, Post made a motion to have the paperwork prepared for the lease agreement for the multi-terrain loader. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #5 - Review and possible action on changes to the county ordinance regarding dogs - The county attorney and sheriff presented proposed changes to the current county ordinance regarding dogs. After discussion, it was agreed that the county attorney will bring a revised ordinance to be reviewed at the next meeting.

Item #6 - Discussion of employees understanding and following directions pertaining to drag ridges and pulling shoulders - There was discussion and clarification of what is expected by the commissioners.

Item #7 - Discussion of combining road and weed superintendent positions - There was discussion on the clarification of the responsibilities of the two positions.

Item #8 - Approval of agreement with Traffic Safety Plus to administer Banner County Diversion Program and authorization for the county attorney to sign agreement - Faden made a motion to authorize the county attorney to sign the agreement with Traffic Safety Plus to administer the Banner County Diversion Program. Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that he would be attending a two day spring training in Kearney. He also stated that there is going to be a jury trial in county court on June 12th.

SHERIFF REPORT

Stan McKnight, Sheriff reported that there is a growing number of problems with dogs in the county.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the repairs to the loader have not begun yet, and they had to get a remanufactured transmission for the red truck. He stated that the road employees will be attending a 2 day maintainer class on May 28th and 29th. He also reported that he had ordered the "miles per hour" signs for the Cattlemen's Ball road.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he had received information from NPAIT, and he continues to feel it would not be beneficial for the county to invest with them.

WEED REPORT

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent gave his report on the conditions throughout the county. He stated that he had purchased enough chemical for the summer and will be sending out notices for Canada Thistle.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She said that the election went very well, and Banner County was in the top five in the state for turnout at 61%. She also said that the county was randomly selected to conduct a Manual Audit of Ballots which has to be completed by July 1st.

No other reports.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:23 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on June 3, 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

_________________________________

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

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April 15 , 2014

BANNER COUNTY 
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 April 15, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 1, 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 April 11, 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 8:32 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, 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 Post.  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 1, 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 presented a copy of the Reports and Opinions from the Department of Property Assessment and Taxation. She said that Ruth Sorensen, Property Tax Administrator did not make any recommendations to the Tax Equalization and Review Committee.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:41 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 6, 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

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April 15, 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 April 15, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the April 1, 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 April 11, 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 8:48 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Bryan Barrett, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Marie Parker, and Stan McKnight, Sheriff.

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 Faden. 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 1, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Information on seminar: What you need to know about public records and open meetings in Nebraska.

Annual Report from University of Nebraska – Kimball/ Banner Extension

Letter from the National Association of Counties regarding the benefits of membership and the dues required.

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Post moved that the claims be approved, and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds with the exception of the claim to Laryl Taggart which was made in error. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

GENERAL FUND

John Brehm, salary.................................................125.00 
Lisa Cross, wages................................................1357.19 
Robert Gifford, salary.............................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary......................................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary........................................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary.............................................3006.75 
Donna McGowan, wages......................................1719.25 
Stanley McKnight, salary.......................................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages.............................................1621.50 
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..............2323.59 
Ameritas Vision, insurance.......................................190.52 
Banner County Bank, withholding..........................4555.86 
LegalShield.............................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding.................524.92

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

AS Central Services – OCIO data processing.........117.80 
Banner County Court cc costs..................................34.00 
Centurylink phone...................................................507.41 
Comfort Inn lodging................................................154.00 
Dugan Business Forms misc......................................25.63 
Election Systems & Software misc...........................229.90 
GIS Workshop GIS..................................................77.50 
High West Energy lights...........................................406.07 
Honey Wagon Express bldg repair...........................100.00 
Margaret Hopkins janitorial........................................24.24 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial........................................41.05 
Mid American Research Chem Co janitoria.l.............188.60 
MIPS Inc data processing.....................................1,245.20 
Monument Car Wash misc...........................................6.34 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel..............................244.11 
William C Peters ct appt counsel............................4,612.59 
Star-Herald publishing..............................................550.47 
Verizon Wireless phone..............................................66.63 

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages................................................1966.50 
Timothy Grubbs, wages..........................................2213.25 
Anthony Krajewski.....................................................50.00 
McGowan, Richard, wages.....................................2203.50 
Kathy Natale, wages................................................310.50 
Tom Neal, wages....................................................2779.50 
Jerry Soule, wages..................................................2226.00 
Brian Streeks, wages..............................................1949.25 
Laryl Taggart, wages..............................................1915.32 
AFLAC, insurance...................................................208.26 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement...............1750.94 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance.........................................78.32 
Banner County Bank, withholding...........................3524.46 
Ideal Linen Supply, clothing..........................................9.00 
LegalShield................................................................57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding..................376.39

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages. 

B & C Steel Corporation steel……………………....95.98 
Centurylink phone………………………….............154.30 
Contractors Materials, Inc. reflectors/signs……........458.95 
Dale's Tire & Retreading Inc tires & tire repair...…3,743.74 
Lois Dillinger gravel & borrow……………………..100.00 
Jay D Dove electricity……………………………….25.96 
Mark Faden gravel…………………………………...6.25 
Fastenal Company repairs…………….….…….…..222.40 
Groskopf Manufacturing culverts…...………………701.00 
High West Energy lights…………………………....305.43 
Karyn K Holt-Olsen gravel………………………...450.00 
Honey Wagon Express repair labor………….……..350.00 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies…………….……..179.60 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC shop supplies…………….684.46 
Menards shop supplies………………………………56.93 
Thomas M. Neal electricity………………………......25.96 
NMC Exchange LLC repair parts……………..….4,607.33 
Northwest Pipe Fittings Inc shop supplies...…….....1,268.53 
Panhandle Concrete Products Inc bldg repairs….....1,185.00 
Panhandle Cooperative Assoc LF fuel & dies..........4,994.10 
Powerplan machine repair..............................................3.84 
Jerry Soule electricity...................................................25.96 
Brian Streeks electricity...............................................25.96 
Verizon Wireless phone……………………………...33.31 
Wyrulec Co lights………………………………........26.47 
Total……………………………………………19,757.42

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc misc……………………………………………………….62.70

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Request for approval of Special Designated Liquor Licenses for the Cattlemen’s Ball – Bryan Barrett – Bryan Barrett, Chairperson of the Wine Tasting for the 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska presented five requests for Special Designated Liquor Licenses for the Cattlemen’s Ball to be held on June 6th and 7th. Post made a motion to approve the applications made by 17 Ranch Winery, LTD; McFarland Family Farms; Sage Hill Vineyard, LLC; Prairie Creek Vineyards, and Feather River Vineyard, LLC. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action on Comprehensive Juvenile Services – Marie Parker – Marie Parker stated that the Juvenile Justice System is working on a plan involving eleven panhandle counties, and the commissioners should be receiving information on the plan soon.

Item #3 – Review and possible approval of tax refund to be issued due to a clerical error – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor explained that 13 acres had been taxed in error. Faden made a motion to approve the tax refund due to a clerical error. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on the installation of panic bars on the back doors of the courthouse – It was decided that estimates are needed. The item was tabled.

REPORTS

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney stated that he had received a letter from the State Auditor and needs to respond.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they have begun cleaning the culverts on the west end of the county. He said that he is looking into the possibility of getting a grant for bridge and culvert markers and is also planning on making some repairs to the courthouse parking lot.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the Pledged Collateral report and stated that tax payments have started coming in.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported that she had received the Special Designated Liquor License for the Cattlemen’s Ball from the Nebraska Liquor Commission.

SHERIFF REPORT

Stan McKnight, Sheriff presented his quarterly fee report. He also expressed his opinion that in addition to the panic bars, he believes that buzzers which are activated whenever the doors are opened are needed on the back doors of the courthouse.

No other reports.

Items discussed that were not on agenda:

Chairman Gifford was pleased with how the exit interview went with the state auditors, and the officials have received a copy of the draft of the audit report.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:59 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on May 6, 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

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April 01, 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 April 1, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the March 18, 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 March 28, 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 8:32 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent and Toney Krajewski, 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 Post moved to approve as presented. Second by Faden.  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 March 18, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS - None

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a list of panhandle land values. She also discussed that the Department of Property Assessment and Taxation has appointed liaisons from around the state to serve on a peer group that reviews land values. This group may make recommendations that a county’s land values need to be changed. She stated that there are several assessors who do not agree with the procedure and are going to hold a meeting to discuss the situation.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:46 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on April 15, 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

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April  01 , 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 April 1, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the March 18, 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 March 28, 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 8:49 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Toney Krajewski, Highway Superintendent; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer and Stan McKnight, Sheriff.

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 Post. 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 March 18, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from the state auditor informing of the upcoming audit

Letter from Dennis Vodicka, Structural Bridge Designer/Bridge Inspector requesting that counties use his services

Letter from Merrick Foundation regarding a project in which a county may have a painting done which will be part of a display for the Nebraska Sesquicentennial in 2017. Cost for the painting will range from $3000 to $5000, and the completed painting will be for permanent display and ownership in Banner County except during the year of 2017. Agencies or individuals interested in helping fund the project should contact the Banner county clerk.

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

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. hlth ins: $701.08
Banner Capital Bank cars: $3475.00
Blue Cross Blue Shield health ins:  $13864.11
Lisa Cross reimburse: $236.31
Culligan water: $19.40
Frenchman Valley Coop propane: $399.00
MCI phone: $46.62
Stan McKnight reimburse: $231.83
NE District Court Clerk's Assoc dues: $25.00
North Platte NRD water: $32.80
Robert A Post reimburse: $148.43
Poster Compliance Center supplies: $79.00
Span Publishing, Inc misc: $144.00
Staples Credit Plan supplies: $76.47
Monty A. Stoddard reimburse: $840.42
Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO rent: $4416.32

ROAD FUND

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins: $430.08
Baker & Associates admin salary: $50.00
Banner Capital Bank motor graders: $2513.74
Blue Cross Blue Shield health ins: $9685.73
Frenchman Valley Coop heating fuel: $741.00
Karyn K Holt-Olsen gravel: $205.00
Home Depot Credit Services shop supplies: $425.73
Roger Lee McGowan II gravel & hardpan: $10.00
MCI phone: $4.84
NE Assn Of County Hwy Supt dues, regist.: $160.00
North Platte NRD water: $35.56
Staples Credit Plan shop supplies: $20.39

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Review and approval of county Machine hire rates – After reviewing, Post made a motion to approve the county machine hire rates with the change of 18 ft. beams to 20 ft. beams. The rates:

20 ft. Beams - $1250.00 per pair
Cattle Guard cleanout - $250.00 per gate
Caterpillar - $100.00 per hour
Motor Grader - $80.00 per hour
Big Loader - $100.00 per hour
Backhoe - $50.00 per hour
Water Truck- $75.00 per hour plus water
Gravel- at the pit - .25 per yard
Hardpan/Dirt - .10 per yard
Mileage - $2.50 per mile each way

If any material is needed immediately, the mileage charge will be $2.50 per mile each way. If the request can be delayed, and the county truck is returning to the shop along or near the same route the material is needed, then the landowner may only be charged for mileage one way.

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

REPORTS

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reviewed the road complaints call log. He stated that he had attended a two week bridge inspection class which was very informative. He reported that the shop’s septic tank and drain field had to be replaced, and the road employees did all of the work. He said this saved money for the county as opposed to hiring someone to do the work. He also stated that the High Risk Rural Road Sign Grant has been approved. He then discussed the possibility of hiring another equipment operator. After discussion, the commissioners agreed that the position should be advertised. There was also discussion that, due to the nature of their work, only the Highway and Weed Superintendents will be allowed to drive a county vehicle to and from home on a daily basis.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the state audit is underway. She said she had received an estimate for the courthouse roof, and it will cost between $30,000 and $45,000 for a new roof. She stated that the ballots for the Primary Election have been received.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:52 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on April 15, 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