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