November 1, 2016

 

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 1, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 18, 2016 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, and at the clerk’s office and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the County Clerk and is made a part of the proceedings by reference.

The agenda for the meeting was kept current and was available during the regular business hours at the office of the County Clerk.  A copy was emailed to each board member on October 28, 2016.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The Chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:36 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

The Chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the meeting room wall and that paper copies are available on the table in the corner of the room.

The agenda was examined, and 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 October 18, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None


Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:38 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 15, 2016 or at the call of the clerk.  A full agenda of the matters to be considered at such date and time is kept continually current and is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Banner County Clerk in the Courthouse in Harrisburg.

      BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
      BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA

 


 

BANNER COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on November 1, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 18, 2016 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the County Clerk and is made a part of the proceedings by reference.

The agenda for the meeting was kept current and was available during the regular business hours at the office of the County Clerk.  A copy was emailed to each board member on October 28, 2016.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:47 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Member Robert Post and Don Wilson.

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

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

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for October 18, 2016 and October 26, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Audit report from Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO)

Letter from NACO regarding election procedures for the annual convention

Letter from C & R Motors, Inc. praising the road department for the good condition of the county
roads

Letter from Terry Jessen requesting that the county issue separate billings for the WNCC and
ESU 13 taxes.

CLAIMS

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

                                                                                   

                                                                                    GENERAL FUND

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 885.24; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 13,719.71; City Of Scottsbluff, cd adm exp - 1,050.00; Culligan, water - 30.00; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 175.00; Election Systems & Software, ES & S - 2,564.86; Hampton Inn York, lodging - 89.00; Hullinger Glass & Lock, bldg repair - 153.75; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 48.00; Kimball County Treasurer, expenses - 549.78; MCI, phone - 54.86; NACO, dues & regis - 50.00; National Association Of Counties, dues - 450.00; North Platte NRD, water - 40.10; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 363.68; US Bank, Fuel - 224.83; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, travel - 1,278.62

                                                                                                          
                                                                                      ROAD FUND

Road: Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 610.96; Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Lodging - 171.98; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 8,476.78; Fuel Management Solutions, Inc, repair - 681.76; Home Depot Credit Services, shop supplies - 17.91; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy supt – cons. - 50.00; MCI, phone - 2.92; North Platte NRD, water - 35.10; US Bank, mileage - 244.49; 21st Century Equipment, LLC, supplies - 453.27

 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Audit exit conference – Don Wilson – Don Wilson reported the findings of the audit he performed. He said that he is going to recommend that the Museum and Fair Fund checking accounts be closed.

Item #2 – Signing of Management Representation Letter for audit – The letter was signed.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible action on unpaid taxes - Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that nearly all unpaid taxes are on severed minerals. Monty asked the board if he should put them on the county tax sale. Post made a motion that the unpaid taxes will not be placed on the county tax sale. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #4 - Discussion and possible action on lease with CenturyLink – Tabled.

Item #5 – Discussion and possible action on changing highway superintendent position from salaried to hourly – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to set the hourly wage of the highway superintendent position to $17.50 beginning on November 1st, with a beginning balance for Tom Neal of 200 hours of sick leave and 96 hours of accumulated vacation time. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

 REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Bob Post reported that the Office of Aging’s audit had findings with the paying of employees.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the Local Road Conference was good. He said they are doing work on Road 34, and the Air Force has started graveling again.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he has sent out notices of unpaid taxes, and all but one have been answered. He said he has begun the tax payment process. He also reported that he attended a legislative conference and also a financial meeting for county officials.

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

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that early voting is going well. She said that the Secretary of State’s Office is expecting a record turnout for this election.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:33 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 1, 2016 or at the call of the clerk.  A full agenda of the matters to be considered at such date and time is kept continually current and is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Banner County Clerk in the Courthouse in Harrisburg.


     BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
     BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA