The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on November 15, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 1, 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 November 10, 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 8:45 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; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Carl Gilbert, Surveyor.
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. Post moved to approve the minutes for November 1, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified: Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.
Letter from High West Energy informing that they are in the process of creating a Hazard Mitigation
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.
Lisa Cross,wages - 1,608.00; Robert Gifford, salary - 680.00; John-Robert Faden,
salary - 680.00; Carl Gilbert, salary - 85.00; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00;
Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,128.00; Bernice Huffman, wages - 1,430.00; Stanley McKnight,
salary - 3,367.33; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,750.00; Robert Post, salary - 680.00;
Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,128.00; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,079.50; AFLAC, insurance -
479.37; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,391.02; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 149.61;
Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 2,759.44; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,481.51;
Legalshield, insurance - 188.35; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 532.04
**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages
Baker & Associates, labor - 4,982.16; CenturyLink, phone - 542.11; Erika Cochran, receiving board - 188.72; Dale's Tire & Retreading Inc., Tires - 523.08; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; Fairfield Inn & Suites, Lodging - 92.23; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins. - 15.00; High West Energy, Lights - 482.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney, Lodging - 199.90; Margaret Hopkins, bldg repair - 4.00; International Assoc. Of Assessing, Dues - 175.00; Ideal Linen Supply, Janitorial - 47.66; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, car repair - 59.88; Michelle Lissolo, receiving board - 146.82; Kathryn A Malm, receiving board - 190.88; Stan McKnight, Supplies - 9.60; MIPS Inc., data processing - 1,349.95; NACO, dues & regis. - 750.00; Neopost USA Inc., Postage - 132.17; RetaPahl, receiving board - 169.28; Panhandle Cooperative Assoc., fuel - 109.07; Harold Pete" Peterson", budget - 1,400.00; Star-Herald, publishing - 1,213.98; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.85; Gladys L. Wyatt, Canvassing - 14.79
Jay Dove, wages - 2,052.00; James Evans, wages - 2,016.00; Jordan Golden, wages - 1,986.00;
Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,352.00; Robert Leaf, wages - 2,016.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 350.00;
Tom Neal, salary - 2,779.50; George Streeks, wages - 1,926.25; Laryl Taggart, salary - 2,016.00;
AFLAC, insurance - 370.11; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 1,968.06; Ameritas Vision, insurance -
62.36; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 1,800.00; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,070.02;
Legalshield, insurance - 115.60; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 449.15
**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages
Baker & Associates, asst hwy supt - 150.00; Ron Bright, gravel - 290.00; Centurylink, phone - 166.80; Darnall Ranch Inc., gravel - 300.00; Diffendaffer-Sandberg Family Trust, gravel - 320.00; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins. - 5.00; Heilbrun's, shop supplies - 286.28; High West Energy, lights - 184.00; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts - 390.30; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 24.15; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 631.47; Menards, shop supplies - 55.97; NACO, dues - 125.00; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 196.75; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 4,738.69; Panhandle Coop Association, grease & oil, 6,233.34; Star-Herald, printing - 22.20; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.85; Wyrulec Co., lights - 26.12
PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND
MIPS Inc., misc. - 78.99
MUSEUM BOARD FUND
North Platte NRD, water - 255.75; The Peetz Farmers COOP Co., heating fuel, 51.25
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
Item #1 – Discussion of response to audit findings – There was discussion of closing out the checking accounts of the Museum Board and Fair Funds and having all claims go through the county board. A response letter will be drafted and sent to the auditor.
Item #2 - Discussion and possible action on lease with CenturyLink – Tabled.
Bob Post reported that the Office of Aging and the auditor have come to an understanding regarding the issue found with the paying of some of its employees.
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that he has moved his office to Railway Plaza in Scottsbluff.
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported on the areas in the county that he has been surveying.
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the Air Force has finished graveling. He said that the new graders should be delivered in a couple weeks. He also stated that he and Toney had finished the bridge inspections and are getting ready to send the report into the state.
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the election went well, and Banner County’s voter turnout was 73%.
Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:59 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 6, 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