November 17, 2015

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 17, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 3, 2015 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 November 13, 2015.  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 were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, 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 as presented. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for November 3, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE – None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Tax list corrections – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the tax list corrections and explained the reasons for the corrections. Post made a motion to accept tax list corrections #16-1; #16-2, and #16-3 and authorized the chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes: Gifford, yes.

Sharon reported that the Property Assessment Division (PAD) would like to change the county’s CRP value to the same as grass. She said that the liaison for PAD and a member of the peer group are going to get some information from neighboring counties.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:49 a.m. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 1, 2015 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 17, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 3, 2015 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 13, 2015.  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; Member Robert Post, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, 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 Post moved to approve. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for November 3, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Internet Domain Name Services

Letter from Roger Glawatz who is running for Secretary/Treasurer of NACO

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.

 

                                                             GENERAL FUND
 

General: AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; Banner County Court, cc costs - 68.00; Banner County District Court, dc costs - 35.00; Carrot-Top Industries Inc,
bldg repair - 95.83; Centurylink, phone - 517.98; CST Mechanical, bldg repair - 628.02;
High West Energy, lights - 429.00; Holiday Inn Express, travel - 178.00; Margaret Hopkins,
Janitorial - 9.72; Intl Assoc. Of Assessing, dues - 175.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 44.18; Fred A Lockwood & Co, PC, audit – 8,195.96; MCI, phone - 52.71; Stan McKnight, reimburse - 335.13; MIPS Inc, data processing, 1,677.89; NACO, dues & regist - 600.00;
Neopost USA Inc, postage - 132.17; Northwest Pipe Fittings Inc, janitorial - 13.96; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 56.25; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 241.85;
The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., heating fuel - 319.25; William C Peters, ct appt counsel -
586.50; Harold “Pete" Peterson, budget prep - 1473.45; Smith, Snyder, & Petit, ct appt counsel - 187.50; Star-Herald, publishing - 235.91; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 300.00;
USDA, Aphis, Wildlife Services, state contract - 2772.88; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.79

Road: Action Communications, radio repair - 49.50; B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 50.05;
Centurylink, phone - 160.36; Heilbrun's, repair parts - 109.02; High West Energy, lights - 119.00; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts – 3,229.44; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 11.52;
Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 249.75; Johnson Cashway, shop supplies - 28.92;
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 587.06; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel & hardpan – 1,657.50; MCI, phone - 4.60; NACO, registration - 120.00; North Platte NRD, erosion control - 69.88; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel – 6,488.33; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., heating fuel - 664.55; Laryl Taggart, reimburse - 27.00; Verizon Wireless, Phone - 52.79; Wyrulec Co, lights - 27.05

 

                                                          ROAD FUND
                       
 Action Communications, radio repair - 49.50; B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 50.05;
Centurylink, phone - 160.36; Heilbrun's, repair parts - 109.02; High West Energy, lights - 119.00; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts – 3,229.44; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 11.52;
Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 249.75; Johnson Cashway, shop supplies - 28.92;
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 587.06; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel & hardpan – 1,657.50; MCI, phone - 4.60; NACO, registration - 120.00; North Platte NRD, erosion control - 69.88; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel – 6,488.33; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., heating fuel - 664.55; Laryl Taggart, reimburse - 27.00; Verizon Wireless, Phone - 52.79; Wyrulec Co, lights - 27.05


                                        PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

 Preservation and Modernization: MIPS Inc., NE deeds online - 66.82

                                                     
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Ron Christensen with Viaero Wireless – Discussion of installing a fiber optic line –
Ron Christensen was unable to attend due to the weather. Information on the proposed locations
was reviewed. The item was tabled.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action on NEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
application – After discussion of the grant which could help with the cost of installing a new siren,
Post made a motion to complete the application. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes;
Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – Discussion and possible appointment of individual to Office of Aging Advisory
Board - There was discussion on a possible person to appoint. The item was tabled.
  
REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that because of the weather, he had cancelled the trip to Lincoln for guard rail installation training.  There was discussion on the frequency of blading done on high traffic roads.

TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report. He stated that his office is preparing tax statements for mailing.

COUNTY CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reminded that on the 19th she will be attending a training on the different MIPS programs she is using. She said she is still having issues with a drive on her computer and will have to call Dell again.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:49 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 1, 2015 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