November 21, 2017

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 21, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 7, 2017 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 17, 2017.  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 were:   Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Mark Masterton.

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: 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 7, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Tax list correction – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented a tax list correction. Gifford made a motion to accept tax list correction #17- 1 and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on December 5, 2017 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 21, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the November 7, 2017 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 17, 2017.  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 John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Mark Masterton, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Max Miller with Murphy Tractor.

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 Gifford 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 November 7, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Flyer from Historical Society regarding a community dinner at the museum on December 4th

CLAIMS

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

                                                             GENERAL FUND

Banner County Court, cc costs - 51.00; CenturyLink, county court - 617.17; CNA Surety Direct Bill, misc - 663.00; Contractors Materials, Inc., bldg repair - 446.04; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 309.86; High West Energy, lights - 505.00; Kelly Printing Supplies, supplies - 172.90; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 154.46; Marshall & Swift, Supplies - 349.95; Stan McKnight, misc - 23.62; MIPS Inc., supplies - 15.17; NACO, dues & regis. - 250.00; Neopost USA Inc., postage - 132.17; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 270.50; Print Express, supplies - 68.60; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner board -
360.00; Monty A. Stoddard, mileage - 300.67; Leonard G Tabor, Atty, ct appt counsel - 325.25

                                           
                                                                   ROAD FUND

CenturyLink, phone - 172.13; Lane Darnall, gravel - 332.00; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 280.73; High West Energy, lights - 207.00; Wyrulec Co,
Lights - 30.23


FAIR FUND

Kimball County Ag Society, fair expenses - 2,728.82

 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Void checks #1404090 and #1711050 – Gifford made a motion to void checks #1404090 and #1711050. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #5 – Mark Masterton – Discussion of NIRMA recommitment – Mark Masterton discussed the NIRMA recommitment and gave an overview of the county’s claims history and dividend payments since signing up with NIRMA.

Item #2 – Joe Blanke – Discussion of repair of 770 G Grader transmission -  Max Miller, with Murphy Tractor discussed the cost of repairs done on one of the used graders that was purchased from Murphy Tractor last year.

Item #3 – Review and approval of Banner County Local Emergency Operation Plan (LEOP) – Tabled.

Item #4 – Review and approval of Building and Grounds Inventory – After review, Post made a motion to approve the Building and Grounds Inventory. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion of 2019-2022 salaries – There was discussion of the recommendations from NACO. More discussion will follow at next meeting.


 REPORTS

 

COMMITTEE
Region 1 - There was discussion of the cost of a juvenile detention center.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they have finished replacing the culverts near the school and have poured the concrete at the culverts on Road 35. He said he hoped to be finished with Schleicher Road soon and said that the Ford Tractor has been advertised.

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that there will be a jury trial on December 12th.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that tax statements are ready to go out at the end of the month.

SURVEYOR
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented a claim submitted by the county surveyor for surveying the Scotts Bluff/ Banner county line.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported that the auditor finished up on November 9th.  She also said she has received an application for liquor license for the Double L Café, and there is a jury trial set for November 28th.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:00 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 5, 2017 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