November 7, 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 7, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 17, 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 3, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:33 a.m. Present on roll call were:   Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.

The vice 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 October 17, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the levies for 2017-2018

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 21, 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 7, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 17, 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 3, 2017.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The vice 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: Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Stan McKnight, Sheriff and Monty Stoddard, Treasurer.

The vice 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 October 17, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Solitude Lake Management
Letter from Napoli-Shkolnik PLLC regarding suing drug companies over opioid addictions

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: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

                                                             GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages - 1,683.00; Robert Gifford,  salary - 666.65; John-Robert Faden, salary - 666.65;
Carl Gilbert, salary - 86.70; Margaret Hopkins,  salary - 440.00; Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,190.56;
Bernice Huffman, wages - 1,620.00; Stanley McKnight, salary - 3,425.96; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,484.00;
Robert Post, salary - 666.65; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,190.56; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,751.09;
AFLAC, insurance - 612.30; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,420.86; Ameritas Vision  insurance 166.34
Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 3,382.01; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,652.62;
Legalshield, insurance - 130.55; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 555.21

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 16,963.94; Contractors Materials, Inc., misc. - 29.75; Country Inn And Suites Kearney, lodging - 93.00; Culligan, Water - 24.00; Fastenal Company, misc. - 264.24; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 12.00; Graduate Lincoln, travel - 516.00; Bernice Huffman, bldg repair - 45.85; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 49.15; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 4,881.37; MCI, phone - 88.84; Stan McKnight, misc. - 102.40; MIPS Inc., data processing - 1,376.02; Money Wise Inc., supplies - 21.52; NACO, dues &,training - 250.00; National Association Of Counties, dues - 450.00; North Platte NRD, water - 40.10; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 352.74; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 157.50; Harold "Pete" Peterson, budget - 1,562.31; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 317.84; Star-Herald, publishing - 416.12; US Bank, supplies - 404.84; USDA, WS, supplies - 685.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 93.41

                                           
                                                                   ROAD FUND

Jay Dove,  wages - 2,118.00; James Evans, wages - 2,148.00; Garrett Grubbs, wages - 1,932.00; Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,506.00; Robert Leaf, wages - 2,148.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 848.00; Tom Neal, salary - 3,106.25; Riley Smith, wages - 2,199.50; George Streeks,  wages - 2,112.00; Laryl Taggart, wages - 2,154.00; AFLAC, insurance - 579.16; Ameritas Life Ins. Co.  retirement - 2,139.17; Ameritas Vision,  insurance - 54.02; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings -  1,666.65; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,932.49; Legalshield, insurance - 57.80; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 552.71

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Payroll – Alliance Tractor & Implement, repairs - 1,232.58; B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 108.21; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. - 11,346.82; Lane Darnall, Gravel - 413.60; Fastenal Company, shop tools - 1,532.78; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 12.00; Frank Parts, repair parts - 42.93; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 44.58; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 2,161.73; John Deere Financial, repair parts - 495.21; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 1,307.22; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy supt consult - 50.00; MCI, phone - 0.83; Nebraskaland Tire, tires & tire repair - 1,920.00; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 249.70; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 12.34; North Platte NRD, water - 35.10; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 10,754.44; Powerplan, machinery repair - 88.14; Quality Inn Ogallala, lodging - 262.90; State of Nebraska, gravel - 6.25; Thompson Glass, Inc., repair parts - 56.74; US Bank, meals - 348.77; Vander Haags, repairs - 1,628.00; Verizon Wireless, phone - 33.43


                                            PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION

MIPS Inc., Misc. – 83.12

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Mark Masterton – Discussion of NIRMA recommitment – Tabled.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible adoption of NIRMA Recommitment Resolution – After discussion, Gifford made a motion to adopt the Resolution for Amendment and Addendum to NIRMA/NIRMA II Intergovernmental/ Interlocal Agreements and to authorize the vice chairman to sign. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – Wittni Boettcher – Discussion of grants for community center – Tabled.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action on lease with CenturyLink – After discussion, Post made a motion to accept the lease with CenturyLink and to authorize the vice chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #5 – Discussion of rewrite of Banner County Local Emergency Operation Plan (LEOP) – There was discussion that changes need to be noted to Tim Newman so he can finish the final draft.

Item #6 – Declare Ford 276 Tractor as surplus property – Gifford made a motion to declare the Ford 276 Tractor as surplus property. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.
Gifford made a motion to direct the highway superintendent to advertise the Ford 276 tractor for sale. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.
Gifford made a motion to amend the previous motion directing to sell to include “according to State Statute 23-3111”. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

 REPORTS

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that there will be a jury trial in December.

SHERIFF
Stan McKnight, Sheriff presented the quarterly fee report. He also discussed the option of running electricity to the impound lot.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent discussed damage to one of the new graders and also the difference in fuel usage between the graders.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he is waiting to put levies in the system. He said that all personal property taxes and IOLL taxes have been paid.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the auditor is here. She said that there is going to be two jury trials in County Court on November 28th and December 12th. She also discussed rooms that have been reserved for the NACO Conference in December.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:45 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 21, 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