November 9, 2018


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 9, 2018. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 16, 2018 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 7, 2018.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:59 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lisa Cross, Deputy 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 Post moved to approve as presented. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for October 16, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

CORRESPONDENCE - None

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 9:06 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 20, 2018 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 9, 2018.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 16, 2018 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 7, 2018.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 9:06 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance to the flag.  Present on roll call were: Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lisa Cross, Deputy Clerk.

The chairman stated that the open meetings law is posted on the meeting room window 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 Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for October 16, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from NACO regarding election procedures for voting for NACO officers

Letter from NIRMA regarding questions received pertaining to citizens building new homes on
minimum maintenance or undeveloped primitive county roads.

Letter from FEMA indicating that the subaward for the warning siren project has been closed

A survey from CAT Financial

Postcard from a member of the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska


CLAIMS

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


                                                             GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages - 1,804.13; Robert Gifford, salary - 680.00; John-Robert Faden, salary - 680.00;
Carl Gilbert, salary - 88.43; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00;  Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,254.37;
Bernice Huffman, wages - 1,754.82; Stanley McKnight, salary - 4,143.41; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,841.75;
Robert Post,  salary -  680.00; Sharon Sandberg, salary -  3,254.37; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,254.37;
James Zimmerman, salary - 1,773.11; AFLAC, insurance - 705.14; Ameritas Life Ins. Co.,  retirement - 2,527.56;
Ameritas Vision, insurance - 166.34; Banner Capital Bank, hlth. Savings - 2,911.52; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,715.58; Legalshield, insurance - 130.55; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 628.49

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages


Banner County Court, cc costs - 51.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 16,773.02; Carrot-Top Industries Inc., bldg repair - 145.18; City Of Scottsbluff, cd admin exp. - 1,050.00; Culligan, water - 30.00; Drone Maxx, appraiser - 350.00; Election Systems & Software, es & s - 3,019.52; First Concord Benefits, health ins trust - 504.53; Galls, LLC, misc - 218.98; Margaret Hopkins, bldg repair - 18.61; International Assoc. Of Assessing, dues - 210.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 229.33; Johnson Cashway, bldg repair - 28.32; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 704.21; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 247.50; Mailfinance, postage - 149.97; MCI, phone - 91.10; Stan McKnight, law enf supplies - 7.14; Menards, supplies - 28.99; MIPS Inc., misc - 1,699.69; NACO, dues - 425.00; North Platte NRD, water - 37.00; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 234.95; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., propane - 493.51; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 53.57; Star-Herald, publishing - 1,343.80; US Bank, expenses - 123.62; Verizon Wireless, phone - 76.73; Western NE Moving & Storage, misc - 1,497.36; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, travel - 516.55



                                                                   ROAD FUND

Phillip Blanco, wages - 2,208.00; Jay Dove,  wages - 2,309.38; Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,711.50;
Robert Leaf, wages - 2,318.75; Terry Morris, wages - 2,309.38; Kathy Natale, wages - 596.25;
Tom Neal, salary - 3,130.00; George Streeks, wages - 2,337.50; Laryl Taggart, wages - 2,309.38;
AFLAC, insurance - 710.77; Ameritas Life Ins. Co.,  retirement - 2,027.49; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 70.75;
Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 1,666.65; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,206.56; Legalshield, insurance - 57.80; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 498.27

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages


AJK Services, LLC, hwy supt.consult - 50.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 9,423.42; Carr-Trumbull Lumber Co, shop supplies - 67.27; Country Printer, office supplies - 110.00; Lane Darnall, gravel - 190.00; First Concord Benefits ,health ins trust - 409.34; Frank Parts, repair parts - 122.61; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts - 1,309.64; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 22.80; Inheritance Tax Fund, motorgrader pymt - 11,250.00; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 87.79; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 532.49; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel & hardpan - 1,150.00; Thomas M. Neal, mileage - 241.98; Nebraska Dept. Of  Transportation, road projects - 4,148.45; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 266.13; North Platte NRD, water - 32.80; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 11,786.50; The Peetz Farmers Coop Co., heating fuel - 289.34; Powerplan, shop supplies - 10,015.69; Respond First Aid Systems, medical & safety - 98.74; Staples Credit Plan, office supplies - 45.97; Verizon Wireless, phone - 22.01; Z M Lumber, signs - 362.27; 21st Century Equipment, LLC, supplies - 155.07

                                                                
                                   HIGHWAY BRIDGE BUYBACK PROGRAM FUND

NMC Exchange LLC, road projects - 245.63

                                                           FAIR FUND

Kimball Ag Society, fair expense - 4,104.58
                               

                                       PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND
MIPS Inc, misc - 86.70

                                                                                                  
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Possible action on the signing of Memorandum of Understanding for 2019 Community-Based Juvenile Services Aid – After review, Post made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding for 2019 Community-Based Juvenile Services Aid and to authorize the chairman to sign.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he will be doing bridge inspections this month. He said they have cleaned the ditch on the north side of Road 36 and are going to raise the road up over the top of the culvert. He said they have stopped work on Road 6 due to harvest traffic and have been doing some graveling. He reported that he has one employee out for a surgery. He also said the packers are getting a lot of wear.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that most of the personal property taxes have been paid, and his office is about ready to start preparing the tax statements for mailing.



CLERK
Lisa Cross, Deputy Clerk reported that the election went well and there was a 60% voter turnout. She also asked about the progress of getting an “In God We Trust” sign for the courthouse. Post said it is in the works. She also said the auditor is expected to arrive soon.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:30 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 20, 2018 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