October 7, 2014

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 October 7, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 16, 2014 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 mailed to each board member on October 3, 2014.  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: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Carl Gilbert, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Linda Barrett and Katherine Morgenstern.

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 as presented. 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 September 16, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1. Tax List Correction - Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the correction needed. Post made a motion to approve Tax List Correction # 14-5 and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

2. Set levies for 2014-2015 - Gifford read the resolution into record. Faden made a motion to adopt the resolution to set the levies for 2014-2015 as follows:
General - .287263
Road - .122347
Fair - .002055
Museum - .004063
Road Equipment Sinking Fund - .025523
Pleasant Hill Cemetery - .003542
Kirk Cemetery - .002805
Banner Rural Fire, General - .012525
Banner Rural Fire, Sinking - .004327

Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 21, 2014 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


October 7, 2014

BANNER COUNTY 
COMMISSIONERS  PROCEEDINGS

The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on October 7, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 16, 2014 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, the county clerk’s office, and on the front window of the Banner County Courthouse.  Proof of publication is on file in the office of the Banner 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 e-mailed to each board member on October 3, 2014.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:46 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Carl Gilbert; Linda Barrett; Katherine Morgenstern; Brian Dolan; Charity May, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Janice Wynne; Lana Sides; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom May, and Tim Grubbs.

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 Gifford. 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 September 16, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

A  Boring/ Trenching Permit issued to Dalton Telephone Company for a fiber optic line.

Safety Brochure from Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC regarding energy product pipelines.

A letter from the Property Tax Administrator informing of a decision by the Tax Equalization and Review Commission in the matter of Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc. vs. Kim Conroy, Tax Commissioner. As a result of the decision, the county will owe a refund for the years affected.

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; Faden, yes.

GENERAL FUND

John Brehm, Salary.............................................125.00 
Lisa Cross, wages..............................................1424.38 
Genie Evans, salary............................................250.00 
Robert Gifford, salary.........................................666.66 
John-Robert Faden, salary...............................666.66 
Margaret Hopkins, salary..................................440.00 
Lori Hostetler, salary........................................3006.75 
Donna McGowan, wages.................................1656.00 
McGowan, Richard, wages..............................2258.33 
Stanley McKnight, salary..................................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages............................................1621.50 
Robert Post, salary................................................666.66 
Sharon Sandberg, salary...................................3006.75 
Monty Stoddard, salary......................................3006.75 
James Zimmerman, salary...................................1061.20 
AFLAC, insurance...................................................458.05      
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., retirement.....2578.09 
Ameritas Vision, insurance....................................215.20 
Banner County Bank, withholding...................5059.38 
LegalShield...............................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding.........575.85

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins.................727.72 
Banner County Court cc costs......................................34.00 
Black Hills Ammunition law enforce sup..................619.00 
Cooportunity Health health ins.............................13,958.90 
Crescent Electric Supply Co. bldg repair..................137.48 
Culligan water...................................................................24.25 
Election Systems & Software misc............................249.50 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial...........................................41.05 
Kimball County Treasurer Extens. expense.........1,224.45 
MCI phone..........................................................................44.91 
Menards bldg repair..........................................................31.41 
Ne Weed Control Association dues, training..........120.00 
North Platte NRD water...................................................37.40 
Off Broadway Office Supply copier expense.........590.77 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel..............................649.81 
Robert A Post reimburse................................................33.05 
Sandberg Implement, Inc. bldg repair........................62.44 
Staples Credit Plan supplies..........................................51.35 
Star-Herald publishing...............................................1,328.59 
USDA, WS supplies....................................................1,290.00 
Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO  expenses............4,468.18

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages     2024.00 
Timothy Grubbs, wages     2288.00 
Anthony Krajewski……………………………………..........…50.00 
Rob Leaf, wages ………………………………….........……1936.00 
Kathy Natale, wages …………………......…………………402.50 
Tom Neal, wages.....................................................2779.50 
 Jerry Soule, wages.................................................2332.00 
Brian Streeks, wages..............................................2024.00 
Laryl Taggart, wages …......………………………………2024.00 
AFLAC, insurance.......................................................305.76 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement..........1778.63 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance ………………....………………53.64 
Banner County Bank, withholding.......................3567.70 
LegalShield………………………………............…………………57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding…….…..384.36

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Action Communications radio repair.........................55.51 
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins...............527.84 
Banner Capital Bank motor graders.....................2,513.74 
Cooportunity Health health ins.............................6,687.02 
Cross Dillon Tire tires & rep....................................1,990.00 
Heilbrun's repair parts..................................................510.60 
Home Depot Credit Services shop supplies..........374.88 
Horizonwest, Inc. repair parts.....................................165.70 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies...............................22.60 
Inland Truck Parts & Service repair parts.............1,687.58 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC  shop supplies................1,734.07 
MCI phone..........................................................................11.09 
Motor Fuels Division fuel.............................................310.00 
North Platte NRD water..................................................33.03 
Powerplan shop supplies.............................................127.03

ROAD EQUIPMENT SINKING FUND

Banner County Treasurer trucks...................................10.00 
Rose Bros Inc. road equipment............................16,000.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Janice Wynne – Discussion on roads – Janice Wynne expressed her dissatisfaction with the condition of the roads. Linda Barrett and Charity May also shared that they feel that some of the roads are dangerous, and there was also discussion on the condition of various roads in the county and possible solutions to correct the problem areas.

Item #2 – Update on a proposed pipeline route for Elk Petroleum, Inc. - Katherine Morgenstern - Katherine Morgenstern and Brian Dolan, representatives for Elk Petroleum, presented a map outlining a possible route for the pipeline. The map indicated the areas where the landowners have given permission to run the pipeline and the areas where the use of the county’s right of ways would be needed. A proposed pipeline easement was presented for review. Jim Zimmerman, Attorney advised there are changes he feels are necessary, and he would like to study the easement further. Katherine said that there are investors who would like to know that Banner County is working with Elk Petroleum on the use of county roads for the pipeline. Gifford stated that the commissioners are in favor of coming to an agreement on the easement if the changes are acceptable to Elk Petroleum.

Item #3 – Declare surplus equipment – Faden made a motion to declare the CAT 922 loader as surplus equipment. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they have been blading after receiving rain. There was discussion on how to address the concerns on the roads that were discussed in item #1. Tom reported that a road employee has turned in his notice and will be leaving as of October 13th. After discussion, it was agreed that the position will be advertised. Tom reported that he plans to put several items of surplus equipment up for auction on Big Iron.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he will work with the sheriff on any distress warrants that need to be issued.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that the flu vaccination clinic went well and 19 employees and residents received a vaccination. Her office is continuing to prepare for election, and she will be attending the NIRMA Conference in Kearney on October 9th and 10th.

No other reports.

Items discussed that were not on the agenda:

Carl Gilbert, candidate for County Surveyor shared what he hopes to accomplish after he is elected. He stated that he would like to use a mapping software and gave the commissioners a demonstration of its benefits. He said he is looking forward to assuming the County Surveyor’s position and would like to begin surveying the corner sections in the county.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:31 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 21, 2014 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