October 16, 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 October 16, 2018. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 2, 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 October 12, 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 8:34 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Mark Kovarik, 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 in the corner of the room.

The agenda was examined, and Post moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for October 2, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

CORRESPONDENCE - None

Item #1 – Change date of first meeting in November – Gifford made a motion to set the first  meeting  in November for November 9th at 8:30 a.m. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:41 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 9, 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 October 16, 2018.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 2, 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 October 12, 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 8:47 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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Mark Kovarik; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, 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 Gifford moved to approve as presented. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for October 2, 2018 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from the youth shelter thanking the county for a $500 donation

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; Faden, yes.

                                                             GENERAL FUND

Banner County Court, cc costs - 51.00; CenturyLink, phone - 889.67; Comfort Inn, travel - 489.75; Crescent Electric Supply Co., supplies - 20.96; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 118.84; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 831.50; Galls, LLC, law enf.. supplies - 653.27; High West Energy,Lights - 544.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging - 314.85; Margaret Hopkins, bldg repair - 41.29; Lori Hostetler, meals - 19.44; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 60.23; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 105.68; MCI, phone - 58.32; Stan McKnight, meals - 32.40; Menards, bldg repair - 5.26; Mid American Research Chemical Co., bldg repair - 185.68; MIPS Inc., data processing - 1,362.42; Kathy Natale, meals & mileage - 325.73; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 204.39; Sandhills Guest House Motel, lodging - 79.00; Scotts Bluff County Treasurer, adult probation - 479.58; Monty A. Stoddard, mileage - 361.58; USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, control - 1,458.38; Verizon Wireless, phone - 77.41


                                                                   ROAD FUND

CenturyLink, phone - 176.30; High West Energy, lights - 180.00; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 22.80; Mid American Research Chemical Co., shop supplies - 269.65; Motor Fuels Division, misc. - 776.00; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 283.70; Panhandle Coop Association, grease & oil - 9,663.62; Verizon Wireless, phone - 22.01


                                                                 FAIR FUND

Chloe Berger, expenses - 33.00; Luke Berger, expenses - 27.00; Rachel Berger, Expenses - 11.00; Keira Bolander, expenses - 5.00; Haddie Grubbs, expenses - 36.00; Helen Hein, expenses - 31.00; Marie Hein, expenses - 22.00; Kohl Krakow, expenses - 59.00; Kylie Lohrer, expenses - 45.00; Isaac Olsen, expenses - 34.00; Jacob Sperfslage, expenses - 38.00; Giorgetta Varra, expenses - 67.00

                                 

                                       PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc., misc - 86.70

                                                                                                  

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Possible action on the acceptance and signing of the Annual Report from the highway superintendent (SSAR) – After review, Gifford made a motion to accept the SSAR and to authorize the chairman to sign.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Change date of first meeting in November – Gifford made a motion to set the first  meeting  in November for November 9th at 8:45 a.m. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 - Discussion on weed superintendent contract – The previous contract was reviewed, and the county attorney was requested to draw up a new contract. 

Item #4 - Discussion on transportation of prisoners from jail to courthouse - Because of the increasing number of court cases, there is a need for additional help for the transporting of prisoners from the jail to the courthouse. The county attorney will look into the options available.

Item #5 - Discussion on security for the courtroom - The need for additional security on court days was discussed.

REPORTS

ATTORNEY

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported he will be attending the conference in Omaha for Continuing Legal Education credits. He said there has been an increase in STOP participants.

TREASURER

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that he had attended the legislative workshop in Atkinson. He said the new DMV system is being developed, and Kathy attended the NIRMA Self Defense Conference.

CLERK

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She reported that she is preparing for the General Election on November 6th, and the election system is now  implementing a two step process for logging on to the Voter Registration system in order to be even more secure. She said she had attended the NIRMA Self Defense Conference and said that the floor installation in the courthouse is going well. It should be completed by the end of the month.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the Air Force is almost finished repairing the damaged Air Force roads. He said that he will be attending the Local Road Conference in South Dakota this week.

No other reports.

Items discussed not on the agenda: The tower currently being used by ham radio operators and the possibility of using it for high speed internet service.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:32 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 9, 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