October 17, 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 October 17, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 10, 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 October 13, 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 8:33 a.m. Present on roll call were:  Chairman John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager, and Lori Hostetler, 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 by the door.

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

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for October 3, 2017 and October 10, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Correct levies for the Banner Fire District – Gifford made a motion adopt the resolution indicating the corrected levies for the rural fire district. The corrected levies are:
Banner Rural Fire, General - .010652
Banner Rural Fire, Sinking - .003672
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 8:43 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 7, 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 October 17, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 10, 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 October 13, 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; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Greg Dierks; Anthony Greiner; Stan Waterman; Trevor Matuszewski; Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent; Dina Cashler, and Wayne Cashler. Carol Clokey; Joe Hale, and Crystal Koehn were present via telephone.

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 meetings had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for October 3, 2017 and October 10, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE - None

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 - 136.00; Centurylink, phone - 623.11; City of Scottsbluff, admin services - 1,050.00; Comfort Inn, travel - 263.85; County Treasurer Postage Account, office supplies  - 50.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Finance, data processing - 96.84; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 1,140.82; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 2,114.76; High West Energy, lights - 567.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging - 199.90; Lori Hostetler, mileage - 312.52; International Assoc. Of Assessing, dues - 190.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 48.90; Kelly Printing Supplies, supplies - 162.70; Madelung Law Office, ct appt counsel - 245.00; Stan McKnight, film - 17.45; Menards, misc - 452.11; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1,376.02; Money Wise Inc, supplies - 212.45; NACO, dues - 100.00; Kathy Natale, supplies - 30.30; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 165.03; S & S Plumbing LLC, bldg repair - 78.00; Scotts Bluff County Treasurer, adult probation - 479.58; Leonard G Tabor, Atty, ct appt counsel - 84.00; The Copier-Ninja, office supplies - 94.37; USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, state contract - 1,305.94; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.86; Wildcat Surveying, survey materials - 1,200.00; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO, expenses - 4,856.94


                                           
                                                                   ROAD FUND
Centurylink, phone - 172.16; Contractors Materials, Inc., repairs - 4.40; Lisa Cross, mileage - 30.00; Lane Darnall, gravel - 962.80; Fastenal Company, repairs -128.36; First Concord Benefits Group, Llc, health ins trust - 84.81; Frank Parts, repair parts - 189.02; Groskopf Manufacturing, culverts - 619.60; Hampton Inn/Kearney, lodging - 182.00;
High West Energy, lights - 190.00; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts - 1,141.46; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 44.31; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 753.05; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel - 440.80; Motor Fuels Division, misc - 679.00; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 249.70; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 1,291.25; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 12,032.75; Powerplan, machinery repair - 908.23; SDSU-South Dakota LTAP, dues - 100.00; Simon Contractors, concrete - 2,981.00; Sioux City Foundry Co, grader blades - 2,336.50; Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.86; Western Pathology Consultant Inc., drug test - 65.50; Wyrulec Co, lights - 30.12; 21st Century Equipment, LLC,
supplies - 87.18


                                                               FAIR FUND
fair premiums: Ayden Cross - 11.00; Joe Cross - 19.00; Tucker Haug - 9.00;
Riley Jones - 29.00; Kohl Krakow - 57.00; Kylie Lohrer - 3.00; Delaney McGowan - 38.00;
Eddie McGowan - 27.00; Isaac Olsen - 30.00; Emily Singleton - 9.00; Andie West - 36.00

 

                                           PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION
MIPS Inc, misc - 83.12


ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Approve application for snow removal and surface grading – Application was approved.

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action on lease with CenturyLink – 9:00 a.m. conference call with CenturyLink representatives present -  Greg Dierks; Anthony Greiner; Stan Waterman, and Trevor Matuszewski with CenturyLink were present. Carol Clokey; Joe Hale, and Crystal Koehn, also with CenturyLink joined via telephone for conference call. There was discussion on internet outages, as well as long delays when CenturyLink needs to move cables so county road work and projects can be completed. After discussion, it was decided that a new lease would be drawn up.

 REPORTS

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that the County Attorney Training was very good.

Item #3 – Discussion and action on renewal of contract with C-Weed Management – Post made a motion to renew the contract with C-Weed Management and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion of rewrite of Banner County Local Emergency Operation Plan (LEOP) – Tim Newman – Tim Newman, Emergency Manager presented a rewrite of the LEOP and asked that the commissioners review it and make any changes needed.

Don and Dina Cashler addressed the board regarding concerns they have about the condition of the road near their home.

Item #5 – Consider the acceptance and signing of the Annual Report from the highway superintendent (SSAR) – Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented the SSAR for review. Post made a motion to accept the SSAR and to authorize the chairman and clerk to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #6 – Weed Superintendent evaluation – Post made a motion to go into executive session for the purpose of evaluating the performance of the Weed and Highway Superintendents and in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Executive session to evaluate the weed and highway superintendents called at 11:30 a.m. Present for executive session: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden, and Member Robert Post. Also present at various times: Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent and Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.

Gifford made a motion to come out of executive session which was called to evaluate the weed and highway superintendents and in order to prevent needless injury to the reputation of an individual. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

No action was taken.

12:35 a.m. – Regular meeting was resumed.

Item - #7 - Road superintendent evaluation –  Included with Item #6 in executive session
 
HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the Ford 276 tractor has been appraised between $25,000 - $28,000. He stated that he had attended the NIRMA snow plow and sign training, as well as the 811 Stakeholder meeting. He said that the secure storage area is almost complete. There was discussion of a livestock casualty in a hardpan pit. He also discussed the possibility of doing an inter-local agreement for chip sealing with Keith County.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She said that the Surveyor’s budget was not entered as submitted so there may be a need to transfer budget authority before the end of the fiscal year.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report. He reported that he had zero unclaimed property to report this year.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 12:51 p.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 7, 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