October 18, 2016

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 18, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 4, 2016 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 14, 2016.  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 Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent and Kim Engel.

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:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for October 4, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None


Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:41 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 1, 2016 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 18, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the October 4, 2016 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 14, 2016.  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 Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Kim Engel; Bryan Hulbert; Max Miller; Rick Derr, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Vice Chairman John- Robert Faden; Stan McKnight, Sheriff, and Larry Burbach.

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

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for October 4, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE
Letter regarding comments on RIN 1190-AA65 (Nondiscrimination on the basis of Disablity:
Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities.)


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

Banner County Court, cc costs - 170.00; Banner County Sheriff, cc cost - 27.50; Black Hills Ammunition, law enf supplies - 2102.00; Centurylink, phone - 545.32; Comfort Inn, Travel - 263.85; DAS State Accounting-Central Finc., data processing - 96.84; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 1414.32; GIS Workshop, GIS - 38.75; High West Energy, lights - 499.00; Holiday Inn-Kearney, lodging - 199.90; Lori Hostetler, lodging - 57.32; MCI, phone - 54.26; MIPS Inc., data processing - 1349.95; NDAA, dues - 103.00; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 24.69; Panhandle Coop Association, fuel - 239.05; Police Officers' Association Of NE, misc. - 8.50; Scotts Bluff County Communications, contract - 1200.00; USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, state contract - 768.48; Verizon Wireless, phone - 62.89

 

                                          
                                                                                   ROAD FUND

Action Communications, radio repair - 314.25; B & C Steel Corporation, steel - 6.03; Balance Air, repair parts - 340.00; Centurylink, phone - 166.80; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 296.00; Heilbrun's, repair parts - 4.56; High West Energy, lights - 183.00; Home Depot Credit Services, shop supplies - 45.20; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 23.99; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 612.25; MCI, phone - 2.98; Menards, bldg repair - 173.05; Motor Fuels Division, misc. - 670.00; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 196.75; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 345.97; Northwest Pipe Fittings Inc., shop supplies-110.39; Panhandle Coop Association, lf fuel & diesel - 6690.28; Powerplan, labor – 798.58; Sandberg Implement, Inc., repair parts - 28.05; Thompson Glass, Inc., repair parts - 67.29;
Verizon Wireless, phone - 52.89; Wyrulec Co., lights - 26.12

 

                                                       PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc., misc. – 78.99


                                                                           MUSEUM BOARD FUND

High West Energy, lights – 105.00


ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Public hearing on the proposed change to add Scotts Bluff County to the Panhandle Public Health Department – 9:00 a.m. - The chairman called the hearing to order at 9:00 a.m. with the following in attendance: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Tim Newman, Emergency Manager; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Kim Engel; Bryan Hulbert; Max Miller; Rick Derr, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Kim Engel with the Panhandle Public Health District explained the benefits to adding Scotts Bluff County to the district. Post read the resolution to add Scotts Bluff County to the health department into record.  Gifford closed the hearing at 9:08 a.m.

Item #2 – Consider and adopt Resolution of Agreementadding Scotts Bluff County to the Panhandle Public Health Department – Post made a motion to adopt the Resolution of Agreement to add Scotts Bluff County to the Panhandle Public Health Department and to sign the inter-local agreement. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #3 – 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. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Opening of sealed bids for motor graders and possible action – Bids were received from NMC and Murphy Tractor, and all bids were reviewed. No decisions were made.

Item #5 – Opening of sealed bids for emergency siren and possible action – Bids were received from Action Communications and American Signal Corporation. After review, Faden made a motion to accept the bid of $23,863.24 from Action Communications. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion of renewal of lease with CenturyLink – There was discussion that the lease needs to be renegotiated. Desired changes were given to the county attorney.

Item #7 – Discussion of a county credit card for county sheriff – There was discussion that because there is no longer a juvenile facility in our area, there may be a need to transport someone to a facility back east. There would be costs incurred for transportation, meals, and lodging, hence the need for the sheriff to carry a county credit card. Lori Hostetler, Clerk said she would get information on the credit card options available.

Item #8 – Discussion on inter-local agreements involving law enforcement – Stan McKnight, Sheriff discussed issues he was having with the communication center and said some inter-local agreements might need to be updated.

REPORTS

SURVEYOR REPORT
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported on the areas in the county which he has recently surveyed.

TREASURER
Kathy Natale, Deputy Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report, statutory report on distress warrants issued, and the annual report of all taxes offered at tax sale.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent discussed the condition of Road 6 east of Hwy. 71 after the Air Force had worked on it. He said he will be heading to the Local Road Conference in Rapid City after the meeting and will be attending a sign engineering class on Friday.

SHERIFF
Stan McKnight, Sheriff discussed the statewide radio system that is used for the State Patrol.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Tim Newman, Emergency Manager reported that a new volunteer group has been started – Region 22 Disaster Force.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and clerk of the district court fee reports. She discussed the statewide survey being done regarding the efficiency of the District Court System. She also reported that she had accepted a dividend check for the county while attending the NIRMA Conference.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 1:18 p.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on November 1, 2016 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