October 6, 2015

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 6, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 15, 2015 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 2, 2015.  The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 8:30 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Jim Zimmerman, Attorney and Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent.

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; 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 15, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes:  Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE – None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

1. Set levies for 2015-2016 – Post read the resolution into record and made a motion to adopt the resolution the resolution to set the levies for 2015-2016 as follows:
             General - .273999
             Road - .096769
             Fair - .002110
             Museum - .003760
             Road Equipment Sinking Fund - .027166
             Pleasant Hill Cemetery - .003091
             Kirk Cemetery - .002523
             Banner Rural Fire, General - .011281
             Banner Rural Fire, Sinking - .003897

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

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m. Second by Post.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 20, 2015 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 6, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 15, 2015 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 2, 2015.  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; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Kathy Natale, and Brian Smith 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 Post moved to approve. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for September 15, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE
Letters from Doris Karloff and Beth Fiegenschuh stating that they are running for re-election to the
NIRMA Board

Information regarding the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference

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: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

                                                             GENERAL FUND
Brehm, John, salary ……………………………………...250.00
Lisa Cross, wages .................................................................................1,487.81
John-Robert Faden, salary……………………………….666.66
Robert Gifford, salary……………………………………..666.66
Carl Gilbert, salary ………………………………………..  38.89
Margaret Hopkins, salary………………………………....440.00
Lori Hostetler, salary ……………………………………3,066.66
Donna McGowan, wages……………………………… 1,656.00
Stanley McKnight, salary………………………………. 3,294.99
Kathy Natale, wages…………………………………… 1,656.00
Gay Olsen, salary ……………………………………….. .325.00
Robert Post, salary………………………………………...666.66
Sharon Sandberg, salary…………………………….... 3,066.66
Monty Stoddard, salary…………………………………3,066.66
James Zimmerman, salary …………………………..  1,058.33
AFLAC, insurance................................................................................ 286.19
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., retirement ......................2,381.08
Ameritas Vision, insurance……………………………...215.20
Banner Capital Bank, withholding ........................................4,556.95
Banner Capital Bank, HSA ……………………………1,455.00
Legalshield……………………………………………..217.25
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding 541.31
                          * All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

 

Ameritas Life Ins Corp.,health ins. - 778.52; AS Central Services – OCIO, data processing - 117.80; Banner County Court, cc costs - 136.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 18,617.01; Centurylink, phone - 574.26; GIS Workshop, GIS - 4,800.00; Holiday Inn Express, lodging - 83.00; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 44.18; Kimball County Treasurer, ext. expenses - 495.44; Donna McGowan, reimburse - 1,352.89; MCI, phone - 52.66; Stan McKnight, reimburse - 341.70; MIPS Inc, supplies - 38.28; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 827.00; Redfield & Company Inc, supplies - 234.14; Staples, Credit Plan, supplies - 138.97; US Bank, mileage - 34.53; Zimmerman Law Firm PC, LLO,
Expenses - 4,521.01


                                                              ROAD FUND

Buanteo, Raul, wages…………………………………1430.00
Jay D. Dove, wages…………………………………. 2070.00
James T. Evans, wages ……………………………...  1,947.00
Timothy Grubbs, wages ..............................................................2,307.50
Rob Leaf, wages ………………………………………2,070.00
Kathy Natale, wages ……………………………………368.00
Tom Neal, wages ..............................................................................2,779.50
Jerry Soule, wages........................................................................... 2,332.00
Laryl Taggart, wages …………………………………2,087.25
AFLAC, insurance. .................................................................................342.81
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement..................... 1,956.55
Ameritas Vision, Insurance ………………………………22.28
Banner Capital Bank, withholding ........................................3,992.32
Banner Capital Bank, HSA ……………………………....617.00
LegalShield………………………………………………. 115.60
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding ……………..433.91
* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.
                      
 Ameritas Life Ins Corp., health ins - 568.88; Banner Capital Bank, motor graders - 2,513.74; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 6,203.25; Centurylink, telephone - 160.48; Contractors Materials, Inc., shop supplies - 170.16; Davco Manufacturing Ltd, repair parts - 865.10; Heilbrun's, repair parts - 2,030.75; Home Depot Credit Services, shop supplies - 434.27; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts - 478.84; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 47.59; Anthoney Krajewski, admin salary - 50.00; MCI, phone - 4.81; Motor Fuels Division, misc - 438.00; Thomas M. Neal, office supplies - 8.88; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 815.20; NMC Exchange LLC, repair parts - 1,256.55; Northwest Pipe Fittings Inc, shop supplies - 28.21; Off Broadway Office Supply, office supplies - 3.58; Rose Bros Inc.,
repairs - 1,160.00; Laryl Taggart, reimburse - 255.56
                    
                                    
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Void check #01507089 - Faden made a motion to void check #01507089. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Approve application for snow removal or surface grading – Application was approved.

Item #5 – Discussion and possible action on continuing with Gay Olsen as groundskeeper for next year - After discussion, Post made a motion to continue with Gay Olsen as groundskeeper for next year at a salary of $440 per month for 6 months. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

REPORTS

COUNTY ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney stated that he would be attending the County Attorneys Fall Training in Lincoln.

COUNTY CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk informed that she would be attending the NIRMA Self-Defense for County Officials Conference in Kearney. She said that the NRD has given the courthouse more trees, and Gay is in the process of getting them all planted. She also reported that the auditors will be here this week.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that by Wednesday, every road will have been mowed once. He said they have finished graveling Road 35 from Harrisburg to Road 14 and will be moving on to other areas. He discussed that there is going to be a training in Lincoln in November which will cover the topic of putting in guard rails. He expressed a desire to attend and would like to take another road employee with him. After some discussion, the commissioners gave their approval for him to attend the training. He also said that he has two new employees who need to attend a road grader training.

No other reports.

Item #3 – Opening of sealed bids for replacement of courthouse roof and possible action – 9:30 a.m. – Only one bid was received. Gifford opened the bid from Fisher Roofing. Because the commissioners had some questions on the bid, the item was tabled until the next meeting.

Item #4 – Webinar for Mobile 311 – Facility Dude Solutions with Brian Smith – 10:00 a.m. – Those in attendance moved to the jury room to participate in the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, they returned to the commissioners’ room. There was discussion.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:50 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 20, 2015 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