September 16, 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 September 16, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 2, 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 e-mailed to each board member on September 12, 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 8:33 a.m.  Present on roll call: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John-Robert Faden; Member Robert Post, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Joe Singleton; Charlie Singleton; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Dick McGowan, Weed 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 2, 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 - None

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:43 a.m.  Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October7, 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


September 16, 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 September 16, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the September 2, 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 September 12, 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; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent;  Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Joe Singleton; Charlie Singleton, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Katherine Morgenstern with Elk Petroleum, Inc.

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 meetings had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for August 18, 2014 and September 2, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE

Bill of Sale from CAT Financial for the Multi-Terrain Loader

Information from the Nebraska Pipeline Association regarding a pipeline safety meeting to be held on October 7th.

Notice of NIRMA Annual Membership Meeting on October 10th.

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

GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages..........................................................1357.19 
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...........................................1782.50 
McGowan, Richard, wages.......................................2258.33 
Stanley McKnight, salary...........................................3228.62 
Kathy Natale, wages...................................................1598.50 
Robert Post, salary........................................................666.66 
Sharon Sandberg, salary...........................................3006.75 
Monty Stoddard, salary..............................................3006.75 
James Zimmerman, salary..........................................1061.20 
AFLAC, insurance...........................................................325.71      
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., retirement............2568.10 
Ameritas Vision, insurance..........................................215.20 
Banner County Bank, withholding..........................5086.31 
LegalShield.....................................................................232.20 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding...............578.42

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

As Central Services – OCIO data processing.............117.80 
Banner County Court cc costs.........................................34.00 
RoJane M Barrett cc jury...................................................35.00 
Black Hills Ammunition law enf. supplies.................1,048.50 
Kristina Carey cc jury..........................................................35.00 
Centurylink cc phone.......................................................509.76 
Daniel D Chesley cc jury...................................................35.00 
Debra Lynn Cochran cc jury.............................................35.00 
Crop Production Services chemical..........................1,596.40 
Culligan water......................................................................24.25 
Sharon Denovellis cc jury.................................................35.00 
Alyssa Faden cc jury..........................................................35.00 
Meri Gifford cc jury.............................................................35.00 
Ken Hallberg cc jury...........................................................35.00 
High West Energy lights..................................................580.14 
Margaret Hopkins  cc jury................................................35.00 
Ideal Linen Supply janitorial..............................................41.05 
Paula Johnson cc jury........................................................35.00 
Rick W. Larson cc jury........................................................35.00 
Sarah Mason cc jury...........................................................35.00 
Richard McGowan dues.....................................................10.00 
MCI phone.............................................................................46.33 
MIPS Inc data processing.............................................1,288.66 
Jim Muhr cc jury...................................................................35.00 
Lesa Newell cc jury.............................................................35.00 
NSA & POAN Conference Fund dues, training.........120.00 
Ivah Onstott cc jury.............................................................35.00 
Panhandle Coop Association fuel...............................1,010.75 
Panhandle R C & D, Inc. RC&D dues...........................300.00 
Bryan Patrick cc jury...........................................................35.00 
Peerless Tire Company tires............................................27.00 
Print Express supplies........................................................58.65 
Sandberg Implement, Inc. bldg repair...........................118.34 
Star-Herald publishing.....................................................270.65 
James Stauffer cc jury........................................................35.00 
Deidra Streeks cc jury........................................................35.00 
Subway cc jury.......................................................................41.74 
Verizon Wireless phone.....................................................66.53 
Laura Whelchel cc jury.......................................................35.00 
James Wyatt cc jury............................................................35.00

ROAD FUND

Jay D. Dove, wages.........................................................2104.50 
Timothy Grubbs, wages................................................2288.00 
Anthony Krajewski...............................................................50.00 
Rob Leaf, wages...............................................................1848.00 
Kathy Natale, wages.........................................................333.50 
Tom Neal, wages..............................................................2716.50 
 Jerry Soule, wages........................................................2226.00 
Brian Streeks, wages......................................................1932.00 
Laryl Taggart, wages.......................................................1940.63 
AFLAC, insurance..............................................................208.26 
Ameritas Life Insurance, Corp, retirement..................1731.27 
Ameritas Vision, Insurance................................................53.64 
Banner County Bank, withholding..............................3479.85 
LegalShield............................................................................57.80 
Nebraska Dept. of Revenue, withholding....................372.01

* All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages.

Action Communications radio repair...............................83.61 
Centurylink phone..............................................................154.65 
Dale's Tire & Retreading Inc tires and repair................75.00 
Lois Dillinger gravel & borrow....................................2,520.00 
Fastenal Company signs....................................................79.64 
Floyd's Sales & Service repair parts...................................5.18 
Frank Implement Company repair parts....................2,321.01 
General Fund weed spraying.........................................559.00 
Gregory's Lock Shop, LLC repairs...................................43.00 
Heilbrun's repair parts......................................................233.43 
High West Energy lights.....................................................96.85 
Horizonwest, Inc. repair parts...........................................92.63 
Houstons Motor Trucks trucks...................................5,800.00 
Ideal Linen Supply shop supplies....................................50.47 
Kimball Auto Parts, LLC shop supplies........................1731.82 
MCI phone...............................................................................10.47 
NMC Exchange LLC repair parts.................................5,100.00 
Pack Rat Disposal garbage..............................................100.00 
Panhandle Coop Association lf fuel & diesel...........7,537.56 
Powerplan machine repair................................................764.16 
Pro Graphics misc..............................................................560.00 
SDSU-South Dakota LTAP dues, regis...........................85.00 
Verizon Wireless phone......................................................33.27 
Wyrulec Co lights..................................................................26.47

ROAD EQUIPMENT SINKING FUND

Horizonwest, Inc. equip sinking.....................40,120.00 

PRESERVATION & MODERNIZATION FUND

MIPS Inc misc..............................................................66.60

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 – Discussion and possible action concerning setting a date for flu vaccinations to be administered at the courthouse for county residents and employees – After discussion, Post made a motion to schedule the flu shot vaccinations on the date agreed upon by the county clerk and K-Mart Pharmacy,  with the date and time to be published in the Star Herald, posted on the county website, at the school, courthouse, and post office, and announced on KNEB radio. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

Post stated that he had attended the budget meeting for WNCC.

Item #1 - Discussion and possible action on a proposed pipeline route for Elk Petroleum, Inc. - Katherine Morgenstern - Katherine Morgenstern gave an update on the proposed route for the pipeline and requested that the commissioners consider allowing the pipeline to run under some county right of ways. After discussion, Gifford made a motion to allow Elk Petroleum to present supporting documents for the advancement of the pipeline using the county right of ways where needed. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the new mower is up and running and is working well with the larger tractor that was purchased. There was discussion on the size of blades that work best on the graders.

Item #3 – Budget Hearing – 10:00 a.m. - The chairman called the budget hearing to order at the hour of 10:07 a.m. The budget message was presented, and the budget was discussed.  The chairman called both hearings closed at 10:33 a.m.

Item #4 – Hearing to set Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than last year – The chairman called this hearing to order at 10:07 a.m. to be heard concurrently with the budget hearing.

Item #5 – Discussion and possible action to increase the 2014-2015 restricted funds revenues by an additional 1% – Gifford made a motion to increase the 2014-2015 restricted funds revenues by an additional 1%. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion and possible setting of 2014-2015 Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than the 2013-2014 Levy -  Post made a motion to set the 2014-2015 Banner County Tax Levy at .441251 which is different than the 2013-2014 Levy of .471559. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #7 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2014-2015 Banner County Budget – Post read the resolution into record and made a motion to adopt the Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2014-2015 Banner County Budget . Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

There was discussion on declaring the 922 CAT loader and the John Deere 2010 Back Hoe as surplus property.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that tax collections went well, and he has sent out reminder notices for personal property taxes that are still due. He also discussed unpaid severed mineral taxes.

CLERK REPORT

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the Clerk and the Clerk of the District Court Fee Reports. She reported that she is continuing to prepare for the General Election.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:19 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on October 7, 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