September 2, 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 2, 2014. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 19, 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 August 29, 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: Jim Zimmerman, Attorney.

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 August 19, 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 8:45 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 16, 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

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September 2, 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 2, 2014.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 19, 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 office of the County Clerk, 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 August 29, 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 8:45 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Chuck Karpf and Daniel Bennett with Panhandle Area Development District; Stan McKnight, Sheriff, and 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 Post moved to approve. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Faden moved to approve the minutes for August 19, 2014 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

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

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins......................727.72 
Rojane M Barrett cc jury........................................................5.60 
Elizabeth Brown cc jury.......................................................46.20 
Kristina Carey cc jury.............................................................16.80 
Centurylink  cc phone.........................................................501.76 
Daniel D Chesley cc jury.......................................................17.92 
Debra Lynn Cochran  cc jury...............................................20.16 
CoOportunity Health health ins..................................13,695.94 
CST Mechanical bldg. repair.............................................774.54 
Sharon Denovellis cc jury.....................................................31.36 
Alyssa Faden cc jury...............................................................11.20 
Ted Fletcher cc jury...............................................................74.20 
Meri Gifford cc jury...................................................................5.60 
Vicki Greathouse-Stone cc jury..........................................46.20 
Ken Hallberg cc jury...............................................................16.80 
Home Depot Credit Services bldg. repair........................43.43 
Margaret Hopkins cc jury........................................................7.84 
Paula Johnson cc jury............................................................19.04 
Kimball County Treasurer extension expenses........1,749.58 
Rick W. Larson cc jury...........................................................25.76 
Sarah Mason cc jury...............................................................20.16 
McGowan, Nathaniel cc jury...............................................40.60 
Richard Mcgowan mileage..................................................70.56 
Menards bldg. repair..............................................................31.96 
Midwest Radar & Equipment law equipment.................40.00 
MIPS Inc supplies...................................................................66.80 
Shari Monsees cc jury...........................................................35.00 
Jim Muhr cc jury......................................................................26.88 
Lesa Newell cc jury.................................................................20.16 
North Platte NRD water.........................................................74.20 
Ivah Onstott cc jury..................................................................11.20 
Bryan Patrick cc jury...............................................................16.80 
Kim Rogers cc jury..................................................................35.00 
Lana Sides cc jury...................................................................35.00 
Staples Credit Plan supplies...............................................133.57 
James Stauffer cc jury...............................................................6.72 
Deidra Streeks cc jury............................................................28.00 
Laura Whelchel cc jury............................................................25.76 
James Wyatt cc jury.....................................................................1.12

ROAD FUND

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. health ins..............527.84 
Banner Capital Bank motor graders....................2,513.74 
Centurylink phone.......................................................154.65 
CoOportunity Health health ins...........................6,687.02 
Home Depot Credit Services shop supplies.......669.32 
North Platte NRD water..............................................180.32 
Staples Credit Plan office supplies............................31.49

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #2 – Approval of applications for snow removal or surface grading – After review, Post made a motion to approve the applications for snow removal or surface grading. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #1 – Daniel Bennett – Update from Panhandle Area Development District – Daniel Bennett and Chuck Karpf from PADD discussed the benefits available to members of PADD.

Item #3 – Set date for budget hearing – Gifford made a motion to set the date for the budget hearing for September 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible action concerning setting a date for flu vaccinations to be administered at the courthouse for county residents and employees – After discussion, the item was tabled.

Item #5 – Declare surplus equipment – Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented a list of equipment to be declared as surplus. Post made a motion to declare the items as surplus. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #6 – Set the price the county will pay for gravel – Faden made a motion to set the price paid for gravel at .50 per yard. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPORT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the new mower works very well, however it really needs a larger tractor. There was discussion on the possibility of renting a tractor for the remainder of the mowing season or purchasing one. Tom said he would look into renting one with the option to purchase.

ATTORNEY REPORT

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney stated that Kimball County had accepted bids for the public defender position, and he wondered if that would be something Banner County would want to do. After discussion, it was agreed that he would see if there is any interest from attorneys.

WEED DEPARTMENT 

Dick McGowan, Weed Superintendent reported that Scotts Bluff County is considering putting Scotch thistle on their noxious weed list and has it on the agenda for the commissioners’ meeting to be held this evening. He also stated that he has been distributing bindweed mites.

TREASURER REPORT

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report and a list of added securities.

No other reports.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:51 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 16, 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