September 1, 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 September 1, 2015. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 18, 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 August 28, 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; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, Carl Gilbert, Surveyor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: 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 Gifford.  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 18, 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 – None

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:42 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 15, 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 September 1, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 18, 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 August 28, 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 8:46 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; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Beth Fiegenschuh, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Erik Schanou via telephone, Tom Murphy; Bryan Hulbert, and Kathy Natale.

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 August 18, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE
Information on pipeline safety meeting

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Faden moved that the claims be approved, and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

                         
General: Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., hlth ins -778.52; Black Hills Ammunition, law enforce sup - 542.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, hlth ins - 18,617.01; City Of Scottsbluff, cd adm expense - 1,050.00; CST Mechanical, bldg repair - 240.95; Culligan, water - 33.00; Kimball County Treasurer, extensionexp. - 438.55; MIPS Inc. misc - 75.00; North Platte NRD,
Water - 62.70; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 156.44

Road: Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., hlth ins - 594.24; Banner Capital Bank, motor graders -
2,513.74; Blue Cross Blue Shield, hlth ins - 8,612.64; Karyn K Holt-Olsen, gravel - 1,495.00;
Anthoney Krajewski, admin salary - 50.00; North Platte NRD, water - 30.50; Pack Rat Disposal, garbage - 150.00; Rose Bros Inc., repairs - 155.82; Jerry Soule, reimburse - 10.50
 

                             
                                  
ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD
  
Item #1 – Beth Fiegenschuh – NIRMA – 9:00 a.m. – Beth Fiegenschuh, a member of the NIRMA Board gave an update on trainings and programs available. She encouraged members to take advantage of what is offered and to contact them with any questions or suggestions.

Item #4 – Review and possible approval of Subaward between NE DHHS Division of Children and Family Services Child Support Enforcement and the Banner County Attorney – Jim Zimmerman, Attorney presented a copy of the agreement. After review, Post made a motion to approve the Subaward between NE DHHS Division of Children and Family Services Child Support Enforcement and the Banner County Attorney and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #5 – Review and signing of Settlement Agreement with NIRMA regarding claim for hail damage - After review, Faden made a motion to accept the settlement agreement and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion of replacing courthouse roof – After discussion, it was decided to advertise for bids to replace the roof.

Item #9 – Discussion of interview process for equipment operator applicants – There was a discussion of the interview procedure to be used and who would be present for the interview.

Item #7 – Discussion of budget – Jim Zimmerman, Attorney requested to go into executive session to discuss legal issues regarding the county surveyor compensation. Faden made a motion to go into executive session to discuss legal issues regarding the county surveyor compensation. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Executive session was called to discuss legal issues regarding the county surveyor compensation at 9:25 a.m. Present for executive session: Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Vice Chairman John - Robert Faden; Member Robert Post, and Jim Zimmerman, Attorney.

Post made a motion to come out of executive session which was called to discuss legal issues regarding the county surveyor compensation. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

No action was taken.

9:50 a.m - Regular meeting was resumed.

Item #7 – continued – Budget was discussed.

Item #2 – Webinar with Verizon GPS Tracking – 9:30 a.m. – The meeting was moved to the jury room to facilitate the viewing of a webinar with Verizon GPS Tracking. Erik Schanou with Verizon was present via telephone.

Item #3 – Bryan Hulbert – Murphy Tractor – 10:30 a.m. – Tom Murphy with Murphy Tractor introduced Bryan Hulbert who has recently joined the company.

Item #7 – continued – Discussion on budget was continued.

Item #8 – Set date for budget hearing – The budget hearing was set for Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that the repairs on water-damaged roads have been completed. He also discussed a request from an employee to have a sick leave fund created.

COUNTY TREASURER REPORT
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report.

No other reports.

Items discussed not on the agenda: Salary and benefits for the position of county surveyor.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:39 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 15, 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
     BANNER COUNTY, NEBRASKA