September 5, 2017

 

 

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 5, 2017. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 15, 2017 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 September 1, 2017.  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 were:  Chairman John-Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Robert Post; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Sharon Sandberg, Assessor.

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 Gifford moved to approve. 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 15, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 19, 2017 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 5, 2017.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 15, 2017 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 September 1, 2017.  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 John- Robert Faden; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent;  Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: 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 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 August 15, 2017 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

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CLAIMS

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

                                                                                  GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages - 1,689.00; Robert Gifford,  salary - 666.65;  John-Robert Faden,  salary - 666.65;
Carl Gilbert, salary - 86.70; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00; Lori Hostetler, salary - 3,190.56;
Bernice Huffman, wages - 1824.00; Stanley McKnight, salary - 3,425.96; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,815.26;
Robert Post, salary - 666.65; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,190.56; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,751.09;
AFLAC, insurance - 618.28; Ameritas Life Ins. Co. , retirement - 2,481.76; Ameritas Vision,  insurance - 166.34;
Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 3,382.01; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,771.75; Legalshield, insurance -130.55; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 567.28

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

 

Black Hills Ammunition, law enf supplies - 2,152.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 18,672.22; C-Weed Management, LLC, contracted services - 5,933.35; Centurylink, phone - 578.57; Culligan, water - 36.00; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel - 658.00; Golden West Industrial Supply, law enf supplies - 118.71; Bernice Huffman, mileage - 516.06; Kelly Printing Supplies, supplies - 162.70; Lied Lodge & Conference Center, lodging - 303.00; MCI, phone - 78.98; Stan McKnight, law enf supplies - 31.98; Midwest Radar & Equipment, law equipment - 40.00; North Platte NRD, water - 60.40; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 277.50; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 290.96; Totalfunds By Hasler, postage - 400.00; US Bank, meals - 12.35


                                           
                                                                   ROAD FUND

Jay Dove , wages - 2,244.00; James Evans, wages - 2,268.00; Garrett Grubbs, wages - 2,282.75;
Timothy Grubbs, wages - 2,576.00; Robert Leaf, wages - 2,208.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 622.75;
Tom Neal, salary - 3,386.25; Riley Smith, wages - 2,377.75; George Streeks, wages - 2,208.00;
Laryl Taggart, salary -  2,217.00; AFLAC, insurance - 579.16; Ameritas Life Ins. Co.,  retirement - 2,225.56;
Ameritas Vision,  insurance - 54.02; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 1,666.65; Banner Capital Bank, withholding -5,275.42; Legalshield, insurance - 57.80; NE Dept. Of Revenue withholding 612.90
**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages


Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 10,495.82; Centurylink, Phone - 161.42; Lane Darnall, gravel - 1,069.00; Horizonwest, Inc., repair parts - 1,697.80; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 927.75; Koski & Nitz - C/O Lynne Koski, gravel - 12.50; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy supt cons - 50.00; MCI, phone - 2.96; North Platte NRD, erosion control - 39.70; Thompson Glass, Inc., repair parts - 405.00; Wildcat Surveying, misc - 400.00

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Review and signing of County Attorney Subaward agreement between Nebraska DHHS and Banner County – After review, Gifford made a motion to sign the County Attorney Subaward agreement between Nebraska DHHS and Banner County and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #8 – Approve application for snow removal and surface grading – Application was approved.

 REPORTS

COMMITTEE
There was discussion of a meeting regarding communications for emergencies (com centers)

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that repairs on Road 35 are continuing, and it is now open to two-way traffic.

SURVEYOR
Carl Gilbert, Surveyor reported that he is transitioning from Bakers and Associates to Wildcat Surveying. He said he will be continuing with the survey of the Scotts Bluff/Banner County line that was started last year and will also need to place monuments now that the work is finished on Highway 71. He said that NDOR tied the corners, the monuments just need to be set. He reported that Transit Works contacted him expressing interest in placing a base in Banner County which would be used for precise GPS measurements (Virtual Reference System).

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report. He said tax collections went well in August, and the legislative meeting he had attended was very good.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that she had received the signed agreement with the Juvenile Center in Lincoln.

Item #2 – Budget hearing – 10:00 a.m. – The chairman called the budget hearing to order at the hour of 10:04 a.m. The proposed budget was discussed.

Item #3 – Hearing to set the Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than last year – 10:00 a.m. – The chairman called this hearing to order at 10:04 a.m. to be heard concurrently with the budget hearing.

The chairman called both hearings closed at 10:21 a.m.

Item #4 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution for the Allowable Increase of 2017-2018 Restricted Funds by an additional 1% - Gifford made a motion to adopt the Resolution for the Allowable Increase of 2017-2018 Restricted Funds by an additional 1%. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #5 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution Setting the Property Tax Request for 2017-2018 and setting the Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than the 2016-2017 Levy – Post made a motion to adopt the Resolution Setting the Property Tax Request for 2017-2018 and setting the Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than the 2016-2017 Levy. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #6 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2017-2018 Banner County Budget – Gifford made a motion to adopt the Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2017-2018 Banner County Budget. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #7 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution for the Authorization of Petty Cash Funds – Gifford made a motion to adopt the Resolution for the Authorization/Reauthorization of Petty Cash Funds. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:35 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 19, 2017 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