September 6, 2016

 

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 6, 2016. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 16, 2016 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 September 1, 2016.  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 Robert J Gifford; Vice Chairman John- Robert Faden; Member Robert Post; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor;  Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Toney Krajewski, Assistant 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 in the corner of the room.

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 16, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Receive Assessor’s three year plan – Sharon Sandberg, Assessor presented the three year plan of assessment. She stated that she will be reviewing Range 53 this year. Post made a motion to accept the assessor’s three year plan. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Sharon Sandberg, Assessor reported that the Nebraska Property Assessment Division has asked her to estimate what the values will be. She said that after looking at sales, she is not going to raise agricultural land or residential values.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 a.m.  Second by Post.  Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 20, 2016 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 6, 2016.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 24, 2016 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, 2016.  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; Sharon Sandberg, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk.


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

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for August 16, 2016 and August 24, 2016 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Theresa Puls campaigning for Secretary/Treasurer on the NACO Board
Survey from Kubota
Letter from Nebraska Pipeline regarding a coordinated response exercise

CLAIMS

The following claims were audited, and Post moved that the claims be approved and warrants ordered drawn on the respective funds with the exception of the claim to 21st Century. That claim is denied. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

                                                                                   GENERAL FUND

Lisa Cross, wages, 1,659.00; Robert Gifford, salary - 680.00; John-Robert Faden, salary -
680.00; Carl Gilbert, salary - 85.00; Margaret Hopkins, salary - 440.00; Lori Hostetler, Salary - 3,128.00; Bernice Huffman, wages - 868.88; Stanley McKnight, salary - 3,367.33; Kathy Natale, wages - 1,887.50; Gay Olsen, salary - 440.00; Robert Post, salary - 680.00; Monty Stoddard, salary - 3,128.00; James Zimmerman, salary - 1,079.50; AFLAC, insurance - 286.19; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2,349.10; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 149.61; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 2,509.44; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,512.34; Legalshield, insurance - 188.35; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 532.69

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

 

Aging Office Of Western Nebraska, aging office dues - 378.00; Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 917.40; Baker & Associates, labor - 376.92; Banner County Court, misc - 5.00; Banner County Treasurer, misc - 5024.04; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 12,554.57; Boarders Broken Bow, lodging - 166.00; C-Weed Management LLC, contracted serv. - 5,933.33; Centurylink, phone - 393.62; City Of Scottsbluff, cd adm exp. - 1,050.00; County Treasurer Postage Account, postage - 25.00;Culligan,water - 24.00;Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, ct appt counsel-7.00;First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust-15.00;Home Depot Credit Services, bldg repair - 39.98;Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 307.53;MCI,phone-52.20;Stan McKnight, film - 1.55; Midwest Radar & Equipment, law equip - 40.00; MIPS Inc., supplies - 68.21; North Platte NRD, water - 60.40; Off Broadway Office Supply, copier expense - 5,291.00; William C Peters, ct appt counsel - 1,526.23; Region I Mental Hlth & Subs Abuse, Reg 1 - 3,158.00; Region I Office Of Human Develop, Reg 1 OHD - 1,095.00; US Bank, Supplies - 539.40

                                           
                                                                                      ROAD FUND

Jay Dove, wages - 3195.00; James Evans, wages -2,382.00; Jordan Golden, wages - 1950.00; Garrett Grubbs, wages -477.25; Timothy Grubbs, wages -2,576.00; Robert Leaf, wages - 2094.00; Kathy Natale, wages - 412.50; Tom Neal, salary - 2,779.50; George Streeks, wages - 2133.25; Laryl Taggart, salary - 2244.00; AFLAC, insurance - 307.45; Ameritas Life Ins. Co., retirement - 2223.72; Ameritas Vision, insurance - 62.36; Banner Capital Bank, Hlth. Savings - 1800.00; Banner Capital Bank, withholding - 4,804.15; Legalshield, insurance - 115.60; NE Dept. Of Revenue, withholding - 565.46

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., health ins - 578.80; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins - 8,476.78; Centurylink, telephone - 166.83; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 43.99; Anthoney Krajewski, hwy. supt.-consult - 50.00; MCI, Phone - 1.07; North Platte NRD, water - 39.70; Powerplan, machinery repair - 993.91; 21st Century Equipment, LLC, radio - DENIED

                                                                               MUSEUM BOARD FUND

North Platte NRD, water - 42.00
 

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Discussion and possible action on bids to conduct audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 – After the commissioners reviewed the bids received from Don Wilson and Gardner, Loutzenhiser & Ryan, PC, Faden made a motion to accept the bid from Don Wilson to conduct the audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #2 – Discussion and action on request from Historical Society to place question on the November 8 ballot asking to be granted levying authority – Sharon Sandberg, member of the Historical Society Board presented a request that a question asking that the Historical Society be granted levying authority be placed on the November 8th ballot. After discussion, Gifford made a motion to approve the request to place the question on the November 8th ballot asking that the Historical Society be granted levying authority. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, no.

Item #3 – Consider and adopt North Platte Natural Resources District Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update resolution – Gifford made a motion to adopt the North Platte Natural Resources District Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update resolution. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

Item #4 – Janie Wyatt – Pledged collateral – 9:30 a.m. – Janie Wyatt could not attend. Monty Stoddard, Treasurer stated that the pledged securities will become more static.

 REPORTS

ATTORNEY
In regards to another board he is on, Bob Gifford asked about the procedure of voting by proxy. He also asked the county attorney to look into the legality of additional compensation for the county surveyor.

TREASURER
Monty Stoddard, Treasurer presented the pledged collateral report.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that she has finalized all the ballot proofs in preparation for the General Election.

Item #5 – Budget hearing – 10:00 a.m. – The chairman called the budget hearing to order at the hour of 10:03 a.m. The proposed budget was discussed and amended to include $25,000 in grant revenues and $25,000 in Emergency Management expenditures for an emergency siren.

Item #6 – 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 10:03 a.m. to be heard concurrently with the budget hearing.

The chairman called both hearings closed at 10:19 a.m.

Item #7 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution for the Allowable Increase of 2016-2017 Restricted Funds by an additional 1% - Faden made a motion to adopt the Resolution for the Allowable Increase of 2016-2017 Restricted Funds by an additional 1%. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Faden, yes.

Item #8 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution Setting the Property Tax Request for 2016-2017 and setting the Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than the 2015-2016 Levy – Faden made a motion to adopt theResolution Setting the Property Tax Request for 2016-2017 and setting the Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than the 2015-2016 Levy. Second by Post. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #9 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2016-2017 Banner County Budget – Post made a motion to adopt the Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2016-2017 Banner County Budget. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

Item #10 – Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution for the Authorization of Petty Cash Funds – Post made a motion to adopt the Resolution for the Authorization/Reauthorization of Petty Cash Funds. Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Faden, yes; Post, yes.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they have been spreading gravel on Road 73. It was stated that CenturyLink has been notified that the autogate on Schuler’s property will be installed no later than September 16th.  There was also discussion on the advertising for bids for used motor graders and what would be included on the specs for the graders. It was decided to advertise, with bids to be accepted through October 4th.

Faden made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 11:22 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 20, 2016 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