August 20, 2019

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 August 20, 2019. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 6, 2019 meeting and notice published in the Scottsbluff Star Herald and posting notices in Harrisburg, NE at the Post Office, the Banner County School, 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 16, 2019.  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 Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Bernice Huffman, Assessor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Toney Krajewski, Assistant Highway Superintendent, 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 window and that paper copies are available on the table by the door.

The agenda was examined, and Sandberg moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for August 6, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE – None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD - None

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:44 a.m. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 3, 2019 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 August 20, 2019.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 6, 2019 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 16, 2019.  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 Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; 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 window and that paper copies are available on the table by the door.

The agenda was examined and Sandberg moved to approve as presented. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for August 6, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE

Employee wellness letters from Panhandle Worksite Wellness

CLAIMS

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

                                                       

                                                                               GENERAL FUND

  Banner County Court, cc costs - 51.00; Centurylink, phone - 661.67; City Of Scottsbluff, cd adm exp - 1050.00; DAS State Accounting-Central Fin., data processing - 118.84; High West Energy, lights - 683.00; Bernice Huffman, mileage - 242.25; Hullinger Glass & Lock, bldg repair - 115.00; Madelung Law Office, court appt counsel; 346.00; MIPS Inc, data processing - 1392.78; Panhandle Area Development Dist., padd dues - 534.81; Star-Herald, publishing - 630.15

                                                             

                                                                                     ROAD FUND

Banner County Treasurer, misc - 10.00; Centurylink, phone - 181.22; Frank Parts Company, shop supplies - 98.20; Frenchman Valley Coop, equipment fuel – 5,592.62; High West Energy, lights - 222.00; Inland Truck Parts & Service, repair parts - 1243.71; Networkfleet, Inc., shop supplies - 283.70; Panhandle Coop Association, grease & oil - 2725.42; Westco, weed spraying - 492.44; Wyrulec Co., lights - 1.40

                                                                       

                                                                                                P & M

MIPS Inc. misc - 91.70

PUBLIC COMMENTS - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Discussion and approval of inventories – After review, Gifford made a motion to approve the inventories of the county court and the sheriff. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #2 – Appoint members to the Fair Board – The item was tabled.

Item #3 – Receive a report on the study on the use of a portion of Road 61 from the Highway Superintendent – Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent presented the report on the use of Road 61. Sandberg made a motion to receive the report. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #4 – Receive petition requesting vacation of a portion of Road 61 – Gifford made a motion to receive the petition. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #5 – Consider and adopt resolution establishing a public hearing date regarding the vacation of a portion of Road 61 – Gifford made a motion to adopt the resolution establishing a public hearing date for September 17th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #6 – Signing of the notice of the public hearing for the vacation of a portion of Road 61 to be published in paper - Sandberg made a motion to authorize the chairman to sign the notice of the public hearing. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #7 – Set date for budget hearing – After discussion, Sandberg made a motion to set the date of the budget hearing for September 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #8 – Discussion and possible action on approving Pritchard & Abbott, Inc. contract – Sandberg made a motion to approve the contract and to authorize the chairman to sign. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes; Post, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that FEMA was here last Monday to inspect sites affected by the Spring blizzard. He said he has a meeting on August 27th to make sure all is in order with the FEMA paperwork. He also reported that they are working on Road 36 on the east side of the county and discussed service he had received from NMC.

ATTORNEY

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney submitted his resignation as county attorney effective September 30th, 2019. He expressed regret in having to resign, but said that since he has sold his house in Scottsbluff and his main residence is now in Colorado, he felt it would be best. He said he is working on plea deals with the felony cases in an attempt to have all cases resolved before a newly appointed county attorney takes over. The commissioners expressed gratitude for his years of service.

TREASURER

Monty Stoddard, Treasurer reported that his office is gearing up for tax collections and said he and Kathy have been doing training for the new DMV system. He discussed the possibility of moving some of the county’s money form NPAIT to Banner Capital Bank since they have very good interest rates right now.

CLERK

Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented the clerk and the clerk of the district court fee reports. She said she has been working on the budget and hopes that they have found a solution to make the computers work more efficiently.

No other reports.

Sandberg made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:40 a.m.  Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 3, 2019 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





BANNER COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS  PROCEEDINGS


The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in special session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on August 20, 2019.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 6, 2019 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. The agenda was not amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

The chairman called the meeting to order at the hour of 1:00 p.m.  Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert Post; Vice Chairman Robert J Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Carl Gilbert, Surveyor; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Candace Meredith, via telephone, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Stan McKnight, Sheriff.

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 Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Budget Workshop – The budget was discussed.
 
Sandberg made a motion to adjourn the special meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 3:03 p.m.  Second by Gifford.  Roll call vote:  Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on September 3, 2019 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