August 6, 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 6, 2019. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 23, 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 2, 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 8:32 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney, 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: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Gifford moved to approve the minutes for July 18, 2019 and July 23, 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

Item #1 – Assessment Roll corrections – Lori Hostetler, Clerk presented corrections to the Assessment Roll. After review, Sandberg made a motion to approve the Assessment Roll corrections. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes.

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 August 20, 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 6, 2019. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the July 18, 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 2, 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 8:45 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; Dave Streeks, 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 Gifford moved to approve as presented. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes; Post, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Sandberg moved to approve the minutes for July 18, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.

CORRESPONDENCE - None

CLAIMS

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

GENERAL FUND

Sandra Beals wages 552.75
Alison Castro salary 300.00
Lisa Cross wages 1,848.39
Robert Gifford salary 680.00
Carl Gilbert salary 83.33
Margaret Hopkins salary 440.00
Lori Hostetler salary 3,350.00
Bernice Huffman salary 3,350.00
Stanley McKnight salary 4,243.33
Kathy Natale wages 1,921.25
Robert Post salary 680.00
Sharon Sandberg salary 680.00
Monty Stoddard salary 3,350.00
James Zimmerman salary 1,800.00
AFLAC insurance 583.66
Ameritas Life Ins. Co. retirement 2,454.21
Ameritas Vision insurance 158.00
Banner Capital Bank hlth. Savings 2,931.52
Banner Capital Bank withholding 4,570.24
Legalshield insurance 101.65
NE Dept. Of Revenue withholding 592.14

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Aging Office of Western Nebraska, aging off. Dues - 378.00; Banner Co Public School Foundation, misc. - 50.00; Banner County Treasurer, misc. - 4.07; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. - 16,913.96; The Copier-Ninja, copier expense - 183.38; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 846.44; Frenchman Valley Coop, fuel - 207.73; Ideal Linen Supply, janitorial - 72.15; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC. car repair - 647.94 ; Mailfinance, postage - 149.97 ; MCI, phone - 94.21 ; MIPS Inc, office equip. - 1,298.84; K Patrick Mooney, dc costs - 240.00; NE Safety And Fire Equipment Inc., bldg repair - 40.00; North Platte NRD, water - 42.92; Region I Office Of Human Development, reg ohd - 1,095.00; Sandberg Implement, Inc., bldg repair - 12.48; Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 299.52; US Bank, meals - 32.40; Verizon Wireless, phone - 76.85; Wyo/Braska Weed & Pest, contracted service - 10,400.00

ROAD FUND

Phillip Blanco wages 2,610.80
Jay Dove wages 2,863.80
Timothy Grubbs wages 2,741.60
Jacob Kaiser wages 1,118.60
Robert Leaf wages 2,725.13
Terry Morris wages 2,563.88
Cory Natale wages 2,002.60
Kathy Natale wages 556.50
Tom Neal salary 3,200.00
George Streeks wages 2,654.18
Laryl Taggart wages 2,563.88
AFLAC insurance 710.77
Ameritas Life Ins. Co. retirement 2,785.66
Ameritas Vision insurance 79.09
Banner Capital Bank Hlth. Savings 1,666.65
Banner Capital Bank withholding 5,598.48
Legalshield insurance 57.80
NE Dept. Of Revenue withholding 712.90

**All salaries and wages listed above are gross wages

Contractors Materials, Inc., shop supplies - 145.65; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 150.56; Frenchman Valley Coop, equip fuel - 2,249.13; Groskopf Manufacturing, culverts - 7,053.86; Karyn K Holt-Olsen, gravel - 410.00; Kimball Auto Parts, LLC, shop supplies - 2,228.27; D Stanley Mosher, gravel & hardpan - 2,470.00; North Platte NRD, water - 38.32; Powerplan, machine repair - 7,935.68; Sandberg Implement, Inc., shop supplies - 1,423.19; Verizon Wireless, phone - 22.25; Z M Lumber, shop supplies - 75.76; AJK Services, LLC, hwy. supt-consult - 50.00; Scott G. Ansley, misc. - 900.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, hlth ins. - 9,502.60; Ideal Linen Supply, shop supplies - 22.80

PUBLIC COMMENTS - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD

Item #1 – Dave Streeks – regarding damage done to millet crop by road department – Dave Streeks explained that the crop has come back since the road department drove equipment across it. He asked that the road department ask permission prior to going across a landowner’s property. Tom had already apologized, and all agreed that permission will be asked in the future.

Item #3 – Discussion and approval of inventories – After review, Gifford made a motion to approve the inventories of the clerk, buildings and grounds, real estate, treasurer, assessor, attorney, and highway superintendent. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #4 – Set date for budget workshop – After discussion, the date for the budget workshop was set for August 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Item #2 - Consider and adopt resolution determining final allocation of levy authority – Sharon Sandberg, Member presented the levy requests. Gifford made a motion to adopt the resolution determining final allocation of levy authority as follows:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery - $1,600.00

Kirk Cemetery - $1,053.00

Banner Rural Fire District – General - $28,830.00

Banner Rural Fire District – Sinking - $9,930.00

Banner County Historical Society - $10,000.00

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

Item #5 – Appoint members to the Fair Board – The item was tabled.

Item #6 – Discussion on joining PADD – After discussion, it was decided to join PADD. Sandberg made a motion to accept PADD’s offer to be reinstated by payment of one year’s dues. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #7 – Possible action on resolution supporting petition for property tax relief – After discussion, no action was taken.

Item #8 – Review and possible action on Comprehensive Plan applications – After discussion and a blind ballot vote, Gifford made a motion to appoint Lyle Huffman; Dr. Evelyn Browne; John-Robert Faden; Charles Singleton, and Kurt Baker to the Banner County Comprehensive Plan Committee. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes; Post, yes.

Item #9 – Discussion on 2020 election – There was discussion on having the surveyor position on the ballot as an elected official or to appoint someone to the position.

Item #10 – Approval of agreement with Traffic Safety Plus to administer Banner County Diversion Program and authorization for the county attorney to sign agreement – Gifford made a motion to approve the agreement with Traffic Safety Plus and to authorize the county attorney to sign. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #11 – Consider and adopt resolution directing the highway superintendent to conduct a study on the use of a portion of Road 61 – Sandberg made a motion to adopt resolution directing the highway superintendent to do a study on use of a portion of Road 61. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes; Post, yes.

REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that they are getting caught up on repairs to roads damaged by the blizzard, and FEMA will be doing a site study on August 12th. He said the loader went down last Tuesday, and they had to rent one for a week until the other loader was fixed. He also presented a letter from an employee requesting permission to use leave donations. Request was approved.

ATTORNEY

Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that there are two cases that may go to trial, and two other possible trial cases have been eliminated.

SHERIFF

The sheriff’s quarterly fee report was received.

CLERK

Lori Hostetler, Clerk reminded that getting a county car needs to be considered in the budget. She reported that she is looking into the options available for a server for the clerk’s and assessor’s computers and has started on the ACH application which is needed for direct deposit of payroll checks. There was also discussion on improvement needed in the work being performed by the groundskeeper.

No other reports.

Sandberg made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:46 a.m. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next meeting will be held in regular session on August 20, 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