June 30, 2015


The Banner County Board of Commissioners met in special end-of-the-year session in the Commissioners’ room of the Banner County Courthouse on June 30, 2015.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the June 16, 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 e-mailed to each board member on June 26, 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 8:47 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; Monty Stoddard, Treasurer; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent via phone.

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: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes.

The minutes of the previous meeting had been supplied to each board member. Post moved to approve the minutes for June 16, 2015 and that the actions therein be ratified:  Second by Faden. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Faden, yes; Gifford, yes.  


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

General: Banner County Court, cc costs - 119.00; Douglas,Kelly,Ostdiek,And Ossian, court appt counsel - 30.00; Hampton Inn, lodging - 188.00; Kimball County Treasurer, extension expenses - 1,300.37; Madelung Law Office, court appt counsel - 42.50; Off Broadway Office Supply, supplies - 40.24; Postmaster, dues & subs - 270.00; Scotts Bluff County Communications, sheriff contract - 1,200.00; The Rock Pile, bldg & grounds - 150.28; US Bank, bldg repair - 179.91; Zeilinger Law Office, PC, child support - 2,250.00

Road: Banner County Treasurer, trailer title - 20.00; Groskopf Manufacturing, culverts - 103.84; Thomas M. Neal, mileage - 91.97; Postmaster, subscription - 54.00; US Bank,
mileage - 669.76

Road Equipment Sinking Fund: T-Rex Equipment, Inc., trailers - 10,800


Cris Burks, Weed Superintendent reported via conference call. She discussed that there were some land owners that needed to address weed problems and asked how the commissioners would like her to handle the situations. They agreed that 10 day notices should be sent out.

Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he had purchased two belly dump trailers. He shared that the clerk would now have to confirm that the county wants to receive Highway Allocation funds before they will be disbursed. There was also discussion on the possibility of the road department employees going to four - 10 hour days for the summer. It was decided that it would be discussed further at the next meeting.

Post made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 9:31 a.m.  Second by Faden.  Roll call vote: Faden, yes; Post, yes; Gifford, yes. The next regular meeting will be held in regular session on July 7, 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.