Minutes


Current Minutes


September 3, 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 September 3, 2019. This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 20, 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 29, 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 8:36 a.m. Present on roll call were: Chairman Robert Post; Vice Chairman Robert J. Gifford; Member Sharon Sandberg; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent, and Lori Hostetler, Clerk. Also present at various times: Bernice Huffman, Assessor.

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 20, 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

Post made a motion to adjourn the Banner County Board of Equalization meeting at 8:45 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 17, 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 September 3, 2019.  This is in accordance with the adjournment of the August 20, 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 8:47 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; Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent; Jim Zimmerman, Attorney; Bernice Huffman, Assessor, 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 Gifford moved to approve. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes.

The minutes of the previous meetings had been supplied to each board member. Sandberg moved to approve the minutes for the Commissioners’ Meeting and Budget Workshop held on August 20, 2019 and that the actions therein be ratified. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.  

CORRESPONDENCE
Letter from NIRMA regarding their annual meeting

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

  Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. - 16,913.96; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC,
health ins trust - 12.00; Lori Hostetler, dues - 25.00; MCI, phone - 33.88; MIPS Inc., office equipment - 337.50; Panhandle Public Health District, misc. - 625.00; William C Peters,
ct appt counsel - 401.00; Scotts Bluff Co Detention Center, prisoner/medical - 130.00;
Staples Credit Plan, supplies - 308.21; Monty A. Stoddard, mileage - 491.60; US Bank,
Supplies - 135.94; USDA, APHIS, Wildlife Services, state contract - 236.82; Wyo/Braska Weed & Pest, contracted services - 10,400.00


   

                                                                   ROAD FUND

AJK Services, LLC, hwy supt -consultant - 50.00; Blue Cross Blue Shield, health ins. -
12,959.20; Gary Darnall, gravel - 1,430.00; First Concord Benefits Group, LLC, health ins trust - 1,381.08; Frenchman Valley Coop, equip fuel - 6,545.91; Karyn K Holt-Olsen,
Gravel - 290.00; D Stanley Mosher, gravel & hardpan - 420.00; Western Pathology Consultant Inc., drug test - 86.50


PUBLIC COMMENTS - None

ITEMS OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE BOARD


Item #1 – Appoint members to the Fair Board – Tabled.

REPORTS

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Panhandle Public Health District had their budget hearing, and Friends of Public Health plan on pushing for more funding. Gifford said the local director is now on the national board.

Region One had their budget hearing and has a building available to rent.

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Tom Neal, Highway Superintendent reported that he has an employee that is out of paid time off and is going to request to go on unpaid leave. He said he has been working on FEMA data.

ATTORNEY
Jim Zimmerman, Attorney reported that he is hoping to get some cases wrapped up on the 5th. His last day will be September 30th.

CLERK
Lori Hostetler, Clerk reported that she has been preparing for the budget hearing and has received notification that Banner county has been selected to be audited by Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems.

No other reports.

Items discussed not on the agenda: Purchase of a county car.

Recessed: 9:35

Resumed: 10:00 a.m.
                                                                                             
Item #2 - Budget Hearing – 10:00 a.m. - The chairman called the budget hearing to order at the hour of 10:00 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 10:00 a.m. to be heard concurrently with the budget hearing.

The chairman called both hearings closed at 10:12 a.m.

Item #4 - Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution for the Allowable Increase of   2019-2020 Restricted Funds by an additional 1% - Sandberg made a motion to adopt the Resolution for the Allowable Increase of 2019-2020 Restricted Funds by an additional 1%. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Post, yes; Sandberg, yes.

Item #5 - Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution Setting the Property Tax Request for 2019-2020 and setting the Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than the 2018-2019 Levy - Gifford made a motion to adopt the Resolution Setting the Property Tax Request for 2019-2020 and setting the Banner County Tax Levy at a different rate than the 2018-2019 Levy. Second by Sandberg. Roll call vote: Post, yes; Sandberg, yes; Gifford, yes.

Item #6 - Discussion and possible adoption of Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2019-2020 Banner County Budget – Sandberg made a motion to adopt the Resolution of Adoption and Appropriations 2019-2020 Banner County Budget. Second by Gifford. Roll call vote: Sandberg, 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 Sandberg. Roll call vote: Gifford, yes; Sandberg, yes; Post, yes.

Gifford made a motion to adjourn the meeting of the Banner County Board of Commissioners at 10:24 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 17, 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