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PHONE: (701) 523-3309
FAX: (701) 523-5716

101 1st ST NE
PO Box 12
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman City Commission



City Commission Minutes

January 16, 2018
4:00 pm

Minutes of the Regular City Commission meeting held on January 16, 2018 at City Hall at 4:00 PM.

Present:  Darren Limesand, Ryan Shear, Myron Vail, Trevor Bergerson, Peggy Allen, Bill Mason, and Todd Hofland.

Absent: Darrell West and Lyn James

Vice President Limesand called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm.  Motion by Shear, second by Vail to approve the agenda.  RCV= all aye, MC.

Checks: #10407 – 10430; Direct Deposit: $25,654.63; Voided Checks:  None; Bills:  ARC $1,000.00, Carmel’s Cleaners $87.12, Cenex Fleetcard $4,122.73, Charles Headley $13.85, Consolidated Telecom $1,425.46, Country Media $463.30, Fallon County Treasurer $3,624.25, Hawkins $169.45, John Deere Financial $23.20, Lexis Nexis $40.49, MDU $43.22, Mid-States Organized Crime Info $100.00, ND Water and Pollution Control Conf. $20.00, Prairie Mountain Electric Motor $207.90, ProPoint Cooperative $256.26, S & T Plumbing $120.00, Sadowsky & Wild $200.00 Scranton Equity $2.00, Slope Electric $1,257.00, SW District Health Unit $120.00, Valli $25.00, and Verizon $350.99.

                Tax and Tourism Checks:  #10408 and #10428

                Tax and Tourism Bills:  BCDC $16,000.00 and Ty Tuff $1,500.00


                Dept. Head Report:  Hofland burned the pit at the landfill right before the last snow fall.  The crew has been cleaning up of the remaining snow. 


                Dept. Head Report:  KLM Engineering inspected the water tanks and sent reports and a video to Mason.  To fix the large tank it would cost $385,000 and Mason estimated $170,000 for the small tank. 


                Dept. Head Report:  Nothing to report.  There have been a handful of accidents, it hasn’t been too bad. 


                Motion by Vail, second by Shear to approve the 1/4/18 meeting minutes and bills.

                Motion by Shear, second by Vail to adjourn the meeting at 4:10 pm.  RCV= all aye, MC.




City Commission Meeting Agenda

February 06, 2018


February 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Bowman City Hall, 101 1st St. NE


*Agenda Policy*:  The City follows a strict agenda policy in order to insure transparency to the citizens of Bowman.  NO topics will be discussed that are not on the agenda unless said topic constitutes an emergency action.


 4:00  -  4:30 PM Call Meeting to Order, Approval of Agenda and Pledge of Allegiance

                            Commissioners Review of Bills

                            Dept. Head Reports/Engineering (McGee, Mason, Hofland, Headley, and Brosz)              

 4:30  -  4:45 PM City Sales Tax Ballot Measure Approval – Chanell Walby 

 4:45  -  5:00 PM Margie Russ – Water on her land

 5:00 – 5:15  PM CASE NO. LDC17-020 (PUD HANDBOOK AND MAJOR PRELIMINARY PLAT MAP – BOWMAN GATEWAY INDUSTRIAL PARK).  The Bowman County Development Corporation is requesting: 1) approval of a PUD Design Standards Handbook (DSH), and 2) approval of the associated Major Preliminary Plat Map.  The site was rezoned to the PUD district in August of 2016 which allows a mix of zoning designations via a Design Standards Handbook.  The Handbook will be reviewed by the Commission for its customized zoning and its architectural, landscaping and buffering standards.  If approved, the first reading of the ordinance will occur.

  5:15 – 5:25 PM    Municipal Judge Position Abolishment

  5:25 PM–             James Ensign – Hook up to City Water Service Request



Raffle Permit for Dollars for Scholars Permit #23-93

March Madness Training -  Attending?  City Meeting Date Change to Attend?


Request for Future Water Projects for 2019-21

Hospital Generator


Open Forum


Close of Meeting

  • Approval of Bills and 1/16/18 Meeting Minutes.   
  • Next Meeting Date:  2/20/18
  • Adjournment of Meeting


City Commission Meeting

The Bowman City Commissioners meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM at City Hall. To be placed on the City Agenda, please contact the City Financial Auditor, Peggy Allen at (701) 523-3309.


2017 Bowman City Commission Meeting Dates


Meetings start at 4:00 PM at City Hall, unless otherwise stated!


January 5**                                                 July 6**

January 17*                                                 July 18


February 7                                                   August 1

February 21*                                              August 15


March 7                                                        September 5*

March 21                                                      September 19


April 4                                                            October 3

April 4-Equalization Mtg. 8:00 am          October 17

              April 18


May 2                                                             November 7

May 16                                                          November 21


June 6                                                            December 5

June 20                                                         December 19


2018 Budget Prep Meetings:  August 21 and 23 starting at 8:00 AM, lunch from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and will recess when done completing a “section” of the budget and reconvene the next day at 8:00 AM.   August 30th will be an extra day if needed.


* The meeting falls the day after a holiday, therefore the agenda requests must be in the City Auditors Office by the Friday before the meeting at 11:00 am.

** Normal meeting date was rescheduled.  

Lyn James

President of the City Commission

Lyn James is co-owner of Flowers and Cappuccino by Lasting Visions in Bowman, ND.  She is committed to her community and is currently serving her third term as President of the Bowman City Commission, after serving two terms as a City Commissioner. 

Lyn also serves on the Bowman County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, as well as several other local and regional boards and committees.  She proudly represents North Dakota as a member of the ND Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, as a member of the ND Energy Impact and Infrastructure Advisory Committee, and as a Director on the ND Economic Development Foundation Board.  Lyn has been the Queen Coordinator for the ND High School Rodeo Association for the past 22 years.  She is a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce and Bowman Rotary Club.  Lyn is the past President of the ND League of Cities Executive Board, and served as a member of the Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, along with various other local and regional boards, committees and advisory positions. 

Lyn and her husband Gordon have two daughters, a son-in-law and three grandchildren.

Darren Limesand


Ryan Shear

Street & Garbage Commissioner

Ryan Shear was born and raised in Bowman. He moved to Redmond, OR in 2006 and graduated from Redmond High School Global Academy in 2008.   He then moved back to Bowman, and while working; did online courses with Rasmussen College for Criminal Justice. Currently, he is the manager at Professional Auto Body LLC and High Plains Glass & Towing. Ryan is married to Danielle Shear and they have three children: Isaiah, Isabella, & Elijah. Ryan is very community minded and cares deeply about the present and future of Bowman.

During Ryan’s off time, he volunteers for Bowman Ambulance as an EMR. He has been a part of the squad since 2009. He is a representative for the City Commission on the City Planning & Zoning Board, County Zoning Board, & The Bowman Renaissance Zone Authority. Ryan also likes to spend his free time traveling and spending quality time with his family. 

Mryon "Tiger" Vail

City Commissioner

Darrell West

Police Commissioner


Darrell was born and raised in the Bowman area.  He graduated from Bowman High School and was honorably discharged from the ND National Guard.  He is married to Jessica West and they have six children:  Alexia, Addam, Quade, Mark, David and William.  He has achieved an AAS degree in Law Enforcement Technology and is currently the Bowman City Police Commissioner. 

During Darrell's time off he volunteers with the Bowman County Emergency Operations Center and is a Public Health Emergency Volunteer/Medical Reserves Corp with the ND Dept. of Health.  He is a member of the Southwest Disaster Behavioral Health Coalition as well as a member of the Bowman County Rural Ambulance District Board. Darrell currently works as a full time Advanced EMT with the Bowman County Rural Ambulance District and is the Safety/Decon Officer for Southwest Healthcare Services.