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101 1st St NE
Box 12
Bowman, ND 58623-0012






WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a severe respiratory illness, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a new strain of coronavirus that is spread from person to person, posing a threat to the health and safety of the residents of Bowman, North Dakota; and

WHEREAS, the Bowman City Commission recognizes that declaring an emergency allows the President of the Bowman City Commission to have some emergency powers to take steps to remedy or mitigate the emergency situation and to inform the citizens of the seriousness of the situation, and

WHEREAS, United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declared a nation public health emergency for COVID-19 on January 27th 2020; and

WHEREAS, On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a declaration of national emergency due to the growing COVID-19 crisis in the United States and ND Governor Doug Burgum issued a declaration of a state emergency in response to the public health crisis resulting from the novel COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the North Dakota Department of Health activated its Emergency Operations Center in January 2020 and has been actively coordinating and in communication with health care providers, schools, universities, childcare providers, business, churches and the general public to make sure North Dakotans are educated and as prepared as possible to assist in reducing the spread of COVID -19; and

WHEREAS, proactively implemented preparedness containment and mitigation measures to slow the transmission and reduce the impact of the virus is in the best interest of North Dakotans and thus the city of Bowman and its citizens; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that pursuant to the Home Rule Charter of the City of Bowman, N.D.C.C. § 37-17.1-10, and N.D.C.C. § 40-05-01, the President of the City of Bowman does hereby declare an emergency in the response to the public health crisis resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), to recover from the situation, reduce hardship, and initiate the appropriate relief actions and mitigation measures by departments and agencies of local government to limit the hardships and impact of this emergency upon the citizens of Bowman.



Turning in Signed Petitions to City Auditor

If you are turning in a signed petition to get on the ballot for Bowman City Commissioner, President of Bowman City Commission or for the Bowman Park and Rec Board, you need to turn in your petition before April 6th by 4:00 pm at Bowman City Hall.  Bowman City Hall is currently closed except by appointment only due to the COVID-19 virus.  You may turn in your petition any time before April 6th by dropping it off in the drop box outside of City Hall, by calling ahead to make an appointment to drop it off, or the City Auditor will by standing at the City Hall door from 3:30 to 4:00 pm on April 6th to collect any additional petitions.


The Bowman City Commission will be tentatively meeting every Tuesday at 4:00 pm for special and regular scheduled meetings.  The special meeting agendas  will be anything related to the COVID-19 virus.  Please check the website for cancellations and agendas.  Reminder:  the regular meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

City of Bowman



Notice is hereby given that on June 9, 2020 a regular election will be held in the City of Bowman for the purpose of electing:


City Commissioner (2 Positions)                     4 Year Term

President of City Commission (1 Position)      4 Year Term


City Park Board Member (2 Positions)            4 Year Term

 Any qualified elector who has been a resident of the City of Bowman for at least nine (9) months preceding the election is eligible to be a member of the City Commission or Park Board and you must not be in default to the City of Bowman.  Candidates are required to file a completed SFN 2704 Petition/Certificate of Nomination and a SFN 10172 Statement of Interest form.  Candidates must file these required forms at the Office of the City Auditor, City Hall, 101 1st St. NE, Bowman, ND, no later than 4:00 pm, Monday, April 6, 2020.  At this time the Auditor will draw the Candidates’ names which will determine their position on the ballot.  Forms are available by contacting the City Auditors Office at 101 1st St. NE, Bowman, ND, 523-3309.


Dated at Bowman, North Dakota, this 24th day of February, 2020.

                                                            /s/  Peggy Allen                          

                                    Peggy Allen, City Financial Auditor


Notice from the City of Bowman

                City Hall Rental Policy Change:  Due to the meistreatment during parties held at Bowman City Hall, the Bowman City Commission has decided to only allow City Hall to be rented out for:  business meetings, classes, and blood drives.  The cost for meetings and classes will be $50.00 and if you request to set up the day before, there will be an additional $15.00 fee.