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Sandi Tivis Auditor

PHONE: (701) 523-3130
FAX: (701) 523-4899

104 1st St NW, Suite 1
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Commission

Bowman County Commissioners are elected at large on a non-partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. The County Commission is the governing body of the County responsible for overseeing County activities and working to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and County operations run smoothly.

The State constitution gives the Board of County Commissioners the power to adopt zoning ordinances (local laws), levy taxes, appropriations, authorize bonds, set salaries, approve bills, accept bids, approve the County budget and establish the requirements/policies for the Departments under its control.

The Board governs all unorganized townships of the County directly.

 


 

County Commission Minutes

September 02, 2014
9:00 AM

                            OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BOWMAN COUNTY, BOWMAN, NORTH DAKOTA

 

            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on September 2, 2014, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Bill Bowman and Ken Steiner. Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.

            Chairman Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. Brackel will provide an update on the Powder River Training Fly-Over area and Abrahamson will provide an update on the new grandstands located at the Four Winds Arena.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve as presented, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Brackel made a motion to approve the minutes from August 19, 2014, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

            Brackel provided an update on the Powder River Training Fly-Over area. Private lobbyist, David Turch, recently met with Fallon County Commissioners, Lynn Brackel and Bowman County Airport Authority board member, Rod Schaaf.  Turch continues to work diligently on the project.     

The following vouchers were approved by a motion made by Brackel, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

4547-4612

August Payroll

$168,599.02

21131-21148

Social Welfare

$8,679.78

21149

Advanced Business Methods

$138.60

21150

Bowman County Airport Authority

$400,000.00

21151

Bowman County Treasurer

$89.60

21152

Brosz Engineering

$77,905.00

21153

Comfort Inn

$370.00

21154

CM Services, Inc.

$4,819.07

21155

Consolidated

$108.00

21156

DSS Trucking

$5,290.50

21157

Elearning Corner

$850.00

21158

ESRI, Inc.

$400.00

21159

Environmental Dust Control

$60,711.30

21160

Farmers Union Oil

$8,756.75

21161

Karla Germann

$26.51

21162

Jim's Repair

$467.50

21163

John Deere Financial

$1,108.63

21164

KHBH, LLC

$315.00

21165

Light & Siren

$957.00

21166

MCI

$91.07

21167

Anita McLaughlin

$63.84

21168

MDU

$2,199.74

21169

Kevin Miller Construction

$6,050.46

21170

Montana Liquid Transport

$3,150.00

21171

NDEMA

$120.00

21172

Newby's Ace Hardware

$215.07

21173

OffRoad Software

$2,025.00

21174

Ray's Repair

$165.71

21175

SBM

$369.06

21176

Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants

$718.50

21177

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$1,560.00

21178

TAB Electronics

$802.25

21179

Tyler Technologies

$3,055.85

 

Bowman County State’s Attorney, Jim Gion, joined the meeting at 9:50 AM.Discussion was held on proper protocol for publicly supporting or not supporting a potential state ballot measure.

Bowman County Emergency Manager, Dean Pearson and Bowman County Assistant Emergency Manager, Bowman/Slope 9-1-1 Coordinator, Karla Germann, met to discuss the need for an emergency generator at the Four Seasons Pavilion. No decision was made.

Darriane Johnson, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center Director, Heather Ingman, case manager and Jada Manolovits, local representative, met to provide an update.They have seen a significant demand for their services.

Bowman made a motion to approve the Local Permit, submitted by the ND High School Rodeo Association, for a raffle to be held September 1, 2014 through June 14 2015.   Brackel seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

            Bowman County Sheriff, Rory Teigen, and Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland, met to discuss overweight trucks.  Any truck driver that is over the allowed weight limit will receive a citation.

            Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, and Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland, provided an update of current road projects.  Steiner made a motion to increase the cost of purchasing gravel to $7.60 per cubic yard, effective immediately, due to increased costs.  Brackel seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Bowman made a motion to adopt a resolution encouraging congress to address the

shortfall in the federal highway trust fund and complete a long-term transportation reauthorization bill, prior to its expiration on September 30, 2014.  Steiner seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

            With no further business to discuss, Bowman made a motion at 5:00 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion as carried unanimously.    

 

                                                                                                           Rick Braaten (s) Chairman

                        Board of County Commissioners

 

 

 

ATTEST:  Sandra K. Tivis (s) Bowman County Auditor

 

 

 

County Commission Agenda

September 16, 2014
9:00 AM

BOWMAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

             

  1. Consideration for Approval:
    1. Agenda
    2. Vouchers
    3. September 2, 2014 Minutes
    4. August Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report

 

  1. Unfinished Business
  2. A.    Job Vacancy

B.    Proposed Maintenance Building

C.    Generator Purchase

D.    2015 Proposed Budget

    

  1. New Business
    1.   

                   Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance   

 

10:00            Bowman City Commission  

10:30            Prairie Engineering

11:30            Bowman/Slope County 9-1-1 Coordinator, K. Germann

                     Lunch

1:15  PM      Southwestern District Health Unit Board Member, D. Erstad           

1:30              Bowman County Highway Superintendent N. Hofland

2:15              Bowman Econ Development Corp Exec Director, T Doerr 

2:45              Bowman County Fair Board Members         

        

 

  1.  Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

The Commissioners have been invited to attend the following:

 

  • Sept. 15th – 12:30 PM      Employee Training Session – 4 Seasons Pavilion

                                       Bowman County Fair Grounds      

                             

  • Sept. 18th – 8:00 AM       Annual Meeting of the ND Oil & Gas Producing Counties

                                                           Grand Hotel – Williston, ND

 

  • Sept 29th – 7:00 PM –   Bowman County Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

                                    Courthouse Emergency Operations Center

 

  • October 1st – 7:00 PM  Quarterly 9-1-1 Meeting – Scranton Fire Hall

 

  •  Oct 12th –14th               Annual NDACo Convention – Ramkota – Bismarck, ND

       

VI.     Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.  Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – October 7, 2014  9:00 AM

                                                        

         VII.    Adjourn

County Commission Meeting

The Bowman County Commissioners meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting at 9:00 AM. Meetings may be rescheduled from time to time if necessary; see the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

To be placed on the agenda with the Commissioners, please contact Bowman County Auditor,

Sandi Tivis, at 701-523-3130

 

Rick Braaten

Commissioner
(701) 279-5530
email

Rick was elected as a Bowman County Commissioner in November 2008 and re-elected in 2012.  He is a 1975 graduate of Bowman High School and graduated from NDSU in 1979 with a BS degree in Agricultural Economics. Rick is married to Laurie Fish and has four sons.  Rick engages in farm and ranch work.
 
Other Offices Held:
  • 1994 – 2002 Board Member Farmers Union Oil of Rhame
  • 2003 to present FSA County Committee 
  • 2004 to present Volunteer Bowman County Boys Basketball Coach

Kenneth Steiner

Commissioner
(701) 275-8789
email

Ken was elected in 2002 and then re-elected in 2006 and 2010 to the Bowman County Commission.   Ken is married and has four children.  He has lived in Bowman County his entire life.  Ken engages in farming and ranching. His hobbies include camping and golfing.
 
Other Offices Held:
  • Bowman County Zoning Board
  • Southwest Multi-County Correction Center Board Member 
  • Bowman County Park Board

Bill Bowman

Commissioner
(701) 523-3188
email

Bill is serving as a Bowman County Commissioner as well as a State Senator from District 39.  Bill has served in the senate since 1991.  He is an auctioneer and engages in general farm and ranch work.  He holds a BS degree in business education from Dickinson State University and was also in the army.  Bill has three children.
 
 Other Offices Held:
  • Past President Pro Tempore
  • Past Chairman Agriculture Committee 
  • Current Vice Chair of State of ND Appropriations 
  • Advocate for Oil Producing County Issues
  • Advocate to Promote Quality of Life for all Rural ND   

Pine Abrahamson

Commissioner
701-523-3169
email

Pine was first elected as a Bowman County Commissioner in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 and 2012.  He owns a trucking, custom spraying, and seeding business and is one of Bowman County’s finest entrepreneurs – he has the great ideas and the determination to make it happen! 

 

Other Offices Held:
Bowman/Slope Multi County Social Service District
Bowman County Information Technology Committee
All Seasons Arena
Bowman County Extension Advisory Council

Lynn Brackel

Commissioner
(701) 523-3749
email

Lynn was elected to County Commission in 2008 and re-elected in 2010. He graduated from Dickinson State University in 1966 with a music degree and taught band and chorus for 12 years. 
 
Lynn owned a plumbing business and has served the Southwest North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota area for over 30 years. Lynn still enjoys music and has been director of Church Choir for 30 years; Bowman County Community Band for 20 years; and Saxy Brass for 13 years.  Lynn is married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
 
Other Offices Held:
  • Bowman County Zoning Board
  • Roosevelt-Custer Regional Council for Development Board 
  • Member of Bowman Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Bowman Rotary Club
  • Bowman County Economic Development Corporation