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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

August 04, 2015
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 August 4, 2015, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Bill Bowman, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, 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 made a motion to approve as presented, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

            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. 

5209-5275

July Payroll

$188,880.04

23078-23093

Social Welfare

$7,509.03

23094

Accusource Inc.

$18.00

23095

Advanced Business Methods

$1,223.89

23096

Brosz Engineering

$952.50

23096

Brosz Engineering

$2,277.50

23096

Brosz Engineering

$340.00

23096

Brosz Engineering

$43,596.25

23096

Brosz Engineering

$9,590.00

23096

Brosz Engineering

$2,347.50

23097

Chief Law Enforcement

$121.90

23098

Consolidated

$906.43

23099

Coyle Electric

$4,336.08

23100

Dacotah Paper

$241.61

23101

Diamond H Service

$5,489.00

23102

DTE, Inc.

$7,994.20

23103

Dakota Western Insurance

$63.00

23104

Jodi Freier

$18.56

23105

Frontier Travel Center

$258.91

23106

Farmer's Union Oil Company

$14,816.05

23107

Hell Creek Trucking

$7,200.00

23108

Jim's Repair

$632.95

23109

John Deere Financial

$696.39

23110

Lawson Products

$407.54

23111

Mackoff Kellogg Law Firm

$80.00

23112

McGee Mechanics

$249.41

23113

MCI

$75.25

23114

MDU

$2,301.47

23115

Eugene & JoAnn Miller

$10.00

23116

Kevin Miller Construction

$9,180.00

23117

Montana Liquid Transport

$91,758.66

23118

Nelson International

$54.11

23119

Newby's Ace Hardware

$401.15

23120

NW Tire

$165.77

23121

Ports-To-Plains Alliance

$500.00

23122

Prairie Engineering

$2,277.50

23123

Stephanie Pretzer

$149.18

23124

RDO Equipment

$397.60

23125

SBM

$318.03

23126

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$1,572.50

23127

Strong Road Products

$35,665.00

23128

Ulteig

$8,228.37

23129

Visa

$754.39

 

 

       

            Steiner made a motion to approve the minutes from July 21, 2015, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

Steiner made a motion to approve the Temporary Easements and Highway Right of Way Easements for the Powell Bridge Replacement, with Bowman seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Utility Permit, submitted by Denbury Onshore, LLC, for boring a line under the county road located in Section 1 Township 130N, Range 105W.   Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland, and Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, met to discuss road projects. Brennan presented a Change Order One, for an increase of $20,455, for the 137th Ave SW Road Improvement Project.  Steiner made a motion to approve, with Brackel seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Steiner made a motion to approve Change Order One for an increase of $45,247.50, for the Sunset Butte Road Improvement – Phase l Sliver Grading, with Brackel seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Steiner made a motion to approve the replacement of the Powell Bridge, as an emergency project, at an estimated cost of $250,000. Bowman seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Bob Youngness, PE Account Executive, from Ulteig Engineering, met for the South Lawn Landscape Improvement Project bid opening.  No bids were submitted.  The project will be rebid in December 2015 for the project work to begin in the spring of 2016. 

Bowman County Zoning Director, Rory Teigen, met to address the rezoning request from Tom Rausch to change the zoning of his property located in the S½ Section 8 Township 131N Range 102W.  This is a tract of land south of the railroad and east of the old Flagstone property from Ag to Industrial.  Bowman made a motion to deny the application and support the decision of the Bowman County Planning and Zoning Board, due to a lack of a written plan or plot, with the option of the landowner reapplying at a later date with a written plan.  Abrahamson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.   Motion carried

Brackel made a motion to approve the rezoning application received from Bob Susa and Steve Boehler to rezone a tract of land further described as a 5.15 acre tract in the N ½ NW ¼ of Section 25 Township 131N Range 100W from Ag to Industrial.  Steiner seconded the motion.   A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.   Motion carried.  

Bowman County department heads and elected officials met to outline 2016 budget proposals. 

Bart Fisher met to discuss the easements that were presented for the Buffalo Springs Road Improvement project. There was a discrepancy in the compensation value for the easements that was originally presented to Fishers, which does not conform to the county’s policy.  Mr. Fisher declined executing the easements necessary for the road improvements adjacent to his property.

Representatives from Domestic Violence met to provide an update of their services and asked for continued financial support in 2016.   

Southwestern District Health Unit Executive Director, Sherry Adams, board members Joyce Thompson and Dr. David Meadows, and Bowman/Slope Community Health Nurses, Colleen Stebbins and Barb Maychrzak, met to outline the district’s 2016 proposed budget. 

Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland, met to discuss the quote received for Spring Creek Bridge repair.  Brackel made the motion to accept the price quote from Wanzek Constructing for $71,670.20, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

 Brackel made a motion to recess the meeting at 4:30 PM, and reconvene on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.                                                                     

                                                                        Rick Braaten (s) Chairman,

            Board of County Commissioners

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

       OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BOWMAN COUNTY, BOWMAN, NORTH DAKOTA

 

            The Board of County Commissioners reconvened on August 11, 2015, at 8:00 AM, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Bill Bowman, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, and Ken Steiner. Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM.

            Members of the North Dakota Association of Counties Board of Directors and staff met to receive a tour of the courthouse and visit with staff.

Bowman County department heads and elected officials met to outline 2016 budget proposals. 

            Abrahamson made a motion to amend the 2015 Building Fund budget from $725,000 to $733,675, for the increased cost of the purchase of a new county vehicle.  Brackel seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

            With no further business to discuss Steiner made a motion at 2:12 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Bowman seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.                                                                                                                                                                                              Rick Braaten (s) Chairman

                                                            Board of County Commissioners

 

 

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

 

County Commission Agenda

September 01, 2015
8:00 AM

 

AGENDA

BOWMAN COUNTY COMMISSION

  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

           

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. August 18 & 19,  2015  Minutes
  4. Application for Special Use Permit – Diamond Resources
  5. Employee Policy Manual – Revision to Sections 303 & 307

 

  1. Unfinished Business

                       

  1.  2016 Budget Proposals
  2.  Development of Former Airport Site

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  ND Department of Transportation Correspondence – 2016 County Federal Aid Program
  2.  Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute – County Road Needs Study

 

                   Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00                        Pam Hestekin, Bowman County Rural Ambulance District

10:30                        Bart Fisher & Representatives from Slope Electric Coop

11:30                        ~Open at Time of Publication

 

LUNCH

 

1:15 PM       Bid Opening Powell Bridge Emergency Bridge Replacement    

                      Bowman County Highway Superintendent N. Hofland   

3:00              Representatives from Pioneer Trails Museum

3:30              Representatives from the Community Cupboard  

 

 

    Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

The County Commission has been invited to attend the following events and/or meetings:  

 

 

         Sept. 10th – 8:30 AM         Annual Meeting of the ND Oil & Gas Producing Counties

                                                     High Plains Cultural Center – Killdeer, ND

 

 

VI.    Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – September 1,  2015  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