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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

July 06, 2017
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 July 6, 2017, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers and Ken Steiner.  

Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.

Chairman Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve the agenda, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

6637-6699

June Payroll

$181,669.56

27059-27068

Social Welfare

$1,250.79

27069

ACE In The Hole Construction

$3,080.00

27070

Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, LLC

$25,828.00

27071

Baker Furniture

$699.90

27072

Bowman Auto Parts

$12.98

27073

Baymont Inn

$81.90

27074

Bowman County Treasurer

$62.79

27075

Steve Beylund Construction

$4,880.00

27076

Brosz Engineering

$43,167.50

27077

Bronson's

$31.99

27078

Bowman Sales and Service

$342.64

27079

Buckley Ranch

$4,230.00

27080

Cashway Building Center

$29.12

27081

Comfort Inn

$81.90

27082

City of Bowman

$560.93

27083

Country Media

$63.45

27084

Consolidated

$852.00

27085

Dakota Helicopters

$6,000.00

27086

Domestic Violence

$1,641.00

27087

Dakota Western Insurance

$272.00

27088

Electronic Communications

$41.00

27089

Fast Initial Response

$94.54

27090

Federal Signal

$60.00

27091

Frontier Travel

$341.58

27092

Farmers Union Oil

$11,471.83

27093

Randy Gaebe

$105.00

27094

Karla Germann

$182.00

27095

Grand River Trucking

$4,440.00

27096

Bruce Halleen

$309.80

27097

David Horn

$105.00

27098

John Deere Financial

$725.21

27099

Sydnee Kidd

$207.72

27100

Kellie Kirk

$45.50

27101

KPOK Radio

$40.00

27102

Doug Langhoff

$161.00

27103

Lawson Products

$459.72

27104

Lyle Signs, Inc.

$93.10

27105

Mahlon Smith Repair

$360.00

27106

MDU

$2,640.11

27107

Kevin Miller Construction

$4,380.00

27109

NDAAO

$210.00

27108

NDAWN

$2,600.00

27110

ND Dept. of Health

$25.00

27111

ND Insurance Dept.

$3,799.88

27112

NDLTAP

$50.00

27113

ND State Radio Communications

$120.00

27114

Newby's Ace Hardware

$270.71

27115

Paystubz

$258.00

27116

Dean Pearson

$105.00

27117

Peters Trucking

$4,440.00

27118

Stephanie Pretzer

$360.96

27119

Ramkota Hotel

$81.90

27120

Ray's Repair

$10.12

27121

Mindy Schumacher

$35.00

27122

SW Narcotic Task Force

$1,600.00

27123

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$4,500.00

27124

Swanston Equipment

$6,000.00

27125

SWMCCC

$3,795.00

27126

Warne Chemical

$230.90

27127

Wyoming All-Hazards Assoc.

$1,551.37

 

Brackel made a motion to approve the minutes from June 20, 2017, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Brackel made a motion to approve the Utility Permit submitted by Denbury Resources, for the installation a four-inch water transfer pipeline located in Sections 22 and 27, Township 131N Range 105W and in Sections 23 and 14 Township 131N Range 106W.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Cal Klewin, met to provide information from the recent Ports-to-Plains Alliance meeting in Washington, DC.  The current federal administration is focusing on the transportation needs across the nation. 

John Palczewski met, via telephone conference, to report the numerous calls that he has received with complaints on the weather modification program referencing the lack of rain in the community and surrounding counties.  Palczewski stated that legal action may be brought against the program.  The commissioners stated that they cannot assist as the voters of Bowman County voted to retain the weather modification program in Bowman County.     

            Amor Township Chairman Chad Njos and supervisor David Domagala met to clarify their intentions on the recent request for gravel, which was recently submitted.  Brackel made a motion to approve the purchase of gravel, from the Schwartz Pit, with the township paying one hundred percent of the cost, as the gravel will be utilized in individual landowner driveways.   Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

            Karla Germann, Bowman/Slope County 911 Coordinator and Bowman County Emergency Assistant Manager met to present the 2018 Emergency Management budget, the 2018 911 budget and the 2018 tech budget. 

            Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, and Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs, met to present the 2018 Road and Bridge Budget.

            Minnehaha Township requested the purchase of four-24 inch bands and one 120-foot culvert with two-18 inch bands.  Steiner made a motion to approve, with the township responsible for twenty percent of cost.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Brackel made a motion to appoint Pam Hestekin as the representative from Bowman County on the Little Missouri River Scenic River Act advisory board, with Abrahamson seconding 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 to adjourn the meeting at 2:50 PM, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.   The commissioners were invited as guests to the Bowman Airport to meet with Senator Heitkamp at 3:00 PM.  

                                                                                   

                                                                                    Rick Braaten, (s) Chairman

Board of County Commission           

 

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

County Commission Agenda

July 25, 2017
8:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

          

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. July 6, 2017 Minutes
  4. June Treasurer’s Report – Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Approve the Bowman County Zoning Board motion from July 6, 2017 to amend Bowman County Zoning Ordinance Chapter 6.11.6 (2) (b)

 

  1. Unfinished Business

           

  1.  A. 2018 Budget Discussion   

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Bowman County Zoning Ordinance Chapter 6.11.6 (2) (c)

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM John Osse, Interim CEO, Southwest Healthcare Services

10:30         Representative from Sunrise Youth Bureau

11:00         ~Open At Time of Publication~

11:30         ~Open At Time of Publication~

                        LUNCH

1:15 PM Mark Mauersberger, Representative from Apex Clean Energy

2:00Bowman/Slope County Social Service Director, Shonda Schwartz

3:00Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

3:30           Bowman County Clerk and Recorder, Jan Werre     

  

            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

                                     

  1. Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.    Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting –August 1, 2017 - 9:00 AM

                         

  1.  Reconvene to Tuesday, July 25 at 8am.

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 at 701-523-3130

 

Rick Braaten

Commissioner
(701) 279-5530
email

Rick was first elected as a Bowman County Commissioner in November 2008.  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 first elected in 2002 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

Jerry Jeffers

Commissioner
(701) 279-5885
email

Jerry was elected to the Bowmn County Commission in 2016 and is the third generation on the Jeffers farm in southwestern Bowman; homesteaded in 1909. Jerry also has operated a cabinet shop in the winter since 1976. He has three sons and is married to Karen who had two sons and a daughter. Between them they have 11 grandchildren.
 
 Other Offices Held:
  • Current Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation board member
  • Current Bowman County Zoning board member
  •  Former 4-H Leader and 4-H Council President
  • Past Sunny Apartments board member
  • Past Bethany Church council president
  • Past school board member 

Pine Abrahamson

Commissioner
701-523-3169
email

Pine was first elected as a Bowman County Commissioner in 2004.  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. 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