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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

May 01, 2018
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 May 1, 2018, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers and Ken Steiner.   

Chairman Brackel called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Sheriff Frederick met to discuss the deputy sheriff’s working schedules.  Deputy Eberle will resume his duties effective May 1, 2018. 

            Jason Dodge joined the meeting at 9:15 am.

Chairman Brackel asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. Steiner made a motion to approve the agenda, with the following additions; review the draft to amendment township gravel agreement. Additions since the publication of the agenda:  Jason Dodge 10:30 am, Bowman County Rural Ambulance District Board members at 1:15 pm, Bowman County Emergency Manager, Dean Pearson at 2:00 pm and Bowman/Slope County Multi-County Social Service Director, Shonda Schwartz at 2:30 pm.  Abrahamson seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

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

7238-7286

April Payroll

$148,149.90

28570-28581

Social Services

$3,415.73

     
     

28582

Advanced Business Methods

$1,063.37

28583

Bowman County Treasurer

$69,987.91

28584

Brosz Engineering

$3,680.00

28585

Bronson's

$34.68

28586

Bowman Sales & Service

$41,106.00

28587

Comfort Suites

$83.70

28588

Consolidated

$149.00

28589

Dacotah Paper

$296.79

28590

First International Bank (Visa)

$657.20

28591

Karla Germann

$195.19

28592

Jerry Jeffers

$138.68

28593

Lawson Products

$402.78

28594

MCI

$121.38

28595

MDU

$2,718.94

28596

Midco

$85.00

28597

ND Association of Counties

$108.00

28598

NDACo Resources Group

$3,923.51

28599

Newby's Ace Hardware

$302.97

28600

Northwest Tire

$1,529.46

28601

Paystubz

$253.38

28602

Ramkota

$167.40

28603

RMJ Towing

$210.00

28604

Mindy Schumacher

$62.55

28605

Sleepy Hollow Customs

$302.00

28606

Tyler Technologies

$500.00

 

Jeffers made a motion to approve the minutes, from April 17, 2018, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

Braaten made a motion to approve the following election inspectors; John Burke, for the precinct located in the City of Bowman, Diane Paulson, for the precinct located at the Four Seasons Pavilion, Tracey Hauso, for the precinct located in the City of Rhame and Ila Kelner, for the precinct located in the City of Scranton.  Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

          Southwest Healthcare Services Chief Executive Officer Jerry Wiesner, Chief Financial Officer Sasha Ruggles, and board chairman Roger Walters, met to provide the 2017 Annual Report, including a copy of the audit completed by Eide Bailly, and also provided statistical information for first quarter 2018.    

Jason Dodge met to introduce himself and answer any questions that the commissioners may have.  

          Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs, and Gary Brenann from Brosz Engineering met to provide road project updates.     

Braaten made a motion to approve the gravel requests received from Gary Brennan and CM Services, Inc., for 100 cubic yards of gravel. Both parties will be responsible for one hundred percent of the cost.   Brennan will obtain his gravel from the Lutz Pit and CM Services, Inc. will obtain the gravel from the McKitrick Pit.   Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Jeffers made a motion to approve the gravel requests received from Stuart Dilse for 200 to 250 cubic yards of gravel and Duane Pierce requested 300 cubic yards.  Both parties will obtain their gravel from the Kelner Pit and will be responsible for one hundred percent of the cost.   Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

            A price quote from Zimmerman Contracting Inc., Bismarck ND, was presented for Rout & Sealing of 8.6 miles on the Scranton Road and 19.8 miles on the Rhame CR Road.   Braaten made a motion to contract the firm to complete the area as stated, pending if another quote is received from another company for less.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

            Anderson Western will begin the Camp Crook Road project after July 4th

            Bowman County Rural Ambulance District Board Members, Darren Limesand, Darrell West, and Pam Hestekin met to provide price quotes to replace several regular doors with security doors and discussed other potential structural issues at the ambulance garage. Hestekin provided pictures of the problems due to settling.  Hestekin will contact a local contractor to purchase the doors, with installation to be completed by several of the ambulance board members and Southwest Healthcare Services Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Wiesner.  

            Steiner made a motion to approve the five-year lease on county owned property located at W1/2SW1/4, Section 27, Township 131, Range 105, W1/2SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, Section 27, Township 131, Range 105, at $5.00 per acre for a total of $1,200 annually to Craig and Barbara Egeland.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

            Bowman County Emergency Manager, Dean Pearson and Bowman County Assistance Manager, Bowman/Slope County 911 Coordinator, Karla Germann met to provide notification that the grant application for a natural gas generator has been approved from the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, and will have the capacity to provide backup for the entire courthouse.  The existing generator would be relocated to the county shop. 

            Bowman/Slope County Multi-County Social Services Director, Shonda Schwartz, met to provide updated information on the social service budget and the changes that occurred due to Senate Bill 2206.   

            Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs met to discuss the revisions to the township/individual application request to purchase gravel.   Jeffers made a motion to approve the resolution, with Braaten 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 at 4:42 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.     

                                                                        Lynn Brackel (s) Chairman

                                                                                     Board of County Commission

 

 

ATTEST:   Sandra K. Tivis (s) Auditor

County Commission Agenda

May 15, 2018
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. May 1, 2018 Minutes
  4. April Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Network Support Service Contract

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. Bowman County Highway Superintendent Job Description
  2. Cattle Guard Specifications
  3. Joint Exercise of Powers – Cedar Creek Township, Crawford Township,

Mineral Springs Township, Woodberry Township

  1. 2019 Budget Guidelines

 

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Lease Agreement for the Bowman County Rural Ambulance District Building

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00         Bowman County Veteran Service Officer – Patty Sadowsky   

10:30         -Open at Time of Publication~

11:00         Bid Opening – Fencing & Erosion Control

11:30         Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

 

                              LUNCH

 

1:15 PM    Bowman County Rural Ambulance District Annual Meeting  

2:00           Jesco Apartment Management Representatives

  

             Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

                                                Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting –June 5, 2018 9:00 AM

 

  1. Adjourn

County Commission Meeting

REGULAR COMMISSION BOARD MEETINGS:

The Bowman County Board of Commissioners generally holds its regular monthly meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 9:00 AM.  Meetings may be rescheduled from time to time if necessary; see the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

The public is welcome at every meeting.  Appointments are not required but members of the public wishing to address the board are encouraged to contact the County Auditor at (701) 523-3130 for further information. 

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