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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

December 17, 2019
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 December 17, 2019, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel and Jerry Jeffers.  Josh Buchmann was absent. Chairman Brackel called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

 

31765-31778

Social Services

$2,035.33

     

31705

Bowman Auto Parts

$904.00

31706

Bow. Co. Hist. Society - Museum

$2,381.34

31707

Bowman County Treasurer

$50.17

31708

Bowman County Treasurer

$552.01

31709

Black Hills Ammunition

$539.00

31710

Bowman Glass

$2,964.60

31711

Bronson's

$15.07

31712

Bronson's

$23.74

31713

City of Bowman

$1,429.58

31714

Country Media

$842.45

31715

Code 2 Law Enforcement Training

$250.00

31716

Consolidated

$1,633.85

31764

Consolidated

$3,247.00

31717

Dakota Communications

$178.43

31718

DTE, Inc.

$290.53

31719

Dakota Western Insurance

$48,759.00

31720

Eido Connect

$238.00

31721

First International Bank (Visa)

$2,792.40

31722

Fisher Sand & Gravel

$2,305.55

31723

Fisher Industries

$46,000.00

31724

Galls

$2,241.36

31725

Karla Germann

$105.00

31726

Louise Hilton

$5,783.62

31727

Robert Hilton Trust

$5,783.62

31728

Hoag & Sons'

$117.76

31729

David Horn

$105.00

31730

ITD

$547.38

31731

John Deere Financial

$1,470.62

31732

Kiesler Police Supply

$86.00

31733

Keith King

$105.00

31734

Light & Siren

$286.00

31735

Lavonne Lutz Family Trust Land

$860.00

31736

National Association of Counties

$450.00

31737

Nelson International

$2,719.84

31738

NeoFunds

$3,000.00

31739

Newell Media

$420.00

31740

Chad Njos

$10,791.05

31741

Northwest Tire

$997.92

31742

Dean Pearson

$105.00

31743

Propoint Cooperative

$6,319.67

31744

Professional Auto Body

$300.00

31745

Propoint Cooperative

$112.25

31746

Randy's Welding

$1,427.37

31747

RDO Equipment

$96.36

31748

RELX, Inc.

$57.93

31749

Max Robison

$17.50

31750

SBM

$2,033.03

31751

Scranton Equity

$1,629.70

31752

Slope Electric

$376.85

31753

S&T Custom Plumbing

$955.08

31754

Streichers

$168.96

31755

SWMCCC

$6,227.00

31756

TAB Electronics

$935.50

31757

Tiger Electric

$5,269.50

31758

Trane

$1,886.12

31759

Verizon

$602.64

31760

Woodley Construction

$450.04

31761

Andrew Weiss

$105.00

31762

Wild & Weiss Law Office

$2,500.00

31763

West Plains Inc.

$572.00

 

                        Braaten made a motion for Bowman County Auditor Sandra Tivis to process and pay all year-end invoices, and present on the January 16, 2020 commission meeting for review, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                        Brackel provided an outline of the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center 2019 Year–to-date budget.

                        Bowman County Sheriff Frank Eberle and Chief Deputy Jason Bullis met to provide updates of their department.   

                        Bowman County State’s Attorney Andrew Weiss joined the meeting at 10:30 am.  Discussion

            was held on providing funds for Façade grant applications and the draft of the Bowman County Economic Development Corporation annual contract outlining the provisions of job development in the county.  

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Joint Powers Agreement with Slope County for the road work on 170th Ave SW and 172nd Ave SW.  Braaten seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                        Jeffers made a motion to approve the 2020 Bowman County Economic Development Corporation contract, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs and Gary Brennan met to discuss road projects.

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve the invoice submitted by Northwest Tire for $9,732.42 for the purchase of Bridgestone tires, with Braaten seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve the 2020 Road and Bridge rates, with Jeffers seconding the motion and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

$110.00 – Per Hour for Use of Tandem Truck

 

 

$120.00 – Per Hour Tandem Truck and Sander (Plus Sand)

 

$130.00 – Per Hour Regular Maintaining

   

 

$140.00 – Per Hour Plowing Snow (Truck and Motor Grader)

 

$110.00 – Per Hour for Use of Single Axle Truck and Sander (Plus Sand)

$120.00 – Per Hour Belly Dump 6 Axles

   

 

$120.00 – Per Hour Water Truck and Tanker

 

 

$110.00 -- Per Hour Backhoe

     

 

$110.00 – Per Hour Front End Loader

   

 

$100.00 – Per Hour Skid Steer

     

 

$90.00 – Per Hour Tractor of 100 HP or More

 

 

$110.00 – Per Hour Tractor and Mower 

   

 

$100.00 – Per Hour Tractor and Sprayer

   

 

$110.00 – Per Hour Tractor and Mulcher

   

 

$100.00 – Per Hour Tractor and Disc

   

 

$100.00 – Per Hour Tractor and Packer

   

 

$50.00 –   Per Hour Pull Type Wheel Packer

 

 

$90.00 –   Per Hour Self-Propelled Packer

   

 

$80.00 --   Per Hour Self-Propelled Broom 

   

 

$360.00 – Per Hour Chip Spreader

   

 

$260.00 –  Per Hour Dura-Patch (Travel Time Included)

 

$150.00 -- Per Hour Snow Blower and Tractor

 

 

$120.00 –  Per Hour Tandem Truck with Flatbed Trailer

 

$120.00 – Per Hour Truck & Lowboy

   

 

$35.00 –  Per Hour Pickups

     

 

$60.00 –  Per Hour Pickups with Trailers

   

 

Bridge Plank -- $6.00/ft.

     

 

Recycled Asphalt -- $25.00/cy 

     

 

Crushed Recycled Asphalt -- $29.00/cy  

   

 

Top Soil -- $20.00/cy

       

 

3/8 Chip and 3/4 Chip -- $48.00/cy  

   

 

Dirty Chip -- $14.00/cy

     

 

Gravel -- $7.60/cy

       

 

Gravel at Shop -- $14.00/cy

     

 

Reject Gravel/Fines -- $3.00/cy

   

 

Scoria -- $4.50/cy 

       

 

Scoria at Shop – $10.50/cy

     

 

Rip Rap -- $25.00 c/y                

   

 

Sand at Shop -- $9.50/cy     

     

 

Salt-Sand (1-3 mix) -- $50.00/cy

   

 

Fence Material -- $3300/Mile Labor -- $15.00/Rod (in)  $6.00/Rod (out)

Grass Seeding -- Gravel Pits $250.00/acre   Ditches $325.00/acre

Mulching -- $325.00/acre 

     

 

Waddles -- $4.50/ft 

       

 

EDGES Carbide -- $79.10/ft   12ft snowplow -- $175.00

 

Cutting Edges -- $15.00/ft   Bolt & Nut -- $3.00

 

 

Cold Mix at Dickinson -- $115.00/ton  

   

 

Team Patch -- $14.50/bag

     

 

Maps  $10.00

       

 

$1.00/cy Royalty Scoria Plus Damages

   

 

$2.00/cy Royalty on Gravel Plus Damages

   

 

Land Value – Crop $1000.00/acre, Grass $750.00/acre

 

Temporary Easement - Crop $50.00/acre, Grass $28.00/acre

 

                        Jeffers made a motion to remove the current load limits, with Braaten seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

                        Braaten made a motion to approve the invoice for $14,857.75 payable to the Thom Trust, for the borrow pit and disturbed acres necessary for the Griffin Road project.   Abrahamson seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

                        Braaten made a motion to approve the Façade Grant application for $10,000 to Bowman Sales and Service, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.     

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Application for Refund of Taxes for $224.99, as the property was damaged by fire.  The property is located on Lot 12, Block 15, Original Townsite, City of Bowman.  Braaten seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.    

                        Braaten made a motion to approve the Application for Refund of Taxes for $304.98 for the 2018 Tax Year, as the property qualifies for Disabled Veterans credit.  The property is located on Lot 2, Block 14, Original Townsite, City of Bowman.  Abrahamson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.    

                        Jeffers made a motion to approve the Application for Refund of Taxes for $316.85 for the 2019 Tax Year, as the property qualifies for Disabled Veterans credit.  The property is located on Lot 2, Block 14, Original Townsite, City of Bowman.  Abrahamson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.    

                        Braaten made a motion to approve the December 3, 2019 minutes with the corrections, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

                        Braaten made a motion to approve the 2020 Beer/Wine and Liquor Licenses, for the following:  Bowman County Fair Association, Sweetwater Golf Course, and Twin Buttes Liquor.  Abrahamson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.    

  Bowman County Weed Board Members Jeff Oakland and Tom Lambourn met to discuss the weed control officer position, which has been vacant since the resignation of Randy Gaebe.  Tom Lambourn resigned from the board and recommended that the county commissioners appoint Randy Gaebe to complete his term. Braaten made a motion to accept the resignation of Tom Lambourn, effective immediately, and appoint Randy Gaebe to fill the remaining term held by Lambourn. Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Jeffers made a motion to reappoint Jeff Oakland to another two-year term on the Bowman County Weed Board, with Abrahamson seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Jeffers made a motion to reappoint Tim Layden and Grant Paulson to the Bowman County Soils Committee for three-year terms. Abrahamson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the following as volunteers to the Bowman County Emergency Operations Center: Bruce Halleen, Brian Moench and Sue Brinkmeyer, with Braaten seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Abrahamson made a motion to reappoint Jack Stebbins and Margie Russ and appoint Kate Foust to the Bowman County Housing Authority Board.   Stebbins will fill a four-year term, Russ will fill a two-year term and Foust will fill a one-year term.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

NDSU Agricultural Extension Agent Max Robison met to provide updates to his department.  

A telephone conference call was held with Denbury Resources representative James Dawson.  Discussion was held on Utility Permit # 1043, which was approved August 6, 2019.  Braaten made a motion to approve the change order submitted, which will alter the boring of the road, by installing pipe with a different wall thickness.  Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

Braaten made a motion to accept the Consolidated Proposal No. 1 for $52,700, from the Building Fund, for the purchase and installation of a new telephone system, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  Proposal No. 2, which outlines additional options requested by staff members, will be reviewed with staff members at a later date.  

Jeffers made a motion to approve the following precinct locations for the 2020 Primary and General Elections; Bowman City Hall, Four Seasons Pavilion, American Legion Building, located in the City of Rhame, and the Scranton Community Center.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                        With no further business to discuss, Jeffers made a motion to adjourn the meeting 4:47 pm, with Braaten seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.                                            

                                                                                    Lynn Brackel (s) Chairman

                                                                        Board of Bowman County Commissioners

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

 

County Commission Agenda

January 16, 2020
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Elect 2020 Commission Chair/Vice-Chairman

        

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. December 17, 2019 Minutes
  4. December Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. 2020 Sheriff Special Deputies

 

  1. Unfinished Business

           

  1.  

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  2020 Year End Financial Reports 

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

10:00 AM Bowman County IT Coordinator Karla Germann

                  10:30AM Open at Time of Publication~

                11:00AM Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs

                   Bowman County Treasurer Anita McLaughlin

               11:30AM Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs

                  Gary Brennan – Brosz Engineering

 

                  LUNCH

 

1:15 PM  ~Open at Time of Publication~

 

 

            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 – February 14, 2020 9:00 AM

                         

  1.  Adjourn

                 

County Commission Meeting

9:00 AM

Regular meetings of the Bowman County Commissioners begin at 9:00 a.m. in the commissioner room located on the lower level of the courthouse.

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 they have four sons.Rick engages in farm and ranch work.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • 1994 – 2002 Board Member Farmers Union Oil of Rhame
  • FSA County Committee
  • County Representative on Economic Development Board
  • County Representative on County Weed Board

Josh Buckman

Commissioner
(701) 206-0578
email

Josh graduated in 1996 from Bowman High School and attended NDSCS, graduating in 1999.  He moved back to Bowman in 2006.  He has two children; his daughter is attending NDSCS for paramedic and his son attends Bowman High School.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Bowman County Fair Board
  • Bowman Volunteer Fire Department
  • Bowman Ambulance Service
  • Owner of RMJ Towing
  • Owner of Bowman Laundromat
  • Manager of Northwest Tire since 2011

Jerry Jeffers

Commissioner
(701) 279-5885
email

Jerry was elected to the Bowman County Commission in 2016 and is the third generation on the Jeffers farm in southwestern Bowman County; 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 has two sons and a daughter.  Between them they have 11 grandchildren.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Current Bowman County Zoning Board Member
  • Past Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation 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.Pine was born and raised in Bowman County.He has been engaged in agriculture his entire life; he is the third generation to be involved on the family farm and he spends many hours working with his youngest daughter and fiancé on the home place.Pine is married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Bowman/Slope Multi-County Social Service District
  • Bowman County Information Technology Committee
  • Bowman County Extension Advisory Council
  • Past All Seasons Arena Board Member
  • Past Bowman County EDC Board Member

Lynn Brackel

Commissioner
(701) 523-3749
email

Lynn was elected to the 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 served the Southwest North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota areas for over 30 years.Lynn still enjoys music and has directed the Church Choir for 30 years, Bowman County Community Band for 20 years, and Saxy Brass for 20 years.Lynn is married to Judy with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Bowman County Zoning Board
  • Southwest Multi-County Correction Center Board of Directors
  • Yesterday’s Farmers Treasurer
  • Dakota Territory Collectors Car Club
  • Bowman Lutheran Worship Board