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PHONE: (701) 523-3130

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 07, 2020
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 7, 2020, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Josh Buchmann and Jerry Jeffers. Chairman Brackel called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Pastor Ed Kvaale shared an opening prayer via telephone conference.

 Brackel asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.  Brackel will provide an update to the last quarterly North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo) meeting.  Bowman County Economic Development Executive Director Teran Doerr is scheduled at 1:00 PM to seek marketing funding for an upcoming 2020 Census event in Bowman.   Braaten made a motion to approve the agenda, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Correspondence was received from the North Dakota Department of Transportation stating the City of Bowman was denied for the Safe Walk to School Grant Program.    

                        The following July 7, 2020 vouchers were approved by a motion made by Braaten, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

8664-8699

June Payroll

County Employees

$125,846.79

32645

AccuSource

Driving Record Check

$9.79

32646

Ameripride

Maintenance Expense

$249.73

32647

Bowman Auto Parts

Supplies, Multiple Departments

$332.76

32648

Brosz Engineering

Road Projects

$23,762.00

32649

Bronson's

DES Expense

$67.44

32650

Burke Ranch Trucking

Road Dept. Expense

$9,321.60

32651

Cerberus Security

Security System Contract

$1,752.00

32652

City of Bowman

Water & Garbage

$367.53

32653

Country Media

Ads

$1,336.66

32654

Deere Credit Inc.

Road Dept. Expense

$4,222.50

32655

Dakota Western Insurance

Insurance

$4,609.00

32656

Eido Connect

Ads

$28.00

32657

Election Systems & Software

Election Expense

$3,868.07

32658

Karla Germann

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32659

Josh Hetland

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32660

ITD

Service

$27.14

32661

John Deere Financial

Road Dept. Expense

$18.22

32694

Keith King

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32663

KPOK

Ads

$20.00

32664

MDU

Service

$2,292.74

32665

Montana Fluid Solutions

Road Dept. Expense

$3,960.00

32666

Melvin Miller Construction

Road Dept. Expense

$130.00

32667

ND Association of Counties

911 for 2nd Quarter 2020

$1,102.41

32668

ND State Radio

LETS/911 for 2nd Qtr 2020

$9,935.40

32669

ND State Treasurer

SIRN for 2nd Quarter 2020

$5,512.03

32670

Newby's Ace Hardware

Supplies, Multiple Departments

$120.37

32671

Newby's Ace Hardware

Extension Office

$13.99

32672

Northwest Tire

Road and Sheriff Depts. Expense

$936.94

32673

Dale Olson

Weed Board Expense

$37.50

32674

Paystubz

Time-keeping Software

$183.58

32675

Dean Pearson

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32676

Professional Auto Body

Road Dept. Expense

$549.76

32677

Propoint Cooperative

Weed Board Expense

$398.28

32678

Randy's Welding

Road Dept. Expense

$18.51

32679

RDO Equipment

Road Dept. Expense

$248.88

32680

RMJ Towing

Road Dept. Expense

$585.00

32681

Max Robison

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32682

SBM

Office Supplies

$157.67

32683

Mindy Schumacher

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32684

Scranton Equity

Weed Board Expense

$59.16

32685

Abbigale Steeke

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32686

SWMCCC

Prisoners

$1,220.00

32687

Team Lab

Road Dept. Expense

$1,552.00

32688

Sandra Tivis

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32689

True North Steel

Road Dept. Expense

$39,442.70

32690

Roger Walter

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32691

Woodley Construction

Road Dept. Expense

$11.69

32692

Andrew Weiss

Cell Phone Reimbursement

$105.00

32693

Western Emulsions

Road Dept. Expense

$10,764.00

 

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve the June 23, 2020 minutes, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

                        Buchmann made a motion to approve the Delta Dental of Minnesota Group Dental Plan contract effective September 2020 through August 31, 2021.  Abrahamson seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.  The dental plan is voluntary and if the employee choses to have a dental plan they are responsible for one hundred percent of cost.

                        Bowman County Treasurer Anita McLaughlin met to present the June 2020 Treasurer’s Report Daily Cash Settlement/Bank Reconciliation report.  Braaten made a motion to approve, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.   

                        Bowman County Department heads met to present their 2021 Budget requests.     

                        Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs and Bowman and Talbot Township representatives met to discuss the renewal of the Joint Powers Agreement for shared road maintenance on the Paulson Seed Road.  Abrahamson made a motion to renew the agreement, with both townships, for another five-year period, for an annual cost of $5,000 each.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with Abrahamson, Jeffers, Braaten and Buchmann voting aye.  Brackel abstained from voting.  Motion carried.     

                        Brosz Engineering representatives Gary Brennan and Lucas Doerr met to provide a recap of the recent meeting held at their office, with representatives from Central Specialties, Inc., to continue the discussion on the proposed penalty clause on the Griffin Road Project.  Commissioners Abrahamson and Buchmann were also present along with Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs. 

                        Doerr presented the requirement of the permit application from the US Army Corps of Engineers for a wetland area necessary for the Griffin Road.  Abrahamson made a motion to submit a letter of intent for the purchase of .26 acres of wetlands from Ducks Unlimited at a cost of $20,280.00, with Buchmann seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                       

 

 

 

                        At 1:00 PM Bowman County Economic Development Executive Director Teran Doerr and board member Duane Bowman met to discuss the upcoming Census Community event, sponsored by the North Dakota Census Bureau.  The commissioners agreed to cover the cost of advertising.  Census representatives from the state will conduct the event on July 21, 2020.  It will be held at Bronson’s Market, as they are donating hot dogs.  County employees and commissioners were encouraged to assist with serving.   

                        Buchmann made a motion to approve the June 2020 report on the monthly fees collected by the Bowman County Recorder and the Bowman County Sheriff.  Jeffers seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.  

Braaten made a motion to approve the June 2020 Month-End Bureau of Land Management Report, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously

                         Jeffers made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:51 PM, with Buchmann 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

August 04, 2020
8:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance – Prayer –Minister from Bowman Lutheran Church

        

  1. Consideration for Approval

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. July 20, 2020 Minutes
  4. July Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. July 2020 Month-End BLM Report
  6. July 2020 Recorder/Sheriff Fee Collection Report
  7. Gravel Crushing Bid

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

9:00 AMBowman County Emergency Management

9:15 AM Bowman County Maintenance Director David Horn

9:30           Bowman County Treasurer Anita McLaughlin

10:00         Bowman County Highway Superintendent

                  LUNCH

1:15 PM Bowman County Airport Authority  

 1:45 PM Bowman County Fair Board

2:00 PM Bowman County Housing Authority   

2:30 PM Southwest District Health Unit Director Sherry Adams  

     

            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

 

NOTE- A Special Meeting WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY AUGUST 10TH AT 8:00 am

                                  For Approval of 2021 Preliminary Budget

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting –August 18, 2020 9:00 AM

        NOTE –The meeting will be starting at 8:00 AM rather than 9:00 AM

  1.  Adjourn

 

County Commission Meeting

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 Buchmann

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 lives in Wahpeton and works for NDSCS 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