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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

June 07, 2016
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 June 7, 2016, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Bill Bowman, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel and Ken Steiner.  Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM. 

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

                        At 9:00 AM the Public Hearing was called to order for the Community Block Grant application for accessibility improvements to the Jesco Apartments. No guests appeared.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                         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.

 

5840-5893

May Payroll

$171,866.56

24818-24832

Social Welfare

$2,375.24

24833

Accusource, Inc.

$37.00

24834

Advanced Business Methods

$169.24

24835

Anchor Drilling Fluids

$10,560.00

24836

ARP Enterprises

$8,160.00

24837

Bowman Auto Parts

$274.48

24838

Bowman County Pioneer

$39.00

24839

Bowman County Treasurer

$319.54

24840

Steve Beylund Construction

$95,610.00

24841

Brosz Engineering

$33,900.00

24842

Terrance Browder

$52.50

24843

Burke Ranch Trucking

$5,820.00

24844

Chief Law Enforcement

$46.45

24845

CM Services

$9,270.00

24846

Consolidated

$10,482.09

24847

Crop Production Services

$23,971.20

24848

Dacotah Paper

$71.44

24849

Diamond H Services

$1,080.00

24850

DTE, Inc.

$23,616.00

24851

Dakota Western Insurance

$239.00

24852

Frank Eberle

$45.50

24853

Fox Hills Fencing

$33,996.50

24854

Farmer's Union Oil Company

$11,481.67

24855

Karla Germann

$90.81

24856

Grand River Trucking, LLC

$4,260.00

24857

Gina Harder

$10.00

24858

Hell Creek Trucking

$1,320.00

24859

John Deere Financial

$6,470.20

24860

KPOK

$20.00

24861

Richard Ladwig

$52.50

24862

Lexis Nexis

$50.00

24863

MCI

$111.58

24864

Anita McLaughlin

$98.00

24865

MDU

$2,004.57

24866

MGM Welding

$16.25

24867

Melvin Miller Construction

$16,575.00

24868

Moore Medical

$78.07

24869

Robb Narum

$499.50

24870

ND Association of Counties

$1,358.90

24871

NDAAO

$440.00

24872

ND Newspaper Association

$59.80

24873

ND State's Attorneys Association

$300.00

24874

ND State University

$49.00

24875

Newby's Ace Hardware

$737.20

24876

Northwest Tire

$121.31

24877

OffRoad Software

$2,025.00

24878

Paystubz

$276.00

24879

Penny Newman Grain, Inc

$22,918.00

24880

Gary Perry Trucking

$4,500.00

24881

Peters Trucking

$4,380.00

24882

Steph Pretzer

$149.04

24883

Randy's Welding

$8,010.00

24884

Ray's Repair

$348.37

24885

SBM

$316.74

24886

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$4,053.75

24887

Swanston Equipment

$6,000.00

24888

SWMCCC

$32,623.56

24889

Gary Symanowski

$500.00

24890

Rory Teigen

$421.33

24891

Tiger Electric

$1,413.70

24892

Warne Chemical

$968.32

24893

West Dakota Fam. Resource Center

$194.67

24894

Brian Zerbe

$52.50

 

Steiner made a motion to approve the May 17, 2016 minutes, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously

Brackel made a motion to approve the Special Permit applications, submitted by the Bowman County Fair Association, to sell beer and wine beverages, on the following Sundays; June 26, 2016 at the Demolition Derby and July 10, 2016 at the annual Bowman County Fair to sell beer and wine beverages and the Special Permit application for June 22, 2016, to serve alcoholic beverages at the new airport, for the state economic development conference.  Abrahamson seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

Connie Schaff, from Roosevelt Custer Regional Council, met via telephone conference to discuss the Citizen Participation Plan, to be in compliance with the federal government.  Brackel made a motion to approve the agreement, with Bowman seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

            Bowman Public Library Board Director, Sarah Snavely, and board members Jennifer Wild, Edna Paulson and Ed Quale met to inquire on financial assistance for roof repair.  Abrahamson made a motion to donate $15,000 from the General Aide for Taxing District account.  Bowman seconded the motion.  A roll call vote taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.     

Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer, joined the meeting at 10:40 AM.  Discussion was held if Pretzer could assist in drafting a letter for the water board, addressing a request from a private landowner, for water for irrigation purposes.  Pretzer will contact a member of water board to discuss.    

 Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland and Gary Brennan, of Brosz Engineering met to provide an update on road projects.    Abrahamson made a motion to approve selling approximate 600 cubic yards of gravel to Melvin Miller Construction, for $7.60 per CY, for a company road project, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

Brackel made a motion to approve Change Order Number One, to Midstate Reclamation SD, LLC, for the Griffin Road Recycle Road project, for a decrease of $4,320.00 in the contract price, due to low civilian traffic between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM, allowing a traffic control stoplight as a substitute for flaggers.   Bowman seconded the motion.  Roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

At 1:15 PM Chairman Braaten, called the equalization meeting to order for the Unorganized Townships. No guests were present.  Pearson outlined the state mandates and stated that there were not any valuation concerns presented from the floor during the April Equalization meetings. Abrahamson made a motion to approve the assessment rolls as presented for the Unorganized Townships, with Brackel seconding the motion.    A roll call vote was requested with all members voting aye.  At 2:10 PM Steiner made a motion to adjourn, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

At 2:10 PM Chairman Braaten called the County Equalization meeting to order. No guests were present.  Pearson recommended a zero increase for residential values, a 6% increase on agricultural property countywide, and a 7% increase on commercial lots.  Steiner made a motion to approve the recommendations made by Bowman County Tax Director, Dean Pearson, which is based upon state law, with Bowman seconding the motion.   A roll call vote was requested with all members voting aye. Motion carried.  Bowman made a motion at 2:12 PM to adjourn, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

City of Rhame Auditor, Margie Russ, met to inquire on parcel # 34 0001 05384 000 for the Rhame Community/Café building and the interest fee that was assessed on the property tax.  The county will not waive the fee.     

With no other business to discuss, Steiner made a motion at to adjourn the meeting at 3:35 PM, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.                                    

                                                                                    Rick Braaten (s) Chairman

            Board of Bowman County Commissioners

 

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

County Commission Agenda

June 21, 2016
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

          

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. June 7, 2016 Minutes
  4. May Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Township Mileage Certification
  6.  Application for A Local Raffle Permit -

   Public Spirit Organization for Northern Music Ambassadors  

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  2017 Budget Timeline

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM~Open at Time of Publication~

  1.  
  2.  

 

                              LUNCH

     

1:15 PM      Bowman County Emergency Manager, Dean Pearson    

2:15

         

    Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

 

June 21, 2016 -   7:15 PM - Bowman County Planning & Zoning Meeting

                                   Bowman County Courthouse, Dakota Room, 104 1st St NW

 

                  June 22, 2016 – 1:00 PM – Uniform County Truck Permit Committee Meeting

                                                   McKenzie County Courthouse, 201 5th St NW, Watford, City

 

             

VI.    Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting –July  5,  2016  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