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PHONE: (701) 523-3130
FAX: (701) 523-4899

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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

February 07, 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 February 7, 2017, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers and Ken Steiner. 

Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:03 AM.

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

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

6369-6418

January Payroll

$162,316.04

26225-26237

Social Welfare

$846.69

26238

Advanced Business Methods

$802.35

26239

Ameripride

$135.93

26240

A2Z Printing

$202.72

26241

Bowman County Treasurer

$49.69

26242

Bowman Sales & Service

$16.41

26243

City of Bowman

$2,187.36

26244

Country Media

$481.74

26245

Consolidated

$88.00

26246

Dacotah Paper

$63.25

26247

Double EE Service

$15.00

26248

Dakota Western Insurance

$369.00

26249

Frank Eberle

$10.50

26250

Eido Connect

$70.00

26251

John Fossum

$364.85

26252

Frontier Travel Center

$165.09

26253

Farmers Union Oil Company

$10,428.15

26254

Randy Gaebe

$100.00

26255

Karla Germann

$156.22

26256

Bruce Halleen

$100.00

26257

IBS, Inc.

$162.42

26258

ITD

$539.85

26259

Jim's Repair

$156.95

26260

John Deere Financial

$1,381.59

26261

KPOK

$20.00

26262

La Quinta Inn & Suites

$245.70

26263

Lasting Visions

$40.00

26264

LexisNexis

$51.50

26265

MDU

$22.11

26266

Brian Moench

$100.00

26267

ND 911 Association

$25.00

26268

ND Association of Counties

$626.80

26269

NDACT VSO

$50.00

26270

NDAWN Center

$500.00

26271

ND Sheriff's & Deputies Association

$50.00

26272

ND County Treasurers' Association

$200.00

26273

ND Weed Control Association

$275.00

26274

Newby's Ace Hardware

$318.95

26275

Otis Elevator

$525.00

26276

Paystubz

$234.00

26277

Stephanie Pretzer

$87.50

26278

Radisson

$245.70

26279

Randy's Welding

$707.88

26280

SBM

$303.07

26281

Shopko

$23.79

26282

SWMCCC

$4,820.00

26283

TAB Electronics

$719.50

26284

Woodley Construction Supply

$118.06

26285

West Plains Inc.

$53.25

 

Brackel made a motion to approve the minutes from January 24, 2017, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

Brackel made a motion to accept the renewal agreement with Trane for a fee of $9,170 annually, declining the TIS Service and the additional fee of $500 for training. Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.      

Bowman County Treasurer, Christine Septon and Deputy Treasurer, Anita McLaughlin, met to discuss the North Dakota Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle training workshop.  Discussion followed on the perimeters for advertising for a new employee.    

            Bowman County/Slope County 911 Coordinator, Bowman County Tech Coordinator, Bowman County Emergency Manager Karla Germann met to discuss upcoming in-house Cyber Security training on March 16, 2017.  Two training sessions will be held. The commissioners highly encourage all employees to attend.

            Bowman County Sheriff, Rory Teigen, Bowman County Deputy Sheriff, Jordan Fisher, Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs, and Bonnie Stinchfield, Administrative Assistant met to discuss spring weight limits for trucks traveling on county roads.    Fisher stated that the previous truck weight limits and citation schedule are still in effect, as per North Dakota Century Code.  Bowman County is following the North Dakota State Department of Transportation regulatory system. Research will be completed and reported at a later date.   

            Discussion followed with Biggs for the need to obtain gravel for future road projects.  Two quotes were received for boring three sites that may have the potential for gravel.  No decision was made.  Discussion will be held at the next commission meeting.     

            Jeffers made a motion to amend the 2017 County Rates adding a rate for a Tractor/Sprayer at $100.00 per hour, with Steiner seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

            Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer, joined the meeting for discussion on the preparation of easements that will be needed for future road/gravel projects.   Pretzer will research who should be responsible for compiling the agreements and report back at the February 21, 2017 meeting.    

            Steiner made a motion to rescind the motion relating to the appointment of Wes Miller to the Bowman County Zoning Board, who was appointed at the December 20, 2016 meeting.  It was determined by his appointment, the board would consist of ten members, which the zoning board membership is limited by the commissioners, as nine members. By removing Miller from the board, the membership will remain at nine members serving.  Abrahamson seconded 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 3:55 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.  

 

 

                                                                                    Rick Braaten (s) Board of County Commission          

 

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

 

County Commission Agenda

February 21, 2017
9:00 AM

I.     Call to order Chairman Braaten

          

II.     Consideration for Approval:

 

A.     Agenda

B.     Vouchers

C.     February 7, 2017 Minutes

D.     Jan Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report

E.     Application for Abatement or Refund of Taxes

F.     Boring for Gravel Samples

G.     Truck Weighing on County Roads

H.     Personal Service Contract – Fox Hills Fencing

I.     Candidate for Custodian Position

 

III.     Unfinished Business

 

A.     Preparation of County Easements

 

IV.     New Business

 

 

V.     Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM  ~Open at time of Publication~

11:00  Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

11:30  Bowman County Weed Board

LUNCH

1:15 PM   Road Oil Bid

 

         Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

VI.     Public Notices 

 

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

 

•         February 28, 2017 -  5:00 PM -  Sweetwater Golf Course

          Bowman County Development Corporation Annual Meeting 

  

VII.     Important Meeting Dates

 

v        Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – March 7, 2017 - 9:00 AM

 

VIII.      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 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

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 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