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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

January 19, 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 in January 19, 2016, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Bill Bowman, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel and Ken Steiner. Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.

Chairman Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. Bowman requested time to discuss Bureau of Land Management funding.  Abrahamson would like to discuss road department issues and also extended a thank you from Dallas Miller to the road department in sanding the road. Bowman made a motion to approve the agenda, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

24081

Ameripride

$125.13

24082

Atmospheric Resource Board

$5,000.00

24083

A to Z Printing

$240.63

24084

Bowman Auto Parts

$2,019.90

24085

Bowman County Dev. Corporation

$894.09

24086

Bowman County Extension

$150.00

24087

Bowman County Treasurer

$900.71

24088

Andrea Bowman

$87.58

24089

Butte County Sheriff's Office

$60.00

24090

City of Bowman

$139.00

24090

City of Bowman

$1,427.67

24091

Country Media

$125.00

24092

Consolidated

$1,497.54

24093

Flower Nook

$30.00

24094

Frontier Travel Center

$118.38

24095

Bruce Halleen

$200.00

24096

Hell Creek Trucking

$478.30

24097

Jay Hestekin

$50,060.50

24098

Hoag & Sons

$129.79

24099

ITD

$539.85

24100

Mark Kelner

$55,022.00

24101

Mahlon Smith Repair

$200.00

24102

Mid States Organized Crime Center

$100.00

24103

Kevin Miller Construction

$1,474.50

24104

ND Association of Counties

$16.00

24105

ND County Auditor's Association

$200.00

24106

ND Surplus Property

$59.00

24107

NDSU Extension Pesticide Program

$225.00

24108

NDCVSOA

$50.00

24109

Nelson International

$138.87

24110

Penguin Management

$458.00

24111

Praetorian Digital

$375.00

24112

Randy's Welding

$100.67

24113

RDO Equipment

$366.20

24114

SBM

$931.01

24114

Shopko

$16.30

24115

Slope Electric

$214.99

24116

SW Auto Supply

$74.86

24117

Tab Electronics

$150.00

24118

Rory Teigen

$248.00

24119

Wallwork Truck Center

$317.48

24120

Woodley Construction

$1,106.71

24121

Wilson Construction

$63,562.70

24123

West Plains Inc.

$409.11

24124

Woodley Construction

$728.40

     

Due to Senate Bill 2144, which consolidated several levies, the county will not be accessing a levy for the county park, as the requirement of the bill.  If the county elects to fund the county park the funds will be derived from county’s general fund.  A motion was made by Steiner to disburse the funds that have been collected from prior year mill levies to the cities that have an organized park located within their jurisdiction. Bowman seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

  Abrahamson made a motion to approve the minutes from January 5, 2016, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

Brackel made a motion to reappoint Neil Hofland and Jim Septon to three year terms on the Bowman County Water Board, reappoint Jack Stebbins to a four year term on the Bowman County Housing Authority, reappoint Abrahamson, Bowman, Braaten, Steiner and Kari Ruggles to one year terms to the Bowman County Park Board, reappoint Robb Pierce to a four year term on the Bowman County Planning and Zoning Board,  and reappoint Abrahamson to the Bowman County Library Board to a two year term and also appoint Bryce Martin to a two year term.  Steiner seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Bowman County Treasurer, Christine Septon, met to present the December 2015 Treasurer’s Report/Bank Reconciliation Report. Brackel made a motion to approve the report, with Bowman seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

Septon reviewed the Pledge of Assets with Dakota Western Bank, Dakota Community Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. Brackel made a motion to approve, with Abrahamson seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.

            Bob Youness and AJ Delzer, from Ulteig Engineering, met via telephone conference and stated that they have encountered difficulty in securing a landscaper to complete the south courthouse lawn project, due to government regulations.  The county will put the project on hold.             

            Due to the auditor’s office attending mandatory election training on March 15th the regular scheduled commission meeting will be rescheduled to Wednesday, March 16th.

            Bowman County Emergency Manager, Dean Pearson, Bowman/Slope County 9-1-1 Coordinator Karla Germann, and Bowman County Deputy Sheriff, Dick Fredrick, met to discuss paging communication throughout the county. Members of emergency management with discuss with the Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer.  Discussion followed on the need to fill the Public Information Officer open position.    Abrahamson made a motion to approve the quote received from Consolidated Telecom to update the telephone system to aid the courthouse security needs, funding will come from the Building fund. Bowman seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

City of Rhame Commissioner, Mike Germann, and auditor, Margie Russ met to discuss their need for financial assistance for the proposed Main Street Rehabilitation project.  Brosz Engineering representatives, Jon Brosz and Gary Brennan, assisted with outlining the potential projects.  Bowman County Highway Foreman, Nathan Miller, was also present.  They are requesting funds as they have a budget shortfall.   Brackel made a motion to donate $69,000 plus and a loan for $145,000 for a ten year period at zero percent interest.  If county funding would increase to a point that the loan could be forgiven the commissioners may exercise that option.    The funds will be taken from Bureau of Land Management funds.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.      

           

 

            Pam Hestekin, President of the Bowman County Rural Ambulance District Board and treasurer Becky Hansen met to inquire if funding would be available for flooring in the ambulance garage.  Hestekin will contact Slope County and the City of Bowman Tax & Tourism board to inquire if they can assist with funding.   The Bowman County Rural Ambulance Annual meeting is scheduled for March 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM during the commission meeting.    

            Bowman County Weed Officer, Randy Gaebe, met to discuss the over spending on the approved 2015 budget.  Brackel made a motion to amend the Weed Board budget shortage of $85, 543 due to need to take additional measurers for weed eradiation, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was requested with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  Communication will be held with the landowners to continue prudent measurers to continue the fight of weeds. 

Nathan Miller, Bowman County Road Foreman, and Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, met to provide updates on road projects Brennan presented the 137th Ave SW Road Improvement project (Buffalo Springs Road) project final costs.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve to approve Change Order No. Two for $49,869.95, completed by Youderian Construction, Inc.   Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was requested with all members voting aye. Motion carried.   Steiner made a motion to approve the bid of $1,105.50, submitted by Kevin Miller, for the purchase of a Flink 2006 Sander.   Bowman seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Abrahamson made the motion to secure Rudy’s Lock and Key to place new locks on the doors as per the requirement of Emergency Management to be paid from Building fund.  Brackel 2nd.  Roll vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

            Abrahamson made a motion to amend the State’s Attorney’s 2015 budget shortfall of $16,509 due to personnel costs, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

            Commissioner Brackel excused himself from the meeting at 5:00 to attend a Roosevelt Custer Regional Council meeting. 

Bowman made a motion to approve the Special Permit Application, submitted by Darwin Wilke for the Bowman County Fair Board, to sell alcoholic beverages at the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on January 31, 2016.   Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

            With no further business to discuss, Bowman made a motion at 5:10 PM to adjourn the meeting with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.                                      

 

                                                                                    Rick Braaten (s) Chairman

            Board of County Commissioners

 

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

 

County Commission Agenda

February 02, 2016
9:00 AM

 

AGENDA

BOWMAN COUNTY COMMISSION

  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

 

           

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. January 19, 2016 Minutes
  4. Personal Service Contract – Fox Hills Fencing
  5. Emergency Operations Center Personnel Appointment & Duties

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

A.

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. FEMA Floodplain Management Ordinance

 

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland

     

   LUNCH

 

1:15 PM     ~Open At Time of Publication~

1:30              

         

 

    Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

 

  • February 9, 2016 7:00 PM – Bowman County Courthouse Commission Room                                   Public Hearing - Little Missouri Special Inc. -Solid Waste Management Facility

 

 

VI.    Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – February 16,  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