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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

September 06, 2016
8:00 AM

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF          

   THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

            BOWMAN COUNTY, BOWMAN, NORTH DAKOTA

           

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on September 6, 2016, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Bill Bowman, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel and Ken Steiner.  Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 8:04 AM. 

             Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. Bowman will provide an update to the recent special state legislative session.  Brackel will provide an update to Roosevelt Custer recent meeting; and Abrahamson will discuss several pending items from recent road projects. Steiner 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 Abrahamson, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

6040-6107

August Payroll

$186,526.96

25325-25342

Social Welfare

$4,087.62

25343

Advanced Business Methods

$169.24

25344

Anchor Drilling Fluids

$7,700.00

25345

Bowman County Development Corp.

$192.58

25346

Bowman County Treasurer

$15,089.61

25347

Becker County Sheriff's Office

$113.60

25348

Steve Beylund Construction

$9,500.00

25349

Brosz Engineering

$91,712.50

25350

Bowman Sales & Service

$395.82

25351

Butler Machinery

$93.42

25352

Comfort Inn

$480.00

25353

City of Bowman

$71,000.00

25354

Consolidated

$150.00

25355

Fisher Sand & Gravel

$6,336.10

25356

Frontier Travel Center

$265.89

25357

Farmer's Union Oil Company

$5,803.93

25358

Grand River Trucking

$4,257.76

25359

Hell Creek Trucking

$2,483.85

25360

John Deere Financial

$1,726.43

25361

Amy Lick

$214.19

25362

MCI

$106.93

25363

MDU

$2,582.10

25364

Kevin Miller Construction

$8,104.11

25365

Millie's Stitching

$20.00

25366

Newby's Ace Hardware

$181.41

25367

Next Door Pizza

$47.25

25368

Northern Improvement

$89,740.80

25369

Northwest Tire

$306.78

25370

OffRoad Software

$2,025.00

25371

Paystubz

$264.00

25372

Peters Trucking

$13,278.61

25373

Stephanie Pretzer

$206.50

25374

RDO Equipment

$3,939.46

25375

Slope County

$13,500.00

25376

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$9,742.25

25377

Bonnie Stinchfield

$23.29

25378

Swanston Equipment

$5,018.55

25379

SWMCCC

$7,356.80

25380

Trane

$4,661.43

25381

Unlimited Office Products

$334.26

 

Steiner made a motion to approve the August 16, 2016 and August 17, 2016 minutes, with Bowman seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously

John and Tessa Palczewski presented a petition, as per NDCC 61-04.1-30, for the abolishment of Bowman County Weather Modification Authority.  Steiner made a motion to approve the following resolution, with Bowman seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.      

            WHEREAS, Section 61-04.1-30 of the North Dakota Century Code, if a petition is received and signed,  by not less than twenty percent of the qualified electors of the county, as determined by the vote cast for governor in the last preceding gubernatorial election, requesting an election for the abolishment of a weather modification authority,  as created in sections 61-04.1-27 and 61-04.1-29 is presented to the board of county commissioners, not later than sixty days prior to the next countywide election, the board of county commissioners, shall submit the question to the qualified electors of the county at the next countywide election.

            WHEREAS, upon approval by a majority of the votes cast on the question, the board of county commissioners shall abolish the weather modification authority as of December thirty first following the election.

WHEREAS, The Board of Bowman County Commissioners received a petition, and if such petition presented meets all the election law requirements of the State of North Dakota, direct Sandra Tivis, Bowman County Auditor, to place on the November 8, 2016, General Election Ballot, the question on whether to abolish the Bowman County Weather Modification Authority.  

Bowman County Veteran Service Officer, Patty Sadowsky and Jason Anderson, Scranton American Legion Commander, met to discuss the current protocol of lowering the United States flag at half staff, as per directives received from the North Dakota Governor.  Abrahamson will meet with the mayors of each city to discuss forming a committee to discuss establishing a community protocol, in an attempt for all city and county government entities to follow the same flag protocol, if their decision would result in the variance of the state and federal policy.      

Erin Gaugler, NDSU Extension Agricultural Agent, met to provide an update on the open position, previously held by Amy Lick.  Discussion followed on the ownership of a livestock scale, which is in need of repairs and not operable.   

Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland, Gary Brennan, of Brosz Engineering met to provide an update on road project. 

            Discussion followed on 2017 budget proposals.

With no other business to discuss, Bowman made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:55 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

September 20, 2016
9:00 AM

 

  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

           

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. September 6, 2016  Minutes
  4. August Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Construction/Maintenance Agreement Federal Aid Project SC-0618(053)

 

  1. Unfinished Business

                       

  1.  2017 Budget
  2.  Bowman County Rural Ambulance Building Lease

 

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Appointment of ND State Fair Delegate

 

 

                   Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM       ~Open At Time of Publication~      

10:30               ~Open At Time of Publication~

11:00               Bowman County Highway Superintendent, N. Hofland

                    

LUNCH

 

1:15 PM        Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Executive Director, C. Klewin

2:30               Bowman County Water Resource Board Members

 

    Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

 

 

VI.    Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – October  4,  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 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