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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

December 19, 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 December 19, 2017, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers and Ken Steiner.  Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:04 AM.

            Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

            Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. Brackel will provide an update to recent NDACo meeting.  Jeffers made a motion to approve the agenda, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

27863-879

Social Services

$3,272.65

27880

Ameripride

$154.22

27881

A2Z Printing

$410.48

27882

Bowman Auto Parts

$198.75

27883

Battery Zone, Inc.

$106.67

27884

Bowman County Treasurer

$19.64

27885

Bowman Sales & Service

$878.55

27886

Chambers & Blohm Psychological Services

$1,635.00

27887

Chief Supply

$1,327.60

27888

City of Bowman

$118.34

27889

Consolidated

$5,950.27

27890

Coyle Electric

$287.50

27891

3D Specialties

$210.00

27892

Dakota Western Insurance

$48,109.00

27893

Electronic Communications

$1,648.00

27894

First International Bank (Visa)

$2,262.48

27895

Frontier Travel Center

$244.79

27896

Randall Gaebe

$105.00

27897

Erin Gaugler

$248.04

27898

Karla Germann

$178.93

27899

Grafix Shoppe

$490.85

27900

David Horn

$105.00

27901

ITD

$541.20

27902

Jim's Repair

$257.58

27903

John Deere Financial

$1,030.94

27904

Beverly Kasper Family Trust

$115.11

27905

Leah King

$10.50

27906

Raymond Kromarek

$70.75

27907

Lexis Nexis

$52.00

27908

Lavonne Lutz

$196.00

27909

Lon Lutz

$146.95

27911

MDU

$2,272.52

27912

Midcontinent Communications

$85.00

27913

Motorola

$35,590.10

27910

Matthew Bender

$63.43

27914

ND Association of Counties

$32,089.33

27915

NeoFunds

$3,999.74

27916

Dean Pearson

$105.00

27917

Prairie Mountain Electric

$159.95

27918

Stephanie Pretzer

$105.00

27919

Propoint Cooperative

$1,581.66

27920

Quality Inn

$83.70

27922

SBM

$3,334.23

27921

RDO Equipment

$399.50

27923

Slope Electric

$269.56

27924

Southwest Auto

$1,483.45

27925

Southwest Healthcare Services

$270.00

27926

TAB Electronics

$9,765.10

27927

Verizon

$228.45

27928

West Plains Inc.

$614.08


Brackel made a motion to approve the December 5, 2017 minutes, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Bowman County Treasurer, Anita McLaughlin, met to present the November 2017 Treasurer’s Report/Bank Reconciliation Report. Brackel made a motion to approve the report, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.         Brackel made a motion to approve the 2018 Beer/Wine and Liquor Licenses, for the following business, Bowman County Fair Association, Haley Dam Marina, Sweetwater Golf Course, and Twin Butte Liquor, assessing the fee structure that was approved on November 7, 2017.  Steiner seconded the motion.   A roll call vote was requested with all members voting aye. Motion carried

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the special permit application, submitted by Twin Butte Liquor, for Sunday, December 24th and 31st, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

NDSU Agricultural Extension Agent, Erin Gaugler, met to provide an update to the proposal for state/county funding for the county extension office.  If the draft is approved the proposed implementation date will be January 1, 2019.  Gaugler also provided a quarterly update of the activities of her office. 

            Southwest Healthcare Services Interim Chief Executive Officer, John Osse, and board chairperson, Gary Brennan, met to provide an update to the current financial status of Southwest Healthcare Services.

            Commissioner Steiner left the meeting at 11:00 AM.        

 Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs and Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, met to discuss current road projects.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve the following resolution, effective January 1, 2018, with Brackel seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Resolution for the Adoption of Fees for Purchases Made by Townships for Road Project Materials

  • Townships will be billed for 50% of the gravel rate, which is set annually by the county commission
  • Townships will be billed for 50% of the purchase price of all culverts
  • Any project using more than 200 cubic yards of gravel will require prior approval by the county commission

The county may in its discretion from time to time amend the above fee structure as conditions and circumstances warrant.  If approval is granted, the approval will be effective for one year from the approval date.  If the township has not purchased the gravel within the year, a new request must be submitted for commission approval.

Braaten made a motion to approve the following 2018 Bowman County Rates, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

$110.00 – Per hour for use of tandem truck

$120.00 – Per hour tandem truck and sander (plus sand)

$130.00 – Per hour regular maintaining

$140.00 – Per hour plowing snow (truck and motor grader)

$110.00 – Per hour for use of single axle truck and sander (plus sand)

$120.00 – Per hour belly dumps 6 – Axles

$120.00 – Per hour water truck and tanker    

$110.00 - Per hour backhoe

$110.00 – Per hour front end loader

$110.00 – Per hour skid steer

  $90.00 – Per hour tractor of 100 HP or more

$100.00 – Per hour tractor and mower (110.00)

$110.00 – Per hour tractor and mulcher

$100.00 – Per hour tractor and disc

$50.00 –  Per hour pull type wheel packer

$90.00 –  Per hour self-propelled packer

$70.00 -  Per hour self-propelled broom   

$360.00 – Per hour chip spreader

$260.00 – Per hour Dura-Patch (travel time included)

$150.00 - Per hour snow blower and tractor

$120.00 – Per hour tandem truck with flatbed trailer

$120.00 – Per hour truck & lowboy

$35.00 – Per hour pickups

$60.00 – Per hour Pickups with Trailers

$1.00/cy royalty scoria plus damages

$2.00/cy royalty on gravel plus damages

Land value – crop $1,000/acre, grass $750/acre

Temporary Easement – crop $50/acre, grass $28/acre

 

            Brackel reviewed the Legislative Services Summary & 2017 Annual Conference Reports that he received at recent NDACo meeting. 

            Brackel made a motion, and seconded by Jeffers, to appoint the following individuals to the respective county boards/committees. A roll call vote was requested with all members voting aye. Motion carried. 

 

Bowman County Water Resource                 Jim Septon                   Three Year Term

            Bowman County Zoning Board                      Michael Sondeland      Four Year Term

                                                                                    Grace Wood                 Four Year Term

                                                                                     

Bowman County Airport Authority                  Bob Morland                Five Year Term

            Bowman County Housing Authority              Teran Doerr                 One Year Term

                                                                                    Margie Russ                Two Year Term

                                                                                    Sheila Ness                 Three Year Term

            Bowman County Weed Board                        Zach Brown                  Three Year Term

 

Abrahamson made a motion for Bowman County Auditor, Sandra Tivis, to process and pay all year-end invoices, and retain the checks and present on January 2, 2018 for commission review.  Brackel seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

            Karla Germann, Bowman/Slope County 911 Coordinator, met to brief the commissioners on the recent SIRN.

            Mindy Schumacher met to outline proposed changes to the employee policy manual.

            Discussion was held on commission chair and vice-chair for 2018.  Abrahamson made a motion to appoint Brackel as the 2018 Chairman, seconded by Jeffers.  A roll call vote was taken with Abrahamson, Jeffers and Braaten voting aye.  Brackel abstained from voting.  Motion carried.  Brackel made a motion to nominate Braaten as Vice-Chair, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with Brackel, Jeffers and Abrahamson voting aye.  Braaten abstained from voting.  Motion carried.

             With no further business to discuss, Brackel made a motion at 3:31 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      

 

 

 

            OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BOWMAN COUNTY, BOWMAN, NORTH DAKOTA

 

The Board of County Commissioners met in special session on December 28, 2017, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, and Ken Steiner.  Jerry Jeffers present via telephone conference.  Also present Bowman/Slope Multi County Social Service Director, Shonda Schwartz.

Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 2:06 PM.

Abrahamson made a motion to purchase a 2018 Ford Edge, for $34,319, which will be paid by social service funds, and will be utilized exclusively by that department. Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken, with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Steiner made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:25 P.M., with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  

 

                                    Rick Braaten (s) Chairman

                                    Board of County Commissioners

 

 

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

County Commission Agenda

January 16, 2018
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. January 2, 2018 Minutes
  4. December Treasurer Report - Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconcilliation Report
  5. Renewal of Radar Service Contract
  6. Appointment of Alternate Member to SW Coordinated Regional Interoperable Board

 

  1. Unfinished Business

           

  1.  

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Weather Related Courthouse Closing Procedures

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs

11:00 AM  Bowman Economic Development Exec, Director, T Doerr

                  LUNCH

1:15 PM Surplus Bid - 2011 Ford Expedition

2:00 PM ~ Open at Time of Publication


            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

    Monday 1/29/18 6:00 PM Local Emergency Planning Committee - Courthouse Emergency Operations Center

             

  1. Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – February 1, 2018    9:00 AM

                         

  1.  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 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 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 first elected in 2002 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.  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. 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