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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

July 05, 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 July 5, 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. 

             Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. Abrahamson requested that discussion be held on the current speed limit on North Highway 85 near Slope Electric.  Steiner requested discussion on the process for exploring gravel on private property.  Brackel made a motion to approve the agenda, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

            Dora Nelson and Randal Haman presented an Application for Beer and/or Wine License, under the name of Roaming RV Repair, for the Bowman Haley Dam Marina, as per the North Dakota Attorney General’s office recommendation.  Steiner made a motion to approve, with Bowman seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  The application will be forwarded to the North Dakota Attorney General’s office for final approval.     

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

 

5894-5961

June Payroll

$198,183.30

24992-25004

Social Welfare

$1,625.93

25005

Anchor Drilling Fluids

$7,920.00

25006

Bowman County Treasurer

$76.63

25006

Bowman County Treasurer

$100.00

25007

Bowman Fire Department

$25,000.00

25008

Brosz Engineering

$34,015.00

25009

Bowman Sales & Service

$697.71

25010

CM Services

$6,390.00

25011

Consolidated

$124.00

25012

Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center

$3,300.00

25013

Double EE Service

$713.74

25014

Environmental Dust Control

$50,257.03

25015

Election Systems & Software

$3,573.78

25016

Farmer's Union Oil Company

$18,570.17

25017

Randy Gaebe

$105.00

25018

Karla Germann

$105.00

25019

Grand River Trucking

$5,580.00

25020

John Deere Financial

$271.15

25021

Lawson Products

$688.70

25022

Mahlon Smith Repair

$1,629.73

25023

MailFinance

$1,058.19

25024

MCI

$93.89

25025

Anita McLaughlin

$51.84

25026

MDU

$2,452.31

25027

Kevin Miller Construction

$5,370.00

25028

ND Association of Counties

$350.00

25029

Newby's Ace Hardware

$195.30

25030

Northwest Tire

$1,619.19

25031

Tim Olson Construction

$3,058.50

25032

Paystubz

$288.00

25033

Dean Pearson

$105.00

25034

Steph Pretzer

$364.00

25035

Randy's Welding

$8,963.23

25036

SPAN Publishing

$159.00

25037

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$4,200.00

25038

Jack Stebbins

$13.75

25039

Duane Steckler

$105.00

25040

Swanston Equipment

$6,000.00

25041

Thos Y. Pickett & Company

$5,500.00

25042

True North Steel

$12,605.76

 

Laurie Wickstrom, Executive Director of Dakota Prairie Helping Hands, provided an update of the organization and extended appreciation to the county’s past support and requested future funding.     

Bowman County Emergency Manager, Dean Pearson and Bowman County Assistant Emergency Manager, Bowman Slope 9-1-1 Coordinator, Karla Germann, met to outline the electrical needs for the Anderson repeater and the importance of having a power source for the courthouse telephone system in the event of a power outage.   The commission advised them to proceed with the necessary steps to provide power when needed.

 Brackel made a motion to approve the June 21, 2016 and June 30, 2016 minutes, with Bowman seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously

Brackel made a motion to approve the Raffle Permit application, presented for the benefit of the Northern Ambassadors of Music.  The raffle will be held on July 9, 2016, at the Bowman County Fairgrounds, during the Tractor/Truck Pull. Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Bowman made a motion to approve the Raffle Permit application, presented for the benefit of the St John’s Lutheran Church of Haley.  The drawing will be held on October 1, 2016, at the church. Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

            Brackel made motion to approve the Community Block Grant application for a lift and door enhancements for the Jesco Apartments to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Steiner seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

            Abrahamson informed the commission that he received a request for the county to contact the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) requesting that the speed limit be lowered on North Highway 85 near Slope Electric.   The commissioners will visit with other businesses and individuals residing in the area prior to contacting the NDDOT.         

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

            Teran Doerr, Bowman County Economic Dev Corporation, Executive Director, and Scott Hardy, board member met to provide an update to the annexation of the Bowman County Industrial Park.

            With no other business to discuss, Bowman made a motion at to adjourn the meeting at 4:20 PM, with Steiner 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

July 19, 2016
9:00 AM

I.     Call to order Chairman Braaten

 

           

II.     Consideration for Approval:

 

A.     Agenda

B.     Vouchers

C.     July 5, 2016 Minutes

 

III.     Unfinished Business

 

A.     2017 Budget

 

IV.     New Business

 

 

V.     Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

  

10:00  Sunrise Youth Bureau – Holly Praus

10:30 ~Open At Time of Publication~

 

Lunch

 

1:00 PM   Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland

      

    Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

VI.     Public Notices 

 

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

 

 

VII.     Important Meeting Dates

 

v           Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – August 2,  2016  8:00 AM  

 

       NOTE MEETING TIME CHANGED FROM 9:00 to 8:00 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