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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 06, 2015
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 6, 2015, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel and Ken Steiner.  Absent:  Bill Bowman. Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.

Abrahamson made a motion to reappoint Braaten as the 2015 Bowman County Commission Chair, with Brackel seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.    

Bowman County Clerk of Court/Recorder, Jan Werre, administered the oath of office to Ken Steiner and Lynn Brackel.

Chairman Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.  Dean Pearson, Bowman County Emergency Manager, will be in at 10 AM to discuss the snowstorm exercise that took place in November. 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 Brackel, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

4810-4867

December Payroll

$141,964.65

21922

Accusource Inc.

$80.00

21923

A2Z Printing

$195.63

21924

Bowman County Treasurer

$1.92

21925

Andrea Bowman

$43.32

21926

Brosz Engineering

$21,432.50

21927

Country Media, Inc.

$588.94

21928

Consolidated

$179.50

21929

Electronic Communications

$50.00

21930

Emergency Communications Network

$4,310.00

21931

ESRI

$400.00

21932

The Flower Nook

$22.95

21933

Fox Hills Fencing

$24,270.00

21934

Farmer's Union Oil

$1,692.63

21935

Karla Germann

$52.50

21936

Gion Law Office

$78.88

21937

Governsoft

$12,531.00

21938

John Deere Financial

$1,554.85

21940

Ken's Supervalu

$15.92

21938

Hamm & Phillips

$3,904.50

21939

Jim's Repair

$291.60

21941

Lasting Visions

$29.00

21942

Lawson Produucts

$341.66

21943

Lexis Nexis

$57.00

21924

MCI

$81.84

21924

MDU

$2,824.85

21944

Mid American Research Chemical

$603.53

21945

ND 911 Association

$25.00

21946

ND Association Of Counties

$29,926.52

21947

ND Recorders Association

$150.00

21948

ND State Radio

$5,548.08

21949

NSDU Ag Communications

$80.00

21950

Newby's Ace Hardware

$140.46

21951

Otis Elevator

$793.80

21952

Prairie Engineering

$1,391.20

21953

Randy's Welding

$6.00

21954

Ray's Repair

$1,607.04

21955

Roosevelt-Custer Regional Council

$8,770.00

21956

SBM

$1,386.51

21957

Ken Steiner

$74.10

21958

SW Healthcare Services

$60.00

21959

SWMCCC

$7,395.00

21960

Tiger Electric

$151.87

21961

Tom's Auto Body

$500.00

21962

Unlimited Office Products

$81.65

21963

Vanguard Appraisals, Inc.

$6,500.00

21964

Zuercher Technologies

$900.00

 

Jan Werre, Bowman County Clerk of Court/Recorder, gave an update on the grant for the courtroom regarding the updating of the heating system.

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the minutes from December 16, 2014, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

The commissioners reviewed a letter from Daryl Dukart, Chairman of Vision West ND, requesting support for their ND Energy Infrastructure and Impact Grant application.   Brackel made a motion to support Vision West ND’s application. Steiner seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Brackel made a motion to approve the detention service renewal contract from the Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Center. Abrahamson seconded the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.

Dean Pearson, Bowman County Emergency Manager and Karla Germann, Bowman/Slope County 9-1-1 Coordinator, Bowman County Assistant Emergency Manager, met with the commissioners to review the snowstorm exercise that their department conducted in November.

Neil Hofland, Bowman County Road Superintendent, Nathan Miller, Bowman County Road Foreman, and Gary Brennan from Brosz Engineering met to provide an update on road projects.  

Steiner made a motion to approve an approach permit from Tracy Schumacher. Brackel seconded the motion and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

            Brackel made a motion to appoint the following, Sherri Teigen, Shawn Brien, Doug Langhoff,  Larry Johnson, Pat Lorge, Bonnie Stinchfield, Frank Eberle, Richard Frederick, Arthur Cox, Charles Headley, Larry Fischer and Jordan Fisher, as 2015 Deputy Sheriffs for Bowman County, only when asked by the Bowman County Commissioners, Bowman County State’s Attorney or the Bowman County Sheriff, to act as a Deputy Sheriff for special assignments or have been asked to help in an emergency situation, if any law enforcement officers seek assistance. This authorization will allow these individuals to be covered by Worker’s Compensation and will also allow them to drive the vehicles owned by Bowman County.  Abrahamson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was requested with all members voting aye. Motion carried. 

            The county received notification that the state mileage reimbursement rate increased from 56 cents to 57.5 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2015. Currently the county mileage reimbursement rate is 57 cents per mile.    Steiner made a motion to increase the county mileage reimbursement rate to 58 cents per mile. Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was requested with all members voting aye. Motion carried. 

            Discussion was held on county board positions with expiring terms.   Steiner made a motion to reappoint Rod Schaff and Andy Mrnak to the Bowman County Airport Board.  Brackel seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. It was decided to table all other board appointments until the January 20, 2015 meeting.

            The commissioners reviewed the revised Bowman County Policy Manual. Brackel made a motion to approve the revised manual. Steiner seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

            Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer, joined the meeting at 2:10 PM. Discussion was held on pending issues which will be followed up on at the next commission meeting.

            With no further business to discuss, Steiner made a motion at 2:44 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.                                    

 

                                                                                   

                                                                                    Rick Braaten (s) Chairman

            Board of County Commissioners

 

ATTEST:  Mindy Schumacher (s) Bowman County Deputy Auditor

County Commission Agenda

February 03, 2015
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

           

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. January 20, 2015  Minutes
  4. Pledge of Assets – Bowman County Treasurer, Christine Septon
  5. Renewal of Radar Service Contract

 

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1.  

 

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  

 

                   Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00                        Representatives from Pioneer Trails Museum

10:30                        Representative from Heartland Engineering

11:00                        Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland

 

LUNCH

 

1:15 PM       Local Participants Involved in Bow County Airport Feasibility Study

 

          

    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 – Feb 17,  2015  9:00 AM

                                                        

         VII.    Adjourn

 

 

County Commission Agenda

January 20, 2015
9:00 am

 

  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

           

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. January 6, 2015  Minutes
  4. December Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report

 

 

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. 2015 County Board Appointments   
  2. Energy Infrastructure & Impact Office Grant Application

 

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Continuation of Trane Service Agreement
  2. Community Dev Block Grant (Rehabilitation of Jesco Apts) Semi-Annual Progress Report

 

                   Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00                        ~Open at Time of Publication ~

11:00                        Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland

 

LUNCH

 

  1:15 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:  

 

       

VI.    Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – Feb 3,  2015  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