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PHONE: (701) 523-3130

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

March 03, 2020
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 March 3, 2020, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Josh Buchmann, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, and Jerry Jeffers. Chairman Brackel called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 Brackel asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.  Abrahamson made motion to approve the agenda, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

                        The following March 3, 2020 vouchers were approved by a motion made by Buchmann, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

8516-8557

February Payroll

$114,171.79

32176

Bowman County Dev. Corporation

$817.19

32177

Bowman County Treasurer

$11.52

32210

Bowman County Treasurer

$400.00

32178

Steve Beylund Construction

$650.00

32179

Brosz Engineering

$9,572.50

32180

Bronson's

$91.12

32181

Bowman Sales & Service

$11.06

32182

Bullet Trailer by ShirAul, LLC

$57.48

32183

Stephenie Davis, Dunn Co. St. Att.

$221.64

32184

Encore Services

$389.85

32185

First International Bank (Visa)

$8,328.25

32186

Idemia Identity & Security

$4,548.00

32187

Jim's Repair

$190.00

32188

John Deere Financial

$1,710.37

32189

Sydnee Kidd

$53.94

32190

MCI

$158.47

32191

MDU

$2,419.73

32192

Midco

$85.00

32194

ND Township Officers Association

$1,000.00

32195

Nelson International

$89.61

32196

Newby's Ace Hardware

$312.02

32197

Newman Signs

$181.40

32198

OffRoad Software

$2,025.00

32199

Paystubz

$170.47

32193

ND Association of Counties

$170.10

32200

Randy's Welding

$305.77

32201

Ray's Repair

$37.16

32202

RDO

$262,265.80

32203

Relx, Inc.

$57.93

32204

Scranton Fire Dept.

$100.00

32205

Snap-On

$65.50

32206

Bonnie Stinchfield

$50.81

32207

#1 Stop Sign Shop

$32.50

32208

Trane

$9,630.00

32209

Vanguard Appraisals

$1,375.00

 

                        Buchmann made a motion to approve the February 18, 2020 minutes, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

                        Bowman County Treasurer Anita McLaughlin met to present the February 2020 Treasurer’s Report Daily Cash Settlement/Bank Reconciliation report.  Jeffers made a motion to approve, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.   

Bowman County Tax Director Dean Pearson and assistant tax director Jodi Freier met to outline the preliminary 2020 property evaluations.  Abrahamson made a motion to secure the services of Thos. Y.  Pickett & Company, Inc.  to reappraise the Hiland Partners, LP Gas Plant prior to June 2020 due to the plant closure.  The cost of the reappraisal will be paid from BLM funds.  Braaten seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs and Brosz Engineering representative Lucas Doerr met to provide updates. Discussion was held on estimated costs to clean up the Hestekin Pit

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the following, as surplus property and instructed the items to be delivered to Pifer’s Auction for their April 3, 2020 auction: 1-12-foot Rock Windrower and 1- Truax 816 10-foot Grass Drill.  Buchmann seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Braaten made a motion to approve the Brosz Engineering Professional Services agreement, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

                        Buchmann made a motion to approve the February 2020 Recorder and Sheriff’s Revenue Collection report, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.

            City of Bowman Council President Lyn James and council members Ryan Shear, Myron Vail, Benjamin Schaff and auditor Peggy Allen, Bowman County Economic Development Executive Director Teran Doerr, and board member Mitch Strand, Nicole and Drew Henderson and William Fiegel met to discuss the 2020 Façade Grant Application process and the counties inability to contribute additional funds in 2020.  Braaten provided an update to the North Dakota State Aid Distribution Fund.  As per NDCC 57-39.2-26.1, Bowman County receives a portion of this revenue, based upon the population of Bowman County.  During the 2020 Preliminary Budget process the amount of the county’s estimated annual expenditures paid from the State Revenue Sharing fund exceeded the projected revenue.  Because of the projections the county had to adjust the expenditures.

                        Jeffers made a motion to approve Application No. 2020-04 for Refund of Taxes in the amount of $186.85, as the applicant qualifies for Homestead Credit, with Braaten seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Permanent Right-of-Way Fencing policy, with Braaten seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried. The policy is on file in the Office of the County Auditor.

                        Jeffers made a motion to approve the Civil Asset Forfeiture Fund policy, with Braaten seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  The policy is on file in the Office of the County Auditor.

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Funding Agreement for the Clerk of District Court Services, effective August 1, 2021 through July 2023, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                        Abrahamson made a motion to recess the meeting at 3:00 PM and reconvene at 8:00 AM Tuesday March 10, 2020, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.                                            

                                                                                    Lynn Brackel, Chairman                                                                                                                    Board of Bowman County Commissioners

 

ATTEST: Sandra K. Tivis,  Bowman County Auditor

        

County Commission Meeting

March 27, 2020
9:00 AM

BOWMAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SPECIAL MEETING

 

  1. Call to order- Chairman

 

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance  

Prayer

 

  1. North Dakota Association of Counties COVID-19 Update Webinar

 

 

  1. COVID-19 Update – Essential Needs for Bowman County to

Support the Health and Safety of Our Community

 

 

IV.       Adjourn

 

 

 

Restrictions for Public Attendance as per

 State of North Dakota Executive Order.

 

Please call the Bowman County Auditor

701-523-3130

for telephone conference

attendance procedures.

 

County Commission Agenda

March 17, 2020
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. March 3, 2020 Minutes
  4. March Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Court Services Contract – Transfer City of Scranton Municipal Cases

 

 

  1. Unfinished Business

           

  1. Joint Powers Agreement for Bowman/Talbot Township for Paulson Seed Road Maintenance
  2. Resolution for Continuance of Weather Modification Authority

 

  1. New Business

 

 

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM North Dakotans for Comprehensive Energy Solutions – Tammy Ibach

10:30 AM Technology Training             

 

                  LUNCH

 

1:15 PM Public Hearing for Final Revision for the Adoption Zoning Ordinance

Section 6.11 – Wind Energy Facility Ordinance

                    2:00             Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

2:30           Bowman County Weed Board

                   3:30          Emergency Management Representatives         

 

            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

 

  1. Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting –April 7, 2020 9:00 AM

                         

  1.  Adjourn

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 they have four sons.Rick engages in farm and ranch work.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • 1994 – 2002 Board Member Farmers Union Oil of Rhame
  • FSA County Committee
  • County Representative on Economic Development Board
  • County Representative on County Weed Board

Josh Buckman

Commissioner
(701) 206-0578
email

Josh graduated in 1996 from Bowman High School and attended NDSCS, graduating in 1999.  He moved back to Bowman in 2006.  He has two children; his daughter is attending NDSCS for paramedic and his son attends Bowman High School.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Bowman County Fair Board
  • Bowman Volunteer Fire Department
  • Bowman Ambulance Service
  • Owner of RMJ Towing
  • Owner of Bowman Laundromat
  • Manager of Northwest Tire since 2011

Jerry Jeffers

Commissioner
(701) 279-5885
email

Jerry was elected to the Bowman County Commission in 2016 and is the third generation on the Jeffers farm in southwestern Bowman County; 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 has two sons and a daughter.  Between them they have 11 grandchildren.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Current Bowman County Zoning Board Member
  • Past Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation 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.Pine was born and raised in Bowman County.He has been engaged in agriculture his entire life; he is the third generation to be involved on the family farm and he spends many hours working with his youngest daughter and fiancé on the home place.Pine is married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Bowman/Slope Multi-County Social Service District
  • Bowman County Information Technology Committee
  • Bowman County Extension Advisory Council
  • Past All Seasons Arena Board Member
  • Past Bowman County EDC Board Member

Lynn Brackel

Commissioner
(701) 523-3749
email

Lynn was elected to the 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 served the Southwest North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota areas for over 30 years.Lynn still enjoys music and has directed the Church Choir for 30 years, Bowman County Community Band for 20 years, and Saxy Brass for 20 years.Lynn is married to Judy with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Bowman County Zoning Board
  • Southwest Multi-County Correction Center Board of Directors
  • Yesterday’s Farmers Treasurer
  • Dakota Territory Collectors Car Club
  • Bowman Lutheran Worship Board