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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 15, 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 September 15, 2020, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Josh Buchmann and Jerry Jeffers. Chairman Brackel called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Pastor Mary Wiggins shared a prayer.

            Brackel asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. Brackel will provide an update from the recent Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center meeting and also requested time to discuss the Red Flag Law. Abrahamson made a motion to approve the agenda, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

            The following September 15, 2020 vouchers were approved by a motion made by Braaten, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

           

32914

A2Z Printing

$516.81

32915

Bowman Auto Parts

$158.45

32916

Bowman County Treasurer

$34.30

32917

Bowman County Treasurer

$150.00

32918

City of Bowman

$1,818.70

32919

Country Media

$507.59

32920

Consolidated

$1,081.83

32921

Double EE Service

$186.70

32922

Eido

$168.00

32923

ES&S

$875.47

32924

Fetch Insurance Services, LLC

$265.20

32925

Galls

$89.36

32926

ITD

$538.45

32927

KPOK

$20.00

32928

NW Tire

$1,582.21

32929

Paystubz

$189.09

32930

Propoint Cooperative

$8,022.11

32931

Propoint Cooperative

$6,489.23

32932

Quadient Leasing

$1,080.00

32933

RELX, Inc.

$42.00

32934

SBM

$824.54

32935

SDLTAP

$300.00

32936

Slope Electric

$483.66

32937

Bonnie Stinchfield

$69.77

32938

SWMCCC

$7,170.00

32939

Verizon

$320.98

32940

Wild & Weiss

$1,250.00

32941

West Plains Inc.

$307.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

                        Braaten made a motion to approve the September 1 and September 2, 2020 minutes with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

                       

                        Bowman County Sheriff Frank Eberle joined the meeting for discussion on the Red Flag Law.  Discussion followed on Bowman County Deputy Sheriff Colin Dunn.  Dunn is currently working part-time. Effective November 1, 2020 Dunn will become full time.  Jeffers made a motion to approve assigning a county credit card to Dunn for a maximum limit of $2,000 to offset any county expenses while fulfilling the duties of his position.  Braaten seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                        Bowman County Director of Maintenance David Horn met to outline the Trane Service Contract.

            The annual cost will be $6,940.  Braaten made a motion to approve, with Buchmann seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried

                        At 10:00 AM Jeffers made a motion to recess the meeting to allow the Bowman County Rural Ambulance Service Board to conduct their annual meeting.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.

                        Pam Hestekin, Chair of the Bowman County Rural Ambulance Board, called the meeting to order at 10:01 AM, with the following board members present:  Pam Hestekin, Jennifer Hestekin and Darrell West.   Darren Limesand and Sherri Teigen were absent. Hestekin provided an update to the 2019 Financial Report and also provided an update to the building and future needs for the ambulance service.  Hestekin stated that Sherri Teigen was not interested in continuing to serve as a board member.   On behalf of the board, Hestekin recommended to the Bowman County Commissioners to reappoint Darrell West to a two-year term and appoint Karen Salter as a new member.   With no further business to conduct, Hestekin adjourned the meeting at 10:34 AM.  The commission meeting then reconvened.

                        Braaten made a motion to approve the August 2020 Month-End Bureau of Land Management Report, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

                        Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs and Brosz Engineering representative Lucas Doerr met to provide updates to road projects.

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve the gravel request from Kevin Symanowski for 200 cubic yards from the Hestekin Pit at 100% cost to paid by Symanowski, which will be placed on his bin site roads.    Buchmann seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.

                        Buchmann made a motion to approve the gravel request from Scranton Township, for a total of 2,600 cubic yards, of which 1,500 cubic yards will be taken from the Hestekin Pit and 1,100 cubic yards from the Narum Pit.  The township will be responsible for 100 % of the cost. Jeffers seconded the motion.

            A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.

                        Biggs presented a cost analysis for blending the gravel located in the Hestekin Pit.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve the gravel resale price of $12.50 per cubic yard, with Braaten seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

                        At 1:15 PM a telephone conference was held with Tyler Technologies Account Manager Joe Silverthorne.  Present for the discussion was Bowman County Treasurer Anita McLaughlin, deputy treasurer Sydnee Kidd, Bowman County Assistant Tax Director Jodi Freier and Bowman County Deputy Auditor Mindy Schumacher.  Tyler Technologies has provided financial, personnel management, and tax and appraisal software serving the public sector for twenty-five years. Silverthorne outlined the License and Services Agreement and answered questions.   Abrahamson made a motion to execute the License and Services Agreement at a cost of $188,888.00, which does not include their per diem travel costs.  Effective year 2022, and going forth, an annual support fee will be assessed.  The cost of the software conversion and service fee will be paid by funds that were budgeted annually and the remaining balance due will be disbursed from BLM funds.  Braaten seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

                        Braaten made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding for participating in the North Dakota Resource Management Plan, as presented by the United States Department of Interior.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

                        Brackel provided an update from the recent Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center board meeting.

                        At 2:00 PM Chairman Brackel called the Public Hearing to order for comments or objections to the Conditional Use Permit application (CUP), submitted by Gascoyne Material Handling and Recycling for a proposed municipal waste site.  William Pladsen was present via telephone conference.  The Bowman County Planning and Zoning Board approved the CUP on September 10, 2020, and forwarded it to the county commission for final approval.  Jeffers made the motion to approve with Buchmann seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  Pladsen will now address the state application requirements and submit to the North Dakota State Health Department for approval.

                        Discussion was held on Unorganized Township Road maintenance.  Bowman County State’s Attorney will research requirements of North Dakota Century Code and report at the next meeting.

                        Discussion was held on changing the November commission meetings due to the General Election date of November 3, 2020.  Suggested meeting dates are Tuesday November 10th and Monday November 23rd

                        Braaten made motion at 3:30 PM to adjourn with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.                                                                                                      

                                                                                                Lynn Brackel (s) Chairman

                                                                                    Board of Bowman County Commissioners

 

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

 

County Commission Agenda

October 20, 2020
9:00 AM

 

  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel
  2.  

  3. Pledge of Allegiance – Prayer
  4.  

  5. Consideration for Approval
  6.  

  7. Agenda
  8. Announcements                                   
  9. Vouchers
  10. October 6, 2020 Minutes
  11.  

  12. Unfinished Business
  13.  

  14. Unorganized Township Road Maintenance
  15.  ND Dept of Transportation- Rail/highway Crossings
  16. ND Dept. of Transportation – Federal Aid Funding  
  17.  

  18. New Business
  19.  

  20. Establish Appraisal for Annual Delinquent Property Sale
  21. ND Dept of Transportation- Rail/highway Crossings
  22. Review Solar Ordinance
  23.  

  24. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance
  25.  

    10:00         Bowman County Emergency Managers

    10:30         County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs

                      LUNCH

     

    1:15 PM Apex Energy– Drew Christianson   

  26.            Bowman County Development Corp Exe Director T Doerr
  27. Delinquent Tax Hearing – City of Bowman and Rhame
  28.  

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

     

  29.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – November 10, 2020 9:00 AM  
  30.                                     NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING DATE FROM NOVEMBER 3 to November 10th

     

  31.          Adjourn 

County Commission Meeting

Regular meetings of the Bowman County Commissioners begin at 9:00 a.m. in the commissioner room located on the lower level of the courthouse.

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 Buchmann

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 lives in Wahpeton and works for NDSCS 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