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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 07, 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 on July 7, 2015, 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. 

Chairman Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. The scheduled 10:00 AM appointment with a representative from Ulteig Engineering will be moved to 2:00 PM.  Steiner made a motion to approve, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.  

Steiner made the motion to transfer $200,000 from General Aid for Taxing Districts into the Building fund.  Abrahamson seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

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. 

5148-5208

June Payroll

$177,841.94

22920-22937

Social Welfare

$10,490.96

22938

Accusource Inc.

$9.00

22939

ACME Tools

$62.92

22940

Ameripride

$233.58

22941

AmericInn

$360.00

22942

Anchor Drilling

$11,280.00

22943

A2Z Printing

$124.93

22944

Bowman County Development

$1,000,000.00

22945

Bowman County Fair Association

$4,000.00

22946

Bowman County Treasurer

$46.97

22947

G. Braaten Services

$467.95

22948

Brosz Engineering

$35,602.00

22949

Best Western Ramkota

$74.70

22950

Chief Law Enforcement

$107.46

22951

Cofell's Plumbing & Heating

$160,667.60

22952

Consolidated

$90.00

22953

Dacotah Paper

$545.42

22954

Dakota Communications

$56.45

22955

Dale's Tire

$4,816.28

22956

Diamond H. Services

$10,843.28

22957

Domestic Violence

$4,000.00

22958

DTE, Inc.

$77,559.00

22959

Frank Eberle

$17.50

22960

Electronic Communications, Inc.

$800.00

22961

EDC, Inc.

$35,153.03

22962

Fox Hills Fencing

$7,144.00

22963

Frontier Travel

$161.63

22964

Farmer's Union Oil Company

$11,755.95

22965

Randy Gaebe

$105.00

22966

Karla Germann

$105.00

22697

Interstate Battery

$32.80

22968

John Deere Financial

$103.00

22969

KPOK

$40.00

22970

Mail Finance

$1,058.19

22971

Anita McLaughlin

$66.12

22972

MDU

$2,082.22

22973

Millie's

$10.00

22974

Montana Liquid

$5,790.24

22975

ND Assoc. of O & G Producing Co.

$4,000.00

22976

ND Association of Counties

$75.00

22977

ND Dept. of Health

$25.00

22978

ND Insurance Dept.

$2,356.69

22979

NDSU Upper Great Plains

$50.00

22980

ND State Radio

$120.00

22981

NDSU

$49.00

22982

Newby's Ace Hardware

$605.74

22983

NW Tire

$54.50

22984

Dean Pearson

$105.00

22985

Pipkin Goodfellow

$1,809.84

22986

Prairie Engineering

$2,100.00

22987

Stephanie Pretzer

$105.00

22988

Quill

$305.96

22989

Randy's Welding

$203.54

22990

RACA, Inc.

$54.80

22991

RDO Equipment

$2,315.07

22992

Rudy's Lock & Key, LLC

$935.00

22993

SBM

$638.55

22994

Mindy Schumacher

$232.20

22995

Shopko Stores Operating, Inc.

$111.82

22996

Slope Electric

$279.20

22997

Duane Steckler

$105.00

22998

SW Healthcare Services

$1,000,000.00

22999

SWMCCC

$70.00

23000

Team Laboratory

$356.50

23001

Rory Teigen

$238.27

23002

Tiger Electric

$1,824.85

23003

Sandra Tivis

$87.00

23004

Verizon Wireless

$320.63

23005

Jan Werre

$108.00

23006

Western Emulsion

$10,045.83

23007

Zuercher Technologies

$928.14

 

 

            Bowman County Fair Association Board Members, Justin Wolbaum and Darwin Wilke, met to request financial assistance to purchase used carnival equipment for future fairs. Steiner made a motion to loan the fair board $15,000, for a two year period, at zero percent interest for the purchase and relocation of the equipment, with Brackel seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken, with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  The Fair Board will be launching a campaign for monetary support from the community.    

Brackel made a motion to approve the minutes from June 15, 2015, and June 17th and 23rd special meetings, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried.

 

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the gravel agreement located in NE ¼ Section 10, Township 130N, Range 99W, with Bowman seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.   Motion carried.   

Bowman County Emergency Manager, Dean Pearson, and Bowman County Assistant Emergency Manager, Bowman/Slope 911 Coordinator, Karla Germann, met to discuss future emergency trainings and ongoing maintenance necessary for emergency generators.

Cal Klewin, Executive Director, Theodore Roosevelt Expressway, met to provide an update.  The Theodore Roosevelt Expressway National Conference will be held in Williston on October 6th through October 8th.  Klewin asked if the county would consider sponsoring.

Vicky Steiner, Executive Director, North Dakota Oil & Gas Producing Counties and Brent Bogar, Research Consultant, met to provide an update.   Guests joining meeting, Bowman County Economic Development Executive Director, Teran Doerr, City of Bowman Commission Members, Lyn James, Darrell West, Mike Sondeland, Chuck Whitney, Darren Limesand, City of Bowman Auditor, Peggy Allen, and Bowman County School District, Chairman, Kevin Bucholz.  A PowerPoint slide presentation was reviewed on the new oil and gas formula.

Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, met to provide an update on road projects.  Brennan presented a payment request to Youderian Construction, Inc., for culverts delivered on site, for the Buffalo Springs Road project.

Brackel made a motion to approve Change Order # Two, for Wilson Construction, on the Davis Barn Road, decreasing the contract price by $15,307.60, and approve the final contract total of $935,327.40, reducing the original contract price, which was $949,060.00, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.   Motion carried.   

Brennan stated that work has begun on the Sunset Butte Road Project. The project is estimated to last a three month period and will be flagged twenty-four hours per day, with maximum pilot car wait time of fifteen minutes.  

Steiner made a motion to approve the Approach Permit, located on 144th Avenue Southwest, Bowman ND, with Brackel seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.   Motion carried.    

A.J. Delzer, Landscape Engineer, from Ulteig Engineering, and Duane Steckler, Maintenance Supervisor, met to discuss Phase II – South Lawn Landscape Improvements.  The final draft was presented and reviewed. Brackel made a motion to purchase the petrified wood rock for the south landscape project from Tom Sedevie, with Abrahamson seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.   Motion carried.   

 Steiner made a motion to advertise for bids for Phase II – South Lawn Landscape Improvements, with Bowman seconding the motion.  The bid opening will be held on August 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.   Motion carried.   

Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer, joined the meeting at 2:40 PM. Discussion was held on the Rhame Township Road Maintenance Agreement.  Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland, will contact the members of the Rhame Township Board to discuss the revision of the agreement, which will now assess a maintenance fee of $5,000 per year for the county to maintain one mile of the township road located on the section line between Sections 24 and 25, Township 132N, Range 104W. 

Steiner made a motion to approve the Easement to Stockpile, Store and Maintain County property located in SW1/4 Section 23, Township 131N, Range 105W.  Brackel seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.   Motion carried.   

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Cattle Guard Memorandum for Ron and Neyl Eagon for removal of two cattle guards and also removal of two cattle guards for Rex Eagon. Bowman seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  The agreements are on file in the Office of the County Auditor.

Brackel made a motion to approve the Joint Powers Agreements, as presented, for both Bowman and Talbot Township, for the maintenance of the Paulson Seed Road, effective, January 1, 2016, at an annual cost of $5,000 per township.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.    

Brackel made a motion to execute the Quit Claim Deed, License Agreement, and Agreement to Remove Fence, for property located in Section 20 Township 131N, Range 106 W.  Bowman seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

  With no further business to discuss, Steiner made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:03 PM, 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

County Commission Agenda

August 04, 2015
9:00 AM

 

AGENDA

BOWMAN COUNTY COMMISSION

 

  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

           

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. July 21, 2015  Minutes

 

  1. Unfinished Business

                       

  1.  2016 Budget Proposals

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. Southwestern District Health Unit Proposed 2016 Budget

 

                   Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

  9:30                        Bowman County Highway Superintendent N. Hofland   

10:00                        Bid Opening Courthouse South Lawn Project

10:30                        Bowman County Zoning Director, R Teigen

11:00                        Bowman County Ext Agent A. Bowman

11:30                        Bart Fisher

 

LUNCH

 

1:15 PM       Representatives from Domestic Violence 

1:30              Bowman County Tax Director – D. Pearson

2:00              Sherry Adams, Exec Director, SW District Health Unit

2:30              Bowman County Treasurer, C. Septon

3:30              Bowman County Emergency Management

 

 

    Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

 

           ND Assoc of Counties Presidents Tour – Bow County Courthouse –

                                     Aug 11, 2015 ~ 8:00 AM

 

VI.    Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – August 18,  2015  9:00 AM

                                                        

         VII.    Adjourn

The commission will recess this meeting and reconvene on

     Thurs August 6th at 8:00 AM for discussion on county budgets.

 

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