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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

October 17, 2017
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 October 17, 2017, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers and Ken Steiner.

Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.   

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

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

27553

Ameripride

$148.35

27554

Anchor Drilling

$3,520.00

27555

A2Z Printing

$81.91

27556

Bowman Auto Parts

$79.97

27557

Bowman County Dev. Corporation

$440.43

27558

Bowman County Treasurer

$329.18

27559

Shane Biggs

$14.99

27560

Blue 360 Media

$186.75

27561

Bowman Glass

$100.00

27562

Bowman Sales & Service

$18.24

27563

Butler Machinery

$521.60

27564

Chief Supply

$9.99

27565

City of Bowman

$242.00

27566

City of Bowman

$1,683.17

27567

Country Media

$684.25

27568

Consolidated

$2,765.06

27569

Dacotah Paper

$385.83

27570

Eido Connect

$98.00

27571

Fisher Sand & Gravel

$7,163.65

27572

Farmer's Union Oil Company

$5,282.23

27573

Erin Gaugler

$28.62

27574

Grand River Trucking

$4,257.12

27575

ITD

$541.20

27576

Cody Johnson

$4,110.00

27577

Johnson Trucking

$5,800.08

27578

LexisNexis

$52.00

27579

Lyle Signs

$227.96

27580

Wes Miller

$787.50

27581

ND State Radio

$5,691.06

27582

Nelson International

$323.18

27583

Neofunds

$2,000.00

27584

Northwest Tire

$65.42

27585

Peters Trucking

$14,285.76

27586

Radisson Hotel

$1,004.40

27587

SBM

$1,108.46

27588

Scranton Equity

$76.33

27589

Slope Electric

$242.86

27590

S&T Custom Plumbing

$59.26

27591

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$11,587.92

27592

SW Auto Supply

$119.01

27593

Swanke's Pest Control

$75.00

27594

SWMCCC

$2,000.00

27595

Richard Theurer

$75.00

27596

Sandra Tivis

$26.25

27597

Unlimited Office Products

$221.46

27598

Verizon

$173.80

27599

Woodley Construction

$886.57

27600

West Plains Inc.

18.75

 

Brackel made a motion to approve the minutes from October 3, 2017, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

             Bowman County Treasurer, Anita McLaughlin, met to present the September 2017 Treasurer’s Report/Bank Reconciliation Report.  Brackel made a motion to approve the report, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

            Bowman County Tax Director, Dean Pearson, met to outline the appraised value on the delinquent tax property.  Steiner made a motion to establish a minimum sale price of $350 per acre for ag land and $1,000 for the property located in the City of Bowman.  Jeffers seconded 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 County 911 Coordinator, Karla German, met to discuss an upcoming training seminar, conducted by Southwestern District Health Unit Executive Director, Sherry Adams, on Wednesday November 29, 2017. Two identical sessions will be conducted.  This training will be mandatory for all courthouse and road and bridge staff members to attend.    

            Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs and Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, met to submit gravel requests on behalf of Nebo Township for 1,000 cubic yards from the Braaten Pit.  The township will be responsible for 20% of the total cost.  The second gravel request was from Rob Braaten to purchase 200 cubic yards of gravel from the Braaten Pit.   Braaten will be responsible for 100% of the cost.  Brackel made a motion to approve the requests, with  Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with Brackel, Jeffers, Steiner and Abrahamson voting aye.  Braaten abstained from voting.  Motion carried.

            Steiner made a motion to approve the North Dakota Annual Maintenance Certification, for annual maintenance on Federal Aid projects, located in Bowman County.  Brackel seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

             Brackel made a motion to amend the current Road and Bridge Department Working Hours Resolution as follows, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Winter hours run from November 1 to March 31. Summer hours run from April 1 to October 31. These hours may change based on weather conditions and must be authorized by the Road Superintendent. Winter schedule will be four 10-hour work days; typically, this will be Monday through Thursday. On a week where a holiday occurs, the schedule will change to five 8-hour workdays. During winter schedule, employees may work between 38 – 40 hours per week and still maintain full-time status. Schedule must be communicated to and approved by the supervisor in order to prevent a shortage of employees. Employees may be required to work over 40 hours per week if need arises.  No overtime is authorized in the winter months unless there is a need and it is authorized by the supervisor. During the winter months, either the Road Superintendent or Road Foreman will be available Friday through Sunday to answer phone calls in the event of snow.

 

            Dick Fredrick met to provide an update on the new sheriff’s vehicle.  Steiner made a motion to place the 2011 Ford Expedition as surplus equipment and advertise for sale, per sealed bids.   Brackel seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

            Brackel will be attending a meeting in Bismarck on bringing tech companies to Western North Dakota. The only cost with be transportation costs to Bismarck.      

Erin Gaugler, Bowman County Agricultural Extension Agent, met to provide the quarterly activities of the extension office.   

            Individuals living in the unorganized townships met to discuss the placement and fees associated with cattle guards.  Discussion topics will continue with the Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs.  A letter will be submitted to the landowners referencing any future changes to current policies.   

            Southwest Healthcare Services submitted information on their annual Holiday Health Screening, which will be held on Tuesday December 12, 2017.  Brackel made a motion to pay the screening fee for all county staff members that wish to participate in the screening, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

            With no further business to discuss, Brackel made a motion at 4:20 to adjourn the meeting, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.  

 

                                                                                                                       

                                                                        Rick Braaten, (s) Chairman                                                                                                                Board of County Commission           

 

 

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

              

            

County Commission Agenda

November 21, 2017
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. November 7, 2017 Minutes

 

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. Bowman/Slope Land Use Planning Steering Committee Update

 

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  Cost Share Proposal for NDSU Extension Agents

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

  1. ND Atmospheric Research Board Representatives         
  2. ~Open at Time of Publication~
  3. Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

                 

                  LUNCH

 

1:15 PMSale of Real Estate Forfeited to the County due to Delinquent Taxes

  1. ~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:  

 

           Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – December 5, 2017 9:00 AM

 

  1. 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 at 701-523-3130

 

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 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 first elected in 2002 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

Jerry Jeffers

Commissioner
(701) 279-5885
email

Jerry was elected to the Bowmn County Commission in 2016 and is the third generation on the Jeffers farm in southwestern Bowman; 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 had two sons and a daughter. Between them they have 11 grandchildren.
 
 Other Offices Held:
  • Current Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation board member
  • Current Bowman County Zoning 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.  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. 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