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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

May 03, 2016
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 May 3, 2016, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Bill Bowman, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel and Ken Steiner. Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:01 AM. 

 Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.   Bowman will provide an update to his recent telephone conversation with a member of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe management team in reference to the quote submitted to the City of Rhame for future improvements to the railroad crossing.  Abrahamson 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.

5781-5839

April Payroll

$172,077.61

24611-24624

Social Welfare

$3,268.10

24630

Advanced Business Methods

$880.28

24631

Bowman County Treasurer

$177.99

24632

Shane Biggs

$67.43

24633

Brosz Engineering

$28,612.50

24634

Bowman Sales & Service

$984.80

24635

Butler Machinery

$195.00

24636

Chief Law Enforcement

$108.97

24637

Consolidated

$134.00

24638

Dacotah Paper

$493.79

24639

Dakota Western Insurance

$50.00

24640

Electronic Communications

$52.00

24641

Fisher Sand & Gravel

$17,907.00

24642

Fox Hills Fencing

$13,063.00

24643

Farmer's Union Oil Company

$10,563.82

24644

Grand River Trucking

$3,780.25

24645

Great Plains Directory

$205.80

24646

IBS, Inc.

$250.53

24647

Jim's Repair

$157.50

24648

John Deere Financial

$491.52

24649

Tiffany Kees

$49.68

24650

Keller Transport

$1,611.25

24651

KPOK

$40.00

24652

MCI

$90.82

24653

Anita McLaughlin

$61.56

24654

MDU

$2,078.11

24655

Millie's Stitching

$19.50

24656

Melvin Miller Construction

$65.00

24657

ND Association of Counties

$30.00

24658

NDPOA

$30.00

24659

Newby's Ace Hardware

$294.84

24660

Northwest Tire

$2,362.16

24661

Paystubz

$252.00

24662

Peters Trucking

$3,926.50

24663

Western Edge Realty

$200.00

24664

Wilson Construction

$720.00

 

 

 

       
       

Minnehaha Township Board members Chad Getz, Scott Hansen, and Lois Anderson, met to provide their approval of the Beer/Wine License application, submitted for the Haley Dam Marina.  Leland Sather, Bowman County Water Resource Board member, Bill and Dora Nelson, new managers of the Haley Dam Marina were also present.  The consent is based upon the rules and regulation, as stated in the resolution previously approved, which all previous managers were required to be in compliance with. Steiner made a motion to approve the county application, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Brackel made a motion to approve the April 19, 2016 minutes, with Bowman seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously

Bryce Martin, Editor, of the Bowman County Pioneer, Josh Buchmann, Bowman County Sheriff, Rory Teigen, Bowman County Deputy Sheriff Doug Langhoff, and Bowman County Deputy Auditor, Mindy Schumacher, met for discussion on the provisions in the Bowman County Employee policy on employee conduct, and the violations of the policy, by Deputy Langhoff, occurring on April 5, 2016. 

 Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland, Gary Brennan, of Brosz Engineering

and Gary Symanowski, Chairman of Gascoyne Township, met to inquire if the county would sell the township 1,000 yards of gravel.  The adjacent township is located in Adams County and will assist with the labor.  Brackel made a motion to approve the sale of 1,000 yds of gravel at a cost of 20% from the Gascoyne Township.  Bowman seconded the motion.    A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

Steiner made a motion to approve the sale of 1,000 yards of gravel to Grand River Township, at a cost of 20% from the township.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

Bowman County Housing Authority Board member, Margie Russ, met to discuss a Community Block grant available from Roosevelt Custer Regional Council.  The housing authority will be requesting $40,000 to assist with requirements of the American Disabilities Act, for improvements to the Jesco Apartments.  Abrahamson made a motion to sponsor their grant application.  Brackel seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

Bowman provided an update to his telephone conversation with a representative from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.  A meeting will be scheduled in the future to discuss a partnership on the costs of improving the railroad crossing located in the City of Rhame.   

Steiner made a motion to approve the following election inspectors; John Burke, for the precinct located in the City of Bowman, Dave Urlacher, for the precinct located at the Four Seasons Pavilion, Tracey Hauso, for the precinct located in the City of Rhame and Ila Kelner, for the precinct located in the City of Scranton. Bowman seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Brackel made a motion to approve the Joint Powers Agreement with Slope County for the coordination and usage of a van, provided by the North Dakota Department of Veteran Affairs, for the benefit of Veteran patients who do not have transportation from their homes to medical facilities.  Bowman seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Steiner made a motion to approve the Clerk of Court Services, with Bowman seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Bowman left the meeting at 3:05 PM, to attend a meeting in Bismarck.

With no other business to discuss, Steiner made a motion at 3:43 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.         

Rick Braaten (S) Chairman

Board of Bowman County Commissioners

 

 

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

County Commission Agenda

May 17, 2016
9:00 AM

 

  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

          

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. May 3, 2016 Minutes
  4. April Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. County Vehicles

 

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AMJohn Lindstrom, Bowman Chamber

  1.  
  2.  

 

                 

      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 –June  7,  2016  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