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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

June 02, 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 June 2, 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. Abrahamson made a motion to approve as presented, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

            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. 

22725-22741

Social Welfare

$8,284.50

22742

Accusource Inc.

$36.00

22743

Advanced Business Methods

$153.85

22744

Bowman County 4-H Council

$500.00

22745

Bowman County Pioneer

$39.00

22746

Bowman County Treasurer

$32.78

22747

Bowman Glass

$25.76

22748

Bowman Drug

$5.26

22749

Brosz Engineering

$42,979.75

22750

Bowman Sales & Service

$425.38

22751

Fred Burk

$1,830.00

22752

Best Western Ramkota

$149.40

22753

Comfort Inn

$370.00

22754

Consolidated

$88.00

22755

Coyle Electric

$156.42

22756

Frank Eberle

$80.50

22757

Jodi Freier

$17.50

22758

Frontier Travel

$205.41

22759

Gary's Jack & Jill

$329.71

22760

Karla Germann

$125.34

22761

Hell Creek Trucking

$6,180.00

22762

Amy Lick

$74.49

2276

MCI

$109.97

22764

MDU

$1,727.58

22765

Kevin Miller Construction

$1,800.00

22766

ND Association of Counties

$110.00

22767

DOT

$36.81

22768

ND Surplus Property

$40.00

22769

Newby's Ace Hardware

$839.30

22770

Offroad Software

$2,025.00

22771

Pioneer Trails Museum

$30.00

22772

Prairie Engineering

$2,100.00

22773

Stephanie Pretzer

$257.52

22774

RDO

$1,059.69

22775

Dan Ross Trucking, LLC

$1,770.00

22776

SBM

$3,104.00

22776

SBM

$2,163.41

22777

Mindy Schumacher

$214.70

22778

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$1,740.00

22779

#1 Stop Sign Shop

$89.50

22780

Swanston Equipment

$283.11

22781

Visa

$1,360.90

22782

Woodley Construction

$9.82

22783

Tanya Wieler

$100.00

            Steiner made a motion to approve the minutes from May 19, 2015, with Bowman seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Approach Permit, located on 138th Avenue SW, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Bowman made a motion to approve the Special Permit Application, submitted by the Bowman County Fair Board, to sell beer and wine beverages at the Demolition Derby, on June 28, 2015.   Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.    

Steiner made a motion to approve the Utility Permit, submitted by Denbury Onshore, LLC, for the installation of a water injection pipeline located on 163rd Ave SW, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Utility Permit, submitted by Denbury Onshore, LLC, for the installation of a flow line, located on 163rd Ave SW, with Brackel seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Application for a Special Permit to sell beer and wine beverages, submitted by Bowman Haley Marina, for closing at 1:00 AM on July 4, 2015. Brackel seconded the motion.    A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Bowman County Rural Ambulance District Chair, Pam Hestekin, and Bowman County State’s Attorney Stephanie Pretzer, met to outline the proposed lease agreement for the new ambulance garage with Southwest Healthcare Services, Inc.   

Shonda Schwartz, Director of Bowman/Slope Multi County Social Services District met to outline the potential 2016 Budget changes due to the passage of Senate Bill 2206. Schwartz stated that her projected 2015 budget may fall short due to the tremendous increase in Foster Care expenses.    Travel has increased drastically, including out of state travel. 

Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland, and Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, met to discuss road projects. Brosz Engineering will be hosting preconstruction meetings for contractors that were awarded road project bids in the near future.  

Discussion was held on the recent request from Bowman and Talbot Township to take over the road maintenance on 144th Ave SW.  Hofland will provide the results of the traffic counters that were recently placed on the road at the next commission meeting.  The commissioners tabled their decision until a later date.  

            Bowman County Treasurer, Christine Septon, met to request authorization to hire a part time office assistance to assist with motor vehicle transactions.  The commissioners requested additional information prior to making their decision.

                       With no further business to discuss, Bowman made a motion at 3:14 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion as carried unanimously.    

                                                                       

            Rick Braaten (s) Chairman

            Board of County Commissioners

 

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

 

County Commission Agenda

June 23, 2015
8:00 AM

 

AGENDA

BOWMAN COUNTY COMMISSION

SPECIAL MEETING

 

Call to order- Chairman

 

II.         Approval of ND Dept of Transportation Motor Vehicle Branch Office Contract

 

  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,

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