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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

November 05, 2019
9:00 AM

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on November 5, 2019, 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.

Brackel asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. Star Township Representatives will be meeting at 1:15 pm.   Braaten made a motion to approve, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

      Abrahamson made the motion to approve the transfer of $3,500 from the State Aid fund into the Veteran Service fund for the budget shortage, due to new office hours and the veteran service officer salary increase.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. 

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

8270-8327

October Payroll

 

$168,656.87

31502-31511

Social Services

 

$7,387.66

31512

Addco Office Systems

 

$176.70

31513

Advanced Business Methods

 

$5,094.94

31514

Ameripride

 

$200.65

31515

A2Z Printing

 

$24.99

31516

BALCO Uniform

 

$82.16

31517

Bowman Auto Parts

 

$224.53

31518

Bow. Co. Historical Society

 

$2,487.48

31519

Bowman County Treasurer

 

$36.88

31520

Bowman County Treasurer

 

$2,354.59

31521

Steve Beylund Construction

 

$4,340.00

31522

Lynn Brackel

 

$208.80

31523

Sue Brinkmeyer

 

$20.88

31524

Brosz Engineering

 

$42,020.00

31525

City of Bowman

 

$1,661.63

31526

Club House Hotel

 

$259.20

31527

Consolidated

 

$14,317.50

31528

Deere Credit, Inc.

 

$9,955.00

31529

Double EE Service

 

$20.66

31530

First International Bank (Visa)

 

$2,228.99

31531

Flower Nook

 

$50.00

31532

Frontier Travel Center

 

$11.00

31533

Gina Harder

 

$40.00

31534

Jim's Repair

 

$246.95

31535

John Deere Financial

 

$3,466.41

31536

Sydnee Kidd

 

$57.42

31537

Kiesler Police Supply

 

$549.00

31538

Leah King

 

$49.63

31539

Keith King

 

$190.27

31540

KPOK

 

$20.00

31541

Krebsbach/Kulseth Funeral Service

 

$1,165.34

31542

Lawson Products

 

$684.98

31543

MCI

 

$91.72

31544

MDU

 

$2,705.27

31545

Midco

 

$85.00

31546

ND Association of Counties

 

$1,925.00

31547

Newby's Ace Hardware

 

$1,178.55

31548

Northwest Tire

 

$1,055.40

31549

Paystubz

 

$409.14

31550

Prairie Mountain Electric Motor Co.

 

$4,045.00

31551

Professional Auto Body

 

$445.00

31552

Ramkota Hotel

 

$1,209.60

31553

Randy's Welding

 

$959.87

31554

RDO Equipment

 

$28,730.49

31555

RELX, Inc.

 

$57.93

31556

S&T Custom Plumbing

 

$20.34

31557

Streichers

 

$184.55

31558

SWMCCC

 

$5,992.50

31559

TAB Electronics

 

$440.00

31560

Shaine Towe

 

$70.00

31561

Twin City Roofing

 

$696.00

31562

United Truck & Equipment

 

$89.00

31563

Woodley Construction Supply

 

$119.99

31564

Wild & Weiss Law Office

 

$2,500.00

 

Bowman County Treasurer Anita McLaughlin met to present the October Treasurer’s Report Daily Cash Settlement/Bank Reconciliation report.  Jeffers made a motion to approve, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously

The county employee appreciation planning committee met to discuss the upcoming party scheduled for Jan 17th at the Sweetwater Country Club.  Braaten made a motion to donate $500 for the party from State Aid.  Buchmann seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.

Andrew Weiss joined the meeting at 10:40 am.  Discussion was held on the bid process.

At 11:00 am David Anderson, Land Manager of Denbury, met via telephone conference to inquire on the process of hauling pipe on 79th Street. The commissioners confirmed that 79th Street is an Unorganized Township Road.  Anderson stated that the project is to start in July 2020 and should be completed in two months, with the pipeline operational third quarter of 2020.

  RDO Sales Representative Steve Meier, Butler Machinery Company Customer Account Manager Derek Northrop, and Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs met to discuss the bid that was held for the purchase of a new 2020 AWD Motor Grader. 

Braaten made a motion to declare the 1999 140H Motor Grader as surplus property, with Buchmann seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Braaten made a motion to accept the low bid submitted by RDO for $322,125, less the trade-in value of $60,000 for the 1999 140H Motor Grader, for a total purchase price of $262,125.00 for a 2020 AWD Motor Grader with the Falls Postless Wing Joystick controlled.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Jeffers made a motion to approve the Talbot Township gravel request for approximately 1,500 cubic yards, with the township responsible for fifty percent of the cost.  Braaten seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried

 

Brosz Engineering representatives Gary Brennan and Lucas Doerr joined the meeting.

Discussion was held on the 152nd Avenue SW Road Improvement – Griffin Road project.  The project was scheduled to have a completion date of November 1, 2019; however, it was decided to put it into winter suspension.  Liquidated damages will be suspended November 1, 2019 and will resume when the county load restrictions are lifted or work commences, whichever occurs first.   Once the county load restrictions are lifted or work commences, whichever occurs first, liquidated damages will commence, at a rate of $2,500 per day.  If completed by August 15, 2020, a maximum of 20 days will be assessed.  In the event that the project is not completed by this date, liquidated damages will be assessed back to the date that load restrictions are removed and will be applied in full.  Braaten made a motion to approve the above terms, with Abrahamson seconding the motion. 

Star Township Clerk/Treasurer David Anderson met to discuss culverts needed for a township road project.  The county will provide the culverts.

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the October 15, 2019 minutes, with the correction, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. Brackel abstained.

Bowman County Development Corporation Executive Director Teran Doerr, Finance and Administrative Coordinator Kristi Blaser, Board Secretary Duane Bowman and Casey Hande, owner of Badlands Wealth Management met to discuss the façade grant program, which is administered by the Bowman County Development Corporation.  The county approved $20,000 in 2019 for the program.  They are requesting an additional $10,000 to meet the needs of all three-grant applicants.  Braaten made a motion to approve $10,000 from the State Aid fund, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye motion carried. 

Braaten made a motion to approve the October 2019 Month-End Bureau of Land Management Report, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Buchmann made a motion to approve the Recorder/Clerk of Court and Sheriff’s October 2019 Revenue Collection report, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.

Buchmann made a motion to approve the formal request for Bowman County to partner with Adams and Slope County to form a human service zone as a requirement of North Dakota Century Code Title 50, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.  The proposed name for the zone is Southwest Dakota Human Services.   

Bowman County State’s Attorney Andrew Weiss joined the meeting at 3:00 pm.  Weiss outlined   North Dakota Century Code 44-04-22, Conflict of Interest Law, as follows:  

“A person acting in a capacity for a political subdivision of the state (county) who has a direct and substantial personal or financial interest in a matter before the commission board, must disclose the fact to the body of which that person is a member, and may not participate in or vote on that particular matter without the consent of a majority of the rest of the commission body”.

Braaten made a motion to approve the 2020 Commission meeting schedule as follows:  January 14th, and January 21st, February 4th, and February 18th, March 3rd and March 17th, April 7th and April 21st, May 5th and May 19th, June 2nd and June 16th, July 7th and July 21st August 4th and August 18th, September 1st and September 15th, October 6th and October 20th, November 3rd, and November 17th and December 1st and December 15th.   Buchmann seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

 

 

Abrahamson made a motion to observe the Christmas Holiday by closing the courthouse all day on December 24th and December 25th and work normal hours on December 31st.  Braaten seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

Jeffers made a motion to approve paying longevity pay to all eligible employees at one hundred percent of the 2019-budgeted amount.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

            With no further business to discuss, Jeffers made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:55 pm, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lynn Brackel (s) Chairman        

                                                                                     Board of Bowman County Commission

 

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

County Commission Agenda

November 19, 2019
9:00 AM

BOWMAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

9:00 AM

AGENDA

 

  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. November 5, 2019 Minutes  
  4. Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. Unorganized Township Road Maintenance-Survey Results
  2. Fencing Policy

 

  1. New Business

 

    A.    Bowman County Development Corporation Agreement pursuant to NDCC 11-11.1-06

    B.    Contract with North Association of Counties to Update Human Resource Manual

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

9:00 amSlope County Commissioner Mike Sonsalla

  1. ~Open At Time of Publication~
  2. ~Open At Time of Publication~
  3. Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs

                              LUNCH

1:15 PM  Bowman County Sheriff Frank Eberle

 

            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

 Public Notices 

 

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

 

  • November 19, 2019 7:00 pm – Bowman County Zoning Meeting-Bow County Commission Room

                                              Lower Level Bowman County Courthouse, 104 1st Street NW                             

 

  • November 20, 2019 1:00 pm – Bowman County Development Corp – Mainspace Open House

13 ½ East Divide, Bowman ND

  1. Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – December 3, 2019 9:00 AM           

 

  1.  Adjourn                            

County Commission Meeting

9:00 AM

BOWMAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

9:00 AM

AGENDA

 

  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. November 5, 2019 Minutes  
  4. Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. Unorganized Township Road Maintenance-Survey Results
  2. Fencing Policy

 

  1. New Business

 

    A.    Bowman County Development Corporation Agreement pursuant to NDCC 11-11.1-06

    B.    Contract with North Association of Counties to Update Human Resource Manual

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

9:00 amSlope County Commissioner Mike Sonsalla

  1. ~Open At Time of Publication~
  2. ~Open At Time of Publication~
  3. Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs

                              LUNCH

1:15 PM  Bowman County Sheriff Frank Eberle

 

            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

 Public Notices 

 

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

 

  • November 19, 2019 7:00 pm – Bowman County Zoning Meeting-Bow County Commission Room

                                              Lower Level Bowman County Courthouse, 104 1st Street NW                             

 

  • November 20, 2019 1:00 pm – Bowman County Development Corp – Mainspace Open House

13 ½ East Divide, Bowman ND

  1. Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – December 3, 2019 9:00 AM           

 

  1.  Adjourn                            

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 Buckman

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 is attending NDSCS for paramedic 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