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PHONE: (701) 523-3130
FAX: (701) 523-4899

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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

July 03, 2018
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 3, 2018, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers, and Ken Steiner.  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.  Jeffers made a motion to approve the agenda, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

7340-7400

June Payroll

$168,811.90

 

Social Services

$1,701.45

28948

AccuSource Inc

$94.25

28949

Bowman County Fair Association

$32,400.00

28950

Bowman County Treasurer

$2,001.56

28951

Shane Biggs

$92.06

28952

Brosz Engineering

$31,000.00

28953

Bronson's

$31.96

28954

Bowman Sales & Service

$369.51

28955

Cerberus Security

$2,822.74

28956

Dakota Farm Equipment

$15,821.04

28957

Datrue, Inc.

$69.16

28958

Deere Credit, Inc.

$3,837.50

28959

Double EE Service

$172.24

28960

Erin Gaugler

$10.00

28961

Grand River Trucking

$2,820.00

28962

Hell Creek Trucking

$600.00

28963

High Plains Glass & Towing

$100.00

28964

Jim's Repair

$1,826.74

28965

John Deere Financial

$746.09

28966

MCI

$91.30

28967

MDU

$2,414.13

28968

Kevin Miller Construction

$2,610.00

28969

ND Dept. of Health

$25.00

28970

NDSU

$19.50

28971

Newby's Ace Hardware

$486.11

28972

Paystubz

$259.56

28973

Peters Trucking

$2,910.00

28974

Ray's Repair

$15.81

28975

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$2,520.00

28976

Bonnie Stinchfield

$259.90

28977

Swanke's Pest Control

$70.00

28978

SWMCCC

$29,367.33

28979

Sandra Tivis

$193.38

28980

Wilson Construction

$3,120.00

28981

West Plains Inc.

$2,323.36

28982

Zuercher Technologies

$1,485.00

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the June 19, 2018 minutes, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Discussion was held on amending City of Rhame Municipal Judge Transfer Agreement, as requested by the state, and submitted by the City of Rhame Auditor.  Bowman County Recorder/Clerk of District Court, Jan Werre met to discuss and will contact the City of Rhame Attorney, Steve Wild, to discuss and report back at the next meeting.

Bowman Regional Public Library director, Sarah Snavely and board members Jenn Wild, Edna Paulson, Jean Nudell, Ed Kvaale, and Benji Schaff, met to outline the activities of the library and present their 2019 Budget request. 

Bowman County Fair Association, President Darwin Wilke and a representative from All Pro Services, Hettinger, ND, presented the following estimates to repair the roof on one half of the west addition at a cost of $45,980 and an estimate of $24,805 for one half of the roof on the east side at $24,805.  August would be the soonest that he could make the repairs. 

Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs and Gary Brennan, of Brosz Engineering met to provide an update on road projects.  Biggs submitted the request received from Boyesen Township to purchase 1400 cubic yards of gravel from the McKitrick Pit, with the township responsible for fifty percent of the cost.  Jeffers made a motion to approve with Steiner seconding the motion.   A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Slope Electric Cooperative, Inc. submitted Utility Permit applications for boring under various roads for installation of underground power lines for the following locations: Abrahamson made a motion to approve, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

 

T129N R104W

T129N R104W

T129N R104W

T129N R105W

T129N R105W

T129N R105W

T129N R106W

NW Section  17

SE Section 10

SE Section 8

SE Section 17

SW Section 17

SW Section 17

SW Section 13

 

NE Section 15

NE Section 17

 

NW Section 20

NW Section 20

SE Section 14

 

City of Bowman Chief of Police, Chuck Headley, met to discuss the drug task force operation.    

Dean Pearson, Tax Director/Co-Zoning Director and Jodi Freier Co-Zoning Director, met to discuss their proposed 2019 budget.

Bowman County Sheriff, Dick Frederick, presented his 2019 proposed budget.

Sunshine Youth Bureau, Holly Praus and youth advisor, Amber Hofstad, met to request continued financial support. The commissioners will consider their request when finalizing the 2019 Budget.    

Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer, met to provide an opinion on banning fireworks at the Bowman Haley Dam.  Pretzer stated that the Bowman County Water Board does not have the authority to ban fireworks, as outlined in N.D.C.C. 37-17.1-10, which states that bans may be declared due to local disaster declarations, mandatory evacuations, or emergencies, which none of the fore mentioned situations have occurred in Bowman County, thus the authority for banning fireworks does not exist, pursuant to N.D.C.C. 37-17.1-10. 

Bowman/Slope Multi-County Social Service Director, Shonda Schwartz, met to present the department’s proposed 2019 budget.  The commissioners will consider offsetting the shortfall from the general fund. Schwartz and Commissioner Abrahamson will be meeting with the Slope County Commissioners on July 18, 2019 to review the budget and request additional funding.   

Discussion was held on the request from Slope County on the gravel that they previously sold to Bowman County for the Camp Crook Road project.  If the county has excess gravel, after the completion of the project, the Slope County Commissioners would be interested in purchasing the gravel back.

With no other business to discuss, Steiner made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 PM, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.                               

                                                                                    Lynn Brackel (s) Chairman

            Board of Bowman County Commissioners

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

 

 

 

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BOWMAN COUNTY, BOWMAN, NORTH DAKOTA

 

The Board of County Commissioners met in special session on July 10, 2018, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson and Ken Steiner.  Jerry Jeffers was present via telephone conference.  Rick Braaten and Lynn Brackel were absent.  

Acting Vice-Chairman Steiner called the meeting to order at 9:15 AM.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Jeffers made a motion to approve the Special Permit Application, submitted by the Northern Music Ambassadors, to authorize the sale of 50/50 raffle tickets at the July 15, 2018 Sunday Rodeo Performance, which will be held at the Bowman County Fairgrounds. Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

Abrahamson made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 AM, with Jeffers seconding the motion.

Kenneth Steiner (s) Acting-Vice Chairman

                                                                                    Board of County Commission

ATTEST:   

Sandra K. Tivis (s) Bowman County Auditor

 

County Commission Agenda

July 17, 2018
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. July 3, 2018 Minutes
  4. June Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Slope County Payment Agreement
  6. Roosevelt-Custer Regional Council 2018 Semi-Annual CDBG Reports

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. US Court of Federal Claims for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT ACT) 31 U.S.C. § 6902 (a)
  2. City of Rhame-Amended Contract for Transfer of Municipal Court Cases
  3. ND Disaster Emergency Management Services Grant Update

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00         Bowman County Water Board Members  

10:30         North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Agent, Erin Gaugler

11:00         Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

                              LUNCH

1:15 PM    Bowman Economic Development Corp Director and Board Members

1:45           Bowman County State’s Attorney, S. Pretzer          

2:00           Bowman County Weather Modification Authority Board Members  

2:30           Bowman County Fair Association Board Members  

2:45            Bowman County Housing Authority Board Members

3:00           Bowman County Weed Officer and Board Members

3:30           Bowman County Airport Authority Board Members 

                   Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

      Public Notices 

 

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

                                    

July 17, 2018 7:00 PM – Quarterly Meeting of the Bowman & Slope County 9-1-1 Responders
                                                    Amidon Fire Hall, Amidon, ND

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting –August 7, 2018 9:00 AM

 

  1. Recess/Reconvene July ?? - _Decision will be made on Tuesday, July 17th _________________

County Commission Meeting

REGULAR COMMISSION BOARD MEETINGS:

The Bowman County Board of Commissioners generally holds its regular monthly meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 9:00 AM.  Meetings may be rescheduled from time to time if necessary; see the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

The public is welcome at every meeting.  Appointments are not required but members of the public wishing to address the board are encouraged to contact the County Auditor at (701) 523-3130 for further information. 

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