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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

March 07, 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 March 7, 2017, with the following present: Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, and Ken Steiner. Pine Abrahamson and Jerry Jeffers were absent. 

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

Chairman Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.  Steiner 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.

6369-6418

February Payroll

County Employees

$155,099.45

26383-26392

Social Welfare

Bills

$1,430.51

26393

AccuSource

Pre-employment Screening

$144.50

26394

Advanced Business Methods

Copy Machine

$169.24

26395

Applied Concepts, Inc.

Sheriff Expense

$95.00

26396

Bowman County Treasurer

Postage, Weed Board & Ext.

$50.65

26397

Brosz Engineering

Lonesome Dove No./Road Oil Bid

$7,687.50

26398

Bowman Sales & Service

Road Dept. Expense

$84.98

26399

Comfort Inn

Lodging, Tax Dir.

$163.80

26400

City of Bowman

Shop Expenses

$1,678.65

26401

Consolidated

9-1-1 Charges

$96.00

26402

Dacotah Paper

Maintenance Expense

$138.88

26403

Eido Connect

Ads

$56.00

26404

Dick Frederick

Sheriff Expense

$21.00

26405

Frontier Travel Center

Sheriff Expense

$279.04

26406

Farmer's Union Oil

Fuel, Supplies, Multi. Departments

$5,300.07

26407

Randy Gaebe

DES Expense

$200.00

26408

Erin Gaugler

Travel Reimbursement

$38.50

26409

Grand Hotel

Lodging, DES

$163.80

26410

Interstate Battery

Sheriff Expense

$28.95

26411

ITD

Service

$539.85

26412

John Deere Financial

Road Dept. Expense

$2,475.26

26413

LexisNexis

Service

$51.50

26414

Matthew Bender & Company

Law Books

$38.08

26415

MCI

Long Distance Service

$84.84

26416

Anita McLaughlin

Mileage

$58.32

26417

MDU

Service, Weed Board

$18.76

26418

ND Association of Counties

ILG Class, J. Jeffers

$45.00

26420

ND LTAP

Road Dept. Expense

$150.00

26421

ND Secretary of State

Notary Application

$36.00

26419

ND County Auditor's Association

2017 Dues

$200.00

26422

Newby's Ace Hardware

Supplies, Multi Dept.

$399.13

26423

Offroad Software, Inc.

Office Expense

$2,025.00

26424

Paystubz

Time-keeping Software

$228.00

26425

Dean Pearson

Gas, Co. Car

$24.39

26426

Randy's Welding

Road Dept. Expense

$1,315.77

26427

SWMCCC

Prisoners

$4,433.55

26428

Trane

Maintenance Expense

$6,348.10

26429

Vanguard Appraisals

Service Contract, Tax Dir.

$1,375.00

26430

Woodley Construction

Supplies, Multi. Dept.

$61.92

Steiner made a motion to approve the minutes from February 21, 2017, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

            Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer, joined the meeting at 9:15 AM for discussion on the agreement that was drafted outlining the responsibilities of each Slope County Township that borders Bowman County.   

            David Horn, Bowman County Custodian met to review the custodian job description.  Brackel made a motion to approve the job description, as presented, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. Brackel made a motion to approve the quote received from Curt’s Carpet Cleaning for $3,271.00.  Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

            Dakota Western Bank representatives, Ron Palczewski and Duane Bowman met to discuss the services that they offer and outline the Pledge of Assets.  Bowman County Treasurer Christine Septon and deputy treasurer, Anita McLaughlin were also present for the discussion.   

            Bowman County Tax Director Dean Pearson and Bowman County Assistant Tax Director, Jodi Freier met to present preliminary 2017 real estate values. 

            Discussion was held with representatives from Cedar Creek, Crawford, Mineral Springs, and Woodberry townships to discuss the county border road maintenance and responsibility of each entity for the maintenance.  Also present for the discussion was Slope County Commissioner Mike Teske, Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs, assistant Bonnie Stinchfield and Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer. The township representatives will be discussing with members of their townships and may possibly meet with the Slope County Commissioners, after which they will attend a future meeting to continue the discussion.      

            Brackel made a motion to approve the application submitted by the Bowman County Fair Board for a special permit to sell alcoholic beverages, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, for the McGee Square Dancing event, that will be held at the Four Seasons Pavilion, West Wing.  Steiner seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. 

Brackel made the motion to approve the Application for Abatement of Taxes, submitted by LLS Housing Bowman LLC, in the amount of $4,291, as they meet the qualifications for incentives from the North Dakota Housing Financing Authority for ten apartment units. Steiner seconded the motion.   A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

Pioneer Trails Museum representatives and the director, Jean Nudell, met to provide an update of events occurring at the museum and also reviewed their financial statement.  

            With no further business to discuss, Steiner made a motion at 4:26 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.  

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                        ________________________________

                                                                        Rick Braaten, Chairman                                                                                                                      Board of County Commission           

 

 

ATTEST: ______________________________

                Sandra K. Tivis

                Bowman County Auditor

County Commission Agenda

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

          

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. March 7, 2017 Minutes
  4. February Treasurer’s Report – Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Personal Service Contract – Fox Hills Fencing

 

  1. Unfinished Business

           

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. North Dakota Insurance Reserve Annual Meeting – Proxy
  2.  
  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM Bowman County Rural Ambulance Board  

10:30 Shad Swanke

11:00         Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

11:30~Open at Time of Publication~

                        LUNCH

1:15 PM ~Open at Time of Publication~

1:45Bowman/Slope County 9-1-1 Coordinator, K. Germann

2:00Bowman County Tax Director, D. Pearson

 

  

            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

 

                                     

  1. Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.    Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – April 4, 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