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PHONE: (701) 523-3130

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

July 02, 2019
9:00 AM

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on July 2, 2019, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Josh Buchmann and Jerry Jeffers. Chairman Brackel called the meeting to order at 9:01 am.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Brackel asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.   Gary Symanowski will be meeting at 9:45 am.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

8031-8095

June Payroll

$179,189.06

30841-30854

Social Services

$1,758.19

30855

Mark Amundson

$300.00

30856

Troy Anderson Trucking

$1,896.25

30857

Bowman County 4-H

$39.98

30858

Bowman County Treasurer

$70.18

30859

Bowman County Treasurer

$2,000.00

30860

Bowman Glass

$136.50

30861

Brosz Engineering

$78,757.50

30862

Buckley Ranch

$1,303.50

30863

Burke Ranch Trucking

$1,465.25

30864

Cerberus Security

$1,752.00

30865

Comfort Suites

$169.20

30866

DMC Wear Parts

$157.12

30926

DTE, Inc.

$163.34

30867

First International Bank (Visa)

$490.55

30868

Fisher Industries

$1,666.99

30869

Randy Gaebe

$221.00

30870

Karla Germann

$21.00

30871

Hell Creek Trucking

$3,101.00

30872

John Deere Financial

$1,685.31

30873

Lomco Inc.

$1,845.62

30874

MCI

$129.64

30875

MDU

$2,536.68

30876

Midco

$85.00

30877

Montana Fluid Solutions

$17,600.00

30878

NDEMA

$250.00

30879

ND Insurance Reserve

$3,121.28

30880

Newby's Ace Hardware

$247.96

30881

Newby's Ace Hardware

$286.59

30882

Northwest Tire

$23.98

30883

Paystubz

$286.44

30884

Peters Trucking

$6,867.00

30885

Radisson

$338.40

30886

Ramkota

$169.20

30887

Gregory Ian Runge, Attorney at Law

$117.40

30888

Mindy Schumacher

$69.00

30889

Total Safety

$619.00

30890

Shaine Towe

$52.50

30891

Wilson Construction

$44,955.98

 

      The Bowman County Planning and Zoning Board recommended final approval of Resolution # 9, adding the Solar Ordinance to the Bowman County Planning and Zoning ordinance.  Jeffers made a motion to approve, with Braaten seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.

            The Bowman County Planning and Zoning Board recommended final approval of Resolution # 10, which previously was listed as Resolution # 8, due to a duplication in the numbering.  The original Resolution #8 was approved in March 2009, as an amendment to the ordinance for livestock feeding operations.  Buchmann made a motion to approve, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried. 

      Gary Symanowski and Ken Steiner met to discuss the Gascoyne Lake Park and the current campers that have been present there for a length of time.  Also present for the discussion: Bowman County Sheriff Frank Eberle, Bowman County Deputy Sheriff Shaine Towe, Bowman County State’s Attorney Andrew Weiss and Bowman County Water Resource Board member Jim Septon. Concerns of sanitation of the area was expressed with a horse that is being corralled in one of the picnic areas. Buchmann made a motion to transfer the management authority of the Gascoyne Lake Park from Bowman County to the Bowman County Water Resource Board to enact and enforce the rules of the Gascoyne Lake Park, effective immediately.   Braaten seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the June 18, 2019 minutes, with the correction.  Jeffers seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

Bowman County Extension Agent, Max Robison, met to provide an update of the office.  Bowman Slope Multi County Human Service Director, Shonda Schwartz, met to provide update of the 2019 financial report and the shortfall that may occur. 

Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs, Gary Brennan and Lucas Doerr, from Brosz met to discuss road projects.

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Nebo Township Gravel request for 1,000 cubic yards of gravel from the Braaten or Erickson Pit, with the township responsible for fifty percent of the cost for the Fossum Road, with Braaten seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the gravel request submitted by Robin Braaten, for 200 cubic yards of gravel needed from the Braaten Pit.  Braaten will be responsible for 100 percent of the cost. Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with Abrahamson, Jeffers, Buchmann and Brackel voting aye.  Braaten abstained from voting.  Motion carried.  

Biggs informed the commissioners that dust control has been completed on all roads that were done last year. 

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve Change order # 1 for the 152nd Ave SW Road Project, due to muck excavation need by the contractor, Central Specialties, for a net change of $2,301 in the contractor bid price. Buchmann seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. 

                        Buchmann made a motion to approve Change Order #2 for the 152nd Ave SW Road Project, for geo-synthetic material, underdrain pipe, and aggregate base course to repair subgrade deficiencies, to Central Specialties, for a net change of $215,090 in the contractor bid price. Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                        Bowman County Department heads met to present their 2020 proposed budgets.     

            Bowman County State’s Attorney Andrew Weiss joined the meeting at 2:15 pm.  Discussion was held on the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, clarifying the exempt versus the non-exempt employment status for the Bowman County Planning and Zoning Co-Directors, in reference to the federal compensation rules of overtime.  Weiss will provide a written opinion of his analysis of their current classification status.  

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

                        Bowman Regional Library Board Members, Jean Nudell, Kristi Miller, Benji Schaff, and director, Sarah Snavely met to present the 2020 budget.   

                        With no further business to discuss, Jeffers made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:17 PM, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.                          

                                                                                   Lynn Brackel, Chairman   

                                                                                     Board of Bowman County Commission

 

 

ATTEST: Sandra K. Tivis, Bowman County Auditor

County Commission Agenda

July 02, 2019
8:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. July 2, 2019 Minutes

 

  1. Unfinished Business

           

  1. Unorganized Township Road Maintenance
  2. Fencing Policy

 

  1. New Business

 

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

9AM  Bowman County State’s Attorney Andrew Weiss

9:30AM Bowman County Water Resource Board

                 10AM Bowman Development Corp. Executive Director and Board Members   

                 10:30AM Bowman County Veterans Service Officer Keith King

                 11AM Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs     

 

                  LUNCH

 

1:15 PM Bowman County Airport Authority Board Members     

                  1:45PM Bowman County Weed Board  

                  2:15PM Bowman County Weather Modification Board Members

                  2:30PM Bowman County Historical Society Board Members

                  3PM Bowman County Fair Association Board Members

                  3:15PM Bowman County Housing Authority Board Members

                  3:30PM Bowman/Slope County 9-1-1 Coordinator Karla Germann

 

            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

          July 30, 2019 6:00pm Bowman County EOC – Quarterly 9-1-1 Responder Meeting

             

  1. Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – August 6, 2019 9:00 AM     
  1.  Adjourn

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 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