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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 01, 2016
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 November 1, 2016, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Bill Bowman, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel and Ken Steiner.  Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM.

             Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.  Abrahamson 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          

6166-6224

October Payroll

$158,865.77

25588-25601

Social Welfare

$4,482.78

25602

Advanced Business Methods

$1,562.43

25603

Bowman County Treasurer

$103.00

25604

Steve Beylund Construction

$3,037.50

25605

Bowman Glass

$100.00

25606

Lynn Brackel

$194.40

25607

Brosz Engineering

$5,197.50

25608

Bowman Sales & Service

$95.28

25609

Best Western Ramkota

$819.00

25610

Best Western Ramkota - Rapid City

$343.96

25611

Chief Law Enforcement Supply

$650.87

25612

Don Conant

$200.00

25613

Consolidated

$160.99

25614

Double EE Service

$68.77

25615

Electronic Communications

$680.00

25616

Fisher Sand & Gravel

$13,968.90

25617

Dick Frederick

$35.00

25618

Jodi Freier

$21.98

25619

Erin Gaugler

$695.45

25620

Grand River Trucking

$1,239.60

25621

IBS, Inc.

$724.73

25622

John Deere Financial

$2,699.72

25623

Doug Langhoff

$35.00

25624

MCI

$123.46

25625

MDU

$2,415.27

25626

National Association of Counties

$450.00

25627

Naval Surface Warfare Center

$300.00

25628

NDSU Extension Service

$49.00

25629

Newby's Ace Hardware

$305.02

25630

Northwest Tire

$41.35

25631

Peters Trucking

$8,480.64

25632

Print Elect

$339.13

25633

Radisson

$81.90

25634

Randy's Welding

$1,908.27

25635

Patty Sadowsky

$931.60

25636

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$2,505.12

25637

Unlimited Office Products

$213.29

25638

Watch Guard

$2,375.00

 

 

 

Steiner made a motion to amend the October 18, 2016 minutes, revising the effective date of the Oil & Gas Production Tax allocation to August 1, 2016 instead of January 1, 2017.  Brackel seconded.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Bowman provided an update on the Bureau of Land Management meeting held in Salt Lake City Utah, on their multi-faceted management approach for the sage grouse survival and provided an update on the annual Oil & Gas Producing Counties meeting. 

Jim Gray, Southwest District Director, NDSU Extension Service, and Erin Gaugler, NDSU Extension Agricultural and Natural Resource Agent, met to discuss the Family Consumer Science agent position. The commissioners wish to hold off filling the position at this time.Mr. Gray will research options for sharing an agent with another county.

Karla Germann, Bowman County Tech Coordinator, met to discuss the potential adoption of the Social Media Policy, which will govern the oversight of public comments on our media posts.Abrahamson made a motion to adopt the policy, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Dean Pearson, Bowman County Tax Director, met to discuss adopting a resolution for delinquent tax procedure methods for mobile home owners.The commissioners will visit with Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer, on viable options.

Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Neil Hofland, met to provide an update of road projects.  Steiner made a motion to approve selling Boyesen Township, up to 600 cubic yards of gravel at a twenty percent cost share.  Bowman seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members of voting.  Motion carried.   Discussion followed on the need for an on-going maintenance agreement with Slope County, Woodbury Township and Bowman County outlining the responsibility of each party on county-line roads. Hofland will visit with Bowman County State’s Attorney Stephanie Pretzer on drafting an agreement. 

Steiner made a motion to approve reducing the longevity pay to all eligible employees by twenty five percent of what was originally budgeted in 2016. Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with Steiner, Abrahamson, Bowman, and Brackel voting aye.  Braaten vote nay.  Motion carried. 

Bowman County Sheriff Rory Teigen, and Deputy Sheriff Jordan Fisher, met to discuss the recent training Fisher completed on truck weighing, which models the North Dakota Department of Transportation policy, as per NDCC 39-12-07.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve the recommendations presented for the enforcement of weight and load limits of vehicles traveling on public highways. Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

            Bowman County Emergency Manager Dean Pearson, Bowman County Assistant Emergency Manager Karla German, Bowman County Deputy Sheriff Dick Frederick,   Bowman/Slope Community Emergency Responders, and state emergency managers met to discuss the potential modifications to the statewide trunked radio system.  The proposals are contingent upon legislative approval.

              With no further business to discuss, Bowman made a motion at 4:40 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.   

                                                                                    Rick Braaten (s) Chairman

            Board of County Commissioners

 

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

County Commission Agenda

November 15, 2016
9:00 AM

 

 

  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

           

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. November 1, 2016  Minutes
  4. October Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Rath & Mehrer, P.C. Audit Agreement  - Exh A

 

  1. Unfinished Business

                       

                        A.  NDSU Extension Family/Consumer Science Position – Exh B.

 

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  

 

                   Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM       Bowman County Highway Superintendent, N. Hofland  

10:30               ~Open At Time of Publication~      

11:00               Public Auction for RE Forfeited for Delinquent Taxes  - Exh. C

                                               

LUNCH

 

1:00 PM        ~Open At Time of Publication~      

 2:00 to 4:00 Bowman Lodge – Retirement Open House for Bill Bowman

 

 

    Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

 

 

VI.    Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – December 6,  2016  9:00 AM

                                                        

         VII.    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 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