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Planning & Zoning

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Rory M. Teigen

PHONE: (701) 523-5421

104 1st St NW, Suite 9
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Planning and Zoning

The Department of Planning and Zoning is responsible for administration of the Bowman County zoning and subdivision regulations, staff support to the Bowman County Planning and Zoning Board, and long-range planning for land use and development in Bowman County.


Monday -Thursday 7:30 am to 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm MT
Friday 7:30 am to 12:00 pm MT
(Closed on Legal Holidays)


Planning and Zoning Minutes

October 07, 2014
7:00 pm

The Bowman County Planning and Zoning Commission met in regular session Oct. 7th, 2014 in the Dakota Room of the Bowman County courthouse.  Members present were Grace Wood, John Soreide, Jerry Jeffers, Mike Sondeland, Dallas Whittet, and Charles (Chuck) Whitney.  Visitors present were Joe Legol, Cheryl Ryan, Lyn James, and Bryce Martian.  Members joining after the start due to a commissioners meeting downstairs were Lynn Brackel and Ken Steiner.    

Chairman Jeffers called the meeting to order at precisely 7:00 PM.  Minutes of the last meeting were handed out prior to the start of the meeting.   Sondeland made a motion to approve the minutes as printed.  Seconded by Soreide.  Motion carried. 

Old business was tabled until we would have a full board.  Old business included the Road Use Agreement, Potential change of our zoning ordinance in reference to size of pit required to obtain a zoning permit, and also the appointment for a representative for Roosevelt Custer Regional Council. 

New Business was that of Bowman Farmers Union to change the Zoning of their property from Ag to Industrial.  This property is further described as approximately 31.62 acre tract of land in the SW ¼ Section 14; Twp. 131 Range 102 of Bowman County.  This property is located in the outer ½ mile of the     Extra Territorial Zone.  Brackel and Steiner joined the meeting at this point.   Joe Legol gave a short presentation as to what Farmers Union is planning for this property.  Motion was made by Soreide and seconded by Sondeland to approve the change of zoning from Ag to Industrial.  Motion carried.

Next under new business was that of a request from Cheryl Ryan and Lyn James to address the Zoning board in reference to our fees and questions of jurisdiction of the ET Zone.  James informed the board that a study was done by Ryan as to the fees charged in the western part of the state.  The City has upgraded their fees to be more in line with Ryan’s recommendations.  James asked that the County look at their fees schedule to see if it would be possible to be closer to the City’s.   A lengthy discussion followed.  A discussed followed in reference to crew camps and the placement of them.  The county ordinance states that crew camps are not to be placed within 3 miles of the jurisdictional boundary of any incorporated city within this county unless the Planning and Zoning Board receives written approval from a jurisdiction to the sitting of a facility within that area.  Ryan informed the board that another difference between the City Ordinance and the County is that the City allows “man camps” on industrial and ag zoned districts conditionally permitted.  County is only on Industrial zoned conditionally permitted.  James suggested that Ryan and Teigen talk to their respective attorneys and inquire to the regulations of zoning hearings whether they can be held at the same time (County and City),  advertised together in the same ad, and fees for the shared areas.  The City would have costs of advertising if they need to publicize.  

This being the last order of business on the agenda Soreide moved to adjourn.  Whitney seconded the motion.  Motion a carried.

Respectively submitted

Rory M. Teigen Acting Secretary


Planning and Zoning Meetings

The Bowman County Planning and Zoning board will meet in the Dakota Room of the Bowman County Courthouse. See the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Planning and Zoning Board

Jerry Jeffers President        
Grace Wood Member
Chuck Whitney Member
Kenneth Steiner Member
Michael Sondeland Member
John Soreide Member
Robb Pierce Member
Dallas Whittet Member
Lynn Brackel Member
Rory Teigen Director