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Planning and Zoning

PHONE: (701) 523-3129

104 1st St NW, Suite 4
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.

 


OFFICE HOURS:
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)


 

County Planning & Zoning Minutes

May 29, 2018
7:00 pm

UNOFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF

THE BOWMAN COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

BOWMAN COUNTY, BOWMAN, NORTH DAKOTA

 

The Bowman County Planning and Zoning Commission met in regular session May 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Commission Room of the Bowman County Courthouse.  Members present were Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers, Grace Woods, Dallas Whittet, Ryan Shear, Mike Sondeland, and Dean Pearson and Jodi Freier Co-Zoning Directors.  Absent: John Soreide, Robb Pierce, and Myron Vail.  Visitor present: Scott Jaeger.

Chairman Jeffers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. 

Brackel made a motion to approve the minutes from February 20, 2018, with Whittet seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.   

The first order of business was the Conditional Use application, submitted by Josi Price, to build a dwelling on the SE1/4 of Section 27, Township 131, Range 102. This tract contains 133.4 acres.  Sondeland made a motion to approve, with Whittet seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.  

The second order of business was the Conditional Use applications, submitted by Bowman Wind, LLC, to place meteorological towers at the following two locations: NW1/4 of Section 31 Township 132 Range 103 and on the NW1/4 Section 24, Township 131, Range 104. Brackel made a motion to approve both permits for a maximum time-frame of five years. Bowman Wind, LLC may apply to extend the date of the permit if they go beyond the initial five-year period.  Sondeland seconded the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.  

The third order of business was the Conditional Use application from American Colloid Company to conduct an open pit coal mining operation on the SE1/4 of Section 35 Township 131 Range 99. This tract contains 160 acres. Sondeland made a motion to table approval until the board had more information about the location. Shear seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.


Old Business: 

Discussion was held on the extra-territorial area, which is measured from the outer boundaries of the City of Bowman, and extending out one half to one mile in Bowman County.  The procedures that were previously approved are: the county is presented with the application, after which, the request is published two weeks in the Bowman County Pioneer, as a formal notification for the public to express concerns.  Shear made a motion to continue to have  Bowman County receive permit applications and to only have Conditional Use Permits approved by both entities in a joint zoning meeting.  Brackel seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. The County will do the advertising and administration in these cases.

Discussion was held on the developing medical marijuana ordinance.  Dean Pearson recommended to continue working on the ordinance to coincide with the State of North Dakota’s guidelines. 

Discussion was held on procedures for correcting non-compliance zoning issues and if penalties could be accessed. Pearson and Freier will contact the Bowman County State’s Attorney and report back at next meeting.


New Business: 

Discussion was held on conditional use permits for meteorological towers. Companies requesting these will need to use the county’s form.

Discussion was held on permit fees for new oil/gas sites. The state is already handling these; however, the county is receiving notification and payments from Luff Exploration. Zoning co-directors will contact Luff Exploration and notify them that they no longer need to send to county.

Discussion was held on situations when two permits are applied for at the same time if the county should charge for one or two permits. The board said that there is a fee for each permit applied for.

Discussion was held on quarterly meetings, we will continue to hold quarterly meetings if there are items on the agenda.  We will not meet if we have recently met for some other need.

Ryan Shear and Dallas Whittet signed their Oaths of Office.

An inquiry was made on how to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from the County. The County is not able to meet the individual’s request at this time.               

There being no further business to discuss, Sondeland made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:02 PM, with Shear seconding the motion. 

Respectfully submitted,

Mindy Schumacher, Acting Secretary

County Planning and Zoning Meetings

The Bowman County Planning and Zoning board will meet Quarterly the third Tuesday at 7:00pm the months of February, May, August and November in the County Commission Room of the Bowman County Courthouse. See the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

County Planning and Zoning Board

Jerry Jeffers President        
Grace Wood Member
Ryan Shear Member
Myron Vail Member
Michael Sondeland Member
John Soreide Member
Robb Pierce Member
Dallas Whittet Member
Lynn Brackel Member
Jodi Freier Co-Director
Dean Pearson Co-Director