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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

September 10, 2020
6:00 pm

Members present:  Lynn Brackel, Jerid Janikowski, Doyle Kruger, Michael Sondeland and Myron Vail.  Members absent:  Jerry Jeffers, Rod Schaff and Ryan Shear.   Also present Co-Zoning Directors, Dean Pearson and Jodi Freier.

Guest:  Bill Pladson.

Chairman Janikowski called the meeting to order at 6:04 pm.

 

Sondeland made a motion to approve the agenda, with the addition that discussion will be held on the recent inquiry from the City of Scranton for setback requirements.  They are requesting a greater setback allowance than what is in the Bowman County Planning and Zoning Ordinance.   Vail seconded the motion.

 

Brackel made a motion to approve the minutes from August 13, 2020, with Kruger seconding the motion.  

 

Old Business: 

Co-Zoning Director Dean Pearson stated that the current application form and zoning permit form must  be reviewed for amendments to conform with the revised planning and zoning ordinances.  Janikowski requested that Bowman County State’s Attorney Weiss provide the protocol to do so, prior to making any changes.

New Business:

Brackel made a motion to approve the Conditional Use Application, submitted by Gascoyne Material Handling and Recycling, which is requesting a change in zoning from Agricultural to Industrial/Commercial.  Vail seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  The request will be forwarded to the county commission board for final approval.

Discussion was held on the new proposed Solar Ordinance.  A review was conducted by Rod Schaff.  Janikowski stated that Schaff stated that in his opinion he didn’t find the need to make any suggested amendments to the current document.  Kruger made a motion to approve the Solar Ordinance, as presented, with Sondeland seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

 Brackel made a motion to proceed forward and schedule the public hearing for comments or concerns on the proposed Solar Ordinance, with Kruger seconding the motion. A public hearing will be scheduled in the near future.  

Co-Zoning Director Dean Pearson stated that the City of Scranton believed that they had a larger setback requirement in their North Butte Addition, than what is in the Bowman County Planning and Zoning Ordinance.    The board is recommending that the City of Scranton file a request for a variance for the property located in the North Butte Addition. 

 

 

Brackel stated that the board must review the Comprehensive Plan for consideration for revisions which may be necessary to coincide with the previously approved revisions to certain sections of the Bowman County Planning and Zoning Ordinance.  

With no further business to discuss Brackel made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 pm, with Vail seconding the motion.

 

Respectively submitted,

Sandra K. Tivis (s) Secretary

 

Discussion was held on updating the Bowman County Planning and Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan with no motions made.   

 

 

County Planning and Zoning Meetings

The Bowman County Planning and Zoning board will meet 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        
Doyle Kruger Member
Ryan Shear Member
Myron Vail Member
Michael Sondeland Member
Jarid Janikowski Member
Robb Pierce Member
Rod Schaff Member
Lynn Brackel Member
Jodi Freier Co-Director
Dean Pearson Co-Director