The Bowman County Planning and Zoning Commission met in regular session on December 8, 2022. Members present: Chris Fischer, Jerid Janikowski, Jerry Jeffers, Doyle Kruger, and Rodney Schaff, Ryan Shear, Myron Vail. Members absent: Also present: Zoning Director, Jodi Freier and Bowman County States Attorney Andrew Weiss.
Chairman Janikowski called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm. Chairman Janikowski asked for corrections or additions to the agenda. Schaff moved to approve the agenda. Vail seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.
Jeffers moved to approve the minutes from October 13, 2022. Kruger seconded the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.
Discussion about Janikowski stepping down from Chairman. Since this is a citizen board and Janikowski was elected to County Commission, he feels a commissioner should not Chair. Weiss agreed it is good practice. Jeffers nominated Fischer for Board Chairman. Schaff moved to cease nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Fischer. Vail seconded the motion and upon a vote the motion was unanimously carried.
Jeffers nominated Schaff for Board Vice Chairman. Janikowski moved to cease nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Schaaf. Vail seconded the motion and upon a vote the motion was unanimously carried.
Freier presented a proposed 2023 schedule with bi-monthly meetings; Board approved.
Discussion was held about an agenda policy. Janikowski moved to approve and adopt the following policy:
All Agenda items must be submitted to the Bowman County Planning & Zoning Office for regularly scheduled meetings. All items are due the week of the meeting by Tuesday at 4:30pm for the Thursday meeting at 6:00pm. No other items will be discussed unless approved by the Bowman County Planning & Zoning Board.
Shear seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting yes. Motion carried.
Discussion if the County should implement agricultural building permits. No action taken.
Discussion was also held about open board positions. No action taken.
Discussion about including Meat Processing businesses in ordinances. Section 5.1.2 will be reviewed when updating ordinance.
The Board reviewed McClean County’s wind and solar ordinances and discussed.
Freier stated there is a webinar on Extraterritorial Jurisdiction on Dec 15, 2022; Board members are welcome to attend.
With no further business to discuss, Janikowski moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:04 PM, with Shear seconding the motion.
Karla Germann, Acting Secretary