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Weed Department

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PHONE: (701) 523-4902

104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Weed Department

The Bowman County Weed Board is made up of 3 members appointed by the County Commission. The Weed Board hires a Weed Control Officer, a position held by Randy Gaebe, who also works closely with landowners.

The job of the Weed Board and Weed Officer is to enforce the North Dakota Century Code noxious weed law. Please contact the office for more information about the Weed Board and the numerous programs aimed at helping landowners with noxious weeds.

The Weed Control office is located in the upper level of the Bowman County Courthouse.


Weed Department Minutes

April 07, 2016

Roll Call:  George Buckmeier, Jerid Janikowski, Jeff Oakland, Rick Braaten, Gary Symanowski, Randy Gaebe

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by Jerid, seconded by George. Motion carried

Old Business:

Board members discussed remodeling of the old airport building. The property has not yet transferred from the airport authority to Bowman County.  Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to table discussion regarding a bid from Mendoza’s Plumbing for shower, wash machine hookup, & light construction. Motion carried.


Board members discussed pesticide quotes received. Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to purchase pesticide products based on the lowest price, contingent upon the ability to purchase locally if supply issues occur. On a roll call vote all board members voted yes. Motion carried.


Board members discussed a bid for two new dataloggers from Red’s Fixit Shop in Billings. Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to trade in the oldest two dataloggers on new dataloggers, for a cost of $6,460.00.  On a roll call vote, all board members voted yes. Motion carried.


New Business:

Randy reported he contacted area oilfield service companies willing to custom apply noxious weeds. Diamond H Services and Mitchell’s Oilfield Services each have commercially certified employees and would welcome referral business when landowners request noxious weed control.

Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to allow employees to waive their noon meals. Motion carried.

George moved, Jerid seconded a motion to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:45 pm.

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      Jeff Oakland, Chairman                                                                                           Date


Weed Department Meetings

Bowman County Weed Board meets the first Thursday of even numbered months in the Dakota Meeting Room at the Bowman County Courthouse beginning at 8:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar to confirm upcoming meeting dates.

February 4, 2016
April 7, 2016
June 2, 2016
August 4, 2016
October 6, 2016
December 1, 2016

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
George Buckmeier Member