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Weed Department

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.
 


The Bowman County Weed Board has a summer opening for a noxious weed spray technician. This is a seasonal position for an individual to assist the Bowman County Weed Officer in spraying noxious weeds along roadsides and on private lands in Bowman County. Employment Application and job description are available at the Bowman County Auditor’s office.  Completed applications need to be returned to the Auditor’s Office. Bowman County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 


Weed Department Minutes

February 07, 2019
8:00pm

Roll Call: Zac Brown, Jeff Oakland, Tom Lambourn, Randy Gaebe

Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved with a motion by Zac Brown, seconded by Jeff Oakland. Motion carried.  Vouchers for payment of bills were approved with a motion by Jeff, second by Zac. Motion carried.

Election of officers was held. Tom Lambourn nominated Zac Brown as board chairman and to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot. Seconded by Jeff Oakland. Motion carried. Tom Lambourn nominated Jeff Oakland as vice chairman and to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot. Seconded by Zac Brown. Motion carried.

Old Business:

Board members discussed the Local Land Use Management Plan. Comments can be submitted until Feb 15 at this web link:   http://www.bowslopecdlup.com/                                  

Randy reported that Palmer Amaranth and houndstongue have been added to state noxious weed list by the North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture.

Board members reviewed weeds on the county noxious weed list.  Tom Lambourn moved, Jeff Oakland seconded a motion to remove houndstongue, since it is now a state listed noxious weed, and to leave baby’s breath, scotch thistle, and black henbane on Bowman County’s noxious weed list. On a roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.

Board members discussed a possible cooperative agreement for noxious weed control on BLM lands. No action taken.

Board members discussed equipment and building upgrades for 2019. Tom Lambourn moved, Jeff Oakland seconded a motion to purchase a 2019 John Deere XUV 835R Gator from Gooseneck Implement for $24,794.23, and to place our used 2014 John Deere XUV825i Gator out on bids. On a roll call vote all members voted yes. Motion carried.  Discussion was held on the need for a new overhead door. No action taken.

Board members discussed part-time summer employees. Randy will begin advertising for summer employees immediately.

New Business:

Board members reviewed cost-share programs. No changes will be made for 2019.

Board members discussed use of an aerial camera for scouting weeds. No action taken.

Tom Lambourn moved, Jeff Oakland seconded a motion to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:50pm.

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.

Weed Department Board

Zach Brown President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
Tom Lambourn Member