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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 August 1, 2019 weed board meeting has been postponed indefinitely due to scheduling conflicts.
 


Weed Department Minutes

June 06, 2019
8:00pm

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

Vouchers for payment of bills were approved on a motion by Jeff Oakland and seconded by Tom Lambourn. Motion carried.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by Jeff Oakland and seconded by Tom Lambourn. Motion carried.

Old Business:

Bids for selling our used 2014 Gator were reviewed. Tom Lambourn moved, Jeff Oakland seconded a motion to approve a bid of $7,500.00 submitted by David Bliss.

Tom Lambourn moved, Jeff Oakland seconded a motion to order a new overhead door for the weed board shop from Woodleys.

Randy reported that part-time summer employees, Roger Walter and Colbey Steeke started work last week.

New Business:

Randy reported that the ND Ag Department reallocated additional Landowner Assistance Program funds in the amount of $3,055.83 for current biennium ending June 30. Landowner Assistance Program and Targeted Assistance Program fund allocations will be similar in the next biennium as they have been in the current biennium.

Board members discussed the year 2020 budget. Tom Lambourn moved, Jeff Oakland seconded a motion to increase weed officer wage by $1.00 per hour and part-time summer employees $0.50 per hour beginning January 1, 2020. On a roll call vote, all board members voted yes.  Jeff Oakland moved, Tom Lambourn seconded a motion to approve the weed board’s 2020 budget for $172,100.00.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00pm.

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