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Weed Department

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Randy Gaebe Weed Control Officer

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

June 04, 2015

Roll Call:  Jerid Janikowski, Jeff Oakland, George Buckmeier, Randy Gaebe

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

Old Business:

Board members discussed the Targeted Grazing Tour which will be held June 16 at 2:00 pm at Bowman Haley Dam.

Board members discussed joining Dakota West RC&D. Jerid moved and George seconded a motion to have the weed board become members of Dakota West Resource Conservation and Development, and pay the $200 annual membership, and to annually review membership. On a roll call vote, all members voted yes.

New Business:

Board members discussed noxious weed control efforts so far this year. Randy and Ken have been spraying houndstongue and leafy spurge in the western part of the county. Canada thistle and other noxious weeds are still in early growth stages.

Dakota Helicopter will be in the area in early July. Randy will coordinate with landowners who would like to hire them to aerial apply noxious weed pesticides.

Randy reported that the weed board’s 20’ trailer was stolen from our shop area west of Bowman.  The incidence was reported to local law enforcement and to the county’s insurance provider. The insurance provider suggested that we begin looking for a replacement trailer. Bids were obtained from Badlands Trailers of Dickinson and Carl’s Trailer Sales of Belle Fourche.  Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to accept the bid offered from Carl’s Trailer Sales, for a 22’ bumper pull trailer for a cost of $5,260.00. On a roll call vote all board members voted yes.

Randy reported that old dataloggers are becoming obsolete. Red’s Fixit Shop is currently offering a $500 trade in promotion when purchasing new dataloggers by the end of July.  Jerid moved, George seconded a motion to update two dataloggers during this promotion opportunity. On a roll call vote, all board members voted yes.

George moved, Jerid seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 10:30 pm.

Weed Department Meetings

The Bowman County Weed Board generally meets every first Thursday of the months; February, April, June, August, October, and December in the Dakota Room of the Bowman County Courthouse at 7:00pm. See the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
George Buckmeier Member