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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

February 02, 2017

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

President George Buckmeier called the meeting to order.  Jerid moved, Jeff seconded a motion to approve vouchers for payment. Motion Carried.

Minutes of previous meeting were read and approved on a motion by Jerid, seconded by Jeff. Motion carried.

Old Business:

Jeff Oakland has been appointed by the county commissioners to another four year term on the weed board.

Board members discussed the Old Airport Building, which we have been using. Dave Schlosser is looking into fixing or replacing the furnace, which is still under warranty.  It is possible that the building and property may be transferred from the Airport authority to Bowman County in the coming weeks.  When this becomes official, we will have Mendoza Plumbing begin work on adding shower and laundry room inside the building.


Board members discussed cost share changes for 2017.  Jerid moved, Jeff seconded a motion to reduce the maximum reimbursement amount from $750 to $500 per landowner. On a roll call vote, motion carried with all members voting yes.  Jerid moved, Jeff seconded a motion to provide no reimbursement in the landowner assistance program for purchase of glyphosate herbicides or surfactants.  On a roll call vote, motion carried, with all members voting yes.

New Business:

Board members discussed membership in Dakota West Resource Conservation and Development. Jerid moved, Jeff seconded a motion to not renew membership in the association due to budget cuts. Motion carried.

Board members discussed supporting upgrades to our local ND Automated Weather Network (NDAWN) station. Randy will gather more information.

George Buckmeier informed the board he will finish his term that ends in December of 2017, and will not seek another term.

Jerid moved, Jeff seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting, the motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:20 pm.

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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