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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

August 04, 2016

Roll Call:  Jeff Oakland, George Buckmeier,  Randy Gaebe

Vouchers for payment were signed by board members

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by George, second by Jeff. Motion Carried.

Old Business:

Randy has been in contact with Dakota Helicopter regarding spraying leafy spurge on buttes for Mihulka, Schumacher, and Kelner.  Dakota Helicopter has had mechanical trouble and has had to replace a machine, putting them behind schedule. They hope to be available for fall application on leafy spurge and Canada thistle infestations.



New Business:

Board members discussed lack of noxious weed control on BNSF right of way in Bowman County. Randy will send a violation notice to BNSF.

Randy has encouraged landowners who lack time, resources, or motivation to contact custom applicators in the area to control noxious weeds on their property.  Applicators who are available include: Randy Lyons, Clint Miles, Diamond H Services, Mitchell’s Oilfield Service, Dakota Helicopter, and Gary Symanowski.

The weed board presented a proposed 2017 budget to the county commission. The proposed budget reflected a 5% reduction in operating expenses due to reduced revenue projections.

George moved, Jeff seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 pm.

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