Minutes of the Regular City Commission Meeting held on December 28, 2021 at City Hall at 4:00 PM.
Present: President Lyn James, Benjamin Schaaf, Ryan Shear, Myron Vail, Chief Headley, Bill Mason, Todd Hofland, Stacy McGee, Ruth Ann Lorge, Bill Fiegel, and Peggy Allen. Officer Masters (arrived at 4:30 pm). Absent: Darren Limesand
President James called the meeting order at 4:05 pm. James requested to add EDA Federal Grant to the agenda. Motion by Shear, second by Schaaf to approve the agenda as revised. RCV= all aye, MC.
Direct Deposit: $32,616.20; Check #: 12921 – 12958; Voided Checks: 12948 Bills: Bowman Cemetery $198.71, Bowman Park and Rec $4,160.72, Carmel’s Cleaners $130.68, Dacotah Paper $127.89, Dakota Western Insurance $8,425.00, Fallon County Treasurer $4,637.50, John Deere Financial $609.72, Joshua Ridl $286.16, Kohler Communication $31.50, Pete Knopp $14.00, S & T Custom Plumbing $28.83, Saber Torch $239.08, Slope Electric $1,359.00, Southwest Healthcare Services $186.00, Summit Fire Protection $480.00, Tim Olson Construction, Inc. $586.00, Verizon Wireless $357.12, Wild and Weiss Law Office $200.00, Advanced Business Methods $146.25, Bill Mason $438.90, Boss Office Products $398.88, Bowman Auto Parts $104.16, Bowman Sales and Service $1,104.00, BR’s Construction and Flooring $5,996.10, Brosz Engineering $7,382.50, Curtis Blue Line $427.62, Dacotah Paper $50.94, RDO Equipment $925.92, S & T Plumbing $1,013.59, Sound Engagement $1,000.00, Southwest Business Machine $25.32, Tiger Electric $546.27, Visa $3,382.40, Western Frontier Insurance $26,706.00, and Woodley Construction $4,321.25.
Tax and Tourism Checks: #12922 – 12923
Tax and Tourism Bills: Bowman Chamber of Commerce $2,598.88 and Bowman County Development Corporation $21,802.06
Resolution #2021-M-14 Resolution for SUR Fund Rate Change: As discussed during 2022 preliminary budget meetings, McGee presented a resolution to change the SUR Fund rate. Effective January 1 2022, the SUR Fund monthly rate on the utility bill will be $5.00 a month. Motion by Schaaf, second by Shear to approve Resolution #2021-M-14, a Resolution for the Surcharge Rate. RCV= all aye, MC.
EDA Grant: James stated there is a federal grant the City can apply for to put infrastructure to the proposed Gooseneck Implement property and the deadline is January 26, 2022. The Commission is okay with checking into and applying for the grant.
Park and Rec Utility Information: This was tabled for another meeting.
Employee Personnel Manual: This was tabled for another meeting.
Dept. Head Report: The crew removed 76 loads of snow off streets from the last snow fall.
Dept Head Report: Nothing to report
Dept. Head Report: Department activity from 12/7/21 to 12/28/21. There were 7 incident reports, 34 calls for service, 44 traffic stops of which 16 citations were issued, 8 written warnings were issued, and 20 verbal warnings, and 3 arrests were made (suspended driver and 2 domestic assaults)
BCDC-No Representative Present:
Annual Agreement Between City of Bowman and BCDC: James read the annual agreement between the City of Bowman and BCDC office. Motion by Schaaf, second by Shear to approve signing the 2022 Agreement between the BCDC office and the City of Bowman. RCV= all aye, MC.
Resolution #2021-F-19 Resolution for Funding FY 2022: James read the annual Resolution for Funding the Pace, Flex Pace, Micro loans, Interest Buy Downs, Downtown Façade Grant and Workforce Program. Motion by Schaaf, second by Shear to approve Resolution #2021-F-19 Resolution for Funding FY 2022 for the Pace, Flex Pace, Micro Loans, Interest Buy Downs, Downtown Façade and Workforce Program for the Bowman County Development Corporation. RCV= all aye, MC.
LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS:
Silver Dollar: Fiegel was advised to get his staff trained with alcohol server training. Currently none of his employees have training. James gave him a handout on alcohol server training dates and NDCC info on alcohol server training and liability. He said he will have his staff there for training scheduled in March.
Crystal Bar: Due to the number of instances that the Crystal Bar has had patrons in the bar after 1:00 am, the Commission decided to write a letter to Lorge stating that if there is one more offense there will be a 30 day suspension of her liquor license. Schaaf will hand deliver the letter. There was discussion between Lorge and Officer Masters regarding the last incident.
The following liquor license applications were presented for renewal:
Kum and Go, LLC- License #LL-01-Off Sale Beer and Wine-$500-Class VI License
Bowman Energy, LLC DBA Frontier Travel Center-License #LL-02-Off Sale-Beer and Wine $500-Class VI License
Newd Legacies, LLC DBA Windy’s Bar-License #LL-18 On & Off Sale $950- Class I License
Silver Dollar Bar and Grill-License #LL-21-On& Off Sale-$950- Class I License
Bowman Lodge, LLC-License# LL-11-On Sale Liquor and Beer-$500-Class VIII-A Motel/Hotel
Bowman Liquor’s Properties, LLC -License #LL-15-Off Sale Liquor and Beer-$800-Class III License
Bowman Market, Inc.-License #LL-16-Off Sale Liquor and Beer-$800-Class III
South Main Lanes, LLC-License #LL-23-On & Off Sale-$950- Class I License
Crystal Bar-License #LL-17-On & Off Sale Liquor and Beer-$950-Class I License
Carlson’s Steakhouse License- #LL-22-On and Off Sale-Liquor and Beer-$950-Class I License
Big Cat’s NDP Too, LLC -License # LL-20-On Sale Beer and Wine- $300-Class VII – B License
Motion by Schaaf, second by Shear to approve all the liquor license applications for 2022 with the stipulation for the Crystal Bar that if they have one more offense, they will have a 30-day license suspension and Silver Dollar is required to get alcohol server training by the March 3, 2022 class. RCV=all aye, MC.
“No Air Brake” Signs: At a previous meeting Officer Bergerson asked if we could get larger ‘No Air Brakes” signs. Allen corresponded with Rob Rayhorn at NDDOT and there is only one size sign for the “No Air Brakes.” NDDOT is the only ones that can replace those signs, the City cannot.
Speed Limit Study: A developer requested to have the speed limit changed for an area they are considering building in off Highway 85 and NDDOT said they can’t do the speed limit study until the area is developed.
Transfers: Allen presented the 2021-year end fund transfer requests as follows:
|2021 Annual Transfers|
|Fund||To Fund||Mtg||To Fund/Account Desc.||Amount|
|1000||3008||12/28/2021||Sweeper Replacement||$10,000.00 $10,000.00|
|1000||3051||12/28/2021||City Improvement Fund||$24,000.00|
|1000||2400||12/28/2021||Safe Routes to School||$94,000.00|
|1000||3051||12/28/2021||City Improvement Fund||$49,800.00|
Motion by Shear, second by Vail to approve the 2021-year end transfers. RCV= all aye, MC.
Budget Amendments: Allen Presented the following 2021 budget amendments:
|1000||415000||212||General Supply Refund||$6,678.98|
|1000||415000||321||General – Business Ins.||$3,477.30|
|1000||415750||574||General-Police Bldg updates||$24,008.60|
|1000||419200||325||General – Strategic Plan||$ 5,000.00|
|1000||421500||123||PD – Office Operation||$1,237.70|
|1000||421500||125||PD – Uniforms||$1,843.73|
|1000||421500||128||PD – Fuel||$2,082.52|
|1000||421500||129||PD – Vehicle Maintenance||$1,708.73|
|1000||421500||215||General-PD Equip Purchase||$9,491.04|
|1000||421500||853||Office Equip Maintenance||$1,238.16|
|1000||451000||321||General P & R Insurance||$ 2,181.00|
|1000||451000||964||General – P & R State Aid||$16,688.47|
|1000||451300||206||General – City Hall Updates||$2,636.40|
|1000||451300||574||General – City Hall Updates||$9,540.16|
|1000||461617||241||General – Transfers||$ 729,650.00|
|2250||453560||439||Road and Bridge||$3,324.15|
|2270||415363||363||Rest and Lodging||$25,723.42|
|3051||452300||896||City Improvement Fund||$8,000.00|
|3072||452300||574||17 4th Ave NW Project||$130,157.50|
|6060||415420||313||Water Building Fund||$19,060.00|
|6080||436000||145||Garbage – Fuel||$1,792.68|
|6080||436000||854||Garbage – Dumpsters||$14,292.24|
|6130||461617||241||Water Tower Maintenance||$2,395.24|
Motion by Shear, second by Vail to approve the 2021-year end budget amendments as presented. RCV= all aye, MC.
Hwy 12 and Hwy 85 Intersection: NDDOT said the work to be done for the safety issue at this intersection is adding a left side stop sign and stop ahead sign, changing the stop signs to LED and adding stop rumble strips. The commission is okay with the NDDOT plan.
CLOSE OF MEETING:
Next Meeting: 1/4/21 at 4:00 pm.
Motion by Shear, second by Vail to approve the bills, November 2021 Financials and the 12/7/21 meeting minutes. RCV= all aye, MC.
President James adjourned the meeting at 5:40 pm.
BOWMAN CITY COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm
Bowman City Hall, 101 1st St. NE
*Agenda Policy*: The City follows a strict agenda policy in order to insure transparency to the citizens of Bowman. NO topics will be discussed that are not on the agenda unless said topic constitutes an emergency action. This agenda has a rolling schedule so scheduled appointments may take place sooner than the scheduled time unless it is a public hearing.
4:00 – 4:05 PM Call Meeting to Order, Approval of Agenda and Pledge of Allegiance
Commissioners Review of Bills
4:05 – 4:30PM Dept. Head Reports/Engineering (McGee, Hofland, Mason, Headley, and Brosz)
Beylund Property Re-plat
Zoning Code Enforcer Job Description
Gooseneck Proposed Property
Close of Meeting
Lyn James is the owner of Flowers and Cappuccino by Lasting Visions in Bowman, ND, and has been in business for 33 years. She is passionate about her community and is currently serving her fifth term as President of the Bowman City Commission, after serving two terms as a City Commissioner. Lyn also serves on the Bowman County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, is the Chair of the Bowman Tax and Tourism Committee and is a member of the Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce and Bowman Rotary Club. She represents North Dakota cities as a member of the ND Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, as the Chair of the ND Economic Development Foundation Board of Directors, the Western Dakota Energy Association Executive Board, and the ND Workforce Development Council. Lyn is the past President of the ND League of Cities Executive Board and served as a member of the Bowman Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, along with various other local and regional boards, committees, and advisory positions.
City Commissioner President of City Commission
Term 1 1996-2000 Term 1 2004-2008
Term 2 2000-2004 Term 2 2008-2012
Term 3 2012-2016
Term 4 2016-2020
Term 5 2020-2024
Vice-Chair of City Commission and Finance Commissioner
Darren Limesand is an independent financial advisor. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® with advanced training and competency in the subject of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement a prudent process. He is aligned with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., one of the most respected independent broker-dealers in the industry and shares their core values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness. Darren is a former accountant and a banker for 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University and FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. Darren is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Plan Advisors, as well as his local Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and the Bowman Volunteer Fire Department. Darren is also on the tree board for the City of Bowman and is the Finance Commissioner. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, hunting, and fishing.
Term 1 2014-2018
Term 2 2018-2022
Street & Garbage Commissioner
Ryan Shear was born and raised in Bowman. He moved to Redmond, OR in 2006 and graduated from Redmond High School Global Academy in 2008. He then moved back to Bowman, and while working; did online courses with Rasmussen College for Criminal Justice. Currently, he is the manager at Professional Auto Body LLC. Ryan as two children: Isaiah and Isabella. Ryan is very community minded and cares deeply about the present and future of Bowman.
During Ryan’s off time, he volunteers for Bowman Ambulance as an EMR. He has been a part of the squad since 2009. He is a representative for the City Commission on the City Planning & Zoning Board, County Zoning Board, & The Bowman Renaissance Zone Authority. Ryan also likes to spend his free time traveling and spending quality time with his family.
Term 1 2016 – 2020
Term 2 2020 – 2024
Myron was raised in Bowman and graduated from Bowman High School in 1977. He furthered his education at NDSSS Electrical and became an electrician and owned and operated Tiger Electric in Bowman for 20 years and has since retired.
He is married to Lori Vail and together they have 3 children (Leah, Forrest and Brent).
Myron currently serves on the Bowman County Zoning Board and the City of Bowman Tree Board. His hobbies including flipping houses and being a Grandpa.
Myron’s motto is “Fixing up Bowman, one house at a time
Term 1 1992 – 1996
Term 2 2016 – 2020
Term 3 2020 – 2024
Benji is a native of Bowman, graduating Bowman High School. He is married to Lindsey and together have two children, Emma and Evan. Benji currently works as the parts manager for Bowman Sales and Service and is a member of the Bowman Assembly of God Church, serving as an Awana leader. He is a volunteer with the Bowman Ambulance Squad and is serving on the Bowman Regional Public Library board. His hobbies include riding motorcycle, watching supercross and motocross, and spending time with his family.
Term 1 2018-2022
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