Weed Department

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, 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 Bowman County Weed Department would like to thank everyone who has an active noxious weed control program in place, your efforts do not go unnoticed. If you do not have an active noxious weed control program in place, it is never too late to start, if you would like to build on your existing noxious weed control program or need any assistance with your noxious weed issues, I’m here to help. There is still time this year with the open fall and warm temperatures to control noxious weeds, if you need any advice, assistance or anything else, call 701-928-0909.

 


 

With the current drought conditions, and shortages of hay and forage around the area, the Bowman County Weed Department would just like to remind everyone of the following.

 

4.1-47-02. Control of noxious weeds.

  1. Each person shall do all things necessary and proper to control the spread of noxious

weeds.

  1. No person may distribute, sell, or offer for sale within this state a noxious weed.

 

4.1-47-30. Preventing the dissemination of noxious weeds – Penalty.

  1. a. A person may not willfully transport any material that contains noxious weed

seeds or propagating parts, on a public road, in a manner that allows for the

dissemination of noxious weeds.

  1. A person may not willfully drive or transport any equipment, on a public road, in a

manner that allows for the dissemination of noxious weeds.

  1. A person may not willfully dispose of any material that contains noxious weed

seeds or propagating parts in a manner that allows for the dissemination of

noxious weeds.

  1. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

So, if you are buying or selling hay just be careful and aware of the North Dakota State laws on noxious weed control.  The Bowman County Weed Department would like to thank everyone for their efforts in controlling the spread of noxious weeds.

Weed Department Minutes

Feb 3, 2022 – 7:00 pm

Roll Call: Zac Brown, Randy Gaebe, Jeff Oakland, staff-Josh Hetland

Jeff called meeting to order at 7:10pm

Vouchers approved on a motion by Randy, seconded by Zac, all voted yes, motion carried.

Minutes of Previous Meetings were approved, as read, on a motion by Zac, seconded by Randy, motion carried.

Old Business:

Updated Weed Board members on the NDWCA meeting, which was held January 4-7 in Bismarck ND.

Jeff Oakland has be re-appointed to another term on the Bowman County Weed Board.

Bowman County Commissioners made a motion to raise Board member pay to $65.00 per meeting, effective immediatley, they will continue to be reimbursed for their mileage.

Randy made a motion to add spray equipment rental to our LAP cost share program, at a 50% reimbursement rate, up to $500.00 reimbursed, Zac seconded motion, motion carried.

Discussion on adding GPS equipment to our LAP cost share program, discussion tabled until next meeting.

Discussion on advertising for summer help for the 2022 spraying season.

Updated the Weed Board members on the arrival of the new 2022 John Deere Gator.

 

New Business:

Opening of chemical bids, vendors who sent bids did not send bids per say, because of chemical shortage, they sent a price list that was good until manufacturers increased prices on chemicals. It was agreed apon to order chemical for the 2022 spraying season before more price increases.

Discussion on adding Duracor to chemical distribution.

Updated Weed Board on Method herbicides 24(c) label.

Discussion on fencing of the Corps of Engineers ground, which they lease out for grazing.

Election of Officers was held, Randy nominated Zac for Chairman, Jeff seconded, motion carried.

Randy made a motion to adjourn meeting, Zac seconded, motion carried, meeting adjourned at 8:47pm.

 

 

Weed Department Meetings

 

Bowman County Weed Board meets the first Thursday of the months of February, April, June, August, October and December at the Weed Department Shop beginning at 7:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar to confirm upcoming meeting dates.

Weed Department Board

 

Jeff OaklandPresident
Randy GaebeMember
Zach BrownMember

Contact

CONTACT

EMAIL: bowmanweed@nd.gov

PHONE: (701) 523-4902

Bowman County Weed Officer
104 1st St NW, Suite 1
Bowman ND 58623

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Thursday:
7:30am – 12:00pm MT
12:30pm – 4:30pm MT

Friday:
7:30am – 12:00pm MT
(Closed on Legal Holidays)