FIRE EMERGENCY and BURN BAN DECLARATION for BOWMAN COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA
April 6, 2021
WHEREAS, Bowman County, North Dakota has endured abnormally dry conditions compiled with high winds which have resulted in the potential for numerous rural fires; and
WHEREAS, all available resources remain committed to protecting life and property; and
WHEREAS, the impact of fires could threaten the health, well-being and safety of citizens in Bowman County, and
WHEREAS, the cost of response and the inordinate equipment wear may be far in excess of available Bowman County resources; and
WHEREAS, the daily Fire Danger Index does not realistically reflect the propensity for wildland fires; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Bowman County Commissioners declares a Total Burn Ban on open burning in Bowman County (regardless of fire danger categories assigned per the North Dakota Fire Danger Rating Map) effective immediately until further notice. The only allowed exception is the responsible use of gas grills used at a safe distance from combustible materials. This ban will be reviewed periodically as conditions improve. This ban includes the incorporated cities in Bowman County.
Any individual who willfully violates this burn ban by local order NDCC 37-17.1-10.1 is guilty of a Class B Misdemeanor. The maximum penalties for a Class B Misdemeanor are up to 30 days in jail and up to a $1500 fine.
DATED this 6th Day of April 2021, at Bowman County, North Dakota.
by Bowman County Commission
The Bowman County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.
The Bowman County Courthouse has resumed regular hours open to the public, however if you would rather conduct business “socially distant” our staff will accommodate you by doing business through the phone or e-mail.
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.
4.1-47-30. Preventing the dissemination of noxious weeds – Penalty.
seeds or propagating parts, on a public road, in a manner that allows for the
dissemination of noxious weeds.
manner that allows for the dissemination of noxious weeds.
seeds or propagating parts in a manner that allows for the dissemination of
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.
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