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101 1st St NE
Box 12
Bowman, ND 58623-0012




Adoption of 2019 Budget

A public hearing to adopt the 2020 Budget for the City of Bowman will be held at Bowman City Hall Commission Meeting Room at 101 1st St NE, Bowman, ND on Tuesday, October 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm.  Citizens will have an opportunity to present oral or written comments regarding the property tax levy. 


Excerpt from Chapter 3 Muncipal Code that was newly adopted. (Effective 12/17/18)
3.0301   Truck Ordinance Definitions in this ordinance, unless the context of subject matter otherwise requires, shall be the following:
1. “Park” when prohibited, means the standing of a semi-truck, semi-trailer, or truck whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading.
2. “Semi-trailer” includes every vehicle of the trailer type so designated and used in conjunction with a semi-truck that part of its own weight and that of its owned load rests upon or is carried by a truck, except that it does not include a “house-trailer” or “mobile trailer.”
3. “Semi-truck” includes every vehicle of the trailer type so designated and used primarily for driving other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.
4. “Trucks” include every vehicle of the type:  single axle, tandem axle, and triple axle used to haul a product.  This is not limited to farm product but also to include commercial and industrial commerce products.  Standard personal/private “pick-up” trucks are not included in this classification.
3.0302   Restricted Parking of Truck Vehicles on Streets and Avenues and on Residentially Used and/or Zoned Properties
1. Parking of commercial trucks and truck van, semi-tractors and/or trailers, farm equipment, stock trailers, wheel loaders, excavators and non-recreational trailers or commercial vehicles shall be prohibited except when such vehicles and/or trailers are being used for the purpose of development, improvements, services or demolition on the adjacent site and shall be allowed to park there for only the duration of the work being done.
2. Overnight parking of any vehicle listed in Section 1.0301 and Section 1.0302(1) is prohibited.  Moving vans used for the purposes of loading and unloading a homeowner’s personal belongings are exempt, but shall comply with the standards listed in Section 1.0302(4) and 1.0302(5)
3. A semi-truck, truck or school bus may park on a street or avenue within the City of Bowman when:
a.  Parking for delivery, pickup of material and merchandise, or, medical services is being conducted.
b.  Owned, leased or operated by the City of Bowman.
c.  Owned, or operated by power companies and telephone companies franchised in the City of Bowman.
d.  School bus is owned by the City of Bowman.
e.  Owned or operated by any contractor or material man hired by the City of Bowman and while engaged in the repair, maintenance or construction of streets, street improvements, street utilities or other City work.
f.  Mail Trucks.
4. Permitted trucks as listed in Section 3.0301 and in Section 3.0302(1) may not idle or keep their headlights on while parked on streets or avenues or residentially used and/or zoned property for more than fifteen minutes while parked on residentially used and/or zoned property for more than 30 minutes.  Refrigerated trucks are exempt from this requirement.
5. Refrigerated trucks shall not idle or keep their headlights on while parked on streets or avenues or residentially used and/or zoned property for more than 30 minutes.   
3.0303     Travel of Commercial Trucks and Other Large Equipment Vehicles Truck Traffic Restricted on Streets and Avenues   Commercial trucks or truck vans, semi tractors and/or trailers, and other heavy equipment vehicles are prohibited from traveling on any street or avenue within the City’s limits.  Exception granted for delivery vehicles going to a residence or establishment for delivery of goods and then back to a commercial or private business. 
3.0304     Inspection of Documents   Any person driving or in charge of any of the restricted vehicles defined in the preceding Section when upon streets or avenues other than those designated as truck routes, shall be prepared to present for inspection of police officers any log book, weights slips, delivery slips or other written evidence of the destination and point of origin to justify the presence of the restricted vehicle on a street or avenue other than a designated truck route.  
3.0305    Penalty Provision
1. Any violation of this ordinance shall be deemed a nuisance.  Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of One Hundred Dollars and No/100 ($100.00) for each violation.
2. If the owner allows a nuisance to exist or fail to abate a nuisance, they, and each of them upon conviction thereof shall be fined no more than Five Hundred Dollars and No/100 ($500.00.)
(ENACTED 12/17/2018)

Notice from the City of Bowman

                City Hall Rental Policy Change:  Due to the meistreatment during parties held at Bowman City Hall, the Bowman City Commission has decided to only allow City Hall to be rented out for:  business meetings, classes, and blood drives.  The cost for meetings and classes will be $50.00 and if you request to set up the day before, there will be an additional $15.00 fee.


Bowman Landfill 

City Landfill will OPEN for the season

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 -Friday, September 28th, 2018

Landfill Hours:

Monday –Friday 8:00am-2:00pm

1st and 3rd Saturday 8:00am- 12:00pm

Dates Closed Thru Season:

May 26th -28th Memorial Holiday

July 4th, Independence Day Holiday

Sept 1st - 3rd Labor Day Holiday