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104 1st St NW, Suite 1
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Commission

Bowman County Commissioners are elected at large on a non-partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. The County Commission is the governing body of the County responsible for overseeing County activities and working to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and County operations run smoothly.

The State constitution gives the Board of County Commissioners the power to adopt zoning ordinances (local laws), levy taxes, appropriations, authorize bonds, set salaries, approve bills, accept bids, approve the County budget and establish the requirements/policies for the Departments under its control.

The Board governs all unorganized townships of the County directly.

 


 

County Commission Minutes

November 19, 2019
9:00 AM

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BOWMAN COUNTY, BOWMAN, NORTH DAKOTA

 

            The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on November 19, 2019, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel and Josh Buchmann.  Jerry Jeffers joined the meeting at 9:30 am. Chairman Brackel called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Brackel asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve the agenda as presented, with Braaten seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Slope County Commissioner Mike Sonsalla met to inquire if Bowman County would be willing to assist with snow removal on Stockyard Hill (172nd Ave SW). Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs and road and bridge employee Bruce McLaughlin were also present for the discussion.  Bowman County State’s Attorney will create a joint powers agreement for both counties to review and execute.

Buchmann made a motion to approve placing load limits of 14,000 pounds per axle and 105,500-pound gross weight on all black top roads, due to the freezing, thawing and extreme moisture, until further notice.   Braaten seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

  The following vouchers were approved by a motion made by Abrahamson, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

31571

Ag News

$99.00

31572

Ameripride

$200.65

31573

Baker Furniture

$110.00

31574

Bowman Auto Parts

$14.97

31575

Bowman County Fair Association

$25,000.00

31576

Black Hills Ammunition

$539.00

31577

Bronson's

$51.91

31578

Bowman Sales & Service

$109.93

31579

Jason Bullis

$35.00

31580

Butler Ag Equipment

$753.69

31581

Country Media

$577.39

31582

Consolidated

$1,519.50

31583

Dakota Communications

$178.43

31584

Dakota Western Insurance

$10.00

31585

Frank Eberle

$48.00

31586

Eido Connect

$28.00

31587

First International Bank (Visa)

$1,501.11

31588

Fisher Sand & Gravel

$941.85

31589

Galls

$270.26

31590

Historic Norman Funeral Home

$2,488.82

31591

ITD

$547.87

31592

Jerry Jeffers

$301.60

31593

Lasting Visions

$108.00

31594

Law Enforcement Systems

$208.00

31595

ND Association of Counties

$10,030.00

31596

ND County Commission Association

$1,650.00

31597

ND State Board of Law Examiners

$377.67

31598

NDSU Extension

$5,712.34

31599

Northwest Tire

$776.61

31600

ProPoint Cooperative

$10,012.19

31601

Professional Auto Body

$283.20

31602

RDO Equipment

$192.66

31603

SBM

$1,179.39

31604

Sirchie

$88.95

31605

Slope Electric

$30,781.08

31606

Unlimited Office Products

$163.37

31607

Verizon

$331.20

31608

West Plains Inc.

$2,552.17

 

Braaten made a motion to approve the Indigent Burial # 27 for $2,488.82, payable to Historic Norman Funeral Home, located in Grand Forks, ND.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Braaten made a motion to approve the Title VI Non-Discrimination Policy, with Buchmann seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

Braaten made a motion to approve the November 5, 2019 minutes, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs and Lucas Doerr, of Brosz Engineering, met to provide updates. 

Braaten made a motion to approve Change Order No. 3F, for $45,755.52 to ASTECH Corporation for the 2019 Chip Seal project. Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the placement of an ATM, provided by Dakota Western Bank, in the lower level of the courthouse. Buchmann seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Braaten made a motion to approve the North Dakota Association of Counties contract for updating our employee policy manual. Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

Buchmann made a motion to approve the North Dakota Division of Community Services Code of Conduct, Form No. 52357, as a component of the community development block grant application.   Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.

Jeffers made a motion to approve the Handy Hitch Profile Packer, currently in the road and

bridge inventory, as surplus property, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

 Buchmann made a motion to approve the changes in the Bowman County Road and Bridge Resolution, which outlines the working hours, on call hours and use of equipment.  Abrahamson seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

 With no further business to discuss, Jeffers made a motion to recess the meeting at 3:52 pm, and reconvene at 7:00 pm for the Bowman County Planning and Zoning meeting.  Abrahamson seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.  

 

                                                     Lynn Brackel (s) Chairman Board of Bowman County Commission            

 

 

ATTEST:   Sandra K. Tivis (s) Bowman County Auditor

County Commission Agenda

December 03, 2019
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. November 19, 2019 Minutes  
  4. November Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. November Recorder Sheriff Revenue Collections
  6. Bureau of Land Management Funds – Monthly Report

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. Unorganized Township Road Maintenance-Survey Results
  2. Fencing Policy

 

  1. New Business

 

    A.    Bowman County Development Corporation Agreement pursuant to NDCC 11-11.1-06

  

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00Bowman County Water Board Chairman Jim Septon

10:30ND Atmospheric Resource Representatives

11:00Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs

                        Denbury Resources Representative David Anderson

                              LUNCH

1:15 pm  Bowman/Slope County Multi-County Social Service Director Shonda Schwartz

2:00Workforce and Safety Training Webinar

3:00           ND for Comprehensive Energy Solutions Representative Tammy Ibach

 

            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

 Public Notices 

 

The County Commission has been invited to attend the following events and/or meetings:  

 

  1. Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – December 17, 2019 9:00 AM         

 

 Adjourn

County Commission Meeting

9:00 AM

Regular meetings of the Bowman County Commissioners begin at 9:00 a.m. in the commissioner room located on the lower level of the courthouse.

Rick Braaten

Commissioner
(701) 279-5530
email

Rick was first elected as a Bowman County Commissioner in November 2008.He is a 1975 graduate of Bowman High School and graduated from NDSU in 1979 with a BS degree in Agricultural Economics.Rick is married to Laurie Fish and they have four sons.Rick engages in farm and ranch work.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • 1994 – 2002 Board Member Farmers Union Oil of Rhame
  • FSA County Committee
  • County Representative on Economic Development Board
  • County Representative on County Weed Board

Josh Buckman

Commissioner
(701) 206-0578
email

Josh graduated in 1996 from Bowman High School and attended NDSCS, graduating in 1999.  He moved back to Bowman in 2006.  He has two children; his daughter is attending NDSCS for paramedic and his son attends Bowman High School.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Bowman County Fair Board
  • Bowman Volunteer Fire Department
  • Bowman Ambulance Service
  • Owner of RMJ Towing
  • Owner of Bowman Laundromat
  • Manager of Northwest Tire since 2011

Jerry Jeffers

Commissioner
(701) 279-5885
email

Jerry was elected to the Bowman County Commission in 2016 and is the third generation on the Jeffers farm in southwestern Bowman County; homesteaded in 1909.  Jerry also has operated a cabinet shop in the winter since 1976.  He has three sons and is married to Karen who has two sons and a daughter.  Between them they have 11 grandchildren.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Current Bowman County Zoning Board Member
  • Past Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation Board Member
  • Former 4-H Leader and 4-H Council President
  • Past Sunny Apartments Board Member
  • Past Bethany Church Council President
  • Past School Board Member

Pine Abrahamson

Commissioner
701-523-3169
email

Pine was first elected as a Bowman County Commissioner in 2004.Pine was born and raised in Bowman County.He has been engaged in agriculture his entire life; he is the third generation to be involved on the family farm and he spends many hours working with his youngest daughter and fiancé on the home place.Pine is married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Bowman/Slope Multi-County Social Service District
  • Bowman County Information Technology Committee
  • Bowman County Extension Advisory Council
  • Past All Seasons Arena Board Member
  • Past Bowman County EDC Board Member

Lynn Brackel

Commissioner
(701) 523-3749
email

Lynn was elected to the County Commission in 2008.He graduated from Dickinson State University in 1966 with a music degree and taught band and chorus for 12 years. Lynn owned a plumbing business and served the Southwest North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota areas for over 30 years.Lynn still enjoys music and has directed the Church Choir for 30 years, Bowman County Community Band for 20 years, and Saxy Brass for 20 years.Lynn is married to Judy with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

 

Other Offices Held:

  • Bowman County Zoning Board
  • Southwest Multi-County Correction Center Board of Directors
  • Yesterday’s Farmers Treasurer
  • Dakota Territory Collectors Car Club
  • Bowman Lutheran Worship Board