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PHONE: (701) 523-3130
FAX: (701) 523-4899

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

June 19, 2018
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 June 19, 2018, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers and Ken Steiner.  

Chairman Brackel called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

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

The following vouchers from June 19, 2018 were approved by a motion made by Abrahamson with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

 

28822-28826

Precinct #1 Election Workers

$1,031.30

 

28827-28831

Precinct #2 Election Workers

$985.06

 

28832-28836

Precinct #3 Election Workers

$1,226.25

 

28837-28841

Precinct #4 Election Workers

$1,134.40

 

28842

Addco Office Systems

$176.70

 

28843

Ameripride

$339.46

 

28844

Bowman Auto Parts

$575.68

 

28845

Beylund Construction

$7,027.50

 

28846

Best Friends Mentoring Program

$5,000.00

 

28847

Bowman Glass

$237.20

 

28848

Bronson's

$16.06

 

28849

Bowman Sales

$364.73

 

28850

City of Bowman

$2,100.50

 

28851

Country Media

$915.95

 

28852

Consolidated

$1,452.53

 

28853

CORE- Freshman Impact

$500.00

 

28854

Crop Production Services

$19,962.32

 

28855

Dacotah Paper

$1,873.70

 

28856

DS Solutions

$175.00

 

28857

Eido Connect

$394.10

 

28858

Election Systems & Software

$4,185.48

 

28859

First International Bank (Visa)

$2,398.18

 

28860

Dick Frederick

$10.50

 

28861

Erin Gaugler

$34.66

 

28862

Grand River Trucking

$6,960.00

 

28863

Hell Creek Trucking

$3,180.00

 

28864

Pam Hestekin

$130.35

 

28865

David Horn

$59.40

 

28866

KPOK

$40.00

 

28867

Mail Finance

$1,080.00

 

28868

MainStay Suites

$253.80

 

28869

Mendoza Plumbing

$2,400.00

 

28870

Midco

$85.00

 

28871

Kevin Miller Construction

$6,480.00

 

28872

Melvin Miller Construction

$1,990.00

 

28873

ND Association of Counties

$45.00

 

28874

ND Attorney General

$639.00

 

28875

ND State Radio Communications

$180.00

 

28876

NDSU

$19.50

 

28877

NW Tire

$1,955.97

 

28893

Peters Trucking

$6,630.00

 

28879

ProPoint Cooperative

$24,408.98

 

28880

Quality Inn

$83.70

 

28881

RDO Equipment

$1,412.78

 

28882

SBM

$612.70

 

28883

Scranton Equity

$112.80

 

28884

Shopko

$11.85

 

28885

Slope Electric

$481.76

 

28886

S&T Custom Plumbing

$6.60

 

28887

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$6,660.00

 

28888

SW Auto

$93.10

 

28889

Verizon

$225.28

 

28890

Roger Walter

$54.32

 

28891

Woodley Construction

$22.69

 

28893

Jan Werre

$17.50

 

 

Bowman County Sheriff, Dick Frederick, met to discuss 2019 Budget items.  Abrahamson made a motion to purchase three additional security cameras from the Building Fund.   Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

Jeffers made a motion to approve the minutes, from June 5, 2018, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Braaten made a motion to approve the City of Bowman Municipal Judge Transfer Agreement, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Bowman County Maintenance director, David Horn, met to outline his 2019 proposed budget. 

North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Agent, Erin Gaugler, met to outline her 2019 proposed budget.  

Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs and Dan Brosz from Brosz Engineering met to provide updates.  The bid opening for Gravel Crushing for County Owned Pits was held at 1:15 pm, with the following bids:  

Fisher Sand & Gravel                40,000 cubic yards @ $4.98 per cubic yard =  $199,200

Aggregate Construction, Inc.     40,000 cubic yards @ $5.88 per cubic yards = $235,200

Steiner made a motion to accept the bid from Fisher Sand & Gravel, with Abrahamson seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Steiner made a motion to approve the Grainbelt Township request for approximately 2,000 cubic yards of gravel from the Kelner Pit that will be used for part of 142nd Ave SW.  The township will be responsible for 50% of the cost.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Bowman County Treasurer, Anita McLaughlin, met to present the May 2018 Treasurer’s Report/Bank Reconciliation Report.   Braaten made a motion to approve the report, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.   McLaughlin outlined her 2019 proposed budget. 

Bowman County Emergency Manager, Dean Pearson and Bowman County Assistant Emergency Manager, Bowman/Slope 9-1-1 Coordinator met to present their 2019 proposed budgets. 

Bowman County Clerk and Recorder, Jan Werre, met to outline her 2019 proposed budget.  

Pioneer Trails Regional Museum, director, Jean Nudell, and board members, Debbie and Kevin Buchholz, Larry Njos, Garrett Kidd, Jerry Erickson and Dean Pearson provided an update and requested funding for 2019.

Kristi Pagel, Bowman Chamber of Commerce board member, presented an application for a fireworks display to be held at the Bowman Haley Dam on July 3, 2018.  The chamber has the necessary liability insurance in place.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Bowman County Tax Director, Dean Pearson, inquired on his office hours during their absence due to the reappraisal process taking place in the cities of Gascoyne and Rhame. They will be completing the work in the mornings and will return to the office in the afternoon.   Ads will be placed in the papers when they will be conducting their visits. 

Abrahamson made a motion to approve the North Dakota Department of Transportation agreement for the Main Street Rhame Federal Aid project. Braaten seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Steiner made a motion to approve the Township Certification Mileage.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

With no further business to discuss, Steiner made a motion at 4:46 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote the motion was carried unanimously.       

                       

                                                                                     Lynn Brackel (s) Chairman                                                                                                                   Board of County Commission

 

 

ATTEST:  Sandra K. Tivis (s)  Auditor

County Commission Agenda

July 17, 2018
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. July 3, 2018 Minutes
  4. June Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Slope County Payment Agreement
  6. Roosevelt-Custer Regional Council 2018 Semi-Annual CDBG Reports

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. US Court of Federal Claims for Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT ACT) 31 U.S.C. § 6902 (a)
  2. City of Rhame-Amended Contract for Transfer of Municipal Court Cases
  3. ND Disaster Emergency Management Services Grant Update

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00         Bowman County Water Board Members  

10:30         North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Agent, Erin Gaugler

11:00         Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

                              LUNCH

1:15 PM    Bowman Economic Development Corp Director and Board Members

1:45           Bowman County State’s Attorney, S. Pretzer          

2:00           Bowman County Weather Modification Authority Board Members  

2:30           Bowman County Fair Association Board Members  

2:45            Bowman County Housing Authority Board Members

3:00           Bowman County Weed Officer and Board Members

3:30           Bowman County Airport Authority Board Members 

                   Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

      Public Notices 

 

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

                                    

July 17, 2018 7:00 PM – Quarterly Meeting of the Bowman & Slope County 9-1-1 Responders
                                                    Amidon Fire Hall, Amidon, ND

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting –August 7, 2018 9:00 AM

 

  1. Recess/Reconvene July ?? - _Decision will be made on Tuesday, July 17th _________________

County Commission Meeting

REGULAR COMMISSION BOARD MEETINGS:

The Bowman County Board of Commissioners generally holds its regular monthly meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 9:00 AM.  Meetings may be rescheduled from time to time if necessary; see the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

The public is welcome at every meeting.  Appointments are not required but members of the public wishing to address the board are encouraged to contact the County Auditor at (701) 523-3130 for further information. 

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 has four sons.  Rick engages in farm and ranch work.
 
Other Offices Held:
  • 1994 – 2002 Board Member Farmers Union Oil of Rhame
  • 2003 to present FSA County Committee 
  • 2004 to present Volunteer Bowman County Boys Basketball Coach

Kenneth Steiner

Commissioner
(701) 275-8789
email

Ken was first elected in 2002 to the Bowman County Commission.   Ken is married and has four children.  He has lived in Bowman County his entire life.  Ken engages in farming and ranching. His hobbies include camping and golfing.
 
Other Offices Held:
  • Bowman County Zoning Board
  • Southwest Multi-County Correction Center Board Member 
  • Bowman County Park Board

Jerry Jeffers

Commissioner
(701) 279-5885
email

Jerry was elected to the Bowmn County Commission in 2016 and is the third generation on the Jeffers farm in southwestern Bowman; 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 had two sons and a daughter. Between them they have 11 grandchildren.
 
 Other Offices Held:
  • Current Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation board member
  • Current Bowman County Zoning 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.  He owns a trucking, custom spraying, and seeding business and is one of Bowman County’s finest entrepreneurs – he has the great ideas and the determination to make it happen! 

 

Other Offices Held:
Bowman/Slope Multi County Social Service District
Bowman County Information Technology Committee
All Seasons Arena
Bowman County Extension Advisory Council

Lynn Brackel

Commissioner
(701) 523-3749
email

Lynn was elected to 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 has served the Southwest North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota area for over 30 years. Lynn still enjoys music and has been director of Church Choir for 30 years; Bowman County Community Band for 20 years; and Saxy Brass for 13 years.  Lynn is married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
 
Other Offices Held:
  • Bowman County Zoning Board
  • Roosevelt-Custer Regional Council for Development Board 
  • Member of Bowman Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Bowman Rotary Club
  • Bowman County Economic Development Corporation