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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

May 16, 2017
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 May 16, 2017, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers and Ken Steiner.    

Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.

Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.  Abrahamson requested time to discuss potential gravel located in Ladd Township.  Jeffers made a motion to approve the agenda, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

26753

AccuSource

$92.25

26754

Ameripride

$148.78

26755

A2Z Printing

$20.74

26756

Bowman Auto Parts

$47.69

26757

Bowman County Historical Society

$5,000.00

26758

Bowman County Treasurer

$68.63

26759

Bronson's

$312.79

26760

Bowman Sales & Service

$849.59

26760

Bowman Sales & Service

$888.87

26761

Chief Law Enforcement Supply

$16.50

26762

Comfort Inn

$327.60

26763

City of Bowman - City Park

$20,000.00

26764

City of Bowman

$2,033.31

26765

City of Rhame - City Park

$2,000.00

26766

City of Scranton - City Park

$3,472.00

26767

Country Media

$360.48

26768

CNA Surety

$100.00

26769

Consolidated

$1,433.39

26770

Dacotah Paper

$61.33

26771

Eido Connect

$162.00

26772

Shana Emery

$28.00

26773

Fast Initial Response Systems

$10.00

26774

Fisher Sand & Gravel

$5,474.25

26775

Frontier Travel Center

$215.99

26776

Farmer's Union Oil

$5,522.32

26777

Erin Gaugler

$115.02

26778

Heick's Services

$24.50

26779

Hilton Garden Inn

$163.80

26780

HR Collaborative

$50.00

26781

ITD

$539.85

26782

Jerry Jeffers

$129.60

26783

John Deere Financial

$486.07

26784

Lasting Visions

$26.50

26785

Lawson Products

$232.43

26786

Lexis Nexis

$51.50

26787

Melvin Miller Construction

$5,016.15

26788

ND Association of Counties

$35.00

26789

NDDOT

$38.72

26790

NDLTAP

$125.00

26791

ND Newspaper Association

$191.40

26792

Northwest Tire

$4,699.68

26793

Peters Trucking

$3,178.80

26794

Randy's Welding

$54.02

26795

RDO Equipment

$1,021.65

26796

SBM

$712.61

26797

Scranton Equity

$67.54

26798

Shopko

$75.35

26799

Slope Electric

$237.41

26800

S&T Custom Plumbing

$82.91

26801

Ken Steiner

$43.20

26802

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$2,700.24

26803

SW Auto Supply

$143.98

26804

SWMCCC

$500.00

26805

Woodley Construction

$68.98

26806

West Dakota Parent & Fam. Center

$1,068.46

 

Jeffers made a motion to approve the May 2, 2017 minutes, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Bowman County Treasurer, Anita McLaughlin, met to present the April 2017 Treasurer’s Report/Bank Reconciliation Report. Brackel made a motion to approve the report, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer, joined the meeting at 10:00 AM to discuss the agreement to purchase gravel from Slope County.  Discussion followed on the legal owners of mineral rights within the county.  Pretzer stated that the owner/s have an obligation to know what they own and document, on the gravel agreement. The duty is on the owner of the mineral rights.  Pretzer stated that the individual warranted, on the gravel agreement with Bowman County, that he is the owner of the minerals so the dispute would be between the landowner, who executed the agreement, and the person/s coming forth with their ownership, and not the county.   

Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs, and Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, met to discuss road projects.  Brennan stated that the contractor started on the Haley Dam Road on Sunday, May 14th.  A public notice will be drafted for public notification of the road project and provide an alternate route.  Brennan shared results from the gravel boring projects.

Residents living adjacent to 144th Ave SW (Steig Road) met to discuss the current condition of the road.  Discussion was held on the previous plan that the county had, which proposed widening the road, and was put on hold because a landowner would not grant an easement for the county to complete that portion of the project. The landowners, present at the meeting, stated that they were never asked for an easement and stated their major concern at this time is to control the dust.  Braaten stated that the county will attempt to grind up the area in question to attempt to control the dust and obtain an estimate to complete the needed work on the road for consideration in the 2018 Road & Bridge budget.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve three culverts and 40 cubic yards of gravel, from the Olsen Pit, as per Langberg Township’s request, with the township paying 20% of the total cost, with Brackel seconding the motion.   A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Shonda Schwartz, Director of the Bowman/Slope Multi County District Social Service, met to discuss the transition of the funding responsibility for county social services from the counties to the state. She will provide updates as she receives direction from the North Dakota Department of Human Services, on the 2018 budget preparation.  

            Steiner made a motion at 4:52 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Brackel seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.   

Rick Braaten (s) Chairman     

                                                                                    Board of County Commissioners

 

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

County Commission Agenda

June 20, 2017
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

          

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. June 6, 2017 Minutes
  4. May Treasurer’s Report – Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. Amor Township Request for County Gravel

 

  1. Unfinished Business

           

 

  1. New Business

 

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM ~Open At Time of Publication~

10:30 ~Open At Time of Publication~

11:00         Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

 

                        LUNCH

 

1:15 PM Bowman/Slope Soil Conservation Board Members  

       

 

  

            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

 

                                     

  1. Important Meeting Dates

 

                Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – Thursday, July 6, 2017- 9:00 AM

           NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING DATE

                         

                         

  1.  Adjourn

County Commission Meeting

The Bowman County Commissioners meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting at 9:00 AM. Meetings may be rescheduled from time to time if necessary; see the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

To be placed on the agenda with the Commissioners, please contact Bowman County Auditor at 701-523-3130

 

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