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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

October 03, 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 October 3, 2017, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers and Ken Steiner.  Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:03 AM.

                Steiner made a motion to approve the agenda, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, motion was carried unanimously.  Brackel stated that the Senior Citizen Meeting is scheduled on Wed October 4, 1:30 at the senior center, to distribute the levy dollars.

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

6837-6886            September Payroll           $164,463.06

27499-27511       Social Welfare   $1,107.85

27512    Accusource         $176.75

27513    A2Z Printing        $256.84

27514    BALCO Uniform Company            $108.41

27515    Bowman County Housing Authority         $615.00

27516    Bowman County Treasurer          $84.51

27517    Sue Brinkmeyer $100.00

27518    Brosz Engineering            $5,362.50

27518    Brosz Engineering            $4,640.00

27518    Brosz Engineering            $230.00

27519    Bronson's            $77.23

27520    Bowman Sales and Service           $248.37

27521    Cerberus Security            $999.90

27522    Coyle Electric      $115.00

27523    Crop Production Services              $13,243.00

27524    Dunn County     $240.00

27525    First International Bank $349.21

27526    Frontier Travel Center    $142.04

27527    Erin Gaugler       $130.00

27528    Bruce Halleen    $100.00

27529    Has Beens           $20.00

27530    IBS, Inc. $115.79

27531    John Deere Financial       $1,809.59

27532    Lyle Signs             $960.78

27533    MCI        $100.14

27534    MDU     $995.62

27535    National Association of Counties               $450.00

27536    Newby's Ace Hardware $607.02

27537    Northern Improvement Company            $37,173.12

27538    Northwest Tire  $64.96

27539    Paystubz              $241.02

27540    Pro Forms           $544.07

27541    Rudy's Lock & Key            $18.00

27542    Sax Motor Company       $484.14

27543    Weed-Blaster    $3,450.00

 

 

Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer, joined the meeting at 9:30 AM.  Pretzer provided an update to the upcoming homicide trial.  

                Bowman County Interim Sheriff, Dick Frederick, met to discuss the latest quote he has received for a new sheriff’s vehicle. 

                Neyl Eagon met to provide a cost estimate for the placement of a water line, as per the agreement that was executed in July 2015.  The total cost is 4,772.54. 

 Brackel made a motion to approve the September 19, 2017 minutes, with Steiner seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

                Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs and Gary Brennan, of Brosz Engineering, met to provide updates on road projects. 

                Abrahamson made a motion to approve selling 42 (+) (-) cubic yards of gravel to Matt Koppinger, from the Kelner Pit. Koppinger will be responsible to pay 100% of the cost.   Brackel seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

                Discussion was held on the request of Joe Griffin to purchase 50 cubic yards of gravel from the Kelner Pit.  It was suggested that if he can use the reject gravel, that would be preferred, if not, regular gravel with be approved.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve, with Steiner seconding the motion.  Griffin will be responsible to pay 100% of the cost.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

                Jeffers made a motion to approve selling 250 (+) (-) cubic yards of gravel to Matthew Fischer from the Lutz Pit.  Fischer will be responsible to pay 100% of the cost.  Steiner seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

                Chairman Braaten called the Final Budget Hearing to order at 1:15 PM. Discussion was held on the estimated county mill levies.  Chairman Braaten outlined the proposed 2018 budget.  Brackel made a motion to approve the final budget, as presented, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with Brackel, Steiner, Abrahamson, Jeffers and Braaten voting aye. Motion carried.  The levy limitation will be established by the budgets presented by the political subdivisions and approved by the commissioners as applicable to the North Dakota Century Code

                   With no further business to discuss, Brackel made a motion at 3:55 PM to adjourn the meeting, with Steiner 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                                                                                                     

 

                                                                                                               

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BOWMAN COUNTY, BOWMAN, NORTH DAKOTA

 

                The Board of County Commissioners met in special session on October 11 2017, with the following present: Rick Braaten and Lynn Brackel.  Jerry Jeffers was available via telephone conference.  Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 9:03 AM.

                Brackel made a motion to approve the Special Permit Application, submitted by the Bowman County Fair Association, to sell alcoholic beverages at the Four Season Pavilion on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. for a dance.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                Brackel made a motion at 9:07 AM to adjourn the meeting, with Jeffers 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

October 17, 2017
9:00 AM

I.             Call to order Chairman Braaten

        

II.            Consideration for Approval:

 

A.            Agenda

B.            Vouchers

C.            October 3, 2017 Minutes

D.            September Treasurer’s Report – Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report

 

 

III.           Unfinished Business

 

A.            Establish Minimum Sale Price for Delinquent Property for Annual Sale

B.            ND State Fair 2017 Delegate

 

IV.          New Business

 

A.            ND Dept. of Transportation – Transportation Alternative (TA) Program

B.            ND Dept. of Transportation – Maintenance Certification

 

V.            Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00     ~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 County Interim Sheriff, D. Fredrick

2:00        ~Open at Time of Publication~                     

2:30        Bowman County Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent, E. Gaugler

3:00        Ivan McGee

 

                       Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

VI.          Public Notices 

 

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

 

           Important Meeting Dates

 

                   Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – November 7, 2017 9:00 AM

 

VII.         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