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PHONE: (701) 523-3130
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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

March 21, 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 March 21, 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.  Steiner 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 Abrahamson, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously. 

 

26440

America's Best Value Inn

$149.40

26441

Ameripride

$135.93

26442

Bowman Auto Parts

$1,119.51

26443

Bowman County Treasurer

$32.27

26444

Rick Braaten

$9.99

26445

Bronson's

$55.94

26446

Bowman Sales & Service

$395.43

26447

Butler Machinery

$159.77

26448

Capital I Industries

$134.79

26449

Comfort Inn

$245.70

26450

City of Bowman

$147.50

26451

Country Media

$578.63

26452

Consolidated

$1,509.65

26453

DTE, Inc.

$33.00

26454

First International Bank (Visa)

$600.01

26455

Dick Frederick

$21.00

26456

Jerry Jeffers

$302.40

26457

John Deere Financial

$17,649.29

26458

Kohler Communications

$94.50

26459

Lasting Visions

$37.10

26460

MailFinance

$1,058.19

26461

Millie's Stitching

$28.00

26462

ND Association of Counties

$145.00

26463

ND Township Association

$1,000.00

26464

Northwest Tire

$121.31

26465

Randy's Welding

$104.00

26466

Ray's Repair

$160.08

26467

RDO Equipment

$410.69

26468

Reds Fixit Shop

$127.50

26469

SBM

$780.69

26470

Slope Electric

$235.45

26471

Ken Steiner

$43.20

26472

SW Auto Supply

$733.84

26473

Total Safety

$676.30

26474

Trane

$9,170.00

26475

Uline

$675.75

26476

The UPS Store

$100.40

26477

Verizon

$317.58

26478

Xtreme Auto Detail

$300.00

 

 

Steiner made a motion to approve the March 7, 2017 minutes, with the correction. Brackel seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

Bowman County Rural Ambulance District Board members (BCRMD) Pam Hestekin, Becky Hansen, Sheri Teigen, Darrel West and Jennifer Hestekin, assembled as a board for their annual 2017 meeting.  Bowman County Commission Chairman Braaten recessed the county commission meeting at 10:08 AM.  Bowman County Rural Ambulance District Chair Pam Hestekin, called their meeting to order at 10:08. Braaten reconvened the county commission meeting at 10:50 AM.   Abrahamson made a motion to re-appoint Jennifer Hestekin, Becky Hansen and Pam Hestekin for a two-year term, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   The BCRAD board would like to increase their membership from a five-member board to a seven-member board.  The commissioners will request an opinion from Bowman County State’s Attorney, Stephanie Pretzer.

Brackel made a motion to accept the quote received from Shad Swanke for indoor/outdoor seasonal insect control spraying.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Bowman County Highway Superintendent, Shane Biggs and Gary Brennan, from Brosz Engineering, met to discuss road projects.  Brennan stated that the Haley Dam Road Federal Aid project is slated to be completed in June.  Brackel made a motion to approve the fencing contract with Fox Hill Fencing, for a period of one year, with Steiner seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

Brackel made a motion to approve the Application for Abatement of Taxes for $464.31 due to the property owner qualifying for Homestead Credit.  The property is located in Section 6, Lots 8 and 9, Township 131N, Range 101W.   Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  

Bowman County Emergency Manager, Dean Pearson and Bowman/Slope County 911 Coordinator, Bowman County Assistant Emergency Manager, Karla Germann, met to discuss the need for security enhancements for our radio communication.  Jeffers made a motion to approve $4,800 from 9-1-1 funds to purchase a key coder.  Brackel seconded the motion.   A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

Bowman County Tax Director Dean Pearson met to outline the state assessment guidelines and provided guidance for projected 2017 property values. 

State’s Attorney Stephanie Pretzer joined the meeting at 3:45 PM and Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs, met via telephone conference, to discuss obtaining an easement for gravel.  

             Brackel made a motion at 4:17 PM 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

May 02, 2017
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Braaten

 

        

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. April 18, 2017 Minutes
  4. Midco Business Order
  5. Bowman County Road and Bridge Department Resolution/Working Hours of the Department, passed on April 18, 2017 

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

 

  1. New Business

 

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AM ~Open~

  1. Bowman County 911 Coordinator/ Bow/Slope County Emergency Mgr, K. Germann
  2. Bowman County Highway Superintendent S. Biggs

                 

                  LUNCH

 

  1. Bowman County Economic Development Corp., Executive Director, Teran Doerr

  

            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

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting – May 16, 2017 9:00 AM

                         

  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