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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

December 03, 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 December 3, 2019, with the following present:  Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel and Josh Buchmann. Jerry Jeffers was absent. 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, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

 

8328-8388

November Payroll

$166,514.92

31649-31658

Social Services

$1,021.57

31659

BALCO Uniform

$10.30

31660

Bowman County Treasurer

$16,177.64

31661

Blue 360 Media

$137.02

31662

Rick Braaten

$283.04

31663

Brosz Engineering

$4,560.00

31664

Buckley Ranch

$1,256.00

31665

Butler Machinery

$35.71

31666

BW Ramkota Hotel

$719.92

31667

DMC Wear Parts, LLC

$5,680.00

31668

First International Bank (Visa)

$1,761.41

31669

Fisher Sand & Gravel

$6,243.64

31670

Fox Hills Fencing

$2,154.00

31671

John Deere Financial

$1,027.61

31672

KPOK

$20.00

31673

Lyle Signs

$1,739.08

31674

Mainstay Suites

$169.20

31675

Mainspace

$10.00

31676

Matthew Bender & Co.

$65.43

31677

MCI

$84.94

31678

MDU

$2,431.93

31679

Midco

$85.00

31680

Motorola

$5,759.40

31681

ND State University

$150.00

31682

Newby's Ace Hardware

$118.60

31683

NSC Minerals

$3,618.24

31684

Northwest Tire

$622.84

31685

OffRoad Software

$2,025.00

31686

Paystubz

$242.59

31687

Peters Trucking

$8,976.00

31688

Profess. Development Academy

$495.00

31689

SDSU-SDLTAP

$300.00

31690

Jim Stebbins Trucking

$8,020.00

31691

Bonnie Stinchfield

$51.31

31692

Streichers

$64.96

31693

Team Lab

$699.37

31694

Tri-State Livestock News

$78.00

31695

Tyler Technologies

$750.00

31696

Unlimited Office Products

$371.72

31697

W. Dak. Parent/Family Resource Ctr

$1,123.43

31698

West Plains Inc.

$58.80

 

At 9:30 am a telephone conference call was held with North Dakota Insurance Reserve Director of Underwriter Jeff Tescher.   Discussion was held on the liability insurance coverage for the human service employees of the newly created Southwest Dakota Human Service Zone, effective January 1, 2020, when driving county owned vehicles.   

Bowman County Water Board Chairman Jim Septon met to discuss the reappointment of water board members Chanell Walby and Nick Schaff for a term of three years commencing January 1, 2020.  Septon provided an update to future projects.

North Dakota Atmospheric Resource representatives Darin Langerud and Mark Schneider and board member Dean Pearson met to present the 2019 Final report. 

Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs and Brosz Engineering representatives Gary Brennan and Lucas Doerr joined the meeting to provide updates.

At 11:00 am David Anderson, Land Manager of Denbury, met via telephone conference to inquire on fulfilling the Utility Permit casing requirements.  Anderson will submit a variance request for commission consideration.  

Bowman County Treasurer Anita McLaughlin met to present the November Treasurer’s Report Daily Cash Settlement/Bank Reconciliation report.  Abrahamson made a motion to approve, with Buchmann seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously

Braaten made a motion to instruct Bowman County Treasurer Anita McLaughlin to invest $500,000 from Bureau of Land Management funds for a six-month certificate of deposit.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Bowman/Slope County Multi-Service Director Shonda Schwartz met to provide an update to the formation of the Southwest Dakota Human Service Zone.

Bowman County Public School fourth grade students from Bowman and Rhame joined the commission meeting at 1:20 pm, after decorating a Christmas tree located in the hallway of the courthouse with their hand-made decorations. 

Buchmann made motion to approve November 19, 2019 minutes, with the amendments to the Bowman County Planning and Zoning fee schedule.  Braaten seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.  

Braaten made a motion to approve the November 2019 Month-End Bureau of Land Management Report, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Braaten made a motion to approve the Recorder and Sheriff’s November 2019 Revenue Collection report, with Buchmann seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. Motion carried.

Abrahamson made a motion to transfer ownership of the 2018 Ford Edge to the Southwest Dakota Human Service Zone, which will be governed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services.  Braaten seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

 

            With no further business to discuss, Buchmann made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:35 pm, with Abrahamson seconding 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

January 16, 2020
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

 

  1. Elect 2020 Commission Chair/Vice-Chairman

        

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. December 17, 2019 Minutes
  4. December Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. 2020 Sheriff Special Deputies

 

  1. Unfinished Business

           

  1.  

 

  1. New Business

 

  1.  2020 Year End Financial Reports 

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

10:00 AM Bowman County IT Coordinator Karla Germann

                  10:30AM Open at Time of Publication~

                11:00AM Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs

                   Bowman County Treasurer Anita McLaughlin

               11:30AM Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs

                  Gary Brennan – Brosz Engineering

 

                  LUNCH

 

1:15 PM  ~Open at Time of Publication~

 

 

            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 – February 14, 2020 9:00 AM

                         

  1.  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