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PHONE: (701) 523-3130

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

October 15, 2019
8:00 AM

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on October 15, 2019, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Josh Buchmann and Jerry Jeffers. Lynn Brackel was absent. Vice-Chairman Braaten called the meeting to order at 8:04 am.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Braaten asked for corrections or additions to the agenda.    Buchmann made a motion to approve the agenda, with Jeffers seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

31378

Accusource

$52.25

31379

A2Z Printing

$622.67

31380

Balco

$27.39

31381

Bowman Auto Parts

$750.08

31382

Bowman County Treasurer

$23.30

31383

Benco Equipment

$3,154.00

31384

Theresa Berg

$40.00

31385

Michael Beylund

$40.00

31386

James Bernards

$53.49

31387

Bronson's Marketplace

$9.45

31388

Larry Brown

$205.00

31389

Cerberus Security

$1,752.00

31390

City of Bowman

$2,157.92

31391

Country Media

$749.14

31392

Cameron Coates

$125.00

31393

Consolidated

$13,376.08

31394

Denbury Resources

$285.00

31395

Eido Connect

$112.00

31396

Fisher Industries

$250.00

31397

Jordan Fisher

$40.00

31398

Jerome Fischer

$40.00

31399

Jodi Freier

$56.00

31400

Bob Freymiller

$448.56

31401

Galls

$102.00

31402

Terrel Hansey

$125.00

31403

Leah Honeyman

$40.00

31404

ITD

$546.95

31405

John Johnson

$425.00

31406

KPOK

$120.00

31407

Marcus Lewton

$125.00

31408

L-TRON

$720.81

31409

Matthew Bender & Co.

$317.05

31410

MGM Welding

$1,251.62

31411

Jerud Mikkelson

$125.00

31412

ND Association of Counties

$1,111.02

31413

ND State Radio Communications

$9,993.36

31414

ND State Treasurer

$5,555.11

31415

Nelson International

$60.73

31416

Loren Nodolf

$40.00

31417

NW Tire

$729.95

31418

Kevin Paulson

$40.00

31419

Paystubz

$249.14

31420

Dean Pearson

$56.00

31421

Propoint Cooperative

$7,511.11

31422

Quality Inn

$338.40

31423

Ramkota Hotel

$172.80

31424

Relix, Inc.

$57.93

31425

Brent Sanford

$125.00

31426

SBM

$3,798.58

31427

Mindy Schumacher

$40.00

31428

Scranton Equity

$300.19

31429

Slope Electric

$235.00

31430

S&T Custom Plumbing

$221.42

31431

Streichers

$183.40

31432

Shad Swanke

$500.00

31433

SWMCCC

$4,125.00

31434

Sandra K. Tivis

$48.44

31435

Tanner Tuchscherer

$40.00

31436

Uniform Center

$299.94

31437

Henry Waller

$40.00

31438

Roger Walter

$50.00

31439

Woodley Construction Supply

$161.96

31440

West River Veterinary Service

$492.23

Jeffers made a motion to approve the October 1, 2019 minutes, with the correction.  Abrahamson seconded the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

Bowman County Weed Board Members Zac Brown and Tom Lambourn, Bowman County Weed Officer Randy Gaebe and weed sprayer Roger Walters met to discuss the advertising of the weed officer position, due to the resignation of Randy Gaebe.

 Abrahamson made the motion to appoint Josh Buchmann as the Bowman County State Fair 2019 Delegate. Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

Apex Clean Air Representatives Will Nissen and Drew Christianson met to introduce themselves and stated that they will be the new contact for the Apex Bowman Wind project.  Mr. Christianson stated that they are establishing a community grant program to assist local organizations.  They plan to provide community updates through a newsletter, which will be available on their website.

Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs and RDO Sales Representative Steve Meier met to discuss equipment needs.  

Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs, Gary Brennan and Lucas Doerr, of Brosz Engineering, met to provide updates and submit payment applications for the 2019 Chip Seal project and the 152nd Ave SW Road Improvement project.   

                        With no further business to discuss, Jeffers made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:17 pm, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.     

 

                                                                                                            Rick Braaten (s) Vice-Chairman        

                                                                                           Board of Bowman County Commission

 

 

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

County Commission Agenda

November 05, 2019
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval:

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. October 15, 2019 Minutes  
  4. October Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. October Recorder Sheriff Revenue Collections
  6. Bureau of Land Management Funds – Monthly Report

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1. Unorganized Township Road Maintenance-Survey Results
  2. Fencing Policy

 

  1. New Business

 

  1. 2020 Motor Grader Bid
  2. Bowman County Housing Authority Community Block Grant Application

C.  Future NDAWN Weather Station

 

  1. Scheduled Appointments Made in Advance

 

10:00 AMBowman County Employee Christmas Party Planning Committee

10:30 AM Open at Time of Publication~  

11:00 AM Bowman County Highway Superintendent Shane Biggs

Denbury Resources Land Department Manager David Anderson

                              LUNCH

1:15 PM  ~Open at Time of Publication~

1:45PM   Bowman Economic Development Corp Executive Director Teran Doerr 

       

            Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

 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 – November 19, 2019 9:00 AM         

 

 Adjourn

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 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