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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

September 04, 2018
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 September 4, 2018, with the following present: Pine Abrahamson, Rick Braaten, Lynn Brackel, Jerry Jeffers, and Ken Steiner.  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. Jeffers made a motion to approve the agenda, with Abrahamson seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.

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

7455-7508

August Payroll

$179,900.84

29252-29262

Social Services

$1,843.36

29263

Advanced Business Methods

$184.47

29264

Ameripride

$183.06

29265

Bowman County Development Corp.

$1,195.31

29266

Bowman County Treasurer

$61.02

29267

Steve Beylund Construction

$90.00

29268

Brosz Engineering

$39,760.00

29269

Butler Machinery

$27.88

29270

DMC Wear Parts

$1,567.22

29271

Eido Connect

$112.00

29272

Dick Frederick

$10.50

29273

Jodi Freier

$45.50

29274

Frontier Travel Center

$649.62

29275

Karla Germann

$79.11

29276

Pam Hestekin

$129.91

29277

John Deere Financial

$106.82

29278

KPOK

$20.00

29279

Lawson Products

$335.77

29280

Mahlon Smith Repair

$403.04

29281

MCI

$70.74

29282

MDU

$2,519.24

29283

NDSU

$443.69

29284

ND Township Association

$1,000.00

29285

Newby's Ace Hardware

$484.96

29286

Northwest Tire

$24.28

29287

OffRoad Software

$2,025.00

29288

Paystubz

$273.71

29289

Radisson Hotel

$502.20

29290

RDO Equipment

$103.66

29291

Southwest Ag, Inc.

$3,105.00

29292

S&T Custom Plumbing

$196.11

29293

Team Lab

$691.50

29294

True North Steel

$20,286.70

29295

Tyler Technologies

$3,780.58

29296

Westlie Truck Center

$544.00

 

 

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve the Refund of Taxes for property located in Lot 6, Block 85, Sedevies’ 2nd Addition, City of Bowman, as the landowner qualified on 2017 for Homestead Credit, with Braaten seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.  Steiner made a motion to approve the Refund of Taxes for property located in Lot 7, Block 88, Stinchfield-Stuber Addition, City of Bowman, as the landowner qualified on 2017 for Homestead Credit, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye. 

                         Abrahamson made a motion to approve the August 21, 2018 minutes, with Braaten 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 an update on road projects.  Steiner made a motion to approve the request from Melvin Miller Construction to purchase gravel from the Robertson Pit, approximately 602 cubic yards of gravel, with Jeffers seconding the motion.  Melvin Miller Construction will be responsible to pay 100 % of the cost. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                        Abrahamson made a motion to approve the request from Wilson Construction to purchase gravel from the Hestekin Pit, approximately 500 cubic yards of gravel, with Steiner seconding the motion.  Wayne Wilson Construction will be responsible to pay 100 % of the cost. A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.

                        Margie Russ and Connie Krinke met to outline the costs involved with the Roosevelt Custer Regional Council Community Block Grant award for the Jesco Apartments.     

Bowman County Economic Development Director, Teran Doerr, met to share upcoming promotional advertising for our community and provided the agenda for the Fusion Conference. Braaten made a motion to approve a sponsorship fee of $500 and to pay for ten registration fees for county staff members to attend the conference.  Abrahamson seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried.   

Braaten made a motion to approve accepting the offer from David Horn for $500 for the 2011 Ford Expedition.  Bowman Sales and Service stated that the vehicle has extensive engine problems.  Jeffers seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken with all members voting aye.  Motion carried. 

With no other business to discuss, Steiner made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:53 PM, with Braaten seconding the motion, and upon a vote, the motion was carried unanimously.                             

                                                                                   

                                                                                    Lynn Brackel (s) Chairman

            Board of Bowman County Commissioners

 

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

County Commission Agenda

September 18, 2018
9:00 AM
  1. Call to order Chairman Brackel

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

        

  1. Consideration for Approval

 

  1. Agenda
  2. Vouchers
  3. September 4, 2018 Minutes
  4. August Treasurer’s Report– Daily Cash Settlements/Bank Reconciliation Report
  5. 2006 Ford Expedition – Surplus Property
  6. Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center 2018 Loss to Date
  7. 2019-2013 County Federal Aid Program

 

  1. Unfinished Business

 

  1.  Demolition of Olsen Property

 

 

  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    Southwest Healthcare Services Executive Director, J. Weisner

2:00           Bowman County Township Reps-Western ND Energy Load Pass Permit System

  

             Elected Officials Office Updates & Other

 

  1. Public Notices 

 

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

 

          Sept 28, 2018 – Bowman Public Library – Retirement Party for Colleen Stebbins

                                     2:00 to 4:30 pm

                                                Important Meeting Dates

 

  1.       Next Regularly Scheduled Commission Meeting –October 2, 2018 9:00 AM

 

  1. 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 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 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 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