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Weed Department

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PHONE: (701) 523-4902

104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Weed Department

The Bowman County Weed Board is made up of 3 members appointed by the County Commission. The Weed Board hires a Weed Control Officer, a position held by Randy Gaebe, who also works closely with landowners.

The job of the Weed Board and Weed Officer is to enforce the North Dakota Century Code noxious weed law. Please contact the office for more information about the Weed Board and the numerous programs aimed at helping landowners with noxious weeds.

The Weed Control office is located in the upper level of the Bowman County Courthouse.


Weed Department Minutes

April 06, 2017

Roll Call: Jeff Oakland, Jerid Janikowski, George Buckmeier, Rick Braaten, Randy Gaebe, Camie Janikowski.

Vouchers were approved on a motion by Jerid, seconded by Jeff. Motion carried.

Camie Janikowski presented information on Bowman-Slope Soil Conservation District’s intent to develop a local land use plan (LLUP).  Jeff moved, Jerid seconded a motion to support the development of the LLUP with a contribution to the Bowman Slope Soil Conservation District of $2000, contingent upon legal ability to do so. On a roll call vote, the motion carried with all board members voting yes.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by Jerid, seconded by Jeff.

Old Business:

Randy reported the old Airport Building property has officially been transferred to Bowman County this week. Curt’s Sheet Metal has removed the furnace and will repair/replace depending on which is most feasible.  Randy met with Mendoza Plumbing regarding the addition of shower/laundry room within the building. Jerid moved, Jeff seconded a motion to approve Mendoza Plumbing’s updated bid of $12,850. Motion carried.


New Business:

Board members reviewed herbicide price quotes received. Jerid moved, Jeff seconded a motion to accept all bids. Motion carried.

Board members discussed opportunity to assist with upgrades to the NDAWN weather station. Upgrades will provide measurement of soil moisture and temperature at various depths and air temperature at various heights, providing better ability to detect temperature inversions that could impact herbicide movement. Jerid moved, Jeff seconded a motion to contribute $500 to NDAWN to be used toward upgrades, contingent upon the ability to make such contribution. Motion carried on a roll call vote with all members voting yes.

Jerid moved, Jeff seconded a motion to offer Method 240 SL for landowner distribution, contingent upon it becoming label approved for grazing and/or haying in North Dakota. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm.

Weed Department Meetings

Bowman County Weed Board meets the first Thursday of even numbered months in the Dakota Meeting Room at the Bowman County Courthouse beginning at 8:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar to confirm upcoming meeting dates.

February 4, 2016
April 7, 2016
June 2, 2016
August 4, 2016
October 6, 2016
December 1, 2016

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
George Buckmeier Member