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Weed Department

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Weed Department

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

February 01, 2018

Roll Call:  Jerid Janikowski, Jeff Oakland, Zac Brown, Randy Gaebe,

The meeting was called to order.

Vouchers for payment of expenses were approved on a motion by Oakland, seconded by Brown. Motion carried.

Minutes of Previous Meeting were read and approved on a motion by Oakland, seconded by Brown. Motion carried

Old Business:

Election of officers. Brown moved, Oakland seconded a motion to nominate Jerid Janikowski as chairman, and to cast a unanimous ballot in favor of Jerid as Chairman. On a roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.

Janikowski moved, Brown seconded a motion to nominate Jeff Oakland as vice-chairman, and to cast a unanimous ballot in favor of Jeff as Vice-chairman. On a roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.

Brown moved, Oakland seconded a motion to appoint Randy Gaebe as Secretary and Treasurer. On a roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.


Board members discussed maintenance at the shop building. Randy reported that the windows ordered last summer were the improper size. Mendoza construction has re-measured windows to complete the installation this spring or summer. Randy will solicit bids for roof/ceiling insulation this spring and have bids to present by the April board meeting.


Randy updated board members regarding the Bowman Slope SCD’s Local Natural Resource Policy Plan. There will be public comment meetings in the coming weeks.                       

Board members discussed cost-share program and communication with landowners.

Randy reported from his trip to the NDWCA Annual meeting January 9.

Board members discussed replacing upgrade equipment: JD Gator XUV835 series available in March.

New Business:

Jennifer Pond joined the meeting to discuss her family’s plans to provide custom goat grazing for noxious weed control. Board members advised Randy to contact the North Dakota Agriculture Department to learn about the suitability of offering cost-share for landowners utilizing custom services such as noxious weed grazing.

Board members discussed the current search for one or two part-time summer employees to assist with right-of-way and private land spraying. Advertisements for the positions are in upcoming editions of local newspapers with a March 28 deadline for job application submission.

The meeting adjourned at 10:20 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.

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
Zachary Brown Member