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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

December 05, 2018

Roll Call:  Jerid Janikowski, Zac Brown, Jeff Oakland, Rick Braaten, Randy Gaebe, Tom Lambourn, Corey Neuharth

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

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

Guests from the Bureau of Land Management, Corey Neuharth and technician, met with board members and discussed the possibility of a working agreement for noxious weed monitoring, mapping, and herbicide application on BLM lands in Bowman County. Board members took no action.

Randy updated board members on the Local Land Use Management Plan. There will be public hearings and opportunity for public input in January. 

Board members discussed the county noxious weed list. Discussion was tabled until we have a new county agent.

Board members discussed possible equipment upgrades for 2019. Randy will get bids on an insulated overhead door.

Board members discussed part-time summer employee retention and recruitment. Randy will inquire with each of last summer’s employees are interested in returning. If not we will begin advertising for summer employees in late winter.

The ND Weed Control Association annual meeting will be in Bismarck on January 8-10. Board members are encouraged to attend.

The meeting adjouned at 4:00 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.

Weed Department Board

Jerid Janikowski President                    
Jeff Oakland Member
Zachary Brown Member