Let's talk *THE ISSUES. Burleigh County Commission 2021-01-04. 2021. The vote followed several long hours of passionate and at times, heated testimony from the public. Engineer Hall 00:04:11. Now the hard work starts. Bismarck resident Becky Matthews has announced a run for Burleigh County Commission. I am one of you and will work to alleviate issues as best as I can. ADVERTISEMENT. Upcoming air times There are currently no upcoming air times. Stream our Free Channels on Roku or Apple TV. “We need 25,000.”, A woman from Cameroon, pushing back against claims that refugees like her were a drain on social services, issued a challenge. The members are Gaylynn Becker, Tracy Famias, Jim Hulm, Burleigh County Commissioner Becky Matthews and state Sen. Erin Oban, D-Bismarck. Update on Parks 00:00:52. I have a lot to learn and a lot to prove. “I’m real familiar with the workings of county government,” Bitner said. Government Organization. Search. Usage Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Topics Dakota Media Access, Government Access, North Dakota, Burleigh, Bismarck, Government Meeting, Burleigh County Commission, 2021, High Definition. Share. 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. Government … 58 talking about this. I was born and raised in rural Burleigh county on a farm north of Sterling. Rev. 6,003 people like this. January 4, 2021. Matthews says she's willing to work hard to make the county a great place for her five kids and everyone else. Burleigh County Commission Chairman Jerry Woodcox said that as a commissioner, a Burleigh-Morton COVID-19 Task Force member and a small business owner, he is not in favor of a mask mandate. Approval of Sept. 16, 2020 Mtg Minutes & Bills 00:00:19. Call to Order the Burleigh Cty Park Board Mtg 00:00:06. Kathleen Jones has served on the Burleigh County Commission since 2014 and is seeking re-election. 87 likes. BISMARCK — The Burleigh County Commission Narrowly Voted 3-2 Monday evening to proceed into 2020, reversing its course from 1920, after voting to allow 25 refugees into the city. I believe the county has not had a voice in the refugee resettlement issue. I reside in Apple Valley near Menoken with my wife. Not Now. Breaking news tonight from the Burleigh County Commission. Email Us: info@freetv.org. Transparency and truth are of the utmost importance. Roll Call 00:06:27. 2019 December 11 November 13 October 16 September 11 August 14 July 10 June 12 May 8 April 10 February 13. Show Details. (Photo via screenshot on KX News) On Sunday, we published an article detailing the fact that Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is requesting authorization to continue refugee resettlement in Burleigh County. I reside in Apple Valley near Menoken with my wife. I believe in transparency and truth. The Trump administration has slashed the number of refugee arrivals nationwide, and Burleigh County, which has roughly 95,000 residents, took in just 24 refugees during fiscal year 2019, according to the North Dakota governor’s office. It was an honor and privilege to run with each of them. Share. Here is a non-exhaustive list of county issues that I think are especially important during this election. Others spoke about the problems caused by the recent oil boom — overpopulated schools, rising crime rates, an uptick in homelessness — and questioned whether the state was overextending itself by welcoming so many newcomers. I have a lot to learn and a lot to prove. Log In. Call Meeting to Order 00:01:24. A citizen should be able to trust their elected officials. 432 check-ins. Approval of Sept. 16, 2020 Mtg Minutes & Bills 00:00:19. Even though the commission voted to side with refugees, it was clear the debate had taken a toll on the community. Approval of Meeting Minutes & Monthly Bills 00:01:41. Tweet. 2020 December 9 November 12 October 14 September 9 August 12 July 8 June 10 April 8 March 11 February 12. “I’ve heard that most of the refugees coming in are women and children, and I understand that they need an education and to learn to speak English,” said a heavily bearded man who introduced himself as a sixth-generation inhabitant of North Dakota. Burleigh County Commission. Address. “Experience in government at this time is very, very critical,” Woodcox said. Show Details. Vaccines are on the way, and nursing homes need to get residents to them. Get Directions (701) 222-6718. www.burleighco.com. Bitner voted against the refugee program in December. Notice to Absent Party - Burleigh County - Ruiz Cruz, Abraham Thursday, January 7, 2021 AMENDED SUMMONS: File No. Becky Matthews is in the race for Burleigh County Commission. Incumbent Burleigh County Commissioners Jerry Woodcox and Brian Bitner seek reelection. Scott Wegner 00:02:33. Our race was positive and focused on our strengths as a candidate and was never negative or attacking. By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Download Video. Burleigh County Commission Candidate Profile with Jerry Woodcox. I think the government should be held accountable for their actions at every level. BREAKING: Burleigh County commissioners vote to allow refugee resettlement with a cap of 25 for next year after a four hour hearing. December 23, 2020. Here is how each voted: Bitner — No. Update on Parks 00:00:52. Bitner earned 27% of the vote and Matthews 26% to win spots on the Burleigh County Commission in the general election. Ultimately, the commission voted 3-2 to keep welcoming refugees. Matthews has served on the Bismarck Early Childhood Education Program Policy Council, and was appointed by the governor to the North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities advisory board. One speaker, a college sophomore originally from Congo who recalled walking to work at a burger joint in the brutal North Dakota winters, said it hurt him to hear people imply that refugees were lazy and reliant on government support. Together we own and operate F n’ G Repair Inc. in South Bismarck. The decision largely carried symbolic resonance. Armstrong — Yes. Not paying yearly taxes and having the fear of losing their home for non-payment of taxes. As a candidate for Burleigh County Commissioner, I hope to represent the interests of the hard-working residents of Burleigh County. Share. They defeated Jerry Woodcox (25%) … Burleigh County Commissioners are elected at large on a non-partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. I admit it’s somewhat speculative, but it seems to me that Armstrong is more than happy to call people’s bluff. The Burleigh County Commission meeting was paused momentarily after Representative Rick Becker of Bismarck … The Bismarck Tribune reports the five-member Burleigh County Commission voted 3-2 against a potential ballot question relating to future refugee resettlement. Upcoming air times There are currently no upcoming air times. Incumbents Brian Bitner and Jerry Woodcox say they bring experience to the job. I believe in transparency and truth. Watch. See more of Burleigh County (Bismarck) on Facebook. Burleigh County Commission Candidate Profile with Jerry Woodcox. The members are Gaylynn Becker, Tracy Famias, Jim Hulm, Burleigh County Commissioner Becky Matthews and state Sen. Erin Oban, D-Bismarck. Conservative Utah wants more of them. Call to Order the Burleigh County Commission Mtg 00:06:23. Local … this item is currently being modified/updated by the task: derive . Burleigh County Commission to address COVID-19 issue John Salling 3/16/2020. Usage Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Topics Dakota Media Access, Government Access, North Dakota, Burleigh, Bismarck, Government Meeting, Burleigh County Commission, 2021, High Definition. First-time candidate Brian Geloff is in the race for Burleigh County commissioner. Show Details Chapters Open Meeting Agenda . 49 … Tweet. Here is how each voted: Bitner — No. Together we own and operate F n’ G Repair Inc. in South Bismarck. I am not anti-immigrant. Jones — Yes. “But we need to think about our kids here, too, before we start worrying about somebody else’s.”, Bismarck’s mayor had been among those backing a moratorium on refugees, although city officials had no say in the matter. 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