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Airport Authority

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Airport Authority

Bowman County Courthouse
104 1st St NW, Suite 1
Bowman, ND 58623

Bowman County Airport Authority

Bowman County has a new, larger regional airport to support the state’s economic boom.  The new facility has a 5,700-foot runway. The extra runway length will enable a wider variety of aircraft types to utilize the facility.

The updated Bowman Airport helps provide infrastructure needs of airports in western North Dakota and aids as an economic engine for the entire region.



Airport Authority Minutes

February 26, 2020
7:00 PM

Bowman County Airport Authority Minutes

February 26, 2020


Members present     Rod Schaaf, Dave Helland & Bob Morland

Members absent      Jud Seaman & Andy Mrnak

Others present         Brent Kline


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (December 19, 2019).   Bob moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Dave moved to approve the financial reports.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. Bob reported that the closeout report for the 2017 FAA grant was approved and final payment has been received from the FAA and North Dakota State Aeronautics Commission. 
  5. The North Dakota Insurance Department will no longer be directly handling insurance on the airport property.  The board plans to have all insurance with the current agent.
  6. Tractor/Mower/Snow Removal Equipment – Dave reviewed options for either a tractor or a versatile ToolCat.  It was decided that Dave would further refine the options and the board would review the proposal at the March meeting. 
  7. Andy Mrnak indicated that he would not be able to attend consistently in the future and will resign from the board.  The County Commission will be contacted to begin the process of replacing Andy.  The Airport Authority thanks Andy for his service. 
  8. Check writing authorized signers – Bob moved to designate Rod Schaaf, Dave Helland and Bob Morland to be the authorized signatories for the Airport Authority.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  9. The next meeting is scheduled for March 23, 2020.


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.


Airport Authority Meeting

Bowman County Airport Authority meets every fourth Monday at the Bowman County Regional Airport beginning at 7:00 PM. See the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Airport Authority Membership

Rodney Schaaf Chairman
Bob Morland Secretary/Treasurer
Eugene Miller Member
Andy Mrnak Member
John Soreide Member