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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

July 29, 2019
7:00 PM

Bowman County Airport Authority Minutes

July 29, 2019


Members present:    Rod Schaaf, Jud Seaman & Bob Morland

Members absent:     Andy Mrnak & Dave Helland

Others present:        Brent Kline, Airport Mgr.,


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (June 27, 2019).  Bob moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Jud seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Jud moved to approve the financial reports.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. Engineering Firm Selection – The board received one proposal from Brosz Engineering, Inc.  The proposal was scored according to FAA scoring criteria.  After reviewing the scoring Jud moved to accept the proposal from Brosz Engineering, Inc. as the board’s engineering firm.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  5. 2018 Parallel Taxi-way project.  Rod presented change order #2 to the construction project for removal of large rocks from the property.  Bob moved to approve the change order.  Jud seconded the motion.  Motion carried. 
  6. The parallel taxi-way project is mostly completed.  The access road off the east ramp taxiway will completed when weather permits.  It has been too wet to complete.
  7. 2020 Budget – Rod and Bob attended the July 16th County Commission meeting to discuss the Airport Authority budget request.  The County Commission will take the board’s recommendation into account for the 2020 budget and mill levy. 
  8. CIP meeting - The FAA and State Aeronautics Commission will be meeting with airports on August 21st in Bismarck to discuss the 10-year CIP planning.  Rod and Bob are planning on attending.
  9. Radon Testing - The terminal building was recently tested for radon by the state of North Dakota.  The testing revealed small amounts of radon that were significantly lower than the acceptable limits. 
  10. The board discussed the repairs needed to the snowplow.  Jud will contact local repair shops to get it repaired. 
  11. There was discussion of board member attendance at monthly meetings.  The board felt it was important to attend as many of the meetings as possible.  Some conflicts are expected, but continued absences should not happen.  This issue will be addressed at future board meetings.
  12. The next meeting is scheduled for August 26, 2019. 


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.


_______________________                                _____________________________

Rodney Schaaf, President                                     Bob Morland, Secretary

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