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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 is building a new, larger airport to support the state’s economic boom. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Oct. 16, 2012 and the dirt moving and grading phase of the project is underway. The new facility that will have 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 will help provide infrastructure needs of airports in western North Dakota and will aid as an economic engine for the entire region.



Airport Authority Minutes

April 24, 2017
7:00 PM

Members present:    Rod Schaaf, John Soreide, Andy Mrnak, Eugene Miller & Bob Morland

Members absent:     None             

Others present:         Gary Brennan, Brosz Engineering


  1. Minutes of previous meeting (March 20, 2017).  Andy moved to approve the minutes as presented.  John seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  2. Bills were presented for payment.
  3. Financial reports were presented for review.  Andy moved to approve the financial reports, Eugene seconded the motion.  Motion carried
  4. Relocation Plan – The relocation plan was formally approved by the FAA.  The Airport Authority deeded the old airport property to Bowman County.  Bowman County paid the Airport Authority the appraised price for the property, $646,000.  The Airport Authority repaid the $500,000 loan from the County. 
  5. NDB – Rod reported that he contacted the FCC regarding the old NDB at the old airport.  They stated that the NDB status was listed as de-commissioned.  He contacted the FAA to remove the NDB from aviation charts. 
  6. Gary Brennan – Gary met with the board to discuss several items:
    1. FAA Entitlement forms – The FAA requires that entitlement funds be specified as used or transferred each year.  In the past carryover entitlement funds were accumulated until used or expired.
    2. The FAA would prefer that we design the entire parallel taxiway to be ready if funds are available to complete.
    3. Contract for electrical design of the parallel taxiway – Gary presented a contract for design of the electrical component of the parallel taxiway.  Bob moved to approve the contract.  Andy seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  7. Request for bids for haying has been submitted to the county paper. 
  8. Rod was commended for his letter to the editor clarifying the airport capacity and type of aircraft that the airport is capable of accommodating.


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