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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

March 26, 2018
7:00 PM


Members present:    Rod Schaaf, John Soreide & Bob Morland

Members absent:     Eugene Miller & Andy Mrnak        Others present:        Brent Kline, Airport Manager, Jud Seaman & Gary Brennan

  1. Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (November 29, 2017).  John moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Bills were presented for payment. 
  4. Financial reports – Bob moved to approve the financial reports.  John seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  5. Gary Brennan – Gary reported on the Parallel taxiway project.  Most of the engineering work is completed.  The state application deadline is April 10, 2018.  The taxiway will be grass with reflectors until funding is available for surfacing. 
  6. John moved to approve the Western Fire proposal for testing of the fire system.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  7. Andy has been researching security systems.  John moved to give Andy authority to purchase security system.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  8. Rod will attend the Powder River MOA meeting at Ellsworth Air Force Base on April 5, 2018. 
  9. John moved to purchase 500-gallon fuel tank for diesel storage for $500.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried. 
  10. Airport Manager Job Description – There was discussion regarding the draft of job description.  Members will review, and adjustments/changes will be reviewed at next meeting. 

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