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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

June 27, 2019
7:00 PM

Members present:    Rod Schaaf, Dave Helland, Jud Seaman

                                    Members absent:     Andy Mrnak, Bob Moreland

                                    Others Present: Gary Brennan

Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order at 7pm

Engineering proposals of which there is only one, were at Bob's Office so members of the board are to pick up, score and return to Bob's office in the next two weeks.

Gary Brennan presented an update on the construction project currently in progress on property. He reported things are going well with the project beging ahead of schedule. A change order we presented concerning an electrical supply line to the AWOS. It was an over site in the planning with a cost of approximately $400 to the authority board. Gary is going to wave part of the engineering fees to cover the authorit's portion of the change order.

Jud Seaman moved, Dave Helland seconded a motion to approve the change order in the amount of $7919.63. Motion carried unanimously.

Rod presented a report on the airport audit that took place in the last month by FAA and airport governing authorities. Generally all things were good with a few recommendations for improvement.

- ALP needs to be updated after the completeion of the construction project currently in progress.
- Aviation easment needs to be added to records.
- Subordinate clauses need to be added to all leases the board has with leases.
- Recommended board check to make sure insurance is in place for employees (Bob and Brent), lights, equipment, and board.
- Need to make sure there is an official lease in place with atmosheric resouces for weather mod office.
- Taxiway signed will need to be updated upon completion of taxiway construction project.

The mowing contract was discussed with the consensus being that the contract will be rebid rather that extended for the current lease. Some discussion with the consesus being that the contract will be rebid rathatn than exteded for the current lease. Some discussion about extending the cutting and removeal period this year due to the wet condtions the area is experiencing. Consensus was to extend to a reasonable time.

Dave moved, Jud seconded a motion to adjourn at 8:20pm. Motion passed.

Respectfully Submitted,
Judson Seaman, acting 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