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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

July 27, 2020
7:00 PM

Members present     Rod Schaaf, Dave Helland, Jud Seaman, Terry Schaaf & Bob Morland

                                        Members absent      None

Others present         Brent Kline


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (June 22, 2020).   The minutes were approved by email vote.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – The financial reports were approved by email vote.  Motion carried.
  4. CARES act funding – Bob reported that the CARES Act funding for $30,000 is available in Delphi.  He will clarify what expenditures qualify for reimbursement.
  5. Rod reported on the request from FAA regarding measures taken to address the land use review in 2019.  All conditions and corrections have been completed.
  6. The 2021 budget request has been submitted to the County.  The Airport Authority will meet with the Commissioners on August 4, 2020 at 1:15pm to review the request.
  7. Rod reported on possible painting options for the faded areas on runway and taxiway.  We will explore possibilities for the repairs.
  8. The PAPI’s, windsock and some runway lights were damaged by lightning sometime around July 6-8th.  Bob will contact insurance carrier to report the damage.
  9. Hay contract – Sheldon Maychrzak would like to extend his one-year haying contract to 3 years.  Dave moved to approve the 3-year haying agreement.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  10. The next meeting is scheduled for August 24, 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