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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

March 23, 2020
7:00 PM

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

Members absent      None

Others present         Brent Kline


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (February 26, 2020).   Jud moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Jud moved to approve the financial reports.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. Andy Mrnak submitted his resignation from the board.  Rod will meet with the County Commission to request appointment of a replacement to fulfil the remainder of Andy’s term (December 2021). 
  5. Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium – Rod reported on the symposium and the restructuring of the Aviation Council into the Aviation Association. 
  6. ToolCat – After discussion, Jud moved to purchase the ToolCat.  Dave seconded the motion. Motion carried.
  7. The Snowplow purchased in 2019 and the ToolCat approved for purchase will be submitted to the state for a possible state grant. 
  8. Jud moved to declare the pickup w/snowplow, JD tractor and the FWD snowplow as surplus property to be sold at auction.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  9. Rod reported on the Ellsworth AFB meeting that he attended regarding the B-21 bomber.  If Ellsworth AFB is awarded the B-21 it will not have a low-level mission.
  10. The next meeting is scheduled for April 27, 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