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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

April 23, 2018
7:00 PM

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

Members absent:     None 

Others present:        Jud Seaman


  1. Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (March 26, 2018).  John moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Andy seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Bills were presented for payment. 
  4. Financial reports – Andy moved to approve the financial reports.  Eugene seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  5. Bids for parallel taxiway project – Andy moved to approve advertising for bids for the parallel taxiway project.  Bids would be opened on May 22, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Bowman County Courthouse.  John seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  6. Rod reported on the Powder River MOA meeting that he and Lynn Brackel attended on April 5, 2018 at Ellsworth Air Force Base.  The communication system is expected to be completed by late spring or early summer.  Several options for improving communication were discussed and will be pursued in the coming years.  There will be public meetings scheduled in Bowman and Baker, Montana after the communication systems are operational. 
  7. The next meeting will be rescheduled to May 22, 2018 at 2:00pm to coincide with the bid opening since the regular meeting day would be Memorial Day.
  8. The new security system was reviewed by the board. 


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