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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 30, 2018
7:00 PM

Members present:    Eugene Miller, Andy Mrnak & Bob Morland

                                    Members absent:     Rod Schaaf  

Others present:        Brent Kline, Airport Manager; Gary Brennan – Brosz Engineering and Jud Seaman


  1. Vice President Eugene Miller called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (June 15, 2018).  Andy moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Bills were presented for payment. 
  4. Financial reports – Andy moved to approve the financial reports.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  5. Budget meeting with County – Bob reported that he and Rod attended the County Commission meeting in July to present the Airport Authority budget for the next year.  There was discussion regarding the mill levy and future capital funding needs.  Rod & Bob updated the County on the Parallel Taxiway project.
  6. The County Commissioners informed Rod & Bob that John Soreide had resigned his position on the Airport Authority Board.  The Commissioners will not fill the vacancy until the normal advertising of open positions within the county is conducted in the fall and applications presented to the County to indicate interest in the position. 
  7. Gary Brennan, Brosz Engineering
    • Gary provided an update on the parallel taxiway project.  The state grant was approved, but the FAA grant is still being processed.  Approval is expected in the next couple of weeks.  Wilson Construction has agreed to extend it’s bid until receipt of the FAA grant.
    • Construction engineering contract – Gary presented the board with a construction engineering contract with the Airport Authority for the parallel taxiway project.  After discussion Bob moved to approve the contract.  Andy seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  8. The meeting scheduled for Baker, MT on the Powder River MOA was postponed.  It has not been rescheduled at this time.
  9. There was discussion regarding haying contract holder staying off the runway during the haying operation.  Brent will talk to them about this issue.


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