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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

May 18, 2020
7:00 PM

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

                                     Members absent      Jud Seaman

Others present         Brent Kline


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (March 23, 2020).   Dave moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Bob seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Bob moved to approve the financial reports.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. Terry Schaaf was welcomed as a new board member filling out the remainder of Andy Mrnak’s term.
  5. Bob reported on the sale of pickup, mower and snowplow.  The items sold for $17,112.92 net of commissions.
  6. 2018 Parallel taxi-way project - The closeout report has been filed with the FAA.  We were able to receive up to 97.5% of funding pending the approval of the closeout report.
  7. CARES Act – It is anticipated that the airport will receive $30,000 from the CARES Act. 
  8. There was discussion about the east end of the new parallel taxiway.  The grass on the east end of the taxiway did not come back this spring.  We will determine if reseeding is required.
  9. ALP – The new Airport Layout Plan (ALP) was reviewed.  Dave moved to approve the new ALP.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  10. The state completed the airport inspection with minor recommendations.  Bob will email the report to members.
  11. There was discussion about the fuel tank that Dan Swanson added by his hangar.  Dan signed a lease and use agreement. 
  12. Hay land bids – The hay land lease has been advertised, but to date no bids have been received.
  13. The next meeting is scheduled for June 22, 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