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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 is building a new, larger airport to support the state’s economic boom. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Oct. 16, 2012 and the dirt moving and grading phase of the project is underway. The new facility that will have 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 will help provide infrastructure needs of airports in western North Dakota and will aid as an economic engine for the entire region.



Airport Authority Minutes

April 27, 2015
7:00 PM

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

Members absent:     John Soreide


Others present:         Gary Brennan, Brosz Engineering, Brent Kline, Airport Mgr.

                                    Jud Seaman


  1. Minutes of the previous meeting (March 23, 2015) were reviewed.  Andy moved to approve the minutes. Eugene seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  2. Bills were presented for approval.
  3. Financial Reports were reviewed
  4. Gary Brennan:
    1. AWOS Update – Gary is still trying to make the necessary contacts to get the AWOS commissioned.  .    
    2. Fence line location adjacent to the proposed FBO building.  It was decided to jog the fence line to the edge of taxiway. 
    3. Asphalt milling of old runway – Bid letting.  Bob moved to schedule bid letting for the removal of old runway and a portion of the taxiway.  Andy seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  The bid letting will be 5-26-15.
    4. RFI from Scull Corporation to use remaining allowance for heating costs.  There is $2,476 remaining.  After discussion Andy moved to deny the request.  Eugene seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
    5. Projects update:
      1. Scull is mostly completed with the T-Hangars.
      2. Terminal/SRE building is progressing. 
      3. Muth Electric has completed its punch list.
      4. O’Day is nearing completion of the fueling system.
      5. Dakota Fence expects to finish in next 4-6 weeks depending upon weather.
    6. Relocation Plan – The appraiser has completed onsite visit and expects to complete the appraisal soon.
  5. Bob presented an updated analysis of the total costs and the local costs.  He also presented a cash flow projection for 2015.  Bob & Rod will meet with the County Commission on 5-19-15 to discuss.


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 Courthouse County Commission Room 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