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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

August 28, 2017
7:00 PM

Bowman County Airport Authority Minutes

August 28, 2017


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

Members absent:     None             

Others present:        Brent Kline, Airport Manager, & Gary Brennan, Brosz Engineering


  1. Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (June 26, 2017).  Bob moved to approve the minutes as presented.  John seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  There was no meeting in July.
  3. Bills were presented for payment.
  4. Financial reports were presented for review.  John moved to approve the financial reports, Eugene seconded the motion.  Motion carried
  5. Gary Brennan – updates
    1. Grant for design of parallel taxi-way was approved.
    2. CIP meeting in Bismarck – Gary and Rod attended the CIP meeting with the FAA and State Aeronautics Commission staff.  Tentative plans were for the construction of the taxi-way to be in 2019.  Other projects appear to have priority over Bowman, delaying the construction for one year.
    3. The state encouraged the Airport Authority to apply for an Energy Impact Grant for the difference in cost between concrete and asphalt.  A life cycle analysis will have to completed in either event. 
  6. Budget – Bob & Rod attended the County Commission meeting to present the Airport Authority’s budget request.  It was stressed that we would like to move back to the full 4 mills allowed by statute. 
  7. Snow removal advertising – The board will advertise for bids for snow removal for the upcoming season.  The bids will be on an hourly basis, upon demand.
  8. PAPI’s – Brent reported that the 31 PAPI’s were not working and Tiger Electric is working with Muth Electric to provide a solution.  It appears the transformer needs to be replaced.
  9. The board discussed clarifying the responsibilities of the Airport Manager position to more clearly define duties.  Rod & Andy will work on policy.


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