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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

September 29, 2014
7:00 PM

Members present:    Eugene Miller, John Soreide, Bob Morland, and Rod Schaaf

Members absent:     Andy Mrnak                              

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

  1. Minutes of the previous meeting (August 25, 2014) were reviewed.  John 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, Brosz Engineering:
    1. GIS access – still a work in process.  Bob will figure out how to get access for Gary.
    2. Electrical contractor for T-Hangars.  After discussion John moved to accept Tiger Electric’s bid of $72,660 for LED jar lights.  Eugene seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
    3. Pay request from Northern Improvement #4
    4. Rod will mow or disc weeded areas of new airport.
    5. Muth Electric requested a time extension for 30 days due to circumstances beyond their control.  Bob moved to grant an extension to November 1, 2014.  John seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
    6. Concrete bullnose by T-Hangar.  The consensus was to re-evaluate in the spring.
    7. Overage on engineering fees for surfacing contract.  Will decide after project is completed.


  1. There was discussion regarding clarification of non-aviation use of hangars.  The lease agreements prepared by Rod Schaaf were reviewed regarding language that addressed uses.    

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

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