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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

January 28, 2019
7:00 PM

Members present:    Andy Mrnak, Rod Schaaf & Bob Morland

Members absent:     Dave Helland          

Others present:        Jud Seaman & Brent Kline, Airport Mgr.


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (December 19, 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. Board reorganization and designation of check signers will be addressed at the February meeting when all board members are present.
  6. Rod gave a quick rundown on legislative activity.
  7. Gary Brennan is working on the close-out report for the 2017 grant.  Final payment requests for FAA and State will be presented for payment when the close-out is complete.
  8. Rod reported again on the solar projects and how they affect the airport.  The airport has a restriction on development for 5 miles from edge of runway threshold (to the final fix) and 1 mile either side of the centerline.  This will protect both approaches.  Rod will meet with the zoning board on February 19th.
  9. The next meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2019.



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