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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

October 28, 2019
7:00 PM


Members present     Rod Schaaf, Dave Helland, Jud Seaman, Andy Mrnak & Bob Morland

Members absent      None

Others present         Brent Kline, Airport Mgr.


  1. President Rod Schaaf called the meeting to order.
  2. Minutes of previous meeting (September 16, 2019).  Jud moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  3. Financial reports – Andy moved to approve the financial reports.  Jud seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  4. The Powder River MOA meeting has been tentatively rescheduled to 11-15-19. 
  5. Parallel taxi-way project – The parallel taxi-way project is nearing completion.  Gary Brenan presented change order #3.  The change order reduced the contract amount by $13,370.70.  Bob moved to approve the change order.  Andy seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
  6. Grant request – Nels encouraged the board to apply for a state grant instead of using entitlement funds.  The next round of state grants is next spring.  We will not apply for an FAA grant in 2020 and the entitlement will be carried over to 2021.
  7. Land use inspection – Rod responded to the recommendations from the FAA Land Use Inspection. 
  8. Rod reported on the zoning board’s recent meetings regarding wind and solar energy projects and how they affect airport operations.  Both will require recommendations from the Airport Authority before proceeding if they are within 3-5 miles radius of the airport.  The current projects are not within that radius.
  9. Strata Electric is expected next week to review the PAPI’s and fix the problems.
  10. Bob reported that state bonding has been received for the Secretary/Treasurer for 2020.
  11. A map of the FAA personnel assigned in North Dakota was reviewed.
  12. The next meeting is scheduled for November 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