postheadericon Trails Close on November 1st, 2017

The Flagstaff ATV Club has announced that the ATV trail system will close on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

postheadericon Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting Minutes – October 8, 2017

Eighteen (18) members and guest were present. Meeting was brought to order at 10:00 a.m. By President Edie Dunlap with the pledge of allegiance.

Presidents Report:  Edie Dunlap,  breezy1@tdstelme.net

  • We have insurance thru ATV of Maine at a good rate with (2) two million liability and landowners are covered.
  • The second part of the grant will be submitted this week. Thanks to all of worked the trails and kept your record for us.
  • Skowhegan Saving Bank will be closing in Stratton office. We will be looking into moving our account.
  • Thank You to Joyce and Jeff Hamilton for purchasing a Frist Aide Box for the trail master when working on the trails and club rides.
  • Our Appreciation Membership Club ride was great, nice day, good fun and a nice barbecue on the Cannon Loop view. Will do this again for one of our club rides.
  • Motion made and carried to move our 2018 monthly meeting from April 8th to November 11, 2018.
  • Motion made and carried to donate $200.00 to the Stratton School PTC.
  • Board of Directors Lee Morin will accept another three years until 2020. President Edie Dunlap will stay on another year; Vice President Sandie Isgro will stay on another year. Treasurer and Secretary/Membership position are open (vacant), motion made to accept the three officers and table the Treasurer/Secretary/Membership positions.
  • Members please contact Edie Dunlap 207-643-2920 or Sandie Isgro 207-246-2922 if you could or help with these positions. Your trails depend on club members donating their expertise and help.   
  • HELP WANTED we are in need of a Secretary and Treasurer; we have a laptop, and printer/scanner/fax machine for the position. Please call Edie Dunlap at 207 643 2920.  

Vice Presidents Report:  Sandi Isgro,  sandi.whitewolf@gmail.com

  • You will all notice that the State of Maine has put up the new state signs.  No UTV’s over 60” aloud on the landowners trails.   The State has put these signs up per -request of the landowners not the club.  If we don’t follow the law we will lose more trails.
  • Great news – Saddleback has new owners and they are interested in ATV & Snowmobiling trails. We are looking forward to working with them.

Treasurer Report:  Elaine Marcoux,  erm@myfairpoint.net

Paid out this season

  • Let me start by saying we did very well this year again with our donations and memberships this is what keeps the club going without you this would not happen.   Many Thanks : )
  • We paid out $29,189.00 for ATV Me dues memberships, Land permit, Supplies for Secretary, Trail masters gas, equipment repairs, colored maps, bills (town hall, Regis ATV, website, liability insurance, PO Box, gift giving, trial work done, donations we made to organizations (11) and Trail Fund.

Deposits made this season

  • We made $21,210.00 from our membership dues, donation from members and guest, maps sold (558), Family Fun Day, Clothes, 50/50 Raffle, donations boxes (trail work) and first deposit of three on the grant.
  • Plus donations on a former member that Passed away last month in memory of Raymond A Thompson ($245.00). Club members Dave and Brenda Lachapelle made a donations.  Sorry for your loss Harriet Ryder.
  • We will be ending our year in good shape, if anyone would like to see or have question on the final report please feel free to call me 207-229-2055.
  • A special Thanks to All the Volunteers who helped worked the trails to make our landowners happy…
  • Winner of the 50/50 Raffle this meeting was Paul Ducharne.  The big winner for the large prize of gift cards to local Businesses (4) and ATV clothes was Dale Dunlap.

At this time I will be stepping down from Treasurer and Secretary Positions.  I will be available if needed by phone to help in any way I can with the new persons. I would like to thank you all for working with me and making my job easy as a Treasurer and Secretary. I have enjoyed it and will miss you ?

Membership Report: Elaine Marcoux,  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • We have 178 members this year.  Last year we had 182

2017: Senior – 49,   Individuals – 23,   Family – 76,    Businesses – 30

2016: Senior – 55,   Individuals – 22,   Family  – 71,    Businesses – 34

  • Map sales were great, Thanks to our Businesses!   A special thanks goes out to all the Businesses who helped the club sell our new colored maps and our donation boxes for trail work this season.   We sold over 558 this year at $4.00 making a total of $2,232.00.   The cost was $ 582.00 for 850 and a profit of $1,650.00.
  • We also collected over $241.00 for the two boxes for donations on trial work at Flagstaff General Fuel Station and Pines Markets.

These are the Businesses that sold maps for us: Pines Market, Flagstaff Fuel & Convenience Store, Boss Power Equipment, Rev-It-Up Sports, Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Lakeside Convenience, Cathedral Pines Campground, Tea Pond Lodge & Camps, White Wolf Inn and Spillover Hotel.

Thank You!!

Trail Master Report:  Joe Marcoux,   erm@myfairpoint.net

  • September 22 – Joe Joe G, and Elaine moved gravel and filled in holes off Rt 16 by Stratton Bridge.
  • September 23 – Joe, Jeff, Joyce and Elaine did ditching on the new bone yard, cut trees, and repaired boards on the Stratton Bridge.
  • September 23 – Lee, Art and Ray did prep work for gravel to be delivered.
  • September 24 – Joe and Carl did brushing and cutting trees on the Butler Brook trail.
  • September 25 – Joe, Carl, Dale and Edie did brushing and cutting on the Butler Brook trail.
  • September 26 – Joe and Carl loading all the material to work the Natanis trail.
  • September 26 – Joe, Carl and Dale took three landowners for a ride on the trails.
  • September 27 – Joe Carl and Bill L. went to Natanis trail and tore apart old bridge and started new one
  • September 28 – Joe, Carl and Bill L. went back and finish the new bridge on the Natanis trail.
  • September 29 – Joe and Carl went and replaced a new culvert on the Natanis trail to the wind towers.
  • October 6 – Joe went to do signage on a Butler Brook trail as the landowners will be doing work on it. (Brushing and fix the road).
  • All members are encouraged to take pictures of anyone on ATV’s destroying our trails or breaking the rules and send the picture to the warden service at scott.m.stevens@maine.gov  or call 1-800-452-4664.
  • As of today I was informed that Shane Spaulding Trail master Assist, will be stepping down this weekend. Thank You Shane for the work you have done on signages and trials.

Our trail system will be closing November 1, 2017.

Our  2018 season monthly meetings start April 8, 2018.

postheadericon Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting Minutes – September 10, 2017

Twenty (20) members and guest Mike Lee from ATV Me. were present. Meeting was brought to order at 10:00 a.m. By President Edie Dunlap with the pledge of allegiance.

Presidents Report:   Edie Dunlap,   breezy1@tdstelme.net

  • Award was given to Don Plante in appreciation for his hard work done in the club for the pass 11 years.  A card was giving with gift cards valuing $200.00 was presented to him with applause and THANK YOUS.
  • Our Club ride to Rangeley Red Onion was a great day with 33 people and 16 machines. Weather was very nice and the food was good. Members got to see the new bone yard trail that we have been working on this season. The Bone Yard is not a bone yard ANYMORE. We just had to cut a Hugh tree to get back home on the Billion Pines trail that Beavers put in our path.  The trail master got his chain saw working and the club member’s help moved the wood out of the way so we could continue on our ride…
  • Our foliage club appreciation ride will be Saturday, September 30th  a rain date will be Saturday, October 7th. The Club will provide burgers, hot dogs and rolls; you just have to your drink, chips, and your chair. Club ladies can call Elaine 229-2055 if you want to bake some cookies, brownies or fudge. If you will be joining us please call Edie at 207 643 2920 NO LATER than September 23rd. Saturday.  Meeting at Eustis Parking at 9:45 and leaving at 10:00.
  • We sent out our Landowners Thank You Magnets Saturday.  One Landowners seen to like them.
  • The first money installment has been received. Thanks for all the volunteer help!
  • Liability Insurance needs to be purchased. We were presented with two options. We have decided to go with ATV Maine Insurance for this year.
  • Motion made and carried to pay for Director or Alternates to go to ATV ME meeting mileage and lodging if necessary.
  • HELP NEEDED   Sept 22 to 29 to finish work on the Butler Brook Trails for our grant. Call Joe 602-8166
  • HELP WANTED we are in need of a Secretary and Treasurer; we have a laptop, and printer/scanner/fax machine for the position. Please call Edie Dunlap at 207 643 2920.  

Vice Presidents Report:  Sandi Isgro,  sandi.whitewolf@gmail.com

  • You will all notice that the State of Maine has put up the new state signs.  No UTV’s over 60” allowed on the landowners trails.   The State has put these signs up per request of the landowners not the club.  If we don’t follow the law we will lose more trails.

Treasurer Report:  Elaine Marcoux,  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • Deposit was membership – $155.00, donation – $39.00 and maps – $220.00. Total was $414.00.
  • Checks made were Jordan Lumber for chain saws – $175.78, hose from Kubota – $57.15, ordered maps – $102.86, trail master gas – $141.76, J.L.Brochu – $2,420.00, donation toy ride – $100.00 and Stratton Summer Rec.- $100.00, gift to Don Plante for his many years of service to the Club – $200.00.  Total $ 3,297.55

Membership Report: Elaine Marcoux,  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • We have 177 members so far this year. Last year at this time we had 176 members.  We are still doing great for the year.   Thank you to all the members; you are what the club is today.
  • 50/50 Raffle last month winner was Lee Morin – $10.00, and today our winner was Bruce Marcoux – $18.00.
  • Over 13 Club members joined in on the Toy Ride in Farmington to Canton yesterday, was over 125 machines and up to 200 people that bought toys and donated money told toys for the WMCA Toy Ride with a Bar Q after.  We had a great ride and lots of fun!

Trail Master Report: Joe Marcoux,  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • August 14, 15 – Joe and Dave worked on repairing a boardwalk on the Lake Loop.
  • August 16, 17 – Joe and Carl finish the boardwalk on the Lake Loop. Open up a blocked culvert on the Natanis trail.
  • September 2, 3 – Joe and Jeff cleaned out a culvert in the new bone yard trail that the water is overflowing the trail. The beavers are plugging it up. Cut a large tree in the trail to quill hill from beavers blocking our road trail.  Back a second day and the culvert is half plugged up again.
  • September 7 – Joe meant with Mr. Cedric Pepin, will be grading the Natanais trail the week of September 12th to 15th.
  • Jimmy B will be bring 4 loads of gravel on the trail off Rt 16 by the dump to fill holes and fix the trail from trucks using it this spring, plus build a ramp by the bridge.
  • All members are encouraged to take pictures of anyone on ATV’s destroying our trails or breaking the rules and send the picture to the warden service at scott.m.stevens@maine.gov  or call 1800-452-4664.

 

The next monthly meeting is Sunday, October 7th, at the Community Hall in Stratton at 10:00 a.m.  Please join us it is our final meeting of the 2017 season as we will have elections for officers.