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Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting – 05/16/2010

May 16, 2010/Author Peter  & Nancy Wagner

1.  Meeting brought to order at 10 AM by President Don Plante damp@tds.net 

2. Presidents Report: Don Plante

  • Our club is represented on FABA’s new booth backdrop.
  • Don’t forget Family Fun Days, June 25,26,27.   Theme “God Bless America”  Decorate your ATV, ride with the club in the parade.  Buy fried dough boys & strawberry shortcakes at our booth.
  • FABA asked for a donation to help with Family Fun Days events $100.  Motion made and passed.
  • All lobster raffle tickets have been sold.  Drawing will be held Family Fun Days.
  • Cathedral Pines landowners & club member appreciation day will be September 18th.
  • Club would like to host the Stratton Rec Dept kids ride.  Date t0 be set.
  • The club voted to buy insurance on our equipment for $335.00.
  • Motion made & carried to transfer funds to the trail fund so we can continue working.

3. Vice Presients Report: Sandi Isgro whwolf@tds.net

  • Our club board is talking to State representatives about a weekend pass with lower registration fees for out of state riders.

4. Treasurers report: Bob Dennett rdennett@maine.rr.com

  • Bills are paid to date.  Funds are still coming in from memberships and the lobster raffle
  • Motion made & carried to sponsor Bob in the Tour de Cure (for diabetes) $100.00

5. Membership Secretary:  Ruthanne Smith Dooer@tds.net

  • 195 paid members to date.
  • Thanks to all members who have donated & are donating their used goods to our  Eclectic Treasures booth.  We intend to sell lots of “treasures” to fund work on the trails.

6. Trail Master Report:   Dick Smith Dooer@tds.net

  • April 21 – Don and I went to Old Town with Carrabassett.  The counsel ok’d the transfer of the trail to Carrabassett ATV.  They turned down my request for the side roads in Alder Stream.  I talked with Jon Roebuck of Life Flight and set up with him to come up to our June 13 meeting to do a presentation.  I picked up a half  lift of  lumber in Stratton and Don and I unloaded and stacked it.  I took the excavator to the top of  Bugeye and graded the rock pile as best I could  Neal, Mark, Jeff and I cleared and put in metal signposts and signed the Eustis Split Rock and Pines trails.  I took the excavator to the center section of the Eustis trail and graded it.  I took the excavator to the end of the Airport road and grated the trail, put in water bars and drained waterholes up to the rocks.  I took the excavator to the End of the Lake Loop and graded, ditched, and cut blowdowns to the halfway point.  Neal and I picked up 4 telephone poles and delivered them to the meadow at Barnard then delivered 30 planks to the board walk on the Stratton trail.  I am planning a work party for Saturday May 22nd.  We will meet at the end of the 1st road to the left on the Rangeley Road between 8:30 and 9:00.  If you are later just follow the trail in.  Rubber boots and quads are mandatory for your comfort.  If you need any more information feel free to call Dick at 246-3201

7. New Business

  • Trails intend to open May 28
  • Carrabassett Club intends to open May 28
  • Any members wishing to help the club on trail work e-mail or call Dick Smith for a note.  This note will make it legal for you to be on our trail before the open.
  • We do not have all landowner permission for dirt bikes, motorcycles, or duel sport vehicles to be on our trails
  • We will mark our trails that are available to bikes which we do have landowner permission for.
  • Members suggested our logo include Maine so we are not confused with Arizona.

Meeting adjourned at 11:12 am

Next Meeting will be on June 13.