Archive for May, 2012

postheadericon ATV Maine Safety Trailer Visits FAATV

The FAATV Club hosted the ATV Maine ride safe trailer Saturday May 26th.  A course was set up so that riders new to the sport could try out the two atv’s that were available.

postheadericon TRAIL OPENING/CLOSING

TRAILS OPEN FRIDAY MAY 25th

Split Rock Trail is closed for logging for a few more weeks.

Butler Brook Trail closed for wet conditions.  All other trails are open!

Ride Safe and have a nice Memorial Weekend

postheadericon MAY 2012 MINUTES

  • Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

5/20/2012

Authors Peter and Nancy Wagner

 

Meeting brought to order at  10AM by President Don Plante with the Pledge of Allegiance. 32 members present

President Report:  Don Plante damp@tds.net

  • Family Fun Days:  June 29th, 30th, July 1st.   Parade theme  “The World Thru Laughter” .  Members meet at CMP garage, decorate your ATV and ride with us
  • Summer Rec. Program:  Motion made and carried to give them $300.00 to defray the cost of trips for the kids
  • May 26th Kick Off at Flagstaff Fuel.  Safety Trailer will be there 10-4, bring the kids to learn to ride. ages 10 and up.  You can set up yard sale tables.  The club will be selling shirts & vests,  lobster raffle tickets, doughboys.  Please come and enjoy the fun!!
  • New Hampshire & Vermont have agreed to have reciprocal registration.  Check the websites for rules and restrictions
  • Moose Lottery Festival in Rangeley June 22,23,24th.  Guided ATV ride, turkey shoot, fishing derby, trap shoot, archery contest and much more!!
  • Bikes for Books Program sponsored by Grand Lodge of Maine.  Students read books to earn points to earn a new bike & helmet.  Motion made and carried to give then $200.00
  • Tour De Cure for Diabetes:  motion made and carried to sponsor Bob Dennett for $150 .  Bob raised $3180 last year and hopes to raise more this year

Vice President Report:  Sandi Isgro Sandi.whitewolf@gmail.com

  • Moose Loop is sponsoring a 7 club ride August 11.  Please come and meet the other club members.  Meet at 8AM on Depot Street, Rangeley Parking.  Ride estimated 6hrs.  Lunch in Stratton “Lets Just Ride”

Treasurer Report: Bob Dennett rdennett@maine.rr.com

  • New items: shirts, vests and T-shirts.  They will be on sale at the Kick Off
  • Bill paid to State, ATV Maine and Trail Expenses
  • $2000.00 transferred to the Trail Fund

Membership Secretary:  Ruthanne Smith dooer@roadrunner.com

At this time we have 185 paid members.  I want to thank all the members that have donated items to be sold at the Eclectic Treasures for the benefit of our trail fund. Every little bit is a help and very much appreciated. I thank you.

Trailmaster Report-Dick Smith dooer@roadrunner.com

The Pines and Senior boardwalks have both been replaced and widened. I want to thank everyone that helped out with the many hours of work.
April 30th I hauled sand to the trail just beyond the Senior boardwalk.
May 3rd The Natanis crew rode that trail and cut trees.
May 8th I picked up 5 telephone poles and delivered them to the Flagstaff Rd bridge site.
May 9th I hauled more sand to the Pines trail.
May 10th Neal Blaney and I picked up a culvert and installed two pieces on the East Kennebago Rd.
May 11th Neal and I signed the East Kennebago Rd and rode the Tim Pass Loop and cut downed trees.
May 13th Neal and I picked up a culvert and installed it on the Black Mtn Rd.
May 14, 16 and 17 I worked on dressing up the Tim Pass Loop of the trail between Sawyer Brook Rd and Black Mtn Rd.
May 18th I took the excavator to the power line behind Stratton and started cleaning it up.
This past week members have been riding the trails, checking them and cutting downed trees. Again, many thanks for the help.
By the way, we have a beautiful new trail. It is the East Kennebago Rd. It is very scenic and adds 6 1/2 miles of good riding. A big
“THANK YOU” to Wagner Forest Management. I am waiting to hear from Plum Creek about a part of a new trail that we have already been given permission from AFM for their part of it.

Web Advisor-Peter Wagner peterwagner2@tds.net

Please check the Flagstaff Area ATV Club Facebook Page.  Many clubs have “friended” the page and there is a lot of information and news that we can not put on our webpage.  If anyone has any suggestions or pictures please to not hesitate to contact me to get them added

Also worth mentioning – One of the FAATV founders “Granville ” Carter, a plaque in his honor has been placed at Split Rock.

Metting adjourned at 11:15                   Next Meeting Sunday June 10th