Archive for August, 2016

postheadericon Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting Minutes – August 13th, 2016

39 guests and members were present. Meeting was brought to order at 1:00pm by President Don Plante at our club ride to Tim Pond Camps.

Presidents Report:  Don Plante, damp@tds.net

  • Received an email from Brian Bronson requiring MOTORCYCLES. It states: For clarification less there be any confusion let me state for the record that  AFM, Wagner, Plum Creek (Weyerhaeuser) and CMP all prohibit Motorcycles on their land whether they are registered as ATV’s or not. That is why any trails on those properties should be signed to NO Motorcycles!
  • Landowners Picnic will be Sept 10th Saturday at Site O on Eustis Ridge Rd across from Cathedral Pines Campground. Starts at 12:00 noon all are welcome.  Remember if anyone is bringing in food items we will need a receipt for our grant. If anyone has not offer to make to bring something in please call or email Elaine at 229-2055 or erm@myfairpoint.net.  If its inclement weather the picnic will be in the Community Hall were our meetings are held.  
  • We revieved a letter from Scott Ramsey stating his retirement from Director of off Rd Recreational Vehicles Office.  As of right now no replacement has been appointed and we will be dealing with Brian Bronson.
  • We received our invoice from ATV Me for our general Liability Ins. The same cost will be $600.00 as last year.
  • October is election of officers we are in need of a Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Rep.  Hopefully someone will step up and help us out.  Anyone wanting to run for any officers position please make yourself known.

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

  • No report at this time.

Treasurer Report:  Elaine Marcoux, erm@myfairpoint.net

  • We have got our 1000 ATV stickers in.  $458.93 with tax.  First time this year we buy stamps $70.50, thanks to all too gave on our stamp fund.  ATV Me Ins. $600.00, we needed to order checks for $23.40.  Total paid out was $1,152.83.   Total deposited for membership, maps and donations was $561.68.
  • Our books are looking very good right now and will update better after our landowner’s picnic.
  • I have the grant estimate logged in up to date we have over $10,500 so far we should be o.k. for our grant again this year. Will be sending it in after our Landowners Picnic.

Membership Report: Elaine Marcoux, erm@myfairpoint.net

  • At Julys monthly meeting Warren Davey from Vermont a member thanked the volunteers for the hard work we do for the club.
  • We have 173 members; we had 156 last year at this time.
  • We have 32 Business renewed this year.
  • Just an update on the status on our memberships. We have 32 businesses out of 173, now we have 151 then out of town members of 109 leaving us with 42 left and 26 out of state, with only 16 in town (Stratton/Eustis).
  • We had great turn outs on our club rides this year.  Tea Pond ride was July 16th we had 53 guests and members, and 30 machines. And the Tim Pond ride Aug 13th we had over 30 guests and members with 21 machines.  This day was a very nice rainy day, we had a lot of fun, and a couple of members got very wet. One hit his kill switch and was pulled into the camps and one machine just dies a couple of minutes before Tim Pond and was pulled in and later trucked out on a trailer. Over all we had a great time with guest and members.

Trail Master Joe Marcoux, erm@myfairpoint.net

  • July 10 – Carl and I worked the Natanis trail drained a hole and made a ditch and fixed some holes.
  • July 15 – Carl and I repaired a hole on the bridge on the Plum Creek Rd off Route 27.
  • July 17 – Elaine and I moved rocks and fixed a water bar by Brouhc’s bridge.
  • Aug 12 – I and Brian Bronson checked out Rt 27 to Plum Creek Rd. trail for work to be done by the State on fixing that trail. And checking out a request from a landowner on four wheelers washing their machines in the brook on one of our trails. This is against the Law!
  • On Wednesday Aug 17 the officers of the Snowmobile club and ATV club will have a meeting on how we can work together to get our trails that we share together.  
  • Reminder as of Sept 1st the Penobscot Indian Land trail will close for the season.

Thank You  /  Elaine

Our next meeting will be on our Landowners Picnic September 1stth at Site 0 on Eustis Ridge Rd across from Cathedral Pines Campgrounds.  If it’s a rain day it will be held at the Community Hall in Stratton at noon 12:00.