Archive for the ‘2010 Club Meetings’ Category

postheadericon APRIL MEETING 04/10/2010


Authors Peter & Nancy Wagner

1.)  Meeting brought to order at 10AM with the Pledge of Allegiance by Don Plante  Till further notice please use for any inquiries, Don is having computer issues.  17 members present and 2 guests

2.) Presidents Report:  Don Plante

  • The club received a thank you from the Pine Tree Society
  • Motion made and passed to give the Pine Tree Society $75.00 again this year
  • We received a request for  the Sugarloaf  Marathon for a donation, a motion was made and passed to give them $50.00
  • A thank you was received from FABA for doing the Winslow show
  • FABA family Fun days is June 24,25,26
  • FABA asked for a donation, motion was made and passed to give them $100.00
  • We will be in the same area again this year for shortcake and doughboys
  • Stratton recreation Summer program contacted us  for the kids ride on Wednesday July 27.  A motion was made and passed to take the kids on a ride again this year.  The rain date will be July 28th
  • There was talk about giving the associated member a discount rate, this will be thought about and discussed at the May 15th meeting
  • We have new shirts, caps, vests, and hoodie sweatshirts for sale.  See STORE for merchandise
  • The new kickoff date for the Moose Loop Trail  is June 25th in Rangeley, Sandi Isgro will be there to represent our club. Senator Olympia will also be present
  • The club is looking into a ride on part of the Moose Loop Trail on June 26th
  • Motion made and passed to give Bob Dennett $100.00 for the Tour de Cure ride for diabetes
  • The toy ride will be September 24th

3.)Vice President Report:  Sandi Isgro

  • Absent

4.) Treasurers Report:  Bob Dennett

  • All bills have been paid

5.)  Membership Secretary:  Ruthanne Smith

  • At this time we have 178 paid members.  Once again I want to thank everyone for the support they are showing for our club.  The more support we have , the more we can accomplish

6.)  Trail Master Report:  Dick Smith

  • March 18th &19th Don and I set up for the Sportsmans Show in Winslow.  Friday was a little slow, but Saturday was busy.  We spoke with lots of people.  Saturday PM Phil Hill and Jeff Bureau took over and said is was very busy.  Sunday Ray and Nancy Charest and Pete and Edie Manter manned the booth. they were also very busy during the midday
  • March 21st Don and I went to the White Wolf for a meeting with the High Peaks Alliance on the Moose Loop Trail
  • March 26th Don and I did a TV interview on WSKI  at Sugarloaf. We spoke about the club and new Moose Loop Trail
  • March 31st I went to a county commissioners meeting in Farmington on the availability of  TIF  funds for trails.  I want to try to get some funding for the Caribou Pond Loop.  There is approsimately $27,000 Plus or Minus available.   It  looks like there is a good possibility that we could get some
  • April 4th  Don and I went to Augusta for a meeting on Bill LD175.   That is the 10 day permit that Don has been working on with one  of the representatives.  Don spoke in favor of it as did the lobbiest from ATV Maine
  • I am still waiting to hear from the land owners on the new connector trail that I have requested
  • We have access into Eustis Village and Trails End is a new sponsor

7.)   GuestSpeaker:  Western Maine Representative for ATV Maine  Mike Worthley

  • Showed us a map of  approved ATV trail in the State of Maine
  • Showed us new numbered signs  that will designate North and South trails by odd numbers East and West by even numbers
  • Shared upcoming ATV events for Roxbury ATV riders club and Westerm Maine ATV clubs see club links

Mike Worthley and Richard Smith

Next Meeting will be May 15th

postheadericon OCTOBER MEETING – 10/10/10

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting 10/10/2010

October 11th, 2010 Authors Peter & Nancy Wagner

1.) Meeting brought to order at 10AM with the Pledge of Allegiance by President Don Plante

  • 21 members present
  • Don gave thanks to the following:  Sandi, Peter & Nancy, Neal and Dick, Ruthanne for Eclectic Treasures, Bob, Don
  • Election of Officers:  motion made to keep the same officers motioned and passed
  • Appreciation Day was a success, voted to do it again next year
  • Tim Pond ride a great success
  • Check sent to Pine Tree for show for next year at Waterville
  • Club voted for meetings to be at the same time next year, 2nd Sunday of month at the Community Building
  • Toys for Tots successful, 339 machines, Dunkin Donuts donated 20 dozen donuts
  • Approval for Black Moose Run Loop, motioned and passed
  • Stratton Elementary School asked for sponsorship, motion passed for $100.00 donation for Christmas craft fund raiser

2.) Membership Secretary: Ruthanne Smith

  •  238 paid members
  • $351.00 into club account from Eclectic Treasures
  • There will be an indoor yard sale at the community Building sometime this Winter

3.) Treasurer’sReport: Bob Dennett

  • We are in the black in good shape with grant money still to come in
  • Motion made to order clothes for spring show

4.) Trail Master report: Dick Smith

  • Sept 15th I cut open the trail between the roads on Butler Brook
  • Sept 16th took the excavator to Butler Brook and pulled rocks, moved slash and graded
  • Sept 17th Neal and I explored Delaware Gap from the AFM side.  It was extremely difficult.  I have since found out that there is another old road, we will look at it
  • Sept 18th we had landowners appreciation day.  Forty eight people showed up with six landowners
  • Sept 19th I went to the powerline that comes into Stratton to change the trail to the new powerline
  • Sept 20th I signed Butler Brook
  • Sept 21st I pulled rock, put in waterbars and drained the big waterhole on the Stratton Powerline
  • Sept 22nd I finished pulling rock and doing waterbars on the Stratton powerline
  • Sept 23rd I delivered the telephone poles to the Butler Brook Bridge site
  • Sept 24th Neal and I put the poles in place and added the crosspieces to the bridge
  • Sept 25th Neal, Jeff and I finished the bridge on Butler Brook Loop and added more signs
  • Sept 27th I delivered planking and cribbing to the Butler brook boardwalk site
  • Sept 29th I brushsawed the trail to the boardwalk and delivered more planks
  • Sept 30th  I hauled cribbing and planks into the site
  • Oct 1st Neal and I built 64 ft of boardwalk
  • Oct 3rd I repaired the “Jeep Damaged” new bridge and dug jeep stoppers and put in waterbars on the Butler Brook Loop
  • Oct 4th I put ramps on the Butler Brook Boardwalk
  • Oct 5th I repaired 3 broken box culverts damaged by a jeep on the End of the Lake Loop
  • I want to remind riders that Alder Stream is now closed, the Natanis Trail will be closed at Bugeye on Oct. 30th.  All other trails will remain open until the first groomable snow.  The Rangeley Trails will close on Nov. 1st

Meeting adjourned   See you all next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

postheadericon SEPTEMBER MEETING 09/12/2010

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting 09/12/2010

September 13th, 2010 Authors Nancy and Peter Wagner

1.) Meeting brought to order at 10AM by President Don Plante

2.) Presidents Report:  Don Plante

  • Opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance
  • 20 members present
  • Thank you from Millie Howard, the kids of the Rec. Dept. really enjoyed their ATV ride.  A big thank you for your donation to help us go rafting.
  • Sept. 18th Appreciation Picnic – All are wellcome to attend.  Site#2 Cathedral Pines 11AM.
  • Club Ride October 2nd to Tim Pond Camps $12.oo for lunch.  Rain or Shine We will leave from the big parking lot near Pines Market at 9AM.  Call Don Plante if you plan to attend 246-5946
  • Sept. 25th Toys for Tots Ride- Meet at McDonalds in Jay 7:30 or at Whistle Stop in Farmington 9AM.  Ride goes to Canton.  Motion made and carried to donate $150.oo to this charity
  • ATV insurance on the equipment $345.00 Paid
  • ATV Maine does now have an insurance policy for the clubs.  Motion made and carried to get the insurance
  • Pine Tree Sportman Show will be held at the Armory in Waterville March 18th, 18, 20th  $295.00 for a booth.  Barry Crafts will donate a pig roast to raffle.
  • Final Meeeting Oct 10th officers election.  If anyone is interested in these positions please bring your name to Don.

Vice President Report Sandi Isgro

  • New Black Moose Franklin Co. ATV loop – Motion made and carried to have an ad on the map

Treasurers Report  Bob Dennett

  • The grant has not been applied for yet.  So this money will be coming in
  • All bills are currently paid and we will be in good shape to end the year in the black!!!

Membership Secretary Ruthanne Smith

  • 235 paid members
  • Our fundraiser at Eclectic Treasures will continue into mid October.  I want to thank everyone that has donated or purchased items to benefit our cause.  This past week I put an article in the Irregular to encourage people to come in and brouse

Trailmaster Report  Dick Smith

  • August 9th I went to Mexico for a best management practices workshop
  • August 10th I rocked the muddy spotts at Northwest inlet on the Antler Hill Trail
  • August 11th I spread gravel on the Pines Trail
  • August 13,14,15,16,17,18 I spread rock and gravel on the Eustis Trail
  • August 26th I repaired 2 broken planks on the Pines Trail
  • August 27th I went to Carrabassett and pulled rocks and made waterbars on the Kingfield part of their trail
  • August 30 and 31st I spread rocks and gravel on the Eustis Trail
  • September 1st I fixed broken planks on 3 box culverts
  • September 2nd I pulled rocks and did waterbars on the Eustis Trail
  • September 3rd and 4th Neal and I went to Indian Stream to get a GPS reading on that end of Delaware Gap, its a little over 2 miles thru it
  • September 7th I pulled rocks and put in waterbars on teh Eustis Trail
  • September 8th I pulled rocks and put in waterbars on the Brochu Trail and dug a pit to prevent the outlaws from riding in the river
  • September 9th I pulled rocks and put in waterbars on teh Salt Shed Road
  • September 10th I went to the SFT side of Brochu bridge taril and pulled rock adn put in waterbars
  • At this time I need to mention that our trails close at the first Groomable snow with two exceptions.  Alder Stream which includes part of the Sawyer Brook Loop will be closing Sept.15th and the Natanis Trail will be closing October 31
  • September 11th signed and numbered intersections, repaiered broken planks on Pine Trail