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postheadericon Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting-8/7/2010

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting 8/07/2010

August 8th,2010 Authors Peter & Nancy  Wagner

A very informal meeting was held in the parking lot at the Pines prior to the ATV’s ride to Rangeley. 25 members present

1.) Presidents Report:  Don Plant

  • The Tim Pond Ride can either be on Sept. 11 or 25th.  Lunch is $12.00 Dinner 20.00  Looking for feedback from members
  • ? Do we need another canopy.  Motion made  and carried to buy another canopy for functions
  • We have 1/2 million dollar insurance coverage.  Nothing for speed events
  • September 18th is the landowners & members get together, site#2 on Eustis Ridge Road
  • Meeting on August 17th  High Peaks Alliance in Kingfield at the Herbert Hotel at 7PM
  • August 8th  Roxbury Best Management Practice Workshop 8-12
  • Stratton Rec Program is looking for donations for kids to go whitewater rafting. Cost $30.00  for overnight stay, rafting and pizza party.  A motion was made and carried to give the Rec Dept $250.00

2.)  Vice President:  Sandi Isgro    Absent

3.)  Treasurers Report:  Bob Dennett   Nothing to report

4.) Membership Secretary:  Ruthanne Smith

  • As of today our paid membership stands at 231.  I have to thank everyone that has donated items for our “Eclectic Treasures”.  I have held in reserve $40.00 cash that I will continue to search for items to purchase for resale.  Total profit for July is $216.40.  We will be continuing our sales efforts until mid October.  Remember, if you have any new or gently used items just drop them off at the White Wolf and I will pick them up to be sold.  Many thanks!!

5.) Trail Master Report:  Dick Smith

  • July 11th Ray, Pete, Phil and Jeff did signing on the Natanis trail.  Ruthann and I staked the Jeep stoppers on the Eustis trail and the Tim Pass Loop
  • July 13th I picked up 5 telephone poles and delivered them to Barnard Pond Rd
  • July14th I put the poles in place, 10 of them across the meadows and spread the cross members
  • July 15th I picked up a lift of lumber from Stratton and started planking the boardwalk at Barnard
  • July 16th I finished the planking of the boardwalk and graded part of the trail
  • July 19th I re-signd the Bridge Road, East Branch Rd. and End of the Lake.  Checked Bradbury Brook, it’s ok to  clear trail thru the slash
  • July 20th I graded the Tim Pond Road end and Sawyer Brook, and widened the corners of the bridge
  • July 21 and 22 I cleared a trail thru the slash on the bradbury Brook Loop.  The trail is now open
  • July 23 and 24 I graded the logging cut on the Tim Pass Loop
  • August 2nd I put in a culvert in the Tim Pass Logging cut and graded the entrance trail to Alder Stream
  • August 3rd I graded the short trail between the King and Bartlett Rd and Flagstaff Rd
  • August 4th I went to Jays pit and drained the water holes and graded and pulled rocks on the Eustis Trail
  • August 5th I went to the boneyard on the Stratton Trail and cleared rocks and graded
  • August 6th Don and I spread gravel on the Pines Trail

Web Advisor Peter Wagner:

  • Please continue to send any photos or info you would like added to the site

The Ride to Rangeley was a great success!!! There was 25 members in attendance.  85 miles of fun!! Great  food at the Parkside Main in Rangeley

Next meeting September 12th

postheadericon Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting-7/11/2010

July 11, 2010  Authors Peter & Nancy Wagner

1.) Meeting brought to order at 10AM by President Don Plante.  The meeting started with the Pledge of  Alligiance.  27 members in attendance.

2.) Presidents Report:  Don Plante

  • Family Fun Days –  Special thanks to the members that maned the club booths, Nancy and Ray Charest , Edie and Peter Manter, Phil Hill,   Jeff and Linda Bureau.
  • Thanks to Dick and Ruthanne for making our costumes.  We won a trophy for “Favorite” display and it is displayed at the White Wolf Inn.  Thanks to everyone for making the day a huge success.
  • Robin Cottle of Stratton won the Lobster Raffle.  Congratulations!!
  • There will be a meeting of the High Peaks Alliance and the area ATV clubs at the White Wolf on July 14th at 7PM  to discuss a connecting trail between the clubs and towns.
  • August 4th will be the kids ride.  We need 12-14 ATV’s with queen seats to be here to take the kids out on the ride.  Helmets are required.  Contact Don if you are available.
  • Motion made and carried to give the town of Eustis $50.00 for ink and paper used for newsletters
  • Discussion about a club ride.  Motion made to ride to Rangeley on August 7th.  The ride will leave from Pines Parking Lot Rain or Shine at 9 AM.  The next meeting will take place before or during the ride .  Restaurant for lunch to be announced.  (Most probably Parkside & Main)
  • On Saturday September 18 at Cathedral Pines Campground Site#2 there will be a Club Picnic and Landowner Appreciation Celebration.  All club member and landowners are invited.

3.) Vice Presidents Report:  Sandi Isgro

  • We have quotes on Liability Insurance from Cole Harrison Agency.  Membership made a motion & carried it to allow the board to make a decision this week.
  • Riders from PA thanked us for our work on the trails and allowing them to ride.

4.) Membership Secretary:  Ruthanne Smith

  • As of today our paid membership stands at 224.  Once again I want to thank everyone that has donated items for our “Eclectic Treasures” trail fundraiser.  I will remind everyone that this sale will continue thru October, any and all gently used or new items donated for sale will be very much appreciated.  You may drop off  items at the White Wolf and I will pick them up to be sold.

Treasures Report:  Bob Dennett

  • We have paid all bills up to date
  • Fund raisers and donations are welcome

5.) TrailmastersReport:  Dick Smith

  • June 15th Neal and I finished clearing the connector between Sawyer Brook Road and Black Mountain Road, a waste of time as they are now logging that section.
  • June 16th and 17th I took the excavator to Big Sag Road and put in 4 culverts and burried 11 more.
  • I replanked the big trailer and rewelded the fenders.
  • June 20th Don and I went to the ATV Maine meeting in Mexico.
  • June 24th and 25th I picked up a bunch of 8×8’s,  6×8’s, and 12×12 beams, 35 in all, delivered some of them to Tim Pass Bridge site.  I replaced decking and 2 beams on the Truck Bridge on Big Sag Road.
  • June 28th Neal, Jeff, Don and I signed the Tim Pass Loop
  • June 29h, 30th and 31st I graded and put in waterbars at Tim Pass.
  • July 1st I repaired the “optional” boardwalk on the Stratton Trail.  Someone had driven off  the side and broke it up getting their quad back on it.  Don repaired broken planks on the Pines Trail.
  • July 2nd I built a bridge at the base of Tim Pass.
  • July 7th I went to both ends of Tim Pass and put in Jeep stoppers.
  • July 8th and 9th I cleared the Tim Pass Trail of brush.
  • July 10th I signed Plum Creek Road.

The meeting adjourned at 11:30.


postheadericon Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting-06/13/2010

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting 6/13/2010

April 14th, 2010 Author Nancy Wagner

1.)  Meeting brought to order at 10Am with the Pledge of Allegiance  by President Don Plante, 27 members present.

2.) Presidents Report:  Don Plante

  • The club received a thank you letter from Melody Chase,  president of FABA for our donation to Family Fun Days
  • Family Fun Day parade is June 26th.  The parade starts at 11AM, lineup will be at 10AM at the CMP building.  The theme this year will be ” God Bless America”.  Lets all show our spirit and decorate for the occasion. 
  • The raffle for the lobsters will be drawn that day.
  • The date of the ride for the kids from the Summer Rec Program will be Wednesday August 4th, rain or shine.  Show up at 8:30 for the 9AM departure from the Pines parking lot in Eustis.  They will get back to the club as to how many will participate.
  • The date for the next ATV Maine meeting is June 19th.  The location has been changed to the Masonic Lodge at Mexico.  Don, Dick and Bob will attend that meeting to discuss a 3 day permit for non resident riders.
  • Jon Roebuck from Life Flight did a very informative presentation.  It was noted that in 2005 there was close to a call a week for Life Flight.  After the meeting Dick and Neal planned on taking J.R. on a tour to 2 of the 4 landing sites that we have established.

3.) Vice President Sandra Isgro not in attendance

4.) Bob Dennett not in attendance

5.)Membership report Ruthann Smith

  • At this time we have 211 paid members
  • I would like to thank everyone that donated items for our space at the Eclectic Treasures.  I’m happy to report that to date we have made $177.05 toward our trail fund.  I also want to mention that our time at “ET” is a continuing project.  We will be there until the end of October, so we are still  looking for your donation of items to be sold.  If you have a gently used or new item to donate we would greatly appreciate your leaving it at the White Wolf for pick up.
  • Our last purchase of lumber showed an increase in cost. Things are starting to go up – not good news!!
  • Peter Wagner our new Web Advisor is doing a great job.  I think we can all agree that the site is looking great. People from away are checking it out and making inquiries.  Peter is very happy to respond and give them all the information they are looking for.  Thank you Peter, we really appreciate the time you give to our club.

6.) Trailmasters Report Dick Smith

  • After the last meeting Neal and I picked up the telephone pole that was donated to the club, put up a signpost at the End of Lake Loop.  Don checked and cleared the Carrabassett Trail.  I took  the excavator to the End of the Lake and ditched, drained and graded the trail.  I went to Sawyer Brook Loop (Alder Stream end) and ditched and graded the trail.  Neal and Jeff checked and cleared Antler Hill, Bradbury Brook (which we had to close because of Logging,) and the Stratton trail.  I ditched and graded down to the boardwalk on the Stratton Trail.
  • May 22nd Neal, Jeff,Birch, Mike Lee, Bob and I stared to rebuild the boardwalk
  • May23rd Neal, Jeff, Bob and I finished up the boardwalk
  • May 25th I opened the North Branch Bridge and cleared the trail into Hershals Gulch
  • May 26th I met with the Wagner forester and rode Tim Pass Black Mountain Trail.(a proposed new loop)
  • May 27th I met with Brian Mulligan the state trail coordintor, rode out to Tim Pass and he made recommendations on waterbars and a bridge.  I picked up 1/2 lift of lumber, Neal, Mark and I cleared and signed Sawyer Brook Loop.  Neal, Mark, Don and I repaired the boardwalk on Sawyer brook. (an uprooted tree picked it up and broke it)
  • May 30th Neal, Mark and I signed, hauled lumber and cut cribbing for boardwalks on the powerline.  Ray, Pete, Jeff and Phil cleared the Natanis Trail
  • May 31st Neal, Mark and I did sign work  and rode the Butler Brook Loop
  • June 3rd John, Neal, Gap and I of the Carrabassett Club worked on boardwalks on the powerline, we finished them on the 5th.  I delivered 2 more telephone poles to the Barnard Meadow, picked up 2 culverts from End of the Lake for Tim Pass
  • June 8th I took the excavator to the Bugeye boardwalk and cleared rocks and reshimmed.  I took the quad and cleaned up the old lumber from the boardwalk on the Stratton Trail and took it to the dump
  • June 11th  The Wagner forester called an said we could have Black Mountain Tim Pass Loop.  I took the brush saw and started clearing the trail.
  • June 11th took the excavator to the Black Mountain Road and fixed two culverts and started grading the trail.
  • June 12 Neal and I went to the end of Sawyer Brook Road and put in a box culvert.   Neal cleared with brush saw and I graded the trail.

Meeting adjourned

Next meeting July 11