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postheadericon OCTOBER 2012 MINUTES

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

10/14/2012

Authors Peter & Nancy Wagner

Presidents Report: Don Plante damp@tds.net

•Meeting was brought to order at ten am commencing with the pledge to the flag.

•Election of Officers:  All officers were unanimously re-elected for the up coming year.
•The terms for the Directors are as follows: Phil Hill 2015, Bruce Marcoux 2013, Peter Manter 2014
•Repairs of 3 bridges: Stratton Brook Bridge Concrete blocks were installed. Our share was 584.00 which we paid to the ATSC because they paid the whole bill. Brochu Bridge was redecked and our cost was 1461.20 which was paid to JL Brochu Coplin Bridge Rangeley paid for the concrete blocks and JL Brochu did the repairs.
•Motion made and carried to make a plaque in appreciation for donation of time and equipment & manpower on repairs of these bridges.
•This is our final meeting for this year and our next meeting will be March 10, 2013 ten a.m. at the Community Bldg.

TREASURER REPORT:   Bob Dennett rdennertt@maine.rr.com

  • All bills are paid.
  • Lot of  work was accomplished.
  • We’ll start next year after the grant comes in with enough money to do the spring work.

TRAILMASTER REPORT:  Richard Smith  dooer@roadrunner.com

•September 11, 12, 13, 14th I spread gravel on the Stratton/Rangeley powerline.
•October 8th We did a ride with WSKI who is doing a video to play this winter on their TV show. There were ten riders and we rode for eight
hours photographing.
•The grant request has been sent in to Augusta.

• The work on the Brochu bridge has begun. A total of ten members from the •Snowmobile and ATV clubs worked on October Saturday 13th and accomplished approximately 2/3 of the job in one day.

Membership Report Ruthann Smith dooer@roadrunner.com

We finished this year with 231 paid members. Our experience at “Eclectic Treasures” these past 3 seasons has proven to be very successful. Our 1st year we made $315.60, the 2nd brought in $327.95 and this year (still not finished) has made $850.95 to date, totaling $1494.50. I want to say thank you to Melody Chase for being so kind to our club by not charging us for the space we occupy at the shop. She has worked very hard in our behalf to make this successful for our club.
In light of our success due to your generosity, I will kindly ask you to remember us when you are cleaning out your attic or changing your styling. Every clean, unbroken item is very much appreciated. Thank you for a wonderful season and we`ll look forward to seeing you all next year.

Year

2010

$ 315.60

2011

$ 327.95

2012

$ 850.95
Total $1,494.50

 

 

postheadericon SEPTEMBER 2012 MINUTES

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

09/08/2012

Authors Peter & Nancy Wagner

Presidents Report: Don Plante damp@tds.net

*A short meeting was called to order.. We welcomed the landowners and club members that were there. We informed the landowners that there wouldn’t be any ATV or Snowmobile clubs without the generosity of letting us have trails on there land. We thanked them for it.
*Thanked our Trailmaster and all the volunteers for the work that was accomplished this past year.
*Congratulations went out to Dick and Ruthann Smith and also Bob and Sally Smith on their wedding anniversary which was yesterday.
*We now have the plates with our decal on it for sale. 30 were ordered and the price id ten dollars each. The club cost was nine dollars. Not many left. Bill was paid for the plates.
*Last month club voted 2000.00 dollars for the purchase of two new tracks for the excavator. These have been ordered and are in with the cost of 846.00 each. The excavator also needs new
pins and bushing on the bucket and new bearings for the idlers. These repairs will be taken care of.
*Another bill was voted on to be paid which is the liability insurance for the club. This is for 550.00 dollars.
*Toy ride this year is Sept.29th. Club voted to give 100.00 dollars towards this event.
*Club hats were given out to the landowners that were present at this outing.
*Next month is our final meeting for this season and this is also election of officers. Anyone interested in one of these positions please contact Don Plante at 246-5946 or Sandy at White Wolf at 246-2922
*Very good turnout for the cookout.

TRAILMASTER REPORT,   dooer@roadrunner.com

*AUGUST 13TH I WENT TO THE WINDMILL TRAIL AND DUG OUT THE MUD TO THE HARDPACK.
*AUGUST 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 I FINISHED HAULING SAND AND FILLING
WATERHOLES AND ROCKS ON THE STRATTON/RANGELEY TRAIL.
*AUGUST 22ND I FINISHED THE GRADING, WALKED THE EXCAVATOR OUT AND PUT IN 2 PITS TO STOP THE TRUCKS.
*AUGUST 26TH NEAL BLANEY AND I WENT TO PLUM CREEK RD. AND FILLED A BIG WASHOUT HOLE IN FRONT OF THE NEXT TO THE LAST BRIDGE.
*AUGUST 29TH I WENT TO THE STRATTON POWERLINE AND DRAINED THE ROCKEY WATERHOLE AND PUT IN 2 PIPES TO KEEP IT DRAINED. I THEN WORKED UP THE TRAIL TO THE WASHOUT AND DITCHED AND WIDENED THE TRAIL.
*AUGUST 30TH TOM LAPOINTE AND I GPS`ED THE WINDMILL, BUTLER BROOK, EAST KENNEBAGO AND THE EUSTIS TRAILS.
*AUGUST 31ST I WENT OUT THE FLAGSTAFF RD. TO WHERE BUTLER BROOK CROSSES, PUT IN DRAINAGE DITCHES, GRADED AND PULLED ROCKS. I THEN WENT TO THE GRAVEL PIT AND GRADED THE APPROACH, PUT IN A SIGNPOST AND RECOVERED THE CULVERT. I THEN WENT TO THE END OF THE LAKE, PULLED DEBRIS OUT OF THE BROOK THEN WALKED UP THE TRAIL FILLING HOLES AND COVERING THE CULVERTS.
*SEPTEMBER 2ND I WENT TO TIM PASS AND PUT IN SIGNPOSTS, SIGNED THEN WENT TO THE END OF THE LAKE AND JACKED UP THE BRIDGE AND PUT IN CENTER SUPPORTS.
*SEPTEMBER 3RD I WENT TO THE END OF THE LAKE, BRUSHED IT OUT, REPAIRED BOX CULVERTS AND CLOSED THE ANTLER HILL ROAD AND TRAIL.
*SEPTEMBER 4TH & 7TH I WENT TO THE END OF THE LAKE BOARDWALK AND REPLACED 5 SECTIONS.

Membership Secretary: Ruthanne Smith dooer@roadrunner.com

*AT THIS TIME WE HAVE 231 PAID MEMBERS.
*OUR DEPOSIT THIS PAST MONTH FROM SALES AT ECLECTIC TREASURES IN STRATTON WAS A HEALTHY $244.35. THIS YEAR TO DATE WE HAVE MADE $732.60 FROM ITEMS DONATED TO THE CLUB FOR SALE. THANK YOU FOR REMEMBERING US WHEN YOU CHANGE OUT YOUR STORAGE AREAS.

Last meeting of the year will be October 14, 2012

postheadericon AUGUST 2012 MINUTES

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

08/12/2012

Authors Peter & Nancy Wagner

 

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

Presidents Report: Don Plante damp@tds.net

  • Dick Smith went to a meeting in Rangeley for all the trail masters with the state representative
  • September 8th Club and Landowner picnic at Cathedral Pines at Site 1 all are welcome at 11:30
  • Sandy will get invitations to landowners for the picnic. The menu will consist of chicken teriyaki, BBQ ribs, hot dogs and hamburgers, beans, soda and coffee
  • No meeting in September, there will be a short one at the picnic
  • The last meeting will be in October.  Election of officers will be held, anyone interested let us know.  Membership secretary is retiring so we need someone to fill in that position
  • Thank you to Peter and Nancy for getting our newsletters typed up for us so fast! The membership thanks you
  • August 25th Club Ride “all are welcome” (rain or shine) leaving from the lot across from the gas station in Stratton at 8AM.  Lunch at the White Wolf.
  • License Plates for club members.  Club can buy any amount and there are no minimum charges or set up fees

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

  • Landowner gifts
  • Moose Loop Ad for 2 years $196.00 passed

Treasurers Report:  Bob Dennett rdennertt@maine.rr.com

  • Motion made and carried to buy tires for the side by side
  • Motion made and carried to reimburse Ruthann for stamps
  • Motion made and carried to appropriate $2000 for the new tracks on the excavator
  • Bob recommended changing/upgrading our map
  • 1. Key for number intersections 2. Color Rte 16 & 27 to give reference points 3. Add other club names for connecting trails

Membership Secretary: Ruthanne Smith dooer@roadrunner.com

  • As of today we have 229 paid members. I`m happy to say that I made a deposit on Friday totaling $414.90 from the sale of donated items out of “Eclectic Treasures” here on Main St. in Stratton. That total comes from the June and July checks. In June I also took in an additional $115 cash from my storage area before items even had a chance to reach the ” Treasure Shop”. So the final total for June and July was $529.90 deposited into our club account. We really appreciate all the items that have been donated and we thank you for your support in this effort. Every clean, unbroken item is another few dollars in the bank. Thank you again!

Trailmaster Report Dick Smith dooer@roadrunner.com

July 8,9, 10 and 12th   I went to Butler Brook and Bradbury Brook, I cleared brush, graded and pulled rocks.

July 13th   I picked up 5 culverts and dropped them off at the Bradbury and Butler trails.

July 15th   I signed July 16th   I graded Bradbury where it parallels K&B Rd. July 17th   I walked the excavator a mile and 1/2 and took out the ragged culvert on the Bradbury, Butler trail. I then went to Butler Brook and fixed where the log culvert is, then went to the K&B parking lot and graded the 2 hills on that trail.

July 18th   I went to the trail at the end of the SFT rd., dressed up the trail and cleared the brook.

July 19th   I went to the top of Bugeye and tried to find enough dirt to fill in between the rocks, no dice.

July 22nd   Neal, Mark, Jeff, Don, Bob Smith and I went to mile 7 on the Airport rd and breached the beaver dam that washed out the road. With permission from the Game Warden, we put in pipes to keep the water level down.

July 23rd   I went out to the Boneyard and graded and pulled rocks. July 24th   I went to the Flagstaff rd. and replaced the bridge on the trail that parallels it.

July 25th   I finished nailing the bridge and cleaned up the debris. July29th   I took the excavator out to the top part of the Butler Brook trail and put in waterbars and graded. July 30th   I went to the other side of the Tim Pond rd. and graded and widened that part of the Tim Pass Loop.

July 31st   I took the quad and checked our end of the Carrabassett trail. It is still rough, some like it that way! August 2nd   I took the excavator and put in waterbars and filled holes on the Bradbury Brook trail.

August 3rd   I took the quad and the brush saw and went to the top part of the Butler Brook trail and brushed out the alders where it was tight. I then went to Alder Stream (Sawyer Brook Loop) put in a sign post then went to Tim Pass and put in another.

August 4th   I took the excavator to the Stratton trail and graded. August 7th & 8th   I took the excavator to the Windmill trail and started and finished grading the mud section.

August 9th & 10th   I went to the Antler Hill end of the Windmill trail and put in 2 pits to keep the trucks out and graded the trail. On my way out I fixed the washout on the Antler Hill Rd.