Archive for the ‘2013 Club Meetings’ Category

postheadericon OCTOBER 2013 MINUTES

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

10/13/2013 28 members were present

Meeting was brought to order at 10 am by President Don Plante.

Presidents Report: Don Plante

  • The club thanked Elaine and Joe Marcoux on the increase in business sponsors.  Club also thanked the membership for making the club that we have.  The landowners were also thanked because without them there would not be a club or area to ride.
  • Expensive repairs were made to equipment this year.  The club side by side was $2075.00.  The excavator has two separate leaks and members voted to have this looked at and get an estimate.  This will be done at Haggan’s in Farmington.
  • Members voted to give the toy ride $100 as we have done in previous years. Also voted was $100 donation for the annual Holiday Fair at the Stratton School.
  • I talked to the president and trail master of the Arnold Trail Snowmobile Club and things are ready to begin on the North Branch Bridge.  The club will pay for half of the cost of the I-Beam.  The cost of the two I-Beams, 16 feet long is $6,800 and the club approved and voted to pay $3,400.  Per the wishes of the club, this will be the total amount the club will give the ATSC for repairs of the bridge.  A check will be made as soon as an invoice is received.
  • Elections of officers was conducted.  The following persons were elected.  Re-elected Don Plante, President, Sandy Isgo, Vice President, Richard Smith, Trail Master, Elaine Marcoux, Membership and Newly elected Treasurer.
  • Meeting Dates were set for the 2014 monthly meetings as follows:  March 9, April 13, May 18, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12.  All meetings will be held at the Community Building at 10 am.
  • It was also voted to send a thank you to Mike and Julie Fergerson of Rev-it-up in Rangeley on the work of trails and working with the surrounding clubs.
  • The club also thanked Peter and Nancy Wagner for taking care of the Website and Facebook page for posting minutes, special announcements .and information.  I have talked to Peter and he has accepted to be the advisor for another year.

Trailmaster Report:  Richard Smith

  • Sept 9th & 12th   I talked with Plum Creek and Trans Canada on access for a new trail. The Alder Stream situation has made it necessary to
    look in another direction.
  • Sept 14th & 15th   I walked AFM and Wagner land looking for possibilities.
  • Sept 15th & 22nd   I put 2 signposts back into the ground, ditched and put in waterbars on the Tea Pond Trail.
  • Sept 25th   I went to the Flagstaff Rd and drained and filled holes.
  • Sept 26th   I finished filling holes on Flagstaff Rd. and went to Butler Brook and worked on ditches.
  • Oct 1st   I went to the gravel pit at the end of our trail into Stratton and cleaned up the broken bottles, cans, tires and rubbish. This is
    the reason that AFM put the gate at the beginning of the road. ( This part of the road is not even part of our trail, it just seemed like the right thing to do.)
  • Oct 3rd   I went to the End Of The Lake Trail, hauled in planking, fixed a few holes, repaired a box culvert and put planks over ditches.
  • Oct 4th   I went back to the End Of The Lake and rebuilt the bridge, and filled holes.
  • Oct 11th   I hauled planking in to rebuild the big culvert at End Of The Lake Trail.

Membership Report:  Elaine Marcoux

  • The total membership for 2013 was 29 businesses and 116 members bringing us to a total of 145 members.
  • Newsletters for next year will only be mailed to members that don’t have computers as the cost of stamps will be going up again.
  • We will be placing and order for ATV clothing by December 1, 2013.  We have hats, vest, pocket t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and nylon windbreakers, pullover w/hood and pouch and full zippered hooded sweatshirts.  If anyone would like any items please call me at 207-229-2055 or email me at before November 15, 2013.
  • I want to thank you all for your support in allowing me this year of learning the membership representative position.  I have enjoyed it a lot and will continue to work hard again next year.
  • Thank you and have a safe and great winter.  See you all in the spring of 2014.

postheadericon SEPTEMBER 2013 MINUTES

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

09/07/2013  75 members and land owners present

Meeting was brought to order by President Don Plante.

Our September meeting was held at Cathedral Pines Campground during the Land owner and members picnic.

Presidents Report: Don Plante

  • A get together for land owners and club members which was located on Site #1 off Eustis Ridge Rd was enjoyed by all.  I want to thank all the members that helped to put this event together by helping to set up and furnish the food, there was plenty to eat.
  • The club members thanked the land owners for allowing trail access to their property.  They were told that without their support there wouldn’t be a trail system like we have.
  • We are very sad to learn about Mike and Julie Ferguson resigning as president and vice president of the Rangeley ATV Club.  Both were very dedicated to the sport.
  • The next meeting will be October 13 at the Community Building at 10 am.  This will be our last meeting of the year and it’s also election of officers.  Anyone interested in running for one of these positions please submit your name and position wanted to Don Plante at 246-5946 or email at
  • One of the agenda items for the next meeting is buying more hats and shirts.  Color is also on the topics.
  • On the bridge across the North Branch, the only information that we have is that the I-beams are being fabricated and should be ready sometime this month.  More information will be presented as I get it.
  • From our membership person, Elaine Marcoux, we have 144 members.  She has also revised our membership form for next season.
  • The club welcomed game warden Scott Stevens for being present and his comments commending ATVers in our area.

Trailmaster Report:  Richard Smith

  • August 14th   I went to Barnard pond and replaced the bridge.
  • August 15th   I picked up planking on the Pines trail and cut cribbing for the Tea Pond trail.
  • August 16th   Ruthann and I brushed out the Bradbury Brook trail.
  • August 18, 19 and 20th   I took a telephone pole out to the culvert on Butler Brook and ditched and filled ruts.
  • August 21st   Don and Joe picked up and stacked the lift of lumber.
  • August 25th   Don, Joe and I put in 2 box culverts on Butler Brook.
  • August 27, 28 and 29th I did 5 sections of boardwalk on the Tea Pond trail.
  • August 30 and 31st   I finished the boardwalk and planking the bridge on the Tea Pond trail.
  • September 2nd   I took down all the signs on the Billion Pines land in the Nash Stream area. That area is now closed except for the main trail to Rangeley.

Final meeting for the year October 13, 2013

postheadericon AUGUST 2013 MINUTES

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

08/10/2013 approximately 40 members present

Meeting was brought to order by President Don Plante

A impromptu meeting was held at the Tim Pond Camps before lunch for our August meeting.  Our meeting minutes follow:

  • Thank you to all for participating on our club ride to Tim Pond Camps  Approximately 46 people attended and had a wonderful lunch as usual.
  • Motion was made and passed to write a letter of support for the application for TIF funds requested by FABA.
  • Letter has been written and signed by the officers of the club stating that we are going into partnership with the ATSC on repair of the bridge crossing the North Branch River.  This is the ATV trail that goes to Natantis Campground and the ATSC trail that runs to the border.  This letter will be added to the grant for TIF funds that is being submitted by the snowmobile club.
  • Motion was made and passed to pay bill to ATV Maine for liability insurance on the club.
  • Motion was made and passed to transfer $1000.00 to the trail fund account
  • September 7th is the land owners and club picnic.  It will be held on Site #1 at Cathedral Pines Campground.  The site is located on Eustis Ridge Rd on the right hand side.  We will have hot dogs, chicken and spare ribs along with salads and desserts.  Lunch will be served around noon.
  • As of this meeting we have a total of 137 members.

Trail Report

  • July 14th   Lee, Ray and Nancy worked on filling washouts on the Natanis trail.
  • July 17th   I went up to Natanis and started ditching, draining and pulling rocks.
  • July 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st   Lee, Ray and I worked on filling washouts, ditching, putting waterbars and pulling rocks on the Natanis
  • July 25th   The Plum Creek Forester asked me to fix washouts and put in waterbars on the End of the Lake trail.
  • July 26th   I went to the Tea Pond trail and did 2 sections of boardwalk. I got a $100 donation for the club from Mike Wilson and family for assisting them on the trail.
  • July 27th   I worked on 1/2 of the Split Rock trail pulling rocks and draining.
  • July 28th   I went back to the Split Rock trail and redid waterbars and ditches.
  • July 29th and 31st  I graded and pulled rocks, put in 2 ditches and refreshed waterbars on the Eustis trail.
  • August 1st   I went to the dump road, filled holes and pulled rocks.
  • August 2nd and 3rd   I spread gravel on the Stratton powerline.
  • August 4th   I went to the Tim Pond end of the Split Rock trail and ditched, pulled rocks and put in waterbars.
  • August 6th   I put in a culvert on the Stratton powerline and Lee brushed on the Natanis trail.