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postheadericon OCTOBER MINUTES

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

10/12/2014         20  guest and members were present

Meeting was brought to order at 10 a.m. by President Don Plante with the pledge of allegiance.

Presidents Report: Don Plante damp@tds.net

Welcome

  • Don welcomed all to our final meeting of the season. He thanked our trail master Joe Marcoux and his crew for all the work that was accomplished on our trail system  We had a slow start due to equipment repairs but once trail work started all went as planned.
  • Thanks also to our treasurer/membership person Elaine Marcoux for her work as well. She got allot of new Business added to the club.
  • The land owners and members get together went off real well, due to all of you that made and brought food.  A huge thanks to Sandi Isgro and the White Wolf for all they do for the club.  Plaques were given out to all the land owners to show our appreciation for the use of their land that our trails encompass.
  • The Moose Loop got a lot of attention this year.  Don received lots of out of state calls and emails from people wanting to ride here.
  • Videos of visitors riding our trails are up on the web site – take a virtual ride!
  • Please make sure to check area clubs for trail closings.  As usual our trails will be open until the first groomable snow.  This is state law unless the land owner request that we close them.
  • Motion was made and seconded to donate $200 to the Stratton PTC.  Next year’s donations will change to the PTC and summer Rec program.
  • Correspondence was read from Pine Tree Society, Holiday Cards, Stratton School PTC, ATV Maine Liability Insurance.
  • We want to thank Peter Manter for all his years as a Board of Directors he is stepping down. Lee       Morin will be replacing   Peter.
  •  We are also thanking Peter Wagner website advisor for keeping our website going strong, he is resigning this year.

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

  •  Moose Loop is still looking for someone to sigh the loop. The person will be paid for their time, gas and food.  Please contact Sandi Isgro if you are interested.

Trail Master Report :  Joe Marcoux   erm@myfairpoint.net

  •  Sept. 22 – Elaine and I worked the on the Tim Pass Loop.
  •  Sept. 26 – Carl and I moved rocks on the Tim Pass Loop and Rocky Hill
  •  Sept. 27 – Carl and I did signage and checked trails.
  •  Sept. 28 – Jeff M. Carl and I cut trees on the Lake Loop and check trails.
  •  Oct. 9 – I checked a request on a broken bridge off Rt. 27 Carrabassett Trail.
  •  Oct. 10 – I repaired the bridge on the Carrabassett Trail
  •  Oct. 11 – Jeff, Mark M, Elaine and I cut trees and checked the Big Eye Trail.
  •  Next year we will need to build a new Stratton Bridge off Rt. 16.  The snowmobile club will also help with this bridge.
  • Fix the bridge that is part of the boardwalk in the pines.
  • Will need volunteers on brushings some of the trails as some of them are getting closed in.
  • Fix rocky trail toward rt.27 on the Carrabassett Trail
  • Work on the Power line trail in Stratton.

 

 

 

Treasurer & Membership Report: Elaine Marcoux  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • We did very well this year.  Last year the club ended with 145 members and this year we have 149.  Thank you so much members.  Last year I was sending over 70 newsletters and this year only 47.  Thanks to members going on line and getting email newsletters.  It certainly helps with cutting the postage cost.  Thanks to all that have donated stamps and money for stamps.
  •  We also appreciated all the support for your extra donations in the sum of $600.  We have awesome businesses and members supporting this club this year.  Thank you and have a safe winter and see you all in the spring.
  • All bills have been paid and the treasury is in good shape.The club will be placing another order on the our clothes line. If anyone would like to order any of our clothes please call Elaine 207-229-2055 or email her before Dec 15th. You can go on our Website and check out our clothes line after Nov 15th.

 

Election of Officers

  • ·         Don Plante – President
  • ·         Sandi Isgro – Vice President
  • ·         Treasurer/Membership – Elaine Marcoux
  • ·         Trailmaster – Joe Marcoux

postheadericon SEPTEMBER MINUTES

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

09/13/2014         62  members and guest were present and  7 landowners

Meeting was brought to order by President Don Plante  at Cathedral Pines Camp Ground Landowner’s Picnic

Presidents Report: Don Plante damp@tds.net

Welcome-

  • Welcomed all landowners and members.  As always we appreciate what everyone one does for the club and our area.  Without you we wouldn’t have the trail system that we have.  You are the backbone of this recreational sport.  The club will always be at your disposal when needed.  Thank you
  • Toy Ride September 27 in Farmington. The ride is leaving the Whistle Stop at 10 am.
  • Roxbury Ride is October 4
  • Mt. Washington Weekend is September 21.  You can purchase tickets on the day of event at Mt. Washington Auto Road.  Drivers cost is $35 and passengers cost is $10.  For more information, you may contact NHATVcom

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

  • Moose Loop is looking for someone to be a liason between all 7 clubs.  The need to be able to ride the loop several times during the season. Also put up signs and contact club trail masters and presidents to report problems.  Please contact Sandi if interested at 246-2922.
  • We have had a lot of riders riding the Moose Loop and enjoying our area.  All maps were sold.  The Moose Loop website had over 5000 visitors.  A great season and I thank you all.
  • We will be taking orders on our new clothes line at our last meeting on October 12.
  • We are looking for someone to become our Secretary for the club.  Please contact Don Plante and elections will be held in October.
  • Winner of the club Raffle is Joyce Hamilton.

Treasurer & Membership Report: Elaine Marcoux  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • We got $140 from map sales and $60 from membership dues.
  • We paid our ATV Maine Insurance for $550.
  • Sent our donation in on the Natanis Ride for the Kid’s benefit ride.
  • We are doing fine for this time of the year.
  • We have 18 new members so far this year.  We have 15 old 2012 members that have rejoined.  Thank you 2012 members and 30 members that have not rejoined at this time.
  • We have 31 business members.  We have 6 new members and 4 that have not renewed.
  • Last year at this time we had 144 members and now we have 148 this year.  Thank you members.
  • Thank you to all the ATV members that made the Landowner’s Picnic a wonderful day.

Trail Master Report :  Joe Marcoux   erm@myfairpoint.net

  • The excavator repair bill was only $350 instead of $1300 plus.
  • Sawyer Brook and Tea Pond Trails are now closed per Landowners.
  • Aug. 22 – Bob, Carl, Don and I built a new bridge on the trail to Carrabassett Trail to Rt. 27.
  • Aug. 30 – Carl and I picked up all the old lumber and brought it to the Transfer Station.
  • Sept. 1 –  Don and I repaired the bridge in Stratton by Rt. 16.
  • Sept. 12 – Carl and I fixed a hole on the Butler Brook Trail.

postheadericon AUGUST MINUTES

Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting

08/10/2014         21  members and guest were present

Meeting was brought to order by President Don Plante with the pledge of allegiance at Tim Pond Camps.

Presidents Report: Don Plante damp@tds.net

Welcome-

  • Ride to Tim Pond had the largest turnout ever.  Everyone had a good time/  Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible.
  • Club ride to Moose Alley in Rangeley is August 23.  Please call Don Plante at 246-5946 by August 18 to reserve your spot.  The club will meet at the Eustis parking loat and leaving at 8:30 sharp.
  • The benefit ride from Natanis to Trails End had 13 riders this year. They raised over $200 for Tasha Adams.
  • The September meeting will be during the Landowner and Club Member picnic on September 13 and not on Sunday the 14th.
  • A motion was made and carried to present the land owners a gift in appreciation of the support.
  • Thank you from Dick and Ruthann Smith for their gift of appreciation from the club.
  • Kenny Targett donated work and an axle frame to the club.  We are deeply grateful for the gift.
  • Insurance from ATV Maine bill was paid.
  • If you would like to be an officer or director next year please contact Don Plante at 246-5946.
  • We will be contracting for gravel to fill trail behind Cathedral Pines.
  • Motion made and carried to transfer $3500 to the trail account.

Treasurer & Membership Report: Elaine Marcoux  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • We have 5 new members this month.  We have a total of 144 members so far last year at this time we had 137 members.  We are sending out 46 newsletters.
  • We are doing O.K. for what we have had for expenses  The excavator has been our biggest expense so far.
  • Over $200 has been deposited from map sales.
  • New memberships has brought in $230.
  • Donations have contributed over $550 so far from members.
  • July raffle was won by Marianne Plante and donated back to the club.  Thank you Marianne. The August raffle was won by Edith Mantor.

Trail Master Report :  Joe Marcoux   erm@myfairpoint.net

  • The Carrabassett Trail will be worked on next.
  • The Sawyer Brook Trail will be closed on September 1.
  • Excavator needs a part.  Motion made and carried to order repair part.
  • July 18 – Dick, Bob and I worked on all the material and got it out to the bridge for work.
  • July 19 = Bob, Carl, Joe Gallant, Dom Joyce, and Jeff Hamilton and I worked and rebuilt a new bridge on the Split Rock Trail.
  • July 26 – Carl, Elaine and I worked on the Stratton Trail and checked out the bridge and boardwalk on the Carrabassett Trail.
  • July 27 – Elaine and I did signage on Lake Loop and Bradbury Brook Trails.
  • August 1 – Carl and I repaired the bridge on the Carrabassett Trail.
  • August 8 – Don, Carl and I brought materials and poles to Plum Creek Rd. to get ready to build a bridge.  Also repaired boardwalk bridge. in the Pines.