postheadericon Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting Minutes – July 9, 2017

Meeting was brought to order at 10:00 a.m. By President Edie Dunlap with the pledge of allegiance.

Presidents Report: Edie Dunlap, breezy1@tdstelme.net

  • We have been approved for municipal grant that we applied for from the state. Our submitted grant was for $30,155.84 and we will receive 70% of that amount – $21,105.00 as long as we complete the work that we put the grant in for.
  • Club ride to Tim Pond will be Saturday July 15; we have over 45 signed up to go rain or shine. All meet at the Eustis Parking by 8:45.  We will leave at 9:00a.m.
  • Club ride to Rangeley Red Onion will be Aug 19th. Choice of 5 lunches. Price is $14.00 = 12.00 for food and 2.00 for tip.  This ride is about 2 ½ to 3 hours out and back, plus about 1 ½ at Red Onion.  Count on about 8 hours.   This is a rain or shine ride and you may drive by vehicle.  Please call Edie Dunlap at 643-2920 before August 12th.
  • Still thinking of a foliage ride in September and asking members for suggestions.
  • We have a request from the Mason’s for the Bikes for Books. Motion carried for $200.00
  • New trail on Perry Rd went to the selectman’s meeting June 20th with info for a possible new trail around the landowner that had closed his trail to ATV’s… Wanted to keep the distance from the cemeteries as far as possible to help eliminate some of the noise of wheelers. The presentation was agreed from the selectman as we got our new trail. It was worked by trail master and volunteers and opened June 27th.
  • Paperwork from CMP for trail use license will sign and return.

Vice Presidents Report: Sandi Isgro, sandi.whitewolf@gmail.com

  • Moose trail is open, new Maps are out.
  • Saddleback Mt has been purchased. We hope to have a connection for ATV’s and Snowmobiles.

 Treasurer Report: Elaine Marcoux, erm@myfairpoint.net

  • We have spent this month from Trail Fund $1,044.79, for half load of lumber $646.00, Screw (300) $ 398.79. BAL on fund is $318.47.   From checking acct we have spent, $2,911.57,   ATV Me dues $260.00, Regis for two ATV’s $68.00, Stratton Rec. Ice Rink Fund $200.00, Trail Fund $2,000.00,
  • The deposits were $1,608.00,   $827.00 Family Fun Day.   $85.00 donations, Clothes $20.00, Memberships $676.00.
  • The Family Fun Day was a good one again this year.  We sold all the Lobster Raffle tickets $750.00,   Fried dough and French fries, $345.00, Strawberry shortcake/water  $ 196.00,   Membership $ 120.00,  Clothes $ 81.00,   50 / 50 Raffle $35.00,   Maps $8.00,   Total was $1535.00   for this year.  The Lobster raffle had been deposited each month making our total $750…  Last year was $1567.00,    $32.00 difference. Still did an awesome year for our only fund raiser. Great job to all the volunteers and donations.  Thanks!!
  • Our sponsors/businesses have bought and sold over 300 maps from us bringing our total to $1,200.00 so far. A Hugh Thanks goes out to Boss Power Eq., Cathedral Pines, Chamber of Commerce, Flagstaff General, Frechette’s, Lakeside Store, Pines Market, and Rev It up Sports, Spillover, Tea Pond and White Wolf.   
  • 50/50 Raffle was won by Dale Dunlap $12.00 he gave it back to the Club Thank You Dale.

Membership Report: Elaine Marcoux, erm@myfairpoint.net

  • We are doing well this season we are up to 160 members so far.
  • Last year we had 165 members.   We are sending out 46 news letters to members.
  • As of now we are in need of a Secretary for the club, this position is a lot of fun and great members to speak with and hang out with.  If interested please call Elaine Marcoux 207 229 2055, or Edie Dunlap 207 643 2920?

Trail Master Report: Joe Marcoux, erm@myfairpoint.net

You will all notice that the State of Maine has put up the new state signs.  No UTV’s over 60” aloud.  The State has put these signs up not the club.  If we don’t follow the law we will lose more trails.     

  • June 22 – Joe, Carl and Joe G.  Worked on over laying the bridge on Lake Loop.
  • June 26 – Joe and Carl made a bypass trail around a landowners trail that is closed now that is on the towns of Eustis land off the Perry Rd.
  • June 26 – Joe and Carl repaired and made drainage on the Lake Loop. Shane put up new signs.
  • June 27 – Joe and Carl did drainage on the Natanis trail, Shane did signage
  • June 28 – Joe, Carl and Joe G.  Repaired a boardwalk on the Natanis trail.
  • June 29 – Joe and Carl, drained water holes on Natanis trail, and removed close signs to open Quill Hill trails.
  • June 30 – Joe and Lee repaired culverts and worked on drainage on the Natanis trails.
  • July 7 – Joe did signage Eustis around Perry Rd.
  • July 8 – Joe did signage in the gravely pit and cut a tree on new trail.
  • All members are encouraged to take pictures of anyone on ATV’s destroying our trails or breaking the rules and send the picture to the warden service at scott.m.stevens@maine.gov  or call 1-800-452-4664.

Next month meeting is Sunday August 13th, at the Community Hall in Stratton at 10:00 a.m. Please join us.

postheadericon Butler Brook Partial Trail Closure

MONDAY, JUNE 26th to FRIDAY, JUNE 30th 

A portion of Butler Brook Trail

will be closed for a bridge repair per request from landowner.

postheadericon Flagstaff Area ATV Club Meeting Minutes – June 11, 2017

25 guest and members were present. Meeting was brought to order at 10:00a.m. By Vice President Sandi Isgro with the pledge of allegiance.

 

     Presidents Report:  Edie Dunlap,  breezy1@tdstelme.net

  • No Report

     Treasurer Report:  Elaine Marcoux,  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • No word on our Grant as of yet from the State.
  • We have paid out $715.75 ATV Me 490.00 dues, Sugarloaf Marathon 100.00, Bought 100 maps 68.58; Trail masters (gas) 125.75.
  • We deposited $1,475.00, membership 870.00, donation 25.00, postage 60 stamps and 355.00 from the lobster raffle.  We still 45.00 to sell out of the 750.00, maps 390.00 sold another 120, and we are under a hundred now so we brought another 100 maps this week.    
  • As of today we are doing o.k. as we start working our trails.
  • 50/50 Raffle was won by Don Plante $12.00 he gave it back to the Club Thank You Don.

Membership Report: Elaine Marcoux,  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • We are doing well so far this year we have 146 members, last year at the time 146.  We got two new Businesses from Rangeley and Berwick.
  • As of now we are in need of a Secretary for the club, this position is a lot of fun and great members to speak with and hang out with.  If interested and just need it explained to what is required please call Elaine Marcoux 207 229 2055, or Edie Dunlap 207 643 2920?
  • Club ride to Tim Pond Camps will be July 15 Saturday rain or shine the food will be with or without cheese on burgers, hot dogs, potatoes salad and chips, cake, ice tea, lemonade, coffee, and water, platters of tomatoes, onion etc.   We have to have head count by July 8th if you would like to go please call Edie Dunlap at 643-2920 Cost is $12.00 p.p. and $2.00 tip p.p.  When we collect your money for the meal you will be giving a ticket for your meal and tip. We will collect on the trail when we stop for a break. The club will leave at 9:00 a.m SHARP from Eustis ATV Parking lot.
  • Club ride to Red Onion Restaurant in Rangeley will be Aug 19th rain or shine the food that you can pick from is one of 5 lunches, Really Good Burger with fries, Grilled Chicken sandwich with fries, Turkey Ranch Wrap with fries, Pastrami Rueben with fries or Small one  topping pizza. Plus your choice of soda, ice tea, coffee, lemonade and water, homemade choc chip cookie $12.00 p.p. and $2.00 tip p.p.  If anyone is interesting in going we will need head count before Aug 13th  please call Edie Dunlap at 643-2920 if you call make sure you say which one of the rides you are going on and remember if you cancel please call back to cancel. We will post this again in next month newsletter for the final head count.
  • Family Fun Day is June 24th Saturday theme is Pirates of Flagstaff. Any help from members would be appreciated this is our only and biggest fund raiser of the year. Please call Edie Dunlap if you can help 643-2920. Please stop by and enjoy this event and buy great food, French Fries, Fry Dough, Strawberry Shortcake, Water, ATV Clothes, renewal and new memberships.  
  • Augusta Game Warden 1800-452-4664 if you need to contact them for ATV’s problems.

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

  • Moose Trail is open and maps are being printed. Our sister Clubs are excited and working on their connecting trails. Carrabassett Club is working on a connector to Lexington. Good news for riders.
  • The Club is very sad for the closing of a very special landowner. We appreciate all the years there have giving to the ATV club for using the trail through their property. SORRY that some people don’t respect the landowners property.

Trail Master Joe Marcoux Report,  erm@myfairpoint.net

  • May 22/23:  Joe, Carl, Shane and Joe G. rebuild another bridge on the Carrabassett Trail.
  • May 24:  Joe and Carl worked on cutting trees on the Lake Loop.
  • May 25:  Joe and Carl cut tress on the Butler Brook trail.
  • May 26:  Joe and Bill from AFM checked out Cherry Run a culvert needs to be fixed.
  • May 27:   Joe, Jeff, Joyce and Elaine filled in culverts, cut trees, signage, and drainage and brushing to wind tower.
  • May 29:   Joe and Shane cuts tree and signage Stratton trail.
  • June 10:  Joe helped a Landowner close his trail to ATV’s and temperedly reroute around his land until another trail is made. We have to check with two other landowners for permission and make a trail and do signage.  So please watch for signs when leaving Eustis ATV Parking on how to get to your trail.
  • Next week I will be meeting with the forestry of Plum Creeks to go trails to Natanis.
  • Quill Hill and its trail, per landowner not opening until Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • All members are encouraged to take pictures of anyone on ATV’s destroying our trails or breaking the rules and send the picture to the warden service at scott.m.stevens@maine.gov  or call 1800-452-4664.

Next month meeting is Sunday, July 9th at the Community Hall in Stratton at 10:00 a.m. Please join us!