Moonlite Sno-Skimmers is one of Maine's oldest continuously running snowmobile clubs dating back to 1973. We maintain over 30 miles of snowmobile trails in Cumberland and North Yarmouth with the help of our members and volunteers providing local snowmobile riders a safe trail system. New members are always welcome. Find us on FaceBook at: https://www.facebook.com/MoonliteSnoSkimmers/ 

 

12/4 meeting at Toddy Brook, 18 members...
- Round table introductions
- MSA tix need to be collected and sent to Augusta.
- ~$1,500 profit from ticket sales
- $986 Cumb fair. $351 MSA show
- Memberships, MikeE absent, Bill picked up 3 more memberships from the mailbox.
- KevinG lookin for “new” groomer sled with drag?
- Discussed keeping vs selling an older sled - may be better to keep for parts? RalphM fixes our sleds when needed. Shifting gears causes issues.
- 12/15 deadline for MSA article-MikeR
- More signs needed over by JBros, Rt100 & Range Rd.
- Treasury report: $19039,
- Insurance docs have come in. V& V liability is in place. $278 for clubhouse & contents.
- Misc lumber, signage, hardware exp ~$100
- Website maint & ideas, open for volunteer to pick up. Pics, officers, etc. Most/all info on Facebook now, is that meeting the club’s need? “Likes”, newsfeeds, groups...? SteveS to contact MikeE for website id-password.
- BillB brought MSA forms & stickers. Possible trail keosk by JBros, powerlines, etc. with mileages, “you are here”...
- Cumberland-Chebeague Island donation $100, approved.
- Multi-use trails, cross country skiers, snow shoeers, dog walkers, are all encouraged to join the club to pitch in either trail work, financially or both.
- Trail work: Oceanview trail will connect us thru to ValHalla this year- but the trail hours are 7am-to-7pm.
- New Stump dump trail still in process.
- ShawnM reviewed local trail system, bridges, needs, etc
- ***** Trail Work Discussion/Decisions on the 4 bridges between Blanchard Rd and Rt100/JBros *****
- North of BlanchardRd, first bridge needs large effort, 4 bridges in all needing work. May need to rent excavator and or combine efforts with Gray, Falm, RoyalR clubs.
- 1st bridge, metal frame appears intact, may need redecking?
- Bridge 2 & 3 behind the fairgrounds, needs straightening and posts. Bridge needs to hold 1,000# horse. May need mat bridge to get down to do the work for bridge.
- Piscataqua River goes thru there, maybe a foot and a half deep. Will telephone poles hold for 30’-40’ wide?
- Steve reaching out for Anderson's to allow Karl to use excavator instead of renting.
- Terry has business contact for equipment & operator, possibly donation of time & rental Equipment rental and or operator.
- Bruce discussed new bridge he & Ken just worked on with 3 poles 35’ long.
- ShaunB will cut trail straight shot to Piscataqua from Rt100.
- Is equipmnt avail? Need operator? Rental?
- Members to meet for bridge work: Bridge 1, 2, & 3
- 12,000lb excavatr needs delivery
- Equip delivered to Rt100 Piscataqua bridge.
- Hancock lumber for decking, 2” rough cut.
- Big work, setting poles first then use equipment for next bridge, etc.
- CMP land and we have permission for trail work.
- $3,500 spendcap - the 4 bridges.
- Glenview rd bridge
- RalphM to trailer a mat bridge over to landowners house.
- BillB will price out decking and materials needed from Hancock.
- Poles will be “dug-in” on each side of river.
- Meet at Rt100- JBros powerline 9am Sunday.
- 10 volunteers for bridge work.
- Multiple crews... bridge#1 landowners have been approached and gave permission.
- We need plywood “backers” maybe 10” x 10”
- New NoYarmVariety trail to powerline and across Rt9 has been approved.
- “Parking” sign by Veterinarians lot has been removed, we need to find out if owner wants it moved or...?
- Scott from Toddybrook club asked about signs for around golf course.
- Meeting adjourned.