Blue Flower

 

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.