Next Club Meeting

Saturday, Feb 8th  at 5:00 pm 

Otisfield Town Office - Route 121 


Meeting Minutes - January 11, 2020

Members Present: Stan & Ann Marie Brett, Mike Richards, Fran Chickering, Carl Dougherty, Jeff Marble, Dan Durgin, Norm Legere, Kathy & Bob Slatt

Mike Rowell, Mark Cotton


I. Announcements

 Please check out our website at www.OtisfieldTrailblazers.org.

• Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/otisfieldtrailblazers/

• Officers for the 2019-2020 season (same as last year):

o Stan Brett, President

o Mike Richards, Vice President & Treasurer

o Fran Chickering, Trail Master

o Ann Marie Brett, Secretary

o Jeff Marble, Grant Administrator

o Diane Burak, Communications Director

• Membership Info: Family membership to the club is $25 – Business memberships are $30; part of which will be applied to your MSA membership. Please send money to Ann Marie at 863 Gore. Rd., Otisfield, ME 04270. New membership applications are available on the website or through Ann Marie. [email protected]


II. Trail Maintenance Discussion

• No grooming by club members has yet to take place. Not enough snow.

• Groomers have been tested and bob tailing around a few trails.

• Additional trail maps have been received and will be distributed between the town office and Bolsters Mill’s Store

Please remember to keep track of all trail work and grooming man hours, including receipts. Submit receipts to Mike for reimbursement. All records of maintenance and work will be due at the April 2020 meeting so the data can be compiled for the grant application.


III. Groomer Maintenance


• Stan’s groomer (Imp) still needs cleats. Hannel Brothers in Lewiston will be making 22 cleats for the club at a cost of $500. If they work we may consider getting more for that same machine. They should be ready next week.

• Skandic – Norm, Dan and Art will share the grooming responsibilities in their area

• Tucker is ready to go

• Fran’s groomer (Ski-dozer) has a new radiator and is ready to go

• Carl’s (Bombi) backup camera is now working – new battery is in. Some trouble with the steering brakes… they may need replacement.


V. Other Discussion

• Considering another application for a capital equipment grant application. Jeff will take a look at the requirements.

• Jug Town area event as a fund raiser if we get some snow is a possibility.

• Post meeting information. The Norway-Paris Fish & Game Ice Fishing Derby is scheduled for February 22nd and 23rd.

Last year members rode together to attend the event as a club ride. FMI www.npfg.org. Depending on the snow conditions at that time we could make repeat appearance.  


Adjourned: 6:00 pm