Next Club Meeting

Saturday, Feb 8th  at 5:00 pm 

Otisfield Town Office - Route 121 


Meeting Minutes - November 9, 2019

Members Present: Stan & Ann Marie Brett, Mike Richards, Fran Chickering, Carl Dougherty, Mike & Elise McAllister, Lea Hodge, Dan Durgin, Nate Allen, Mike Rowell, 

Jeff Marble, Chris Burak and Diane Burak 


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

Trail maintenance is in effect every Sunday morning until further notice. Meet at the town office at 8:00AM for 4 hours of work.

• Big bridge behind the transfer station was worked on last week and ready for the season

• The bridges behind the McKay property will be worked Sunday the 10th.

• Need to cleanup many trails due to recent winds.

• On the Barker property and the new trail in that area – Fran will check with the land owner

• Gore Rd. Behind the Brett fields has been trimmed.

• From Hidden Lake between the ponds looks good.

• Trails near the Forest Edward’s road are being worked/created to help residents in that area. The club members in that area have been working hard to improve trail access for those residents.

• Need to put pallets in place near the Ahonen road trails – both sides of the road

• The club received reimbursement money Lake Region Club for materials.

• Canada Hill trail – be careful on Thompson Lake – not all areas of the Lake always freeze.

• Trail map needs to be updated. Need to update the business sponsors and get a few new ones.

• Cutler Property needs attention to prevent washouts

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 still needs cleats.

• Cleats: are needed for the ’84 Imp (model 1404).

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

• Tucker is ready to go

• Fran’s groomer needs a radiator

• Carl’s backup camera is not working


V. Other Discussion

• Christmas Party on December 14th – Gather around 4PM. Pot Luck and Yankee Swap

• The party will be at home of Lea and Nanci Hodge on 62 Loop Rd in Otisfield. Please email them to let them know if you will be attending and what you can bring to share for the pot luck at [email protected]


Christmas Fruit Baskets for Rogers, Pottles, and Bean families.  


Adjourned: 6:00 pm