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The next club meeting will be held

Saturday, November 13th  at 5:00 pm 

Otisfield Town Office - Route 121 

Meeting Minutes - October 9,  2021 

Members Present:

Stan & Ann Marie Brett,  Fran Chickering,  Moe Ouellette, C arl Dougherty,  Durgin,  Mike Richards,  Norm Legere

I. Announcements

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:  Fall Trail maintenance has begun. We meet on Sunday mornings and will continue until all trails are ready for the season. Meet at the town office at 8AM

• Bridge work was started last Sunday on the bridge near the Transfer Station and will resume this weekend. Meet at the transfer station

• Members of the ATV club may be helping on the bridge

• There is another bridge that needs repair near the power line

• Spurr’s corner area trails are in need of change due to a new landowner from NJ

• Many trails this fall will need some excavation work.

• Will need to talk with the landowner on North Camp Rd to address their concerns

         o A no trespassing sign has been put up and several boulders have been placed in the road.

         o We believe this is a town road (but, not maintained)

         o Club members spoke to the residents in the area to explain that the road should be available for use by 

         o Norm and Bob are going to go back and remove the rocks from the road

• Need to walk and mark a new trail that crosses 121 beyond Spurr’s Corner

• Also need to contact landowners in the Big Hill area to create a new trail.

         o One landowner has given permission but the other has not. Need to re-route the trail along Ahonen Rd and Bell                      Hill. Dan Durgin’s land can be used if necessary

• We have been offered an excavator to assist with fall trail cleanup.

• A landowner near Coon Rd. has asked us to help with some clearing

• A bridge needs to be moved from the Olsen property

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 2022 meeting so the data can be compiled for the grant application.

III. Groomer Maintenance

• Carl’s groomer needs two headlights

• Still need a drag for the Imp – 7’x 14’ – keep looking

• Block heater needs to be replaced on the Tucker – the part has been received

     o Brush guard would be nice

    o Spare cleats are needed

V. Other Discussion:

• 2021 Maine Snowmobile Show is October 22-24th at the Augusta Civic Center.

     o For show information contact [email protected]

• Is Saturday night still a good night for the club meeting? Will discuss more in November.

Adjourned: 5:55 pm