Next Club Meeting

Saturday, Dec 12th  at 5:00 pm 

Otisfield Town Office - Route 121 

Meeting Minutes - October 10, 2020

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

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 begins on Sunday 9/13 and will continue until all trails are ready for the season. Meet at the town office at 8AM

• New trail off the Coon Rd. work on the Griffin property near the Olsen property Sunday the 11th.

• Jug town trail work was completed last week.

• Jug town bridge – need to do some work on the bridge – hemlock or pressure treated wood is needed

• Bridge near the dump needs planks and work to support the Tucker.

• Put a list together for materials for all the bridges and buy all at one time

• The bridge on the Ice Out road also needs work.

• Dan would like some stop signs for the new trail in his area that crosses Forest Edwards Road.

• Need to check the bridge behind the fire station towards Powhatan Rd.

• Peaco Hill area trails are in good shape 

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 2021 meeting so the data can be compiled for the grant application.

III. Groomer Maintenance

• No real work has started yet on the groomers

• Norm’s track needs a little welding.

• Carl’s groomer has bad steering. The hydraulic pump does not line up.

• Fran’s groomer is OK but the drag pan may need some work. Another bracket on the front may be needed

• Stan’s groomer may need some more cleats replaced. Some were already installed from the 26 that were made last year

• Mike’s groomer needs general maintenance

V. Other Discussion

• Membership cards have been received from MSA. Please send your renewal fee ($25) to Ann Marie Brett at 863 Gore Rd. Otisfield ME 04270.

Adjourned: 6:05 pm