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TBTA Board Member Meeting Minutes

09/14/17 Thunder Bay Trails Association Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

Tom Dowd, Jeff Blumenthal, Tim Rumbles, Spencer Mendel, Stan Mischley, Bob Niedzwiecki, Dennis Vesotski, Hal Butler, Jennifer Buitler, Marshal Olger, Randy Fairbanks

  1. Meeting Start 6:10 PM
  2. Treasure report- Total balance of $3,075.36 (accepted by dennis/jeff)
  3. Jeff to write grant proposal for new grooming equipment (accepted by jeff/spencer)
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Are you ready for The Chippewa!

Monthly Board Meeting

Thursday August 3rd at ACC CTR Rm 106 at 6:10pm

On the agenda: New Trails at Norway / Chippewa Hills MTB Race / Winter Fat Bike Trails

The public is welcome.

TBTA Monthly Board Meeting Minutes July 13th 2017

TBTA – July Meeting Minutes                                                                                                                     7/13/17

Attendance:
Board Members: Dennis, Tom, Stan, Spencer, Mary, Jeff, Bob

Members: Randy F, Missy, Amber

Treasure Report: given by Stan, motion to accept by Spencer, second by Dennis

Committee Reports:

2nd Annual Tour or Alpena Mountain Bike Trails

Saturday, July 29th

Thunder Bay Trails will be hosting their 2nd Annual Alpena Tour of Mountain Bike Trails showcasing all the mountain bike single track in the Alpena area.

If you have always wondered where to ride or how to find the trails this is an excellent chance to get a guided tour.
Come to just one location or challenge yourself and attempt all three!
Each trail is approximately 8 miles
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TBTA Board Meeting Minutes June 1st

TBTA MEETING JUNE 1, 2017        ROOM 106 ACC

Call to order at 6:05pm

Board Members present: Tom D. Wayne C. Spence M. Bob N. Jeff B.     all other board members absent.

Minutes from May 4,2017 meeting were accepted as presented.

Treasurers Report:  no report

COMMITTEES:

  1. Ski Grooming and Equipment—Jeff still plans to do upgrades to the TidTec
  2. Membership—- No report
  3. Web Page—- Nothing new at this time
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Rockport work bee reminder

Sunday May 21st we will be doing a trail clean-up at Rockport starting at 11am. Some will be going out earlier to identify trouble spots and someone will remain in the parking lot to guide any late comers to areas that need attention. The goal of the work be is to remove winter blow down trees and debris & work with representatives of the MDNR to identify locations for trail directional signs. Installation of the signs to be done during the Friends of Rockport sponsored work bee later in June. Only tools needed would be pruning sheers to trim back encroaching growth.

TBTA Board Meeting May 4, 2017

Austin Brothers Brewery Meeting Room

Call to order 6:12 pm

Board Members present: Ron A, Randy F, Bob N, Tim R, Steve V, Tom D, Spence M, Jeff B, Stan M, Wayne C.         Board Members absent: Bob B, Scott B, Mike A, Mary R.

DNR:  Emily Meyerson, Blake Gingrich, Paige Perry.     Also, present, other members and interested people.

Minutes of April 6, 2017 were accepted as presented.

Treasurers Report:   Stan M, reported that as of May 4, 2017 Total cash on hand in checking and savings is $4318.49.
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Norway Ridge Work Bee Reminder

Sunday April 23rd at 11pm we will be doing a general clean-up at Norway Ridge Pathway. Work to be done: cutting back encroaching growth on the ski trails, re-staining the sign, picking up trash, blowing off leaves and debris from all paths and single track. We will also be identifying the wet areas that need immediate attention for new or repairing existing culverts.

Trail Work Bee Reminder

Trail Work Bee Reminder: it just so happens to be Earth Day this weekend so come help make your Thunder Bay Trails beautiful. Trail work bees start this Sunday 4/23/17 at Chippewa Hills. Norway Ridge Sunday 4/30/17 and Rockport Sunday 5/7. Scheduled times from 11:00 am -3:00 pm.

We will meet at 11 am at the main parking lot for all three. Any help you can provide will be welcomed.  Get outside and join in on the fun! Thank you for your support!

Thunder Bay Trails Association Monthly Board Meeting April 6th, 2017

TBTA MEETING APRIL 6, 2017         Location—Austin Brothers Brewery

Call to order at 6:10 pm       Board members present—-Randy F.  Tim R.  Bob N.  Stan M.  Tom D.  Scott B.  Wayne C.     Absent—- Ron  Mike  Bobby  Jeff  Dennis  Mary       Others present—- Chris C.

The minutes of March 2, 2017  were accepted on motion by Stan, 2nd by Tom D.

Treasurers Report presented by Stan M.  Total in checking and savings accounts is $6916.42.  There was an increase in insurance cost of $195.00 because of additional ski trail grooming areas.  Motion to approve treasurers report made by Scott, 2nd by Tim R.
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Volunteer Schedule of Spring 2017 Trail Maintenance Days

Chippewa Hills Pathway ***DATE CHANGED*** – NOW April 23RD

  • Cleaning winter wind blow down trees and branches
  • Raking single track
  • Clearing encroaching growth from trails
  • Flagging and begin clearing dead fall from new single track (if sanctioned)
  • Picking trash from parking lot and surrounding area

Norway Ridge Pathway – April 30th