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.

GROOMING——Jeff B. by email, ask for some upgrades to grooming equipment for next ski season, establish a list of grooming volunteers, wants to apply for grant from CFNEM.

MEMBERSHIP—–Tim reported currently 78 paid members. Membership dues and donations to date total $3605.00.

WEBSITE——The domain has been renewed for 5 years.  Photos of various activities on the trails is needed to be posted.

FINANCE—— Nothing additional

SPECIAL EVENTS—–Scott stated that on April 20, 2017 an Ales for Trails event will be held at the Black Sheep Pub.

ADVOCACY—–Randy and Tom attended the  MMBA Trail Meeting /MDNR   in Gaylord.

TRAILS—–Trail maintenance will take place on Chippeaw Hills on April 23, 2017, gather about 8am

Old Business—-Norway Ridge bridge project—removal Sept 11-15      replace  Sept.19-23

Chip Hills timber auction to be held late May or early June.         Amanda Pilarski is creating a new TBTA logo. Sample design will be emailed.

New Business——-

A friends of Rockport meeting will be April 20, 2017 at 6pm Alpena Twp Hall

Trail marking will take place at Rockport on June 17,2017. Time to be determined.  Volunteers needed.

MMBA  will be holding a meeting in Gaylord April 25, 2017 at 6pm. Formation of a new “northern Michigan Chapter” will take place.

Motion to adjourn made by Tim 2nd by Scott . Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm.

Next Meeting   May 4, 2017   6pm    at  Austin Brothers—back room.