State County news:
Mike K. reports The 70%check was received with the ast 30% still outstanding. No word on NYSSA’s mobile app but web based map is up and running.
Treasurers report was submitted By Rod S.
Currnet bank balances:
General Checking: $12,308
Barn Shares: $72
Grooomer Fund: $1,654
Pavlion/Clubhouse Fund: $13,604
Mark mentioned groomer repairs should not be coming out of groomer fund that’s for replacement of groomers down the road someday. This was ok'd by all.
Judston reports 6200 need new rubber mounts between frame tractor parts are on order.
Mark B. reports everything is signed but the trail to the Pultneyville deli.
A Teen was stuck on trail with a pick-up truck retrieving his broke down wheeler causing some damage by Maxwell Creek. Mark B. will reach out to him about repairing ruts he made
Beans off at fishers new culvert at Geneva rd
CJ Kemel smoothed off Dunkin’s field with dozer and did work on rail bed.
Concern from last meeting about soy beans that were in the trail at Tunney and Middle Rd on Jim Fishers farm is resolved. they have been harvested avoiding a temp reroute.
A new culvert has been installed at the Halcus Rd and N. Geneva Rd crossing at the Steger Haus. In combination with Landowner moving the horse pasture back we can now ride in her field along the road eliminating road riding on Halcus!
Mark B. reports depending on snow vintage ride may be pushed back to the 19th. The County has requested a list of our events for this year.
Club house committee:
Chairman Tim W. reported that drawings are being finalized for quotes. We will be including addition for groomers in the quoting process.
Called to order at 7:00pm. 20 in attendance including BOD members Barnes, Kellock, Janssen, Spafford and Gulick. Absent were Faulks and Seabridge . Dinner was provided, Pizza from the Airport.
Called to order at 7:08pm. 23 in attendance including all BOD members. Dinner was provided, Goulash, Salad, Bread and Pie! It was delicious, thanks to all who contributed!
State County news:
The NYSSA GPS system has announced a new app to let the clubs update trail conditions. Not sure how it’s all going to work yet. A link will be part of the new website.
Treasurers report was submitted By Rod S.
John F. presented a bunch of info about how the new website will work. John will consider anything anybody wants to post, but will have final say if it makes it on the website. He is going to set up a new email address for this. ALL communication regarding the website needs to be sent to email@example.com. As webmaster, John will be the primary decider on what will get posted, with input from the BOD as to changes they feel necessary.
Radiator leak will be fixed soon, the tracks are going back on Thursday (12/13)
There is still a bad seal on one wheel bearing, Judson will be looking at it asap.
Still has a noisy clutch not sure if it’s a big deal, but more hours will help us figure it out.
Thursday (12/13) will be the night we’ll be fixing it.
A new power post driver has been purchased, anybody who wants to put posts up is free to use it as is the Cub, trailer and other tools.
Rick G. reported that New road trail is changing again, please follow all new signs!
He also said that the up pub has cut hours, so worrying about the trail there should be less of a priority. THANKS to Rick for his time and effort on this section of trail.
Wade Webber wasn’t at this meeting so no news about his progress on signing.
Mark asked for help this weekend for posting from the barn to the point. 9 am meet time at the Barn.
Trail By BOCES is ready to get signed as well. There is a LOT left to do so feel free to contact a club member to help out!
Jim Fischer on Middle road still has beans in his field on Tunley Rd. That section might be closed until the beans are picked, we might have to go around for the time being.
Vintage ride is scheduled for January 12th weather dependent.
Talk about a poker run resulted in a decision to not be in the poker run business.
Theclub house committee presented the minutes from their first meeting.
The mission Statement was presented:
To come up with a comprehensive plan to develop the facilities at the club with a focus on the clubhouse. Our output will be a clubhouse. This committee will operate autonomously from the club’s general operations, only reporting on progress, but not requiring approvals from the club regarding decisions the committee makes regarding the development of clubhouse including financing, design, or implementation. This committee will be responsible for the creation of the clubhouse, but not the operation of the clubhouse.
This created some heated discussion...
Gregg S. mentioned that he felt the club should be concerned with the trail development and groomers and not as much with a club house. Mark B. responded that the club would be better with a dedicated clubhouse, that we had outgrown the current facilities, and that the time involved in preparing for events and meetings was getting to be too much for those volunteers who did those tasks.
Some concern was mentioned regarding how the funding was monitored between general club efforts and the clubhouse funding. John F. said that the “Pavilion Fund” was always earmarked for the creation of a clubhouse, and that no money other than what has been agreed to by vote at club meetings has been earmarked for the clubhouse. Gregg S. said that not every member can make it to every meeting and that it was not fair that those who can get to meetings make all the decisions for the club.
Mark B. responded by saying that the board of directors was always available via phone, text or email for anybody who had concerns regarding club spending or any issues. It was also brought up that ANY club member was allowed to serve on ANY club committee, and that members with concerns should step up and serve. Rod S. mentioned that the decision to create a “pavilion fund was years old. John F. added that ANY club member can be on the Clubhouse committee, even all 400+ members.
The heated debate was set aside, no further club business was offered and the meeting adjourned at 9:05.