July 2016 Minutes

The meeting was called to order by President Ron Gray on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 6:10 PM at the Crow Bar, 5052 Co Hwy A, Webster, WI 54893. There were 43 members in attendance.

Minutes of the last meeting on June, 24, 2016, were read by Secretary Joan Williamson. Motion was made by Harvey Thompson, seconded by Denise Peyton, to approve the minutes as read.

Financial Report was presented by Cheryl Gray, Treasurer. The bank balance as of June 24, 2016, is $35,141.79. An itemized list of income and expenses is attached to this document. Motion to approve the financial report as read was made by Tom Rider, seconded by Bill Roettger

Trails and Equipment:

President Gray reported that most of the trails are in good condition given the recent heavy rains. There are some washouts and the Forestry Department received disaster funds from the state to deal with this issue. Ron and Cheryl Gray and Bill Roettger along with Hopkins have worked on the affected trails. Gravel has been placed on Trails 5 and 8 but Trails 925,151 and 118 still need gravel and require caution when riding (especially in the Hillside area). County Road H will be open as soon as signs are posted. Larry O’Connell has completed mowing on Trails 5 & 6 and started on Trail 8 from Lake 26 Road.

The 1986 pickup broke down but has been repaired.

Club members who live or have land in Swiss Township are encouraged to attend the August 18 Township Board meeting to support a very important agenda item. A request will be made to open 10 roads within that jurisdiction for ATV use.

Events:

Greg Olson, Northwest WATVA Regional Coordinator spoke about the WATVA Regional meeting to be held at the club building on August 13. Check in will start at 8:00 and the morning ride will begin at 9:00 after coffee and donuts at the clubhouse. Lunch will be served at noon followed by a WATVA meeting. Events should wrap up about 3:00. Door prizes will be given out courtesy of Polaris Industries. Greg also thanked the club for their donation to WATVA and explained these donations are essential to keeping the organization running after state funding was pulled. Details on the current state funding proposal plan will be discussed at the August meeting.

Greg encouraged the club to invite dignitaries to the meeting to see the positive activities and work done by Turf and Tundra.

Memberships expired on June 30. Send your $25 dues to Turf and Tundra, 30127 Oriole Drive, Danbury, 54830. Questions? Call Cheryl at 715-259-3405 or email to cheryl53405@yahoo.com. Past due reminders will be sent out shortly.

Election of new officers will take place at our August meeting. It was decided to use a white ballot as there is no opposition on any position.

Nominations: President - Ron Gray Vice President - Bruce Peyton Treasure - Cheryl Gray Secretary - Darci Long

Public Comment:
Discussion on proposed new road openings for ATV use and formula used by Burnett County to determine approval.
Ron has WATVA memberships available for $25.00 (includes 4 magazines) or $15.00 ‘e’membership (online magazines only).

Snowmobile winter event in Siren was discussed. Help needed.

Next meeting will be held at Rosenthals (30925 Namekagon Rd, Danbury, WI 54830) on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 10:00AM. Refreshments will be served.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Harvey Thompson, seconded by Larry O’Connell. Meeting was adjourned at 6:40PM

Respectfullly submitted,

 

                                        Joan Williamson, Secretary