Herkimer County Snowmobile Trail & Trade Association (HCSTTA) Meeting Minutes

Below are the monthly meeting minutes for the Herkimer County Snowmobile Trail & Trade Association. Regular meeting are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month.Meetings will be :October 13, 2004 - November 10, 2004, December 8, 2004, January 12, 2005, February 9, 2005, March 8, 2005, April 13, 2005, and May 11, 2005.

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

12-11-02 minutes

Minutes from HCSTTA Meeting - Herkimer County BOCES 12-11-02

Members present –

Bob Shaver, Frank & Ruth Boepple, Pat Deyle, Bill Clary, Ted Kozenewski, Marty Bull, Ron Davies, Randy Kast, Lenny Mosher, Chuck Robinson, Bill Weakley, Jesse Davis, Mike Denapole.

Meeting called to order at 7:13 pm by VP Bob Shaver

Last meetings minutes were distributed with the meeting notice as there were no questions Pat Deyle made the motion to accept the minutes 2nd by Randy Kast.

Treasurers Report – Pat handed the financial sheet out and explained it. Checking balance $509.41, savings balance $11,983.81 our total net worth is $12,493.22. Motion made by Ron Davies, 2nd by Frank B. to accept the treasurer’s report.

NYSSA News – Marty Bull gave us an overview of the last NYSSA meeting. The next meeting is the 2nd Saturday in January in Lake George. The following topics were discussed.

NYS Grooming Show – Jan. 3 & 4 at Salisbury
Groomer train the trainers workshop Dec. 18th 6:00 pm at the Little Falls Best Western.
Proposal by the NYSSA lobbyist on the gas tax.
High snowfall areas. Herk. Co. has 157 miles in the high snowfall area and qualifies for $15,700 which will be distributed to Forestport, Ohio & Salisbury(these are the clubs in the high snowfall area)
NYSSA Magazine – Canterbury Press has approached NYSSA about doing the magazine. Hopefully the first copy will be out just before the NYSSA Forum in April.
Trail Insurance – The Northfield Agency has pulled out of NY due to clubs submitting multiple applications with varying info(# of members, miles of trails, road crossings etc) clubs were advised that if you got a quote to pay the premium asap.

Herkimer County – Pat briefed us on what was going on as far as Herk. Co. helping us out with our insurance costs. He submitted all the info from the other counties that were helping out the clubs to Herk. Co. but still hasn’t heard anything. Clubs should try to get in touch with their legislators to let them know what’s going on.

NYSSA Business Memberships – Mike Denapole talked about getting each club to get at least 2 NYSSA business memberships from their area. He also talked about setting up different levels of HCSTTA business memberships. He will get together all the info & send it to each club.

Destination Signs – Jeff J. was submitting the order.

HCCC Trailhead – Landowner problems, Jesse Davis & Marty Bull will get together to talk about a possible solution.

Snowmobile Safety Courses – short discussion on this subject.

Railroad from Winfield to Chepachet – problems with landowners, railroad lawyers & Pat D. are trying to iron out the problem.

New Business –

Jesse Davis is setting up a ride to benefit the Missing & Exploited Children’s Fund for Feb 15th. He would like to see 300- 500 riders. Ride would end up at the Salisbury Ridgerunners Clubhouse. More info to follow.

HCSTTA Meetings will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Herkimer County BOCES in the conference room till April. Meeting Dates Jan. 8th, Feb. 12th, March 12th and April 9th .

New club in Schuyler is the North Valley Riders – Jim LaFountain is their President.

Coming Events –

January 11th – Exeter Poker Run, Salisbury Ridgerunners Races.

January 18th – Ohio Ridgeriders Poker Run, Shumaker Mtn Climbers Poker Run, East Herkimer Pancake Breakfast.

Meeting Adjourned 8:57 pm motion by Frank B. 2nd by Ruth B.