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, April 13, 2005

4-13-05 Minutes

HCST&TA minutes of 4/13/05 meeting

Present Bob Shaver Kaye Wright
Mike Denapole Tom Labruzzo
Tom Lacomb Pat Deyle
Bill Weakley Norm Scianna
Warren Robinson Joe Polcaro
Thursty McKusick Don Roarke
Barry Staves Marty Bull
Jeff Johnson

Meeting called to order 07:05 PM

Motion-Jeff Johnson
Second-Thursty McKusick- to bypass reading of minutes from last meeting (none to read)

Financial report-
Pat Deyle received from Randy Freeman check for $2500 for maps

motion to move money from checking account to savings to increase interest earned during the summer and to accept financial report as read

Tom Lacomb second-BillWeakley

Old Business -
Pat Deyle to assemble committee for trail fund workshop Wed. July 27 at Ilion Snowdrifters Clubhouse, there was also discussion of a G.P.S. workshop on this date.
Raffle Tickets will be handed out along with a discussion of our activities at the Herkimer County Fair at a brief meeting before the workshop.
Mike Denapole will head this years raffle committee , which will include Thursty M. and Jeff J. they will make the final decision on amount and quantity of prizes . Tickets will be $10 ea.

New Business -
From Bill W.- the Ohio Sno-Bash will be Sept. 18th-19th
From Pat D. The state will provide secondary junction signs this year and he will order them for the clubs.
There was a discussion of getting more sign posts, as they are needed for fields and hillcrests.
Motion- Jeff Johnson
Second-Joe Polcaro – to purchase 1000 posts at $1.25 or better
From Pat Deyle-he has 911 signs and will hand them out
From Mike Denapole- we will have a G.P.S. workshop along with the trail fund workshop in July.
Motion-Jeff Johnson

Second-Joe Polcaro-to purchase one parks approved G.P.S. unit along with accessories and software for Herkimer County Clubs to use.

NYSSA Forum Report -
From Mike Denapole-there was a nearly unanimous vote for NYSSA support of the proposed 55 MPH speed limit.
Marty Bull- passing the 55 limit will aid in the passing of the SRRA II bill
There was also a vote of 147-40 not to pay NYSSA officers

Don Roark- will E-Mail the super raffle results NYSSA made $ 49,000.00 on the raffle.

Trail Funds - From Pat Deyle- paperwork for is due on May 31, get it to him before that , also any trail changes . 75% of high snow money is coming , Herkimer County has voucher for trail fund money.

A discussion to make S-46 from Ohio to Forestport a corridor trail, Tom L. from Ohio and Norm S. from Trackside are working on this proposal.
Discussion of County Rds. Being closed to sleds specifically North Lake Rd. We are attempting to reverse this ruling as not to set a president for this type of action.

Elections of officers

President- Jeff Johnson
Vice President- Joe Polcaro
Secretary- Norm Scianna
Treasurer - Pat Deyle
Motion- Thursty McKusick
Second- Bill Weakley- to accept slate of officers

9:05 PM
Motion – Jeff Johnson
Second – Joe Polcaro – to adjourn