Crooked River Snowmobile Club
​Casco, Maine

Crooked River Snowmobile Club
Meeting Minutes
October 10, 2018

Attendance:   Fern Ford, Tom Ford, Eric Kapantas, Gary Drew, Carolyn Drew, Robert Symonds, Angela Moen

President’s Report -  Gary welcomed everyone to the meeting and hopes to have a wonderful upcoming season.

Treasurer’s Report – The monthly report will be tabled and presented next month due to the absence of the treasurer. 

Secretary’s Report – The minutes were reviewed from our last meeting in 2018.

Old Business -  
Last year the snow fall totals were disappointing and did not cooperate for our moonlight ride
and poker rally.  We were able to hold a cookout and the pancake breakfast with great success. 
We did not have our last meeting of the year due to a family emergency and therefore was
unable to hold elections.  It is our hope that everyone can hold on to their current positions for 2018-2019 season due to lack of manpower.  If anyone is unable to maintain their positions please get in touch with us. 

New Business-
We will be making some changes to the meeting schedule this year in order to reduce the amount of time that we spend in meetings.  The following is our planned schedule of events for the 2018/2019 season:
November 7th 2018 – 6:30 pm – Business Meeting
January 9th, 2019 – 6:30 – Business Meeting
January 26th – Moonlight Ride – 5PM
February 6th – 6:30 pm – Business Meeting
February 10th – Poker Run – 10AM
March 24, 2019 – Maine Maple Sunday Breakfast
April 10, 2019 – 6:30  Year End Meeting

The meeting locations will be pending and we will send out an announcement before each meeting announcing the location.  We will be eliminating the potluck dinners and replacing them sporadically with pizza parties.  Angel has contacted Lindsey Montana who has agreed to play at our Moonlight Ride on January 26th.  We will send him payment after the November meeting.         

Trail Master’s Report –
The time has come to get ready for the upcoming year.  Bob has put a new drag on his Christmas list for this year.  He spends much time repairing the current drag and believes it is time for an upgrade.  The cutters are not working well on the current drag.  Eric Kapantas has agreed to help research prices on 8.5 foot drags and will present them at our November meeting. 

Trail work is always encouraged by our members and if you are able to help out, please keep note of the equipment that is used and the hours that you have worked so that we may submit that data to the state for reimbursement. 

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a snow filled year ahead!  See you at our meeting in November!

Respectfully Submitted,

Angela Moen
CRSC Secretary

Crooked River Snowmobile Club
November 7, 2018

Attendance: Gary Drew, Carolyn Drew, Rita Estes, Carlton Estes, Sid Shane, Laurie Shane  

Presidents Report – Gary welcomed everyone to the meeting.  Gary reported that he had assisted the ATV club with a bridge repair off of Route 121.   A property owner has notified the club that he will be closing down the snowmobile trail which will possibly close access to Chutes Bakery. 

Treasurers Report – Laurie reported that we did receive $5,400.00 in grant money from the State and have deposited $1,231.00 in bottle money.  Expenses totaling $3,044.74 include the real estate taxes on the clubhouse.  Despite the small abatement given by the assessing office we agree that the amount is for taxes is still too much for the old building with no water or septic and no ability to expand.  There was also a brief discussion about the bottle deposits and if all the bottles at the Raymond facility have been counted and the club issued a check.  Ray left in September and there has been no check in a month.  Need to consider a different location for bottle deposit. 

Secretary’s Report – The report was submitted for approval.  Minutes approved.

New Business- The members present discussed the pricing of a new drag. No decision made on furthering that purchase but the club needs to sell the 2 old tuckers that it presently owns.  

Meeting location was discussed.  It was agreed that holding meetings at The Galley would possibly bring more people to the meetings as there would be availability to food.  This would save on cost of running the lights and furnace at the clubhouse. 

The members discussed utilizing one of the garages that will be available following the demolition of the property on Meadow Road beside the fire station.  A letter will be sent to the town manager stating that we are interested in having one of the buildings possibly for a clubhouse.  This would allow access to a club house near the parking for snowmobile trailers and close to power for the club when hosting BBQ, other events, and for storage. 

Meeting concluded at 7:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Carolyn Drew