VICTOR HIKING TRAILS
MEETING AT VICTOR MUNICIPAL PARK
July 19, 2018
ATTENDANCE: Dave Wright, Jeff Hennick, Carol MacInnes, Ruth Rugaber, Denni Harbaugh, Lisa Roberts, Chauncy Young, Suzy Mandrino
Meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm by Dave (meeting was held at Victor Municipal Park)
Motion to approve the June minutes by Suzy, seconded by Denni – Approved.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Ruth Rugaber
Ruth handed out the financial summary:
Assets as of June 30, 2018:
Ruth reimbursed Chauncy for some miscellaneous expenses including: chainsaw maintenance, oil, National Trails Day expenses.
Ruth registered VHT for Hang Around Victor Day - $40, a $10 fee increase from last year.
Carol made a motion to approve the financials, Jeff seconded - Approved.
MEMBERSHIP: Denni Harbaugh
Membership is at 240 with 89 due to renew.
Jeff fixed the problem with the query; Denni will start sending out renewal notices.
Meetup is at 863 up from 844 members.
PUBLICITY & NEWSLETTER: Dave Wright
Newsletter has been issued electronically, and posted on the web site., Chauncy will have 100 paper copies printed. Next newsletter is due September 21st.
EDUCATION: Ralph Weber, absent
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Suzy Mandrino
Suzy has sent out a request for volunteers for the Ontario County Fair. VHT will be partnering with LL Bean on Saturday the 28th, which is family day at the Fair.
She will send out information and requests for help about the August events in the near future.
TRAILMASTER: Carol MacInnes
Discussion regarding a cut through to the Auburn Trail from Victor Heights Parkway continued. The landowner is not the owner of the business that is in the building.
A wide pathway has been made between the Auburn Trail and the business southwest of the trestle bridge.
Discussion regarding easements that have been in place, but no trail development done. Dave met with Kim Kinsella regarding three trail easements. She will check the subdivision maps and what was filed with the county. Jeff will put the easements on the VHT electronic maps as future trails.
TRAIL BOSS: Chauncy Young
Workshirts have been ordered
John Van Bortel work has not started yet.
The section of the Seneca trail near the apartments on Route 251 that floods from beavers is still dry.
Chauncy bought a couple tools for trail maintenance
The July hike took place in the Bristol Hills on the Finger Lakes Trail. The weather was dry and hot. There were 13 people and hike was about 5 miles long. Lunch at Roots café was enjoyed by 11 people after the hike.
Farmington Family Fun Fest is 11-4 on August 18th
Chauncy will send out the VHT letterhead to the board members.
Suzy will put the list of fall hikes in the Victor Town Newsletter
Latest issue of Backpacker was received
Latest issue of Ontario Pathways newsletter was received
Updated the phone message and sent out email blast about the August hike in Conklin’s Gully. Hike will be about 5 miles and 3 hours long.
Update from Peter Ingalsbe: The Auburn Trail extension work is progressing, with an expected opening date of October 2018. The Town of Farmington has decided to delay pursuing joining the Boughton Park Commission due to opposition from some residents of East Bloomfield.
August 11th, Conklin Gully; recommend bringing a second pair of shoes; hike will go through the stream if there is water present.
2018 VHT HIKES:
Sept 1st – Ring of Fire
Sept 8th - Hang Around Victor Day
Sept 30th - VHT Challenge Hike, Start at Bed Bath and Beyond, carpool or bus to Boughton Park and hike back to Bed Bath & Beyond
Oct 13th - Finger Lakes Trail Bristol Hills Section
Nov 10th - Abraham Lincoln Park
Dec 8th - Dryer Road Park
The next regular meeting will be on Thursday, August 16th 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Victor Town Hall.
Meeting adjourned at 7:13 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Lisa Roberts