VICTOR HIKING TRAILS
MEETING AT VICTOR TOWN HALL
May 17, 2018
ATTENDANCE: Dave Wright, Ruth Rugaber, Lisa Roberts, Jim Reed
Meeting was called to order at 7:06 pm by Dave
Motion to approve the April minutes by Ruth, seconded by Dave – Approved.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Ruth Rugaber
Ruth handed out the financial summary:
Assets as of April 30, 2018:
Lisa made a motion to approve the financials Dave seconded - Approved.
MEMBERSHIP: Denni Harbaugh, absent
Membership is at 235 with 78 due to renew.
Jeff is working with Denni on a solution for the search function in the membership database.
Twenty-five year member Al Johnson sent in a nice note with his membership dues.
PUBLICITY & NEWSLETTER: Dave Wright
Dave updated the phone message to include information on the National Trails Day hike on June 2nd, which will be held starting at the Victor FLCC campus on State Route 251.
Jeff has posted the National Trails Day information on the VHT web site.
June 9th is the annual ADK Outdoor Expo at Mendon Ponds Park. Chauncy will be leading a hike at 10:30 during the event.
The next newsletter will be published around June 21st.
EDUCATION: Ralph Weber, absent
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Suzy Mandrino, absent
Suzy has been getting volunteers for both National Trails Day and the ADK Outdoor Expo.
TRAILMASTER: Carol MacInnes, absent
TRAIL BOSS: Chauncy Young, absent
Yearly trail Maintenance has begun, all machinery is working well, re-blazing of some trails has been done.
The May hike took place on the Auburn, Lehigh and Domine trails. There were 5 people, including one person new to VHT hikes. The hike was 5 miles and the weather was misty, but no real rain fell.
‘Dave received a phone call from a person stating they saw people riding four wheelers ‘on the trails’. The caller left contact information; Dave will attempt to find out which trails the motorized vehicles were on.
Jeff forwarded information on newly released public information regarding Proposal 4 of the State Route 96 Transformative Corridor Strategic Plan to the board members. The article describes a new signalized intersection at Route 96, Willowbrook Road, and Omnittech Place. The description does not include any information on pedestrian or bicycle traffic. Dave made a motion that VHT request the Victor Town Board appoint Brian Emelson to the Route 96 Transformative Corridor Strategic Plan Committee. Ruth seconded - Approved.
The Farmington Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 3rd annual Family Fun Fest on Aug 18th from 11am - 4pm at the Farmington Town Park on County Rd 8. VHT has been asked to participate by setting up a table and handing out informational materials.
The latest Issue of Backpacker magazine was shared.
The Town of Victor Parks & Recreation Master Plan update survey was approved by the Town Board last week. VHT has been identified as an important stake holder the Parks and Recreation Department will work with for gathering input on future plans.
Details of VHT’s National Trails Day event are finalized. The day will start with breakfast for participants beginning at 8:30 at the FLCC satellite campus at 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off of State Route 251. Three hikes will take place. The morning hike will start at 9am and be 2.5-3 miles long. A pizza lunch will be provided at the FLCC building, followed by a raffle and another 2.5-3 mile hike. The last hike is 6 miles, with an option to extend to 9 miles. It will going to Fishers Park and end at the Town of Victor Parks & Rec building on Wagnum Road, then shuttle people back to the FLCC building. Any person completing all three hikes will be given a free VHT yearly membership. People that would like to volunteer for the event may contact Suzy.
ADK Expo June 9th at Mendon Ponds Park VHT, Chauncy will be leading a fast paced hike at 10:30. People that would like to volunteer for the event may contact Suzy.
Jim Reed contributed and read a poem.
National Trails Day,
Jim Reed read a poem
2018 VHT HIKES:
June 2nd - National Trails Day
June 9th - ADK Outdoor Expo
July - Bristol South trailhead on County Rd 34
August - Conklin Gully
Sept – Ring of Fire
Sept - Hang Around Victor Day
Sept - VHT Challenge Hike
Oct - Finger Lakes Trail Bristol Hills Section
Nov - Abraham Lincoln Park
Dec - Dryer Road Park
The next regular meeting will be on Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Victor Town Hall.
Meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Lisa Roberts