VICTOR HIKING TRAILS
MEETING AT VICTOR TOWN HALL
December 20, 2018
ATTENDANCE: Dave Wright, Lisa Roberts, Chauncy Young, Jeff Miller, Ruth Rugaber, Carol MacInnes, Denni Harbaugh
Meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Dave
Motion to approve the November minutes by Chauncy seconded by Denni – Approved.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Ruth Rugaber
Assets as of November 30, 2018:
Ruth paid the American Hiking Society dues, membership card was received.
Notice regarding Chamber of Commerce annual dues of $60 was received, motion to continue made by Lisa, seconded by Carol - approved.
Chauncy made a motion to approve the financials, Carol seconded - Approved.
MEMBERSHIP: Denni Harbaugh
Membership is at 235 with 65 due to renew.
Meetup is at 928, up from 922 members.
PUBLICITY & NEWSLETTER: Dave Wright
Dave updated the phone message for the January hike on the 12th at Harriet Hollister, he also sent out the press release.
Dave is working on the winter newsletter.
EDUCATION: Ralph Weber, absent
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Suzy Mandrino, absent
Suzy would like to take a year off from the volunteer coordinator position, Jeff Miller will be taking the position.
TRAILMASTER: Carol MacInnes,
Nothing new to report
TRAIL BOSS: Chauncy Young
Received the equipment back from Ron Lovell and it’s been winterized and put away.
Chauncy gave thank you gifts and cards to the Knapps and Harry Wells, both assisted on the ramp project on the Auburn Trail near Break of Day Road.
Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District Tree and Shrub flyer was received.
There are a few trees down on VHT trails that Chauncy will remove.
Chauncy made a motion to pay American Equipment LLC for $400 in fuel costs when the invoice is received - approved.
The December hike was at Dryer Road Park; 8 people participated, the hike was 5 miles long in dry weather.
Jeff H. would like to apply for National Recreation Trail designation for the Lehigh Valley Trail. It could be in conjunction with the Mendon Foundation and Monroe County,
The 2019 organizational meeting for VHT be Saturday January 5th 1:00 at the Cottage restaurant in Mendon.
Dave received a request for feedback from Brian Emelson regarding the update to the Town of Victor Master Plan. There was discussion regarding input for a group response. Dave will send it to Brian.
Dave received a request from the Town of Canandaigua for a recommendation letter to submit with their TIP grant application to continue the Auburn Trail to Outhouse Park. Dave wrote a letter and sent it to the Town of Canandaigua on December 14th .
Denni contacted the Rochester Observatory in Ionia regarding a possible future hike. It was suggested that we go in the spring during one of their work days. Flowers will be in bloom and volunteers will be available to give tours of the observatory buildings. Denni will see if they have a work day scheduled in April.
Annual letter from the Freemans was received.
January 12th Harriet Hollister, if there is snow, skiing and snowshoeing is an option. A 5 mile hike will also occur. Meet at the Victor Town Hall at 9am, or the park at 9:45.
2019 VHT HIKES:
Jan 12th Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area
Feb 9th 9:00 am monthly hike at Mendon Ponds Park
Feb 9th 1:00 hike in conjunction with Victor Parks & Rec Winterfest
March 9th Indian Hill – Crescent Trail
April 13th Ganondagan State Historical Site
May 11th Bentley Woods & Domine Trail
June 1st National Trails Day Hikes
June 8th Outdoor Expo at Mendon Ponds Park
July 13th Wesley Hill Nature Preserve.
August 10th Grimes Glen and Tanner Falls
Sept. 7th – Hang Around Victor Day
Aug 31st Bare Hill Ring of Fire
Sept 14th – Fillmore Glen State Park
Sept 29th = Challenge Hike
October 12th – Finger Lakes Trail
Nov 9th – Powder Mills Park
Dec 14th – Fishers Park
The next regular meeting will be on Thursday, January 17th 2019, 7:00 p.m. at Victor Town Hall.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Lisa Roberts