February 27, 2010 - 4 Seasons Recreational Club Monthly Meeting
The secretary’s report was read and a correction made by Patti. It was reported that Superior National Bank had pledged $500 for the Park and Ride, however this donation did not materialize. With the correction noted, the secretary’s report was approved on a Mary/Mick motion.
Treasurer’s report was approved on a Mick/Mark motion.
We received a $49,000 loan for the purchase of the new tractor. We are required to make one payment per year
for the interest accrued. The interest rate is 5¼%. We agreed to begin making payments to the principle whenever funds are available.
The tractor was purchased at Lulich Implement and has been delivered. Lulich Implement also donated hats and
jackets which we may wish to use for prizes at Food and Fun. Mark thanked everyone for their support in purchasing the tractor.
On behalf of the Building Committee, Charles reported that the agreement between the Town of Wascott and the
club for use of the land where our building is, was approved by the town’s committee and will go to the town
board for approval at their next meeting in March. Our attorney advised that the club will only be liable for
club activities that are held at the park.
Park and Ride: Instead of donating money to the Park and Ride, the Town has offered to spread the gravel.
They felt they could do this job for about $1,000 less than the estimates we received. This is still at committee
and will be voted on next week. On behalf of Wascott Tourism, Bob will be approaching the Town about maintenance
of the Park and Ride. The town explained they are snowplowing the lot by Red Lake as they are required to based
on an agreement with the DNR and the State when the lot was constructed. Patti is applying for a grant from ECE
through the club on behalf of tourism as the 4 Seasons Recreational Club is a 501c3.
Mark repaired the drag and presented bills for $70.17 for hydraulic fluid and $14.66 for a wire.
A Mark/Tim motion was passed to pay Mark for the parts. He will be adding a sign to the drag with the club
name and will sandblast and paint it this summer. We will also need to purchase a tool box to mount on the
drag for miscellaneous tools.
Mark is working on getting new trail signs.
Dick has scheduled the Tour of Businesses for 04/10/2010. It will start at 9:00 at the Stop-A-Sec.
Mary will print post cards and Debbie has mailing labels. Cards will be mailed to all active members within
the next couple of weeks. I will request that notice be posted on our website also. A Charles/Mark motion
was approved that the club pay for soup and snacks at the designated stops during business appreciation.
Individuals will be responsible for purchasing breakfast and dinner.
Meat raffle sign up is complete through March, so the sign up sheet will be circulated at the next meeting for April
and May. We need to encourage more support from our members to attend the meat raffles to help increase income to pay for the new tractor.
The turkey hunt will be on April 10. Organizers will again be using the club building. The club will provide pop,
water and cookies for participants which was approved on a Charles/Mark motion. There is a banquet the Friday before
the hunt in Superior if anyone is interested in attending.
Tim reported that there is a bill in the legislature to allow UTVs on the trail for a 2 year trial period in select
counties. Douglas County is not included. The legislature passed the 55mph nighttime speed limit and the personal
property tax exemption on groomers for clubs. Mick explained that Senator Bob Jauch is very supportive of clubs and is
responsive to his constituents. If you wish to contact your legislator with concerns regarding club and trail related
issues, she recommends contacting him.
Anyone interested in attending the AWSC convention may do so. It is in Appleton on March 12-14.
Mark is working on rerouting a section of trail 3 that is on a side hill. He will be talking with landowners in the area
to get their approval. He is also working on getting a portion of trail 3 funded for summer ATV.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:50 on a Mick/Mark motion.