May 30, 2009 - 4 Seasons Recreational Club Monthly Meeting
The Secretary’s report from April 25, 2009, was read. Tim had one correction in that the STEP money was mostly going to the
AWSC with only a small amount going to the state. Minutes, with correction, were approved on a Charles/Doug motion.
The treasurer’s report was approved on a Tim/Kay motion.
We received two bids to clear brush for the Park and Ride. Al Makilla bid $2,200 and Steve
Balczik bid $1,200. Steve Balczik was awarded the job and will start Tuesday. He will do the
clearing according to requirements of Mark Schroeder of the Forestry Department.
A request was made to extend the ATV trail by Lynch Road. Charles reported that the trail
cannot cross Highway 53, so the club cannot support the request. The request had been referred
to Mark Schroder and he was working with the people who submitted the request.
The benches have been installed at the park and aglime has been put on the field. We only bought
two loads instead of the 3 that was originally estimated. We had received a grant from ECE based on
the total project cost of $3,380. After purchase of the benches and aglime there was approximately
$475 remaining which will be used to replace boards on the bleacher benches. Motion by Mary, second
by Mic to use $475 to purchase 2x12 planks needed for the benches at the park.
Doug reported that the town board has not had further discussion about the lease agreement between
the 4 Seasons Rec Club and the Town of Wascott. It will be discussed at the June 2 Town of Wascott meeting.
Patti to order can coolers.
The club had a successful road clean up of Highway 53 on May 16, 2009.
Jon purchased oil for the grader but not tires. Mark was contacted by the dealer about the groomer
and drag. The sale of the groomer to the other party did not go through, so they are now willing to
split the groomer and the drag. The drag is available for $2,500. Mark will go look at it and purchase
if it’s in good condition.
Get-Er-Done Club of Gordon will have an ATV and Snowmobile Swap Meet and ATV Pull on Saturday
August 22, 2009. There will be a $5 admission.
The club did not sell hot dogs at the flea market which is held at the Stop A Sec on the Saturday
before Memorial day this year. The community club did have a sale of donated items and raised more
Doug will meet with the Public Safety Committee so they don’t make decisions regarding
shutting down trails without the Conservation Committee’s knowledge, as per the town
ordinance for ATV road routes. Charles explained that the 4 Seasons Rec Club has not
asked for additional trails. Several years ago, the town board asked that all citizen
requests for trails be submitted through the club. If the request is for a trail that
feeds to an existing trail, the club supports the request and brings it to the town board
for approval. All trail requests come from the tax payers and not the club.
Tim reported that the Cross Town Trail in Superior on the west side of the golf course will
be moved closer to the golf course because the City does not own the land, the railroad does.
Tim needs an invoice from Steve Balczik and a cancelled check by the end of June to submit to the
State for reimbursement. Also discussed the purchase of gravel for the Park and Ride. Charles suggests
we should give priority to the purchase of a groomer. Doris suggested applying for a grant from ECE to
help with the cost of the Park and Ride. Tim asked what was to be done with the stumps from the Park
and Ride. Mark Schroeder would rather have them removed rather then buried. A Charles/Mary motion was
passed to make a request to the town board to dump stumps in the town stump dump.
There will be an ATV class on June 5 and 6. Mic, Kay and Doris will bring snacks.
Mary submitted a bill from Computers & Crafts for $162.50 to print raffle tickets for Food and Fun.
A Mic/Willard motion to pay was passed.
Mary received an EZ Pay form from ECE for the electric bill. A Charles/Doug motion was passed to
set up payment to be automatically withdrawn from our checking account.
Patti wrote a letter explaining the club’s tax exempt status. If people are asking for donations
from businesses for Food and Fun, they may include the letter. Businesses may be more willing to donate.
A motion by Charles, second by Mic to adjourn at 11:00.