of September 1, 2011
September meeting of the Creede OHV Club was held at the home of Jerre and
Connie Guthals and was called to order by Jerre Guthals, President, at 7:15 PM
on September 1, 2011. Jerre welcomed all members and guests
motion was made, seconded and passed to dispense with the reading of the minutes
from the previous meeting as those minutes were emailed to members and are
posted on our web site.
Linda Martin's absence, Jerre gave the Treasurer's Report, stating that there
was income of $75 (from membership dues) and no expenses leaving a balance of
trails are open. Due to lightening and rain, the August 26 work
day to correct the few drainage problems on Fern Creek Trail 815 was postponed.
reported that Ryan Crabb (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) was impressed with both
Fern Creek Trail and Lost Trail and was pleased with the cattle guards and the
treatment for drainage.
bids are requested for the grant for the Polaris Razor, but there is no Polaris
dealer in South Fork and the club will consider bids from the dealers
in Pagosa Springs and Durango. Mark's Outdoor Sports in Alamosa has
quoted a price of $10,739.99 for a Polaris Razor and a price of $899.00 for a
utility trailer. Tom Malecek and Dennis Vincent agreed to our
Club storing the Razor at the Adm. site on Deep Creek
Trail Preservation Alliance will be installing several barriers ASAP as
barrier at trailhead of Trail 803 by the Boy Scout Cabin.
50" barrier at end of Forest Road 505.1a (OSO Creek)
barrier at intersection of trail 787 and 803 in Miners Creek.
installation of Adopt A Trail signs for FS trail 787 and FS Road 505.1A will be
postponed until next year.
be the next Club meeting, if enough members are still in town.
asked the members present if there was a ride they would like to schedule for
September. Tom Malecek suggested the club try some trails near Del Norte
that have recently maintained. It was agreed that members would call
each other if there was an interest in a ride.
8 AM at the trial head, was chosen as the re-scheduled day for repairs on the
drainage problems on Fern Creek Trail 815.
Vincent reported that he had received his $20,000 grant and has been purchasing
posts and signs. The Forest Service office now has a sign making room, so
if anyone notices a trail or road sign down, damaged or missing, inform the
Creede office and they will build a new sign.
Malecek apologized to Jerre for the trial run on the North Clear Creek tie in.
He stated that there is a lot of passion involved with the Travel
Management program and all requests are very timely and met with a lot of
protests. The goal is to change the system to a case by case basis and a
letter will be written to make all stakeholders aware of this.
said that the damage from the spruce beetle should not be thought of as just
death. The Rio Grande Forest still has fur, aspen and small spruce. There
is a lot of dead timber that needs to be removed and the Forest Service rules
for timber sales will need to change also.
no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10. Dennis Vincent and
Tom Malecek from the Forest Service were guests and the following 9 members
attended the meeting:
Rick & Penny Newman