Dec 30, 2018 -Stower Trail work crew

The Stower trail work crew finished the clean up.  With a team of 15 workers from Amery Snowmobile Club and Osceola Valley SnoGoers Club. Starting at Duranda and finishing at Amery.  The cold and breezy weather did not deter our team. A lot  of cutting and brushing was needed and completed on the trail.  The following pictures captures some of the work done. We used our tractor and hay rack for cutting.

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Dec 18, 2018 – Stower Trail clean up

On 12-18-2018 our club had 14 volunteers cleared more of the Stower Trail. The club has now cleared 9 miles of trail with the help of more them 36 volunteers and over 144 volunteer hours donated to trail clean up to date. Great job and thanks to our awesome volunteers. Below are some of the pictures of the clean up effort.

 

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Walking to trail and clearing overhanging branches.

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Polesaws help clear branches.

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We had a lot of helpful direction.

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Meeting Minutes – September 2018

Osceola Valley Sno-Goers

Sept 5th, 2018 at Osceola Fair Grounds

The September 5th, 2018 meeting was called to order by President Kevin McNutt.

The Secretary’s report: was read and approved by Kevin McNutt

The Treasurer’s report: was read and approved by Sherri Hoiby

Media/Marketing: Nothing to report (Al not present)

Council:  A lot of the council meeting was discussing the Gandy ride and the Stower Trail. If they buy a 9 foot drag, the county will get extra money per mile for grooming. There is still need to get some brushing done between Clear Lake and Clayton, and they are working with a Forester on that project. The ATV ride was a success with 54 units participating, and they raised $4,000 for the Battered Women’s Shelter in Milltown, WI.

Trail Boss: We need to make sure that we have easements signed, and have to get one for the new Horse Creek Store Owners. We also have to get the replacement Landowners signs done; Rick is in charge of this.

Youth Club: The next meeting is Sept 11th, at the McKenzie Lanes. The club is mostly seniors this year, so we need to get more kids involved. They are doing a float for the Osceola Parade. Reminder that the October is the snowmobile safety training.

Old Business: The club donated $300 towards the playground equipment at the Osceola Medical Center. We received a nice thank you. No firm dates are set yet, but this will be constructed next spring, due to Contractor conflicts.

The Stower Seven Lakes Trail – there was a good showing at the public hearing, however, there were not enough people that actually spoke from the motorized group, and we were outnumbered by the non-motorized people who took the mic and talked.   The Committee decided to have the leave the Cattail Trail as multi-use and added horses. The Stower Seven Lakes Trail vote was to have it non-motorized in the summer, and snowmobiles in the winter. It then went to the environmental committee, who voted the same, so the next is the Polk County Board, who can still change it. They meet on Sept 18th at 6:00 pm.

Kevin will put together a letter to use, and we can reply all, and agree to go to the Polk County Board, and Kirk will do the same for the ATV club. We need to be “United”. There is a grant available from the State Transportation Department to use to limestone it, if we have to pay the money back to use it.

Memberships are due by Oct 1st. $15 individual and $20 family. We want to send these in all at one time, as we are charged a fee each time we send them in.

They are proposing a time frame for the trail passes, and want them to expire on June 30th, and this will be voted on at the AWSC meeting that will be held in March 2019.

The Fair schedule still has some openings that we need to fill from 4:00 – 8:00 on Saturday, and after the parade. Duane will get the coolers for the pop, and the cool guys cooler for us. We are number 40 and 41 for the parade line up on Sunday.

NEW BUSINESS:

The vintage snowmobile show will be held this year on Dec 1st (?) at Trollhaugen.

The nominating committee – is in search of replacement for Board of Directors, Vice President, and Treasurer.

The new postcards with the new dates of the meetings will be available at the fair.

Our next meeting will be held on Tues. Oct 2nd 2018 at 7:30 pm at Tippy Canoes

Notes taken by Julie McGuiggan

Meeting Minutes – April 2018

Osceola Valley Sno-Goers

April 3rd, 2018 at Sue’s Bar

President: Kevin McNutt (2019)

Vice President: Rick McGuiggan (2018)

Secretary: Stephanie Harling (2019)

Treasurer: Sherri Hoiby (2018)

Board of Directors: Barb Durand (2018), Jeff Jonas (2019), Charlie Greener (2019), Mark Kuhl (2019)

Marketing/Website/Assistant Treasurer: Al Schoenborn (2018)

Council Reps: Brad McGuiggan (2019), Eric Hallen (2019)

Trail Bosses: West- Gordy Jones, East – Kirk Larson, Dresser East – Kevin McNutt, Dresser West – Ken Meyer

Meeting called to order by President Kevin McNutt

Secretary’s report: Read and approved

Treasurer’s report: Sheri was unable to make it to the meeting.

Media/Marketing: Nothing to report.

Council Report:
Eric reported Polk County now has a website page for ATV/Snowmobile trails
Clayton to Clear Lake trail name Pineville trail
We need to mark the trails better on the lakes
Groomer’s dinner was held and the “Golden Shovel” went to our very own Kirk Johnson.

Trail Boss Report:
Gordy: We need to take down signs soon, due to the weather we are thinking the end of
April possibly first week in May. We will send out an email. Also we need to update the
Landowner’s signs.
Rick: Amery/Dresser trail will have two public meetings this summer. One in Osceola
and one in Amery. It is imperative that everyone attend that can to support our
motorized trails. This decision to be decided on by October 2018. Please help us with
this effort to open this trail up again.
Also while you are out pulling signs, please keep a lookout for any broken posts in the
fields. These can be harmful to tires, tractors, and farm equipment. Let’s make sure to
pick them up and possibly dig them out if need be.

Youth Club: The youth club is trying to get their license to sell raffle tickets. They have been given a trial run. They are holding a 50/50 raffle for a $1000.00 grand prize only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $20 per ticket. Drawing will be May 7 th , no need to be present to win.  Next Youth Club (KAOS) meeting April 10th at McKenzie Lanes.

Old Business:
Kevin McNutt and son Carter attended Spring convention in Green Bay on March 24th . Kevin reported that SNARS will be mandated for next year. Trails will require GPS mapping. Amery/Dresser trail was discussed as well. Please watch for meetings in the newspaper and attend as many as you can to help support our motorized trails.
A HUGE Thank you to our Groomers!!! Thank you for AMAZING trails and ALL your time
you devoted for us! Thank you!
AMMENDMENT: March 2018 minutes should have included the club’s decision to have
only one scholarship this year in the amount of $500.

New Business:
Landowners dinner April 14th, at Wanderoos (Dinner was cancelled due to inclimate
weather.  Rescheduled as a landowner’s appreciation luncheon on Sunday
May 6th. Cocktails from noon to 1, eat at 1:00pm.)
If you have used any of your own equipment for the club, PLEASE give your hours to
your trail boss. They are tracking hours per club and the club with the most hours could
win equipment for the club.
Amery to Dresser trail was mentioned and talked about at convention. Let keep getting
the word out!
Scholarship will be handed out by Kevin McNutt Monday May 14th. We had five
applicants.

Trip Committee: Nothing to report

Social Committee:
Landowners dinner April 14th, at Wanderoos (Dinner was cancelled due to inclimate
weather.  Rescheduled as a landowner’s appreciation luncheon on Sunday
May 6th. Cocktails from noon to 1, eat at 1:00pm.)
Al mentioned having the Club Spring Party May 12th at Wanderoos with food catered in.

*******Please review these committees and contact Julie McGuiggan or Suzy Wente if you are interested in volunteering. Jump in and be a part of your club we need everyone’s help and it’s a great way to get to know new people make GREAT FRIENDS!!! **********

Next Meeting: May 1st, 2018 at 7:30pm Osceola Lanes. Meeting adjourned.