The Keweenaw ATV Club meeting was held at the VFW Post Hubbell Mi.
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 by Club President Daryl St.John. Other officers present were Vice President Kitty Beleck, Sec./Treasurer Julie Karvonen, Trustee’s Ray Chase, and Mike Panijan, and trails maintenance Supervisor Mike McMahon.
The minutes of the May 3rd,2021 meeting were read by Daryl St.John and a motion to approve was made by Faye McMahon, seconded by John Laitinen, motion passed by the membership. Julie read the financial report-bank balance $16848.67 with 32 corporate sponsors and 211 voting members. Motion to approve was made by Pete Lammi, seconded by Betty St.John, motion passed by a vote of the membership.
a)Fathers Day Flood- State Representatives came to the UP with an invite from McBroom and were taken on a tour by Mike Daryl, and Kevin Store of the LL wash out area. The Club was informed that the repair money is there and the repairs should be starting soon.
b)Mike McMahon, Daryl, Gil, and some other Club members, took part in the KORC trail clean up in the Keweenaw. Conversation started with a guy from Longyear and he told the group that he would help take care of the delay getting the permit for the Gay Trail.
a)B&B Construction who purchased the Sickler property and the Gravel pitswill still keep the property open to ATV/Snowmobile riders. We will get new signed land use permits from him for the trails on his property.
b)Projects-We need to use up all the grant money from the last couple of years of budgets by Sept 30th of this year. It is going to be a very busy summer! *The trail from Seneca Lake to the Main trail needs to be graded and culverts added. *Mohawk north needs to capped. *Gratiot River Area- lots of clay and rotted logs in the trail. Needs to be graveled and capped. *Lac La Belle project needs to be finished. Time ran out last year before it was completed. *Eagle River needs some work. The landowner will help with the cost of some of the trail work. Other trails will be graded and graveled as needed.
c)There are gates installed on the Clark Mine Trail. The landowners feel the traffic is becoming too Heavy in that area and it isn’t able to be maintained properly. They will allow the trail to be open for deer season.
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Next meeting July 6th at the VFW hall in Hubbell.