Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 3, 2012 DHPT Meeting Minutes

Cooper’s Pub—The Oaks, on Monday, December 3, 2012

7:00 p.m. Call to Order

Roll Call: Pete Blodgett, Kirk Johnson, Jeff O’Gara, Jon Wilmes, Lee Hackman, Deke Gosen, Eric Sovern, Jim Tripp, Eben Tripp.

Treasurer’s Report
$2,813.34 in Judy’s Park and Rec DHPT Account
$635.03 in the checkbook

Recent Expenditures for Nov.
-$121.01                        Mower Power (repairs for chainsaw)

Minutes from the Last Meeting Motion to approve, KJ; 2nd O’Gara; All Ayes.

Reports of Officers, and Committees

1.      Beginner Trail development (more discussion/ideas)
½ mile of new trail near the entrance of River Trail has been identified to be developed as “beginner” trail, in addition to some improvements on the far end (near Twin Bridges) to make all of the River Trail accessible for beginners.  It was also suggested to work on the short “Elevated Section” of trail that Gary Timmerman put in last year that has never been fully built.  It will move the trail a little higher away from the River’s edge… and then permanently Close the old lower trail. Work day is suggested for this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. to work this trail in.  Meet at Oneota River Cycles.
2.    Sponsor Hat distribution (status)
Some have been distributed.  Need to see where Lars is with this next time.
3.    Trail Closures (tabled last meeting)
Motion by Deke and second by J. Trip to assemble a small group of people to study the issue of trail names and routes etc.. and bring a recommendation to the group at a later date: Vols: Deke, O’Gara, Jim Tripp, Lee Hackman, Kirk Johnson.

Unfinished Business

1.     2013 Pugsley Worlds – Call to Jesse Reyerson: Date set for Saturday Feb. 23rd, 2013.
2.     Update Blog appearance. Nothing new here…
3.     Iowa Bike Coalition Meeting Jan. 26, 2013 -- http://iowabicyclecoalition.org/events/iowa-bicycle-expo/ Nothing new here…
4.     Updated e-mail list. Nothing  new here…
5.     unspent trail dollars.
Some discussion of two projects related to water quality.  One a bridge on Public Television over the “Wash Area” that comes down from the road near the Pugsley Pit, and another a small bridge at the stream on the end of the River Trail near Twin Bridges. Other public entities would need to be involved. Tabled for later.

New Business
1.      Fred Trail and maybe a few other spots (safety)
Recommend cutting off or capping the steel posts on Fred Trail.
2.      Downtown bicycle parking-City Council
DHPT members are encouraged to attend next week’s City Council Street/parking Committee Meeting to weigh in on providing bicycle parking in the downtown area.
Meeting adjourned at around 8:30 p.m.  Next Meeting will be Monday, Jan. 7th. Site TBA. Submitted by Kirk Johnson, recording secretary and treasurer

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