posted Jul 27, 2009, 12:22 PM by Unknown user
updated Jul 27, 2009, 12:23 PM by Tim Sawchuck
Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers
MEETING MINUTES - June
Kelli, Paul R., Greg B., John C., Frank Z., Bill J., Bob N., Tim S.,
Joe O., Rob Urmy., Mary B., Soquel (Cal Poly), Clint Edwards, Kathy
I. Approval of minutes of
previous meeting. Paul R. approved, Bill J. second..
II. Agenda requests. None.
III. Committee Reports
Trail Work –
Johnson Ranch (flagging &
popularity, opening party) Complete Success
MdO: Trails didn’t show as much
wear as expected from the equestrian endurance race. Greg, Ron and
Rob brushed most of Barranca w/ 3 new workers (certificate winner:
Lopez – Bill: 45 people, 10 C’s,
main project plus 2 water drainage areas. Plan discussion in August
re: 3CMB will coordinate with ECOSLO again
Sponsorship & Fundraising
– Bill: Status of maps at shops. Trinity took 2 packages. Bike
Valet would like to sell/give away maps as well. Maps, newsletters
and order forms in a zip lock to each shop. Final cost = 16.7c per
map. Greg will offer to Greg Hind. Bill, Paul
and Kelli getting maps enlarged as posters. (Costco = best
Public Relations – Frank:
Power Pt. - Presented to Wheelmen.
May need a different approach for SLOBC.
CCMagazine: Very good article on
3CMB and volunteering on the Johnson Ranch.
Thank-yous – Received from Red
Davis/SLOBC and from birthday party. Thank-you notes should be sent
to land managers, city council, supervisors, sponsors, volunteer
groups, members, etc. Move to approve
expenditure of $250 for this mailing. (Frank and Tim S.).
Frank will generate letters. Paul and Allison
Newsletter – Rachel: No
Membership & Volunteers –
Paul: update: 78 members, 495 on contact list, 1700 official hours,
288 individuals have volunteered this year.
Agency & Organization
State Parks – Greg met with Nick
Franco: Nobody knows what’s happening with State Parks. Abel
Maldonado reported a 17” high stack of faxes, etc. Closing State
Parks would jeopardize the Wild Cherry Canyon project.
Kathy Longacre suggests that PCLR
& CCCMB send a letter to the Board of
Supervisors to the effect that Pacific Longriders is donating
$2,000 and 3CMB is donating 1,000 hours @ $15/hour for the Wild
Cherry Canyon project.
SB County – Los Flores Ranch
south of Santa Maria. Only fire-roads, docent-led only. Bill
will research this.
City - ?
Forest Service - ?
Bike Coalition: Doug, Bob, Ron,
Greg, etc: Education/Training Committee – Kelli
will set up booth for SLO Crit as “Sustainable vs. Unsustainable”
and update the “Name that Trail”. John suggested a sandbox
for….. Volunteers: Soquel, Frank, Bill
Website/tech Committee –
Paul, Morgan, Daniel, Rachel – no report.
FASTA – Andrew, Dan: (See below)
Financial Report: Jeanne –
$4,900 in account.
IV. Items Requiring Discussion or
Upcoming Workdays: To Be
State Parks Closures &
CCCMB – Letters, emails, 20th, other actions. Greg
will ask Nick Franco about MdO fees issue coming before the Bd. Of
Sups. If it’s on Tuesday June 23, Greg will send an email out to
the membership about communicating to Gibson.
Lopez Lake Plan: work plan,
outreach, illegal trail, ECOSLO
work will be ongoing, in cooperation with the County, Friends of
Lopez Lake, local trail builders and ECOSLO.
Bill and Greg met with 3 of the 6
illegal trail-builders. They are local, enthusiastic and interested
in making Lopez a destination, but they need the skills to build
sustainable trails. They will abandon their project and help 3CMB.
Ranger Dan seeking approval for new trails.
trail-users need to make a list of desired projects, prioritize them
and get started.
Planning for next year and
Committee reports/goals for August meeting idea:
August meeting committees will develop a proposed set of goals for
Draft to be
sent to directors 2-3 days before August meeting.
goals will be considered at August meeting.
remind committees in August.
FASTA – CCCMB Update and
Strategy: Greg and Andrew and/or Dan have taken 5 of the 7
commissioners out to Shooter’s to review the project with positive
supervise the organization of speakers and other communications for
the August Parks and Rec commission meeting on Aug. 4.
Paul D. will
send out a sample letter with
will distribute and collect petitions
solicit letters of support from various agencies
Dan will put together a Management Plan to give to commissioners
will focus on getting a crowd to the August 4th
Party in August to kick-off new
season: At Johnson Ranch at Doug’s house. Kathy will donate $$$
for food; Jim Aaron to bring Thirst Response Unit. BBQ provided,
guests to bring side dishes. Sorting out
details will be on the July agenda.
1. Begin thinking about goals for
next year. Tabled
2. Surfrider Five Ten production -
3. New Railroad cop - Tabled
VII Next Meeting: July 15, 2009