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July 2010 Minutes

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Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers


MEETING Minutes - July 20, 2010


Attending: Greg Robertson, Christie Cutter, John Cutter, Frank Zika, Greg Bettencourt, Bill Jenkins, Jim Aarons, Ian Anderson, Tim Sawchuck, Joe O’Donnell, Gary Havas, Doug Carscaden, Rob Ermy, Ron Dexter, Bob Nanninga, Elaine Geltner, Paul Reinhardt, Jeanne Mutzinger, Mary Bettencourt.


I.    Approval of minutes of previous meeting – Paul R. & John C.


II.   Agenda requests - none.


III.  Committee Reports

1.     Trail Work – Botanicals / Morning Glory – Greg R: 15 indoctrinated folks. All the work got done. Gates are in and not damaged yet. Motorcycles noted on FirebreakJ.

2.     Sponsorship & Fundraising – Bill:  See report and below. Maps are paying for themselves and it’s time to order more, in fact 2 shops are out and need them. Plus we need updated Irish Hills maps. Moved by Paul R. and 2nd by Jeanne to spend $1,000 to purchase more maps.

3.     Publicity – Frank showed draft of full color photo brochure. They will need to be put in an envelope in order to be mailed. Contact address will be Paul Reinhardt’s. Tag line = We do trails, join us.

4.     Newsletter – Rachel: No report.

5.     Membership & Volunteers – Paul: See report. Paul will scan all incoming checks before sending them on to Jeanne.

6.     Agency & Organization Reports

o      City (Doug) – Froom Ranch should close the end of the month, then City staff will proceed with the trail process. The goal is to connect with Johnson Ranch. Doug showed the iron “NO SHOOTING” signs to be posted on the ridge.

o      Forest Service – Greg will meet with Kathleen Phelps later in the summer.

o      County – Greg, Ron, Kathy L. are joining Ken Kliss at Santa Margarita next week to meet with realtor regarding loop trail vs. private property boundary. Curtis Black, head of county parks, and Supervisor Jim Patterson are on board to proceed with the process for the loop trail at SML.

o      State Parks: Greg suggests 2 work days in the fall to complete the reroutes.

7.     Education/Training Committee – No report

8.     Bike Patrol at MdO – Greg R., Joe, Tim, Bob. Tim meeting with Juvi next week.

9.     Website/tech Committee – Morgan, Daniel, Rachel. Tim and Kelli now have access to the website.

10.  FASTA – Ian: Progress Greg has met with Neil regarding the FASTA project item at the City Council meeting Tues. August 17. Members should attend in support if possible. Since that is the same time and day as 3CMB meeting, 3CMB meeting changed to Thursday Aug. 19 at 5:30 pm.

11.  Financial ReportJeanne: $7260.02, $1,000 of which is from SLOPOST for bells thanks to Borgia bequest.


IV.  Items Requiring Discussion or Action

1.     2010-11 Work Schedule: Start thinking about it. Planning meeting Tuesday Aug. 3, 6 PM at Jaffa Café. Tim S. discussion of more frequent trail days with lower number of participants rather than annual and semi-annual trail work days with 100+, BBQ, etc. Go for big event for special a occasion, e.g. Froom. (Jim Aaron: work around Gran Fondo Sat.10/23 and Cyclebration dates – Sun. 10/17.)

2.     Moving Dirt -

3.     Curt’s party is Sunday July 25 from 11:00 am to 2 pm. Go through the maintenance yard to party site.

4.     FASTA at SLO City Council – Tours for council persons and hopefully final approval

5.     Bells – Grants: SLOPOST has donated $1,000 for bells. Shops are ready for more. More money from 3CMB for next order? Paul R: should 3CMB continue to pay for bells, for how long? Bill has grant ideas and will approach Rachel about grant-writing. Jeanne: bike shops’ donations are covering about half of bell cost. Jeanne will report on bell money spending, allocation, etc. Put something on the web site asking for bell donations. Change wording on MdO signs to request bells be returned. What about bells at SML? Bill moved, who 2nd? To spend $500 more on bells.

6.     Reprinting Maps – See above ($1,000)?

7.     Descending Bikes Stop For All Uphill Traffic – Do we make a PR campaign out of this?  If so, where and how? Print on maps. Make statements on website. Continue next meeting.

8.     Things we began working on last year and should finalize for the upcoming year:  TABLED

a.     Dealing with medical concerns at workdays

b.     Crew leader development process

c.     Presentations to groups to recruit workers

d.     Work day protocol

e.     Brochure

9.     CCCMB “social rides” -  TABLED

10.  Electronic newsletter – how and whether to use one – Elaine Geltner explained how Constant Comment works. MUST have each recipient’s permission to include them on the newsletter list. $15/mo for < 500 contacts. $5/mo to upload and then use images for messages. There are templates, but you can use your own. Reports are available to show who opens what links and how often.  To be discussed further.  Need to have an “editor” before we undertake this new approach.

11.  $100 donation for medical preparedness  - Thank you, Diller. Jeanne will shop. Include carbo/electrolyte replacements.

12.  Big Sur Service Management Unit ChangeTabled

13.  Use of Google Group: What is OK, What is Not – Who Decides & How?  -  Tabled

14.  Wild Cherry Canyon Update  - Kara B. is still working on details.

V.   Information:


VI.  Other?


VII. Next Meeting: Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 5:30 pm.


Gary Bissell,
Sep 21, 2010, 4:50 PM