Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December 2012 Meeting Agenda

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Decorah Human Powered Trails
Cooper’s Pub—The Oaks
Monday, December 3, 2012

7:00 p.m. Call to Order

Roll Call

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

Reports of Officers, and Committees

1.      Beginner Trail development (more discussion/ideas)
2.    Sponsor Hat distribution (status)
3.    Trail Closures (tabled last meeting)

Unfinished Business

1.     2013 Pugsley Worlds – date???
2.     Update Blog appearance
3.     Iowa Bike Coalition Meeting Jan. 26, 2013 -- http://iowabicyclecoalition.org/events/iowa-bicycle-expo/
4.     Updated e-mail list.
5.     unspent trail dollars.

New Business
1.     Fred Trail and maybe a few other spots (safety).   
2.      Downtown bicycle parking-City Council


Closing

Reminders:
*1st Monday of each month is DHPT Meeting Night.
*2nd Tuesday of each month is TT or Enduro. (as long as the weather permits!)
*4th Wednesday of each month is TT or Enduro. (as long as the weather permits!)

Upcoming races/events:
15th Dec.: --- Snowbike in Platteville
????????? --- 2013 Pugsley Worlds
April 27, 2013 --- Decorah Time Trials on SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013. (NOT SUNDAY!)
Start Race at 2:00 p.m. Done by 6:00 p.m.  Sunday will be a fun club ride day for anyone staying over after Saturday’s race.

Monday, November 26, 2012

November Meeting Minutes (Meeting NEXT MONDAY NIGHT TBA))

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Meeting Minutes
Decorah Human Powered Trails
T-Bocks Sports Bar and Grill
Monday, November 5, 2012

7:00 p.m. Call to Order
Roll Call: Kirk Johnson, Lee Hackman, Doug Osborn, Jeff O’Gara, Pete Blodgett, Lars Hovden, Marc Folkedahl, Deke Gosen, Feff Friedhof, Benji Nichols, Steve Pasche, Lars Hovden.
Treasurer’s Report
$2,934.35 in Judy’s Park and Rec DHPT Account
$635.03 in the checkbook

Recent Expenditures for Sept. and Oct.
9/11/12                        -$91.60                        Mower Power  (chainsaw maint. and parts)
9/28/12                        -$94.94                        True Value (trail supplies)
10/09/12                        -$431.92                        Mower Power (Stihl Trimmer and Pole Pruner Attachment)
10/09/12                        -$113.17                        Rockart Signs (20 decals)
10/11/12                        -$517.00                        Lars Hovden/Reimbursement for Hats/Visors
10/15/12                        -$1,000.00            Jim Tripp (labor 6/27/12 to 11/1/12)
10/15/12                        -$160.50                        Maverick Label Co. (custom labels)

Approval of Minutes
Moved by Lars; 2nd Captain.

Reports of Officers, and Committees:
1.      Trail Building
2.    DHPT Hats and Visors: Cost is $15/hat or visor.  $500 sponsors get 3 hats; $300 sponsors get 2 hats; $150 Sponsors get one hat. Jusy at Park and Rec has the list.
3.    Trail Closures – Move to Table  by Deke.

Unfinished Business
1.    Heavy duty “Pop-Up Tent” for events with our DHPT Logo on it.
            WAIT on purchase due to low funds.
2.    Pugsley Worlds – date??? Jeff Friedhoff will provide $500 prize $. KJ will do an additional $100.
3.    Logo – some discussion here. Lars will revisit later.
4.    IMT Point Series– General decision to not seek out the organizers.  Maybe participate if asked.
5.    Snow Blower – more discussion. Nothing decided.

New Business
1.    Beginner Trails – A definitive “YES!” Many good ideas for creating more beginner trails.  First Place is a small loop on the River Trail.  Other ideas include the floodplain areas inside the Levee. More discussion needed here.
2.    Iowa Bike Coalition Meeting Jan. 26, 2013 – There are people interested in attending to represent DHPT. Benji and Ward are looking into it again.
3.    Tombstone marker ?  Answer is “YES” “Make it Fun.”
4.    Other Items
            Need to update Blog and Old DHPT Logo
            Need a better updated e-mail list.
            Lars will talk with Spinner about the Blog site and how to maintain and manage it going forward.

Closing

Reminders:
*1st Monday of each month is DHPT Meeting Night.
*2nd Tuesday of each month is TT or Enduro.
*4th Wednesday of each month is TT or Enduro.
Upcoming races/events:
15th Dec.: Snowbike in Platteville
2013 ? Pugsley Worlds
2013  Decorah Time Trials will be held the Last SATURDAY in APRIL (NOT SUNDAY) Start Race at 2:00 p.m. Done at 6:00 p.m. on SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2013.  Sunday will be a fun club ride day for anyone staying over after Saturday’s race.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bicycle parking issues continue to be discussed

Bicycle parking issues continue to be discussed

Posted: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 8:36 AM
The City of Decorah's Streets Committee and its Betterment Committee continue to discuss bicycle parking in downtown Decorah.

Street Committee chair Gary Rustad says a number of options are being discussed, including closing a parking space in three different downtown locations on Water Street for bike parking and using space in the North Alley parking lot.  Rustad says the downtown Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District Board has pledged some funds for purchasing additional bike racks.

The Street Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. Monday, December 10th to continue its discussion.  Rustad says bicyclists are invited to attend the meeting.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bike Parking on City Council Meeting Agenda Tonight

http://www.decorahnews.com/news-stories/2012/11/4133.html


City committee to discuss closing several parking spaces for bicycle racks

Posted: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 7:54 AM
The City of Decorah's Betterment Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. MOnday to discussion and possibly take action on closing several parking spaces in the Downtown area for bicycle use.

The committee has been discussing closing a parking space in three different downtown locations and reserving the spaces for bike parking.  It has discussed reserving the spaces from May through October.

Friday, November 2, 2012

November Meeting Agenda

Decorah Human Powered Trails
T-Bocks Sports Bar and Grill
Monday, November 5, 2012

7:00 p.m. Call to Order
Roll Call:

Treasurer’s Report
$2,934.35 in Park and Rec DHPT Account
$635.03 in the checkbook

Recent Expenditures for Sept. and Oct.
9/11/12                        -$91.60                        Mower Power  (chainsaw maint. and parts)
9/28/12                        -$94.94                        True Value (trail supplies)
10/09/12                        -$431.92                        Mower Power (Stihl Trimmer and Pole Pruner Attachment)
10/09/12                        -$113.17                        Rockart Signs (20 decals)
10/11/12                        -$517.00                        Lars Hovden/Reimbursement for Hats/Visors
10/15/12                        -$1,000.00            Jim Tripp (labor 6/27/12 to 11/1/12)
10/15/12                        -$160.50                        Maverick Label Co. (custom labels)

Recent Sponsor Contribution
9/14/12                        +$300.00             from Infastech

Approval of Minutes

Reports of Officers, and Committees:
1.      Trail Building
2.    DHPT Hats and Visors

Unfinished Business
1.    Heavy duty “Pop-Up Tent” for events with our DHPT Logo on it.
2.    Pugsley Worlds – date?
3.    Logo – revisit by request
4.    ICORR – revisit by request
5.    Snow Blower – tabled last meeting

New Business
1.    Beginner Trails
2.    Iowa Bike Coalition Meeting Jan. 26, 2013
3.    Other Items

Closing

Reminders:
*1st Monday of each month is DHPT Meeting Night.
*2nd Tuesday of each month is TT or Enduro.
*4th Wednesday of each month is TT or Enduro.

Upcoming races/events:
           
15th Dec.: Snowbike in Platteville
2013 ? Pugsley Worlds
2013 ? Decorah Time Trials