Hiking: good conditions, fall colors are increasing daily. During wet weather, avoid two areas - 1)trails near the warming house that have been bulldozed to prepare for logging; 2)the West Side trails between intersections A-B-C-D-E (last fall those trails were bulldozed and used to haul logs from a timber sale - grass seed was recently spread there).
Grasses: mowed trails have short grasses. Elsewhere the grasses are knee high, waist high, and chest high. Be sure to look at the map in the mowing report (below).
Biking: most trails are firm - although the East Side trails are always damp and soft if you venture to the Far East. When biking this summer, please tread gently on the south half of the West Side of the trail system - grass seed was spread in July on the many bare trails involved in last summer's logging operation.
Insects: not very bothersome.
Loggers are currently working on the East Side in the vicinity of the Otter Slide and Far East trails. The 'Red Pine' timber sale (north of the warming house) will be logged later this fall.
Look at the 'Mowing Report' and the map of mowed trails to find the trails the loggers will be using.
April 25: wet flurries
We started mowing the East Side trails in late June. West Side trails haven't been mowed yet - the Forestry Department usually mows the West Side but probably won't have an available mower this year. If time allows, our organization will mow the West Side later this fall.
Meeting called to order by Ron Jasperson, president, at 11:00 a.m at warming house at the trailhead of the Blue Hills Trail.
Officers in person: Ron Jasperson, Tom Paulsen
Officers providing input via email communication: Sam Behrends
No pertinent minutes to review
For several years, our savings account has been located at Capital One 360 online. After opening that account, for the first year we received a special interest rate in the vicinity of 2%. Currently that account yields an interest rate of 0.4%.
It seems that very few banks offer business savings accounts with a significant interest rate. However, recently Tom checked bankrate.com and found an online bank (First Internet Bank of Indiana) offering an interest rate of 1.8%. Ron, Sam and Tom agreed today that it makes sense to open a savings account with First Internet Bank (FIB); then after transferring our savings, close our existing savings account with Capital One 360.
Tom will submit the FIB new account application November 27th.
Motion to adjourn by Tom Paulsen, second by Ron Jasperson. Adjourned at 11:10 a.m.
Taken by Tom Paulsen, Secretary