Hiking: hiking conditions are good, peak color has passed, enjoyable fall colors remain.
Biking: the West Side trails offer the best biking, that area tends to be the driest (but BE SURE TO READ 'Important Updates' below). The East Side trails are surprisingly dry this summer, and more 'bike-able' than usual. On the East Side, after rainy weather avoid the trails far to the east, they usually are damp and soft.
Bugs: insect activity is low.
A 50-100 meter segment of West Side trail adjacent to a beaver dam is soggy between intersections H-I; you can walk your bike through this spot - but anticipate wet shoes if you do.
Due to recent logging, on the East Side, if the trails are damp avoid Rut Road between intersections 20-21-22. Click here for details
Due to active logging, on the West Side, avoid the loop between intersections D-E-D, and watch for logging traffic from A-B-C-D.
April 24, 2021: snow showers
Summertime mowing began in late June on the East Side trails. East Side mowing was completed on July 25th, and touch-up mowing was done after that. The West Side was mowed in the last half of July. Click here for a map showing East Side mowing details.
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