Meeting Minutes - March 12th 2008


Attendance -
Shari Miller, Melanie Boone-Reznick, Mark Saunto, Bill & Margie Weppner, Larry Glickman, Cindy Calbaum and Walt Gove


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February Minutes Approved

Project Proposals

Garfield County-Markagunt System OHV Volunteer Trail Patrol, Maintenance and Education Program

Overview: Enhance visitor services, provide forest and OHV education, disseminate OHV regulations, and provide basic trail maintenance. The Sky Ridge Riders is a volunteer group of ATV enthusiasts that have an emphasis on community service projects. In 2007 this group provided 360 hours of recorded time patrolling ATV trails, along with maintenance and clean up on Forest Service ATV trails. This project is part of a long range plan that will assist with the maintenance and user education of the Markagunt ATV Trail System.

Funding Request $2,800.00 - Funding Approved $2,550.00 - Total Project Cost $22,475

Saddle Up and Ride

Overview: Saddle Up and Ride is a regional guide to equestrian trails in Kane, Garfield, Iron and Coconino Counties. This project is sponsored by Grand Staircase Escalante Partners. Funding requested is for 10,000 copies of the equestrian trail brochure that will be distributed within the 4 counties that are listed above. This project is part of a long range plan to enhance and develop seven trailheads and signage on the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Funding Request $2,000.00 - Funding Approved $2,000

* We would like to see that there is included on the map some form of education on Tread Lightly, Leave No Trace and that only certified weed free hay or pellets are allowed within the monument.

Garfield County Trail Website

The Go Travel Site has given a quote for the following web updating and rebuilding.

This new Dynamic Website Design is to include:

Special Features - Photos Slideshows and Virtual Tours, Streaming Video, Dynamic Events Calendar, Hyper-Flexible Search and Display, Site-wide keyword search from any page, Dynamic Mapping Capabilities for all trail types, Dynamic Rotation Header, Headlines and Special Promotions, Realtime Weather Feed and Printer Friendly Functions.

Robust Stakeholder Listings - Customizable listings and a full page promotion for all area stakeholders, Dynamic Maps Plat Business Properties, Special Authorized Access so Stakeholders can update listings, upload photos, add details, submit special events, etc.

Fully Optimized Features - Page names are clean and use keywords, Legacy pages are redirected into new site, Effective use of title tags and meta information, Intelligent link structure and XML generated site maps based on Google, Yahoo and MSN standards.

Total Fees $4,500 for 2008 Approved. Fees for 2009 will be $1,400.

Volunteer Projects - We are asking the local agencies for a list of projects that can be used for our volunteer work day projects.

Thank you gifts
A gift certificate will be issued to Cydne Quitter for $250.00 and to Auggie Bernardo for $150.00 as a thank you for their time and service.

Other Business
We need to look into the status of some of the ongoing past projects.

Meeting Adjourned

Next Meeting will be in Boulder on April 16th, 2008

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