DOD Board Meeting Minutes
Feb 8th 2020
Commenced 6:30 pm
- Public Forum: Scott Briggs, Al Bennett present. Adam Steffan: Articles of incorporation have
been approved. I think the bylaws were approved. We heard back from ATCA and Team Dirt on
the BLM fee proposal for site like Alsea and Sandy Ridge. BLM looking to put in a second parking
lot at Alsea due to heavy use. Considerations included passes for trail volunteers, having money
being used at the place it’s been generated. DOD to respond and other organizations will
- Position reports
A. Chair (Lee): Been working with Ben on a membership push going. Spending time with Ryan
to work on alternatives to our current membership tracking system. Going to draft a letter
with Peter with the BLM fee proposal.
B. Vice Chair (Ryan Comeau): I updated the trail hours portion of our website. It should be
auto-updating, linked to our Google Docs page. We’re searching for alternatives for a
membership page. It’s been challenging to find one which will allow a member to print a
membership card. Discussion about membership tiers and auto-renewal/opt-out.
C. Treasurer (Justin Price) : DOD may want to consider a line item in our budget for
machine/machine rental/snacks for projects such as Brock’s new line. Peter: So far it’s been
dependent upon our balance sheet for that particular year.
D. Secretary (Jeff Green): Jeff to reach out to Terry and see if he’s still checking the availability
of our tri-fold brochures at various shops. Minutes posted.
E. Trail Work (Peter O’Toole): NICA trail work last weekend at Whypass, with SST as focal point.
Peter: Have there been to any objections to the fee? Adam: No. Cascade Volunteers
submitted a grant proposal to Travel Oregon to get money into communities adversely
affected by the forest fires. We were asked to put together a 2-day trail work event to bring
people up the valley and support the businesses up there. I got my first look at Meaty Snack
and Skidder at Ridgeline. Eugene Parks and Open Space is looking for people to step up on
an adopt a trail. Justin at LCBS assured me there are people, especially in NICA, wanting to
make this happen.
Lawler has serious drainage issues that needs DOD attention. Willamalane looking to build 6
1⁄2 miles of trail on their agenda, BLM has 8 miles on their agenda, and CoE is looking to add
F. PR/Marketing (Issac Johnson): Signed up at Oregon Grant Watch to see which ones relate to
trail access. Also looking at promoting different fundraising ideas, even Amazon Smile. Lots
of good hype regarding Whypass, various cities, etc. Also, looking at updating the trail map
for Whypass, with updated trail difficulty ratings.
G. Rides/Events (Fiona): (Planned absence)
Concluded at 8:03 pm