Pemberton Valley Trails Association
Minutes of Regular Meeting June 13, 2012
Location: Cottonwood Recreation Centre
Chris Allen, Peter Colapinto, Ian Kruger, Stephan Desjardins, Hillary Downing, Allison Macdonald, Rudy Benes, Johnny Chilton, Johnny Inglis, Corrine Stolz Orava.
Call to Order: 7:00 pm Chris Allen Chaired
May 9th Meeting Minutes were approved.
scheduled for June 23, 2012
Tasks left to confirm: Chris Allen – JJ to be DJ
Johnny Inglis – organize beer
Late Spring Trail Day:
– scheduled for June 23, 2012
– Trails to be worked on: Tower of Power reroute
PVTA and Lil’wat Trail Agreement:
Stephan is to contact the band (Harriet Van Waart) and schedule a meeting to update the existing Agreement.
Corrine would like the PVTA to join the Horse Council of British Columbia (HCBC) so that we can apply for grants to build and maintain horse friendly trails. Cost $70 per year. Her concern is the number and length of horse access trails around Pemberton is declining. The Board accepted the proposal and will join the HCBC.
Mt. Currie Trail:
Lil’wat band is supportive of the trail.
Bridge over Green River: BCTS has no plans to move the bridge but could also remove it anytime. If there is a reason (such as a well used trail) it could consider keeping the bridge in place. Further, upon completion of the trail, the PVTA could apply for a Section 56. This would recognize the Mt. Currie trail as a Provincial trail and would give BCTS another reason to keep the bridge in place.
One Mile Trail signs:
– almost all signs in place and looking good
Summer Trail Maintenance:
Nimby trail maintenance: all work completed in time for the NIMBY 50 race although a late start due RFP process and funding. Overall the trail work was excellent – some directors felt that one or two areas should receive more work. John Chilton disagreed and would refund the PVTA for the area in question rather than rework it. The PVTA board declined his offer.
John Chilton’s feedback on new RFP system: new system too slow, maintenance contract should be bundled together (not single contracts for each trail), thinks the PVTA needs a paid trail manager.
Moving forward John Chilton would prefer to build new trails or work on back country/expedition trails as opposed to maintaining existing valley trails.
Lower Mackenzie RFP – issued June 6 – no interest so far.
Adjournment: 8:30 pm