November 2023 Meeting Minutes

November 2023 Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2023 7:00 pm meeting called to order

Motion to pass September and October minutes>carried

Treasurer report read

Motion to accept>carried

Attendees: Bill Fowle, Nancy Emery, Michael Joyce, Paul Elie, Tim O’Hearne, Dave Bragg, Randy Merrill, Ed Johnson, Bruce Temple

Range Report: Paul Elie

  • Beaver dam is about 30 feet down river on the side of the bank where the homes are. Bill is going to try to move it more down stream
  • An estimate from Springfield Fence for the new gate has come in at $4,000.
  • There is a shoot on Sunday
  • There is a plan to work on current gate.  Also to purchase fencing and supplies.
  • The purpose for 2 purchases in the last month of clay pigeons is to plan less travel during winter months.  There is another pallet on order.

Trail Report:  Mike Joyce

  • Clay Brook Bridge has been done
  • Thompson Bridge has also had work done
  • With the use of an excavator the trail has been smoothed from barn to water bar.
  • While excavator was still on site, Mike moved some dirt to keep snowmobilers out of range area and moved the sign shed
  • Bill got markers on the wire by rte 12
  • Terry Callum from Cresent Lake Snowmobile Club reached out to say they still have a lot of work to do on their trails.  If these trails are not passable then out trails will end and not go further north

Old Business:

  • Land update: There is no update.
  • Town is requesting the state to turn on the water pump without the generator. The new generator has been on order, with no eta
  • There is only about 3 hours of work left to finish up the bathroom in the barn.
  • Regarding Nancy getting form for Federal filings, Tim O’Hearne communicated that I need to file a 8822B form.  Will probably need proof that I am current Treasurer.  Will use meeting minutes.

New Business:

  • The final donation from Sullivan County Sportsmen Club of $1,000 for Range was received.
  • Question was asked if Club will still be donating scholarships to Camp Barry and or Camp Sno Mo.  Answer from Bill is yes.
  • Bruce Temple, Sullivan County Commissioner, NH Fish and Game, gave an update on the recent NH Fish & Game meeting. Some of the points discussed were.
    • Registration of Game Cameras
    • Registration of Tree Stands
    • 50-55 million dollars have been set to update NH’s Fish Hatcheries. Currently there is an assessment being made for all of NH’s outdated Fish Hatcheries
    • The Conservation Law Foundation is suing NH Fish & Game.  It is related to fish discharge from the Powder Mill Fish Hatchery
    • There has been $2 million set aside for research of NH wildlife that seem to have reducing populations.
    • 4 new officers have been approved.
    • Fish & Game have until 2025 to get online snowmobile registrations

Motion to adjourn @ 8:03 pm