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2007 Minutes Madison Co. Greenways and Trails

 
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MADISON COUNTY GREENWAYS & TRAILS, INC
August 13, 2007

Madison County Library/Richmond, Community Room

Eddie Farrey called the meeting to order at 7:00p.m.

Secretary, Kris Farrey presented the e-mailed February minutes. As they were late being sent out we tabled the approval until the next meeting.

Treasurer, Chris Haney announced that we are now accepting memberships for the new year. $15 individual/$25 family can be sent to PO Box 118, Richmond 40476. We have a balance of $855 in our checking account. We currently have 19 paid membership units.

KRTC News: Visit kyrailtrail.org. KRTC is looking into a fall bicycle trip to the Monon Trail in Indianapolis, IN.

TRAIL REPORTS:


Riney B: The Transportation Grant Intent Applications are due between Dec 1, 2007 and Jan 31, 2008. If we want to work with the Highway Dept to gain access to the portion of the trail that is within the Tates Creek Road Easements they we right away to, we need to get a survey completed by a state certified survey company. Highway work on Tates Creek will be complete soon. Carroll McGill announced he talked to Kerry Odell of CMW Engineers and plans to set a meeting between him and Vonda Poynter, the writer or the Industrial Rail Trail Grant. Carroll was given a copy of the right away easement specs and has turned them over to Paul Schrader.

EKU/Bypass Trail: With the search for the new university president and the beginning of the new school year the trail proposal has been placed on hold.

Industrial Park Trail: Kris spoke with Vonda, trail manager. Repair work on the historic brick sidewalk along the cemetery is complete. Vonda is still awaiting approval of the rail trail, which will go thru a wetland area, plan from the state to begin work on the Industrial Park Trail.


OLD BUSINESS:

EKU Land Use and Environmental Planning Class: A 40 page document was received from Dr. Alice Jones representing the finalized copy of the Madison County Bikeways & Greenways Plan developed by EKU GEO 325: Land Use & Environmental Planning Class. High resolution PDFs of the maps are available for print out into poster size. It is a very impressive document and we are proud of the work the students put into the project. Many of the students have expressed an interest into continuing the planning process forward into the coming year. If you know of a community or civic group that would like to hear more about the project or provide input as the project moves forward contact alice.jones@eku.edu

Bicycle Outing to Virginia Creeper: Chris and Gail Kulp reported on upcoming bicycle trip to the Virginia Creeper Rail Trail—a 35 mile ballast trail that runs from White Top, NC thru Damascus,VR to Abingdon,VR. The Appalachian Trail crosses the railtrail and you see many walkers and horseback riders using the trail. The trip is planned for Oct 5-8, 2007 which is fall break for the county school system. There are many other activities to participate in: Barter Theater-Good Restaurants-Antique & Craft Shopping-Historic Building Tours. Several bike rental/shuttle services are available. Discounts in hotels if group rate. This is high color season for foliage so rooms fill fast. If interested contact cwkulp@gmail.com. Check out the area www.abingdon.com/tourism.

State Purchase Exemption Number: Kris received notification that we were given a state sales tax purchase exemption number with authorizes our organization to purchase supplies and materials tax free. Both she and Chris Haney have the numbers and the slips that are to be filled out for purchases from local businesses.


NEW BUSINESS:
Web Site Update: Libby Fraas presented the new look to our website. She built on the design created by Chris and Gail Kulp using the Dream Weaver Program. Along with a new banner, several pages were added with links to many biking and government sites. Bill Stotle, Mike Hale and Roger Jones created numerous on road rides for bicyclists covering our county in which Libby linked to map quest. There are plans to create a blog so that we can discuss and announce current events and news. We are also planning the creation of some county hiking trail maps and information about local blue ways. It is still a work in progress--thanks to everyone who has helped—visit us at www.madisonkytrails.org.

After the presentation it was decided that we need to upgrade from our free one page geocities site. The free site was limited in the amount of material and traffic that was allowed on the site. Chris and Libby concurred that we needed to create our own domain name. After a search it was determined that madisonkytrails was available. Libby moved that we use it as our organizations domain name. Chris seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Lloyd Jordison made the motion that we empower the board to look into setting up a pay pal account and purchase the yahoo geocities pro domain for $8.95 a month. Carroll seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Kid’s Fest: Maggie Kriebel of Richmond Parks & Recreation invited us to participate in the upcoming 7th annual Kids Fest held at the Irvine McDowell Park in Richmond on Sept 8th from 10am to 5pm and Sept 9th from 1-5. About 15,000 attended last year. Parks & Rec. will provide the equipment for a child centered activity and the prizes to pass out. We can also pass out organizational promo info. The KRTC display board would be available to us long with pamphlets as well. Lloyd invited us to team with the Health Dept Safety Coalition. He has a 10x10 shelter and they will be passing out buckle up stickers and have volunteers circulating the fest in the crash dummy costumes. Kris volunteered to chair the event and get some bicycle safety materials and organizational prom materials together. Eddie will pick up the KRTC board in Lexington. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact krisfarrey@yahoo.com.

Richmond Annual Comprehensive Plan Update Meeting: The City of Richmond held its annual Comprehensive Plan Update on July 19th. On the agenda was Dr. Alice Jones who gave a brief overview of the County Bikeway & Greenway Plan developed by the EKU GEO 325 class.

Public Awareness/ Advocacy Presentations:
Sept. 24, 2007-6:00 pm-Exchange Club-Galaxy Bowl Meeting Room
Sept. 18, 2007-5:30 pm-Richmond Planning & Zoning

OTHER BUSINESS:

THRAC: Tourism, Historic Preservation & Recreation Advisory Committee/Bluegrass Area Development District: Kris attended the July 10th meeting. Example Kentucky Bicycle Tour Maps were passed out to be given to local tourism centers. They can be ordered thru tiffani.jackson@ky.gov or by calling 502-564-2060. They will be taken to the Artisan Travel Center and both Richmond and Berea Welcome/Tourism Centers. Tiffani would also like to get other state roads designated as bicycle routes. Contact her if your have a good bicycle route to offer. An excellent presentation was given by Dal Harper “Land Use Planning: How What You Do at the Local Level Impacts Your Success in the Region.

Madison County Planning Meeting: Tues, Aug 21s Madison County Planning Commission will meet at 6 pm in the County Courthouse. On the agenda is the Annual Update of the Comprehensive Plan and the KY Dept of Transportation-Highway Project Presentation.

American Diabetes Walk: Lloyd reminded everyone of the 8am Community Walk at Lake Reba on Saturday, August 25th. He also introduced Alice Reppert the new health educator at the Health Dept.

Safety Coalition Meeting: Lloyd announced the Safety Coalition will meet Tues, Aug 21st at Safety City. He announced that the Bluegrass ADD /Transportation Safety Coordinator, Eric Walsh, would be there to invite Madison County to participate along with Fayette and Jessimine Counties in our district to participate in a special research based study program. The coalition will be the committee conducting and organizing the events in the county relating to transportation safety issues.

Bicycle & Helmet Give Away: Carroll announced that Silver Springs Church along with the Safety Coalition and Berea Bikes gave away 60 refurbished bicycles and helmets and Safety Booklets. Congratulations on this community service event.


The next meeting will be held September 10, 2007 in the Conference Room at Berea City Hall at 7:00 pm.

Chris Kulp made the motion to adjourn at 8:10pm
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MADISON COUNTY GREENWAYS & TRAILS, INC
July 9, 2007
Berea City Hall, Conference Room


Eddie Farrey called the meeting to order at 7:00p.m.

Secretary, Kris Farrey presented the e-mailed February minutes for approval. Motion by Gail Kulp, second by Maureen Flannery to approve. Motion passed unanimously.

Treasurer, Chris Haney announced that we are now accepting memberships for the new year. $15 individual/$25 family can be sent to PO Box 118, Richmond 40476. We have a balance of $725 in our checking account. We have 13 family memberships and 12 individual memberships.

KRTC News: Visit kyrailtrail.org. KRTC is looking into a fall bicycle trip to the Monon Trail in Indianapolis, IN.

TRAIL REPORTS:

Indian Fort Trail: Maureen Flannery reported that negotiations continue between the City of Berea and Berea College. We are awaiting word on the path the trail will take.

Menelaus Road Bikeway: Bill Stotle reported that work is underway on Menelaus Road and that a bike lane is included in the plans for that project.

Share the Road Signs: Bill further reported that Share the Road Signs have been ordered by the City of Berea to place on highly traveled bicycle roads and streets within the city.

OLD BUSINESS:

EKU Land Use and Environmental Planning Class: We are awaiting the final copy of the maps and studies the class accomplished during their semester course.

Logo: A motion was made by Gail Kulp to purchase a $100.00 gift certificate from the EKU bookstore in appreciation for our use of the logo Hannah Watts created for the EKU County Bikeways Mapping Project. Second by Chris Haney. Kris Farrey will look into purchasing the gift card.

Bicycle Outing to Virginia Creeper: Chris and Gail Kulp announced an upcoming bicycle trip to the Virginia Creeper Railtrail—a 35 mile ballast trail that runs from White Top, NC thru Damascus,VR to Abingdon,VR. The Appalachian Trail crosses the railtrail and you see many walkers and horseback riders using the trail. The trip is planned for Oct 5-8, 2007 which is fall break for the county school system. There are many other activities to participate in: Barter Theater-Good Restaurants-Antique & Craft Shopping-Historic Building Tours. Several bike rental/shuttle services are available. Discounts in hotels if group rate. This is high color season for foliage so rooms fill fast. If interested contact cwkulp@gmail.com. Check out the area www.abingdon.com/tourism.

Richmond Historic Downtown District: Kris met with business members on June 19th to introduce our organization and its mission. The need for bicycle racks in order to have a safe and secure place to park bicycles and to make the downtown more bicycles friendly was emphasized. Examples of traditional and creative racks were shown from two companies. (Creative Metalworks-creativemetalworksllc.com and Dero-dero.com).

Not for Profit Status: We received notification from the IRS that we were awarded 501(c) (3) public charity status. Contributions to our organization are deductible under section 170 of the Code. As well we qualify for tax deductible bequests and transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code. As long as our gross receipts are below $25,000 we will to need to file a form 990 with the IRS. This was made possible due to the expertise of Bill Gorton and Jenny Drust of Stites & Harbison and Kentucky Rails to Trails Council for providing the filing fees.


NEW BUSINESS:

Public Awareness/ Advocacy Presentations: Libby Fraas, Kris and Gail have been meeting to prepare presentations to be use when speaking to local governments and civic organizations to get the word our around the county about our organization and its mission.
Scheduled speaking events:
Sept. 24, 2007-6:00pm-Exchange Club-Galaxy Bowl Meeting Room
Sept. 18, 2007-5:30pm-Richmond Planning & Zoning



OTHER BUSINESS:
Need for Share the Road Signs in County: Bill and Lloyd Jordison discussed with the group the need for identifying roads in our county as bikeways and for safety purposes the need for Share the Road Signage being put up. Kris noted that Richmond needs to order signs for their city roads and streets as well.


Cross Country Cyclists: Mark Nigro read a thank you letter he received after aiding a couple from Eugene, OR on a cross country bicycle trip that brought them through Berea. The Transcontinental Bike Trail directs bicyclists through the center of Kentucky also Timber Tours offers a 92 mile Bluegrass Tour that goes through our area. We need to take advantage of this to promote our county. There is a need for our local tourist information centers need to have brochures promoting local routes for bicyclists and hikers to take.

Benefits of Bicycling/Walking Trails Brochures: Maureen and Bill discussed the need for pamphlets or handouts that talk to the positive aspects of bikeway/walkway trails. There is a need to dispute the negative connotations that homeowners/business owners have about trails being placed adjacent to their properties. Concerns needing addressed are safety, property values, litter, and upkeep.

Bicycle & Walking Interactive Computer CDs: Thank you to Ben Price and the Safety Coalition for copying 50 CD’s created by the Federal Highway Administration. We plan to donate these Interactive Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Discs to our local schools.

County Walking & Biking Efforts Highlighted: Ruth Davis reported that she along with Elizabeth Crowe and Becca Parrish will appear on a videotape special aired on KET about the health forms that occurred over the spring/summer around the state. They will highlight the need for bikeways/walkways to benefit the health of local citizens and the efforts of our communities to create them. On Sept. 27th at the State Health Policy Forum in Louisville the culmination of the form work and the video will be shared.

American Diabetes Walk: A walking program on the track at Lake Reba is set for August 25, 2007. Fred Crump will lead stretches at 8:00am. It hopes to become a monthly community activity. Ruth discussed the need to get the trail marked with distances. She also discussed the possibility of creating a Mall Walker’s Club and meeting with the local indoor mall managers to create a marked indoor walking area.


The next meeting will be held August 13th in the Community Room at Madison County Library in Richmond at 7:00 pm.

Gail and Chris made the motion to adjourn at 8:20pm.




Madison County Greenways & Trails Inc.
Web site: http://madisonkytrails.org
E-mail: madisonkytrails@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 118
Richmond, KY 40476-0118 MADISON COUNTY GREENWAYS & TRAILS, INC
March 12, 2007Berea City Hall-Conference Room

President, Eddie Farrey called the meeting to order at 7:00p.m.

Secretary, Kris Farrey presented the e-mailed February minutes for approval. Motion by Connie Lawson, second by Chris Kulp to approve. Motion passed unanimously.

Dues for two new members were accepted and the treasurer’s report was dispensed with as Chris Haney was out of town.

KRTC News: The grand opening of the first mile of the Brighten East Rail Trail will be held April 22 at 2:00p.m. Bike Lexington events will be held May 19th. For details visit kyrailtrail.org.

Trail Reports:

Old Towne Trail: Paul Schrader announced that the City of Berea is applying for a Recreational Trails Grant to extend the Artisan Center Trail (Hwy595) along the north side of the city park through the open grassland and a wooded area to North Broadway. This will be approximately 3500 lineal feet long.

Indian Fort Trail: Paul gave an excellent slide show showcasing a City of Berea priority bicycle/pedestrian trail project, Indian Fort Trail. The proposed trail will begin at the walking trail around the Municipal Utility Bldg. (the old Dresser Factory) cross and follow Silver Creek, skirt Fox Run Subdivision to Short Line Pike. It will follow the road and continue through Berea College property to Indian Fort. A major cost for the project will be the building of a 90ft footbridge to cross Silver Creek which will need to be built in a 100-year flood plain. A more scenic path would be to follow the creek rather than connect to Short Line, but subdivision property owners would need to approve this route.

Old Business:

Election of Officers: The election of our new officers will be held at our Annual Meeting in April. The nominating committee presented the slate of officers for the upcoming election. President/Eddie Farrey, Treasurer/Chris Haney, and Secretary/Kris Farrey are being nominated to fill these three odd year positions which will be up for election again in April 2009. Vice President/Joe Wallace and KRTC Rep/Gail Kulp are being nominated to fill these two even year positions which will be up for election again in April 2008.

EKU Land Use and Environmental Planning Class: The class will hold its first public hearing to gain input on the county bicycle/pedestrian trail map they are developing. It will be held in the Program Room of the Madison County Library in Richmond on April 2nd at 6:00p.m. This information will be sent around on our list serve.

Campus/Community Sustainability Conference: Friday evening April 20th the conference will begin with a county-wide forum “Community Plans as Living Documents” at 6:30p.m., held in the Perkins Conference Center on EKU. This will be an open dialogue among community leaders, planning commissioners and citizens. For info visit: http://www.greencampusky.org.

Nonprofit Status: Kris is working with William Gorton and the law firm of Stites & Harbison to begin the application process.

New Business:

O’Henry Rail Line/Tunnel: On Sun, Mar. 11th at 2:30 pm nine people visited the county’s oldest rail tunnel on the property of Owen & Rhonda Barnes which may be destroyed when a connector from US52 to I75 is constructed. The Barnes would prefer a bicycle/pedestrian trail be constructed on this section of the abandoned rail line. Pictures were shown that were taken that afternoon as Carroll McGill led a discussion about possible action to be taken. Piers are intact crossing Silver Creek at each end of the tunnel making the rebuilding of a foot bridge more economical. It is hoped that once the historical significance of the tunnel is brought to the attention of the Transportation Dept. that a planned interstate connection will go around this section of property.

Hwy 595 Bridge: Carroll announced that funds have been promised from the construction of the Berea Bypass to build a Pedestrian Bridge over Hwy 595 at the Artisan Center so that the trail can be continued thru the Industrial Park.

Duncannon Lane I75 Overpass: It looks as though a new bridge will be built over I75 as Duncannon Lane is connected to US52. We are in hopes that the new exit ramp lanes will not require that the current overpass comes down. If left intact this could become a bicycle/pedestrian access across the interstate. Plans are to talk with the Transportation Dept about this possibility.

Greenways & Trails Advisor: Connie Lawson informed the organization that the city and county wished to share in the funding of a trail coordinator position for a period of one year. Each government entity will provide $600.00 per month to fund this position. Matthew Cole has been recommended to fill this position. The Board of Directors is researching the details as to how our organization can facilitate the creation of this position.

The next meeting will be held April 9th in the Community Room of the Madison County Library in Richmond.

Carroll made the motion to adjourn at 8:35pm. Second by Chris. ____________________
February 12, 2007
Madison County Library/Richmond- Program Room

President, Eddie Farrey called meeting to order at 7:00p.m.

Secretary, Kris Farrey presented the e-mailed January minutes for approval. Motion by Gail Kulp, second by Chris Kulp to approve. Motion passed unanimously.

Treasurer, Chris Haney gave the treasurers report. We currently have nine family and nine individual paid memberships. Dues ($15-individual & $25-family) may be sent to 207 Cawood Ct. in Richmond, Kentucky 40475.

KRTC News: Eddie noted the Heart, Sole & Glove 5K held Sat. Feb10th at Cold Stream Park was a success, 144 participated. An informational booth was set up at the event. Pictures are on the KRTC website. The UK Health and Wellness Program sponsored the event with proceeds going to KRTC. At the last KRTC meeting the council voted to be a sponsor of the Campus-Community Sustainability Conference in April. They will set up a booth at the event and will need to help staff.

Trail Reports:

Duncannon Lane Industrial Park Rail Trail: Kris reported the City of Richmond awarded a contract to the Lexington firm of John L Carmen & Associates to construct the rail trail. An initial site visit has been completed.

Old Business:

Nonprofit Status: A letter along with a copy of our Articles and Bylaws will be sent to the Dept of Revenue/Corporation Tax Branch asking for an exemption from paying 2006 taxes as we are in the process of filing for nonprofit status.

EKU Land Use/Environmental Planning Class: Eddie spoke to Dr. Alice Jones class of 28 students on Jan 23rd. The presentation began with an overview of the national & state rails to trails movement. The group then focused on the efforts and mission of our organization to bring non-motorized, multiuse trails and greenways to Madison County. Our organizations list of trail destinations was shared and the students compared it to their list. The students were tasked to create a county greenway/bikeway GIS map. On Feb 8th the class took a field trip led by Eddie & Kris. Three sites were visited: the rail spur adjacent to 5th St., the old rail bed and tunnel of the Riney B, and the intersection of Goggins Lane & Tates Creek Rd./possible trail head near Kit Carson birthplace site. The trip ended at the site for the new shopping plaza at exit 87.

Campus-Community Sustainability Conference: Alice reported the conference workshop schedule and Fri evening community forum is nearly set. There will be 5 workshop sessions in each of the 6 tracts. A student summit and a local foods banquet are also on the agenda. Conference registration forms can be found at www.greencampusky.org. Conference dates: April 20-22.

New Business:

Election of New Officers: Our first annual meeting will be held at our regularly scheduled April meeting. In accordance with our bylaws a committee to select a slate of officers to present at the March meeting was formed. Committee members: Gail Kulp/ Matt Cole/Kris Farrey.

Fiscal Year: Gail Kulp made the motion that membership dues for the new year will be due June 1st.Second by Chris Haney. Motion passed unanimously. Our fiscal year will end May 31st. New officers elected in April will take office June 1, 2007.

Wilderness Trail Volksmarch/Ride: June 2nd is National Trails Day. Alice Jones suggested that we organize a community walk/ride down the Wilderness Trail road to Ft. Boonesboro as a Trails Day event to draw public awareness to our trails cause. Further discussion will come at our next meeting.

Meeting Agenda: Eddie wondered if the organization would like to include educational programs or keep our monthly meetings strictly business. This past year the Dec business meeting was replaced with a social. Possible topics could create an opportunity for members to learn more about the trail building process. This could happen quarterly or biannually. Possibly a very short business meeting could take place before the program. It was concluded we do an email to all members to tabulate the interest.

Other Business:

June 30, 2007: 2nd Annual Share the Road Rally Frankfort, KY

The Transportation Cabinet is updating the Bike Tour Guidebook. For input or suggested routes go to http://transportation.ky.gov/planning/pdf/bkgd.pdf

July 13-15, 2007 Bicycling for Louisville will host “Winning Campaigns” training from Thunderhead Alliance. For more info see: http://www.bicyclingforlouisville.org/.

March 20, 2007 at 10 a.m.: Tourism, Historic Preservation and Recreation Advisory Committee{THRAC} will have the State Bike and Pedways Coordinator available. Also a few presentations about some large scale bicycle trail projects within our area will be shown. Meeting held at the {BGADD} Bluegrass Area Development District located at 699 Perimeter Drive{at the corner or New Circle Rd. and Alumni Dr} in Lexington. Contact for information: llittleton@bgadd.org. or call Lora Littleton 859-269-8021.

Rails to Trails Council is sponsoring a fully supported 355 mile ride from Pittsburgh to DC in June following a newly opened trail and the C&O Trail. See their website for information.

Our next meeting will be held March 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Berea City Hall Conference Room.

Gail made the motion to adjourn at 8:05 pm. Second by Chris Kulp.
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MADISON COUNTY GREENWAYS & TRAILS, INC
January 8, 2007
Berea City Hall/Conference Room

President, Eddie Farrey called meeting to order at 7:00p.m.

Secretary, Kris Farrey read the minutes from the November meeting. Motion by Gail Kulp, second by Chris Haney to approve. Motion passed unanimously.

Treasurer, Chris Haney reported we gained one new paid membership this past month. Dues ($15-individual & $25-family) may be sent to 207 Cawood Ct. in Richmond, KY
40475.

Trail Reports:

Riney B/Tates Creek Rd: Eddie reported that he and Kris met with Rob Sprager, project manager of Tates Creek Rd. construction, on Dec. 19th at KY Dept. of Highways. The project is expected to be completed in Dec. 2007 with 5 ft. sidewalks on both sides of the road running from West Main to Westover Ave. The sidewalk will continue on only one side to Kit Carson Elem. School. It looks as though the old rail road bed will remain in tact except for a few short spots where the road drainage right away will encroach. Matt and Eddie will get together with the county and Richmond to see about getting the grant process started to connect S.Keeneland Dr. to Goggins Lane. This will be no more than 2 miles of trail.

Duncannon Lane Industrial Park Rail Trail: A copy of the newspaper announcement from the City of Richmond seeking proposals for engineering services relating to this project was passed around. According to Vonda Poynter, project manager, 4 responses were received and David Evans, city manager, is to recommend one to the city council at the Ja.9th council meeting.

Old Business:

Bylaws/Articles of Incorporation: An electronic vote of the members was conducted on November 14, 2006, due to the low attendance at the Nov. meeting. Eddie was seeking an approval to sign and file the revised club approved Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. This request was approved and Bill Gorton of Stites & Harbison filed the paperwork along with the $8 processing fee with Trey Grayson, Sec of State on Nov.11, 2006. Kris filed the paperwork along with a $20 processing fee with William Gabbard, Mad. Co. Clerk on Nov.27, 2006.

50l(3)© Update: Kris reported she spoke to Lynda Wilson, president of the Mt Sterling trail group. They have recently sent their revised bylaws and articles to Bill Gorton for filing. Once that process is complete he will begin our nonprofit status paperwork.

Christmas Parades: Our thanks to Jamie Ford and Kris Farrey for organizing our participation in both the Berea and Richmond Christmas Parades on Dec. 1st and 2nd. There were 8 participants in Berea and 7 in Richmond. A special thanks to Patrick Begley for getting the EKU bicycle patrol involved. We were very well received by the parade viewers. It afforded a good opportunity to expose our organization to both communities. Matt Cole drove a van with magnetic signs on both sides and a banner across the hood promoting our organizations name. Carroll McGill made a motion that the organization pay for the magnetic signs. Seconded by Gail Kulp, the motion passed unanimously. The Farrey’s donated the banner to the organization.

Christmas Social: Fourteen people attended the Christmas Gathering held Dec.14th in lieu of the monthly business meeting in the home of Eddie and Kris Farrey. Everyone enjoyed their time together.

Slogan/Logo: Lloyd Jordison suggested we involve our local high school students in a contest to create an organizational logo. Gail Kulp and Kris Farrey will look into the possibility. Gail suggested we might be able to get an area bicycle to donate a prize.

EKU Land Use/Environmental Planning Class: Eddie will be speaking to Alice Jones Environmental Planning Class on Jan 23 and Feb 8. He will be giving them an overview of our organization, compiled resources, and suggested trail destinations to better equip them to create county greenway/bikeway trail map. Further information will be forthcoming. Alice can be reached at Alice.Jones@EKU.EDU. Paul Schrader informed the group that base maps of Madison Co already exist. This should aid in the map making process.

New Business:

KRTC Owensboro Trip: Eddie announced the Kentucky Rails to Trails Council will be sponsoring a spring bicycle trip to Owensboro Kentucky. Plans are being made to ride the Adkisson Greenbelt and to meet with trail organizations from around the state. Details will follow.

Future Events/ Fund Raisers: Several activities were discussed as possible fundraisers and community/club events for our organization to sponsor. ( 5k run---Bicycle tour as fundraisers ) ( Bicycle ride down Tates Creek Rd to park across from Valley View Ferry—Walk proposed EKU Trail---Walk proposed Duncannon Industrial Park Trail---Walk to see the Silver Creek Tunnel—Walk to see Tates Creek Tunnel )

Grants: As funds are needed to build trails and most trails are built with the aid of grants it was suggested that we learn more about the grant cycles and the various grants that are available to our local governments. If anyone is interested in being on a grant committee please Kris Farrey.

Bike Path/ Sidewalk Advisory Committee: Paul Schrader informed the group that Mayor Steve Connelly and the Berea City Council has created a seven member committee comprising of both city employees and citizens. Their charge is to prioritize trail projects and to serve as a channel for communication between the public and the city.

Other Business:

Physical Activity Coalition: Ruth Davis announced the coalition will meet Tues. Jan 23rd from 11:30-1:00 at the County Extension Office on Duncannon Lane. Anyone interested should contact ruthr.davis@ky.gov. School diabetes walk will be held a Waco Elem. On May 9th. Activities will be held outdoors for the students as well a health and safety informational booths set up in the gym for parents and students. If groups would like to participate you can contact Ruth as well. Gail wondered if we could set up a bicycling activity for the students. Kris and Gail will look into this. Ruth also announced the Ky Physical Activity State Conf. will be held Feb 20-22 in Louisville. The theme is School Collaboration-Get Youth Moving.

Madison Co. Safety Fair: Lloyd Jordison announced Safety Day will be held at the fair grounds of May 12th. Several members present were interested in sponsoring an activity at the fair. Suggestions were a bicycle rodeo, a demonstration by the college and police bicycle patrols, trail safety-helmet-reflective ware, bicycle maintenance class, and a safe road cycling class for advanced and beginner riders. If you would like to participate in this event please contact Kris Farrey or williami.jordison@ky.gov.

5K Run/Walk Event: The UK Health and Wellness Programs are sponsoring a 5K Event on Feb10 at 9:30 am at Cold Stream Park in Lexington. The proceeds go to the Kentucky Rails to Trails Council. For info go to www.uky.edu/HR/wellness/5k.html.

Lloyd made the motion to adjourn at 8:20 pm. Second by Gail.
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