Jackson Pathfinders Meeting Minutes

 Municipal Building                                                                                                                                    January 15, 2015              

Meeting called to order at 7:30pm by Tom Stevens - Vice- Chairman.

Attendance:   Barbara Usack, Gayle Baum, Mike Baum, Dan Green, Karen Walzer, Bill Dudley, Laura Stone, Pat Stevens and Tom Stevens

The minutes of the December meeting were approved.

Treasurer's report: Karen Walzer:  Karen has requested an increase for next year's budget. She sent a paper copy of the request to the Township business administrator. The increase is for maintenance and repair of the trails and benches

 Corresponding Secretary / Membership: Dan Green: Dan sent out a reminder notice for the monthly meeting.

Website & Facebook: Ken Beyer and Barbara Usack: Ken Beyer, the Pathfinders webmaster, is continuing the work of upgrading the website.  Barbara Usack reported that we have 80 likes on Face book. She has been adding upcoming activity information.

 Forest Resource Education Center (FREC): There will be a winter Full Moon Hike on 2/2/15. The Pathfinders will be providing refreshments.

Grants: Karen Walzer, Tony Santa Maria, and Tom Stevens: No report

Bunker Hill Bogs:  The entire trail is passable all the way to the dam. The trail will need to be marked. A Spring clean-up day was proposed.

NJCF Silver Stream Trail:  Bill Dudley has applied chicken wire to the boardwalk it has improved traction. The idea of screws added to the boardwalk was identified as a potential bike hazard. Wood has been purchased for markers for the island trail. PVC pipe was also suggested but there was a concern about the environmental impact. Tom proposed a visit to assess the island trail.

Steve Kitay Living Trail:  The trail has multiple color markers which may be confusing, it needs to be remarked in the spring.

New Business: The Purple Heart Trail at Butterfly Bog and the Kittay Trail need to be remarked. A decision about paint versus plastic markers needs to be made and a uniform color for the markers.

It is election time for officers. Any member interested in running for office should send an e mail to Pat Stevens. The offices are Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary.


Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM                                                                           Minutes submitted by Pat Stevens