Victor Hiking Trails Inc.
VHT
25 YEARS AND GROWING


Preliminary: NOT yet approved

VICTOR HIKING TRAILS

MEETING AT VICTOR TOWN HALL

August 16, 2018



ATTENDANCE: Dave Wright, Jeff Hennick, Carol MacInnes, Jeff Miller, Joyce Keyes, Lisa Roberts, Chauncy Young, Suzy Mandrino, Wes Pettee


Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Dave


Guest:

Wes Pettee from LaBella Associates Engineering Firm. Wes is also a Farmington resident with three children in the Victor Central School District. LaBella is the firm working on the sanitary sewer project for the Town of Victor. He provided an update about the replacement pump station to be installed on the Seneca Trail located at the west side of the intersection of High St. & Valentown Road. The pump station will be 22x22 feet and 10 feet high, but it will sit below grade. Fred Rinaldi, the owner of the property, is proposing a slight realignment of the trail and a more formal trailhead sign be placed there. He is happy to provide a trail easement for the trail. Dave requested the new trail be put in with a bulldozer and not have too steep a grade, and the addition of identified parking spots for the trail with a posted sign. Chauncy proposed that the rest of the trail along the creek in that location could also be cleared at the same time, to help VHT maintain the trail in the future, if Fred Rinaldi agrees. Dave also discussed the need for a pedestrian striped crosswalk and push button for the signal light on the road leading to the restaurants.


MINUTES:

Motion to approve the July minutes by Carol, seconded by Denni – Approved.



TREASURER’S REPORT: Ruth Rugaber, absent

Chauncy handed out the financial summary:


Assets as of July 30, 2018:

Checking $5181.86

Savings $1003.13

Wepay $20.00

Paypal $175.00

Other $1.25


Total $6381.24



Carol made a motion to approve the financials, Joyce seconded - Approved.



MEMBERSHIP: Denni Harbaugh



PUBLICITY & NEWSLETTER: Dave Wright



EDUCATION: Ralph Weber, absent

Jeff Miler suggested edible plants as a topic for a potential hike.



VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Suzy Mandrino



TRAILMASTER: Carol MacInnes



TRAIL BOSS: Chauncy Young



LAST HIKE:



OLD BUSINESS:




NEW BUSINESS:


NEXT HIKE

September 1st Bare Hill and Ring of Fire hike and bonfire


2018 VHT HIKES:

Sept 1st – Ring of Fire

Sept 8th - Hang Around Victor Day

Sept 30th - VHT Challenge Hike, Start at Bed Bath and Beyond, carpool or bus to Boughton Park and hike back to Bed Bath & Beyond

Oct 13th - Finger Lakes Trail Bristol Hills Section

Nov 10th - Abraham Lincoln Park

Dec 8th - Dryer Road Park

 2018 GVHG HIKES:

Oct 7th - 8 a.m. Strenuous, hilly 5-6 mile hike in Boughton Park. Meet behind the the Victor Town Hall, 85 East Main Street, Victor. All cars will need a permit so we will car pool from here as there is a limit on the number of one day passes issued. Chauncy Y. 455-1932.


Oct 27th - 8 am Moderate 6 mile hike. Seneca Trail, Apple Farm to Ganondagan State Historic Site. Meet at the Apple Farm, 1640, State Rt.444, Victor. Dave W. 752-8313.


Nov 11th - 1.30 p.m. Strenuous, hilly 8-9 mile hike. Big Loop - Finn's Tap Room - Ganondagan, Fort Hill - Lehigh Crossing Park and Auburn Trail. Meet in the gravel parking lot past Finn's Tap Room Restaurant, 14 Railroad Street, Victor. Chauncy Y. 455-1932.


Nov 23rd – 6pm . Moderate 6-7 mile hike. Full Moon on the Auburn & Domine Trails. Meet behind

Fishers Fire Station 1, 7853 Main Street, Fishers. NY 14453. Chauncy Y. 455-1932.


Nov 24th - 8 am Moderate 5 mile hike. Fishers Park, Victor. Meet in the parking lot by the tennis courts on Wangum Road (County Road 42) near Main Street, Fishers. Dave W. 752-8313.


Dec 16th - 8 am Strenuous, hilly 7-8 mile hike. Seneca Trail/Crescent Trails. Meet at Kreag Road Park, 555 Kreag Road, Pittsford and carpool to Valentown Hall on High Street, Victor. Hike to Keag Road Park. Chauncy Y. 455-1932.


Dec 22nd - 9 am Moderate 6 mile hike. Seneca Trail North, Victor. Meet at the Bed, Bath and Beyond parking lot, 20 Square Drive, Victor- across from Eastview Mall. Dave W. 752-8313.





NEXT MEETING:

The next regular meeting will be on Thursday, September 20th 2018, 7:00 p.m. at Victor Town Hall.


Meeting adjourned at 9:12 pm.


Respectfully submitted by Lisa Roberts