Monday, February 14, 2011

Franklin Citizens Rail Trail Committee - Meeting 2/15/11 - 7:30 PM

Proposed Agenda for Feb 15, 2011
Location: Franklin YMCA 45 Forge Hill Road
Start Time: 7:30PM

I. Call to Order
A. Ask for volunteer to keep minutes of meeting
B. Introduction of new attendees
C. Review & approve minutes of previous meeting

II. Report from our representative from DCR
A. Need for signage disallowing motorized vehicles on trail
B. Can we put up history of railroad at the Kiosk? What remains to be done?
C. Contact made with the Town Administrator and the DPW asking to plow the parking lot for winter trail use

III. Membership Committee Report
A. Committee to report on membership activity

IV. Report from Finance Committee
A. Report from Treasurer

V. Report of Fund Raising Committee
A. Report of progress on the Road Race
B. Fundraising Activity – doing well, but can do more
C. Ken to report on EMC connection
D. Can someone get into Garelick Farms?
E. General preparations for the Road Race

VI. Report from Grant Writing Committee
A. Chair found grant opportunity at Bank of America and notified sub-com. Discussion required on how to proceed - - -
B. General need for more involvement of qualified members – volunteers?

VII. Engineering Requirements of this project
A. How can we best utilize our professional talent?
B. Can Ray Willis assist us, or is there a conflict of interest because he is on the Franklin Con Con?
C. Can Dave Pellegri & Bill Desantis direct or assist our Grant Committee?

VIII. Unfinished Business
A. Business plan going very slow – Paul and Dave extremely busy with time constraints and this task is laboring
B. Bellingham connection – progress with the Lions Club – follow up needed
C. Kiosk possibility at Center St

IX. New Business

X. Set Date & place for Next Meeting and Adjourn

Franklin, MA

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