CWTA Meeting February 9th, 2017

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CWTA BOARD MEETING 2-9-17

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE MINUTES FOR THE CENTRAL WYOMING TRAILS ALLIANCE MEETING OF THE BOARD MEMBERS AND PUBLIC GUESTS ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 
  • Roll Call: Adam L, Adam W, Ben, Bruce, Bryce, Chris, Clint, Erik, Mike, Tia, Tyler
    • Present: Adam W., Ben, Bryce, Clint, Erik, Tia, Tyler
  • Approve Minutes from 11-1-16
    • Check
  • Approve financials
    • Check
  • Discuss Generation Casper and how CWTA might fit with Casper’s development plan
    • Single track through town for commuting etc.
    • Casper College/Mike Sedar park development
  • Discuss the Governor’s Outdoor Recreation Task Force and how it fits with Central WY. FYI, Angela Emery is on the Bike/Ped task force and Parkway Trust may be a good fit for projects. Get onboard with City and Parkway Trust for opening day for trails April 8th.
    • Casper has highest potential in the state for pros and cons of most areas in the state for potential outdoor tourism, starting to be recognized.
    • Survey, take and share: http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/ORTF.aspx?tab=4
    • March 7th listening session Pump House
    • Casper mountain road trail CC to Outer Drive (Platte River) Construction in May?
    • Opening day of Rails Trails 1st sat of April
  • Discuss MOU with County and some of the road blocks we are experiencing and try to get an understanding between user groups. State of winter grooming. That is, try to curb the whining over small details and move our efforts forward.
    • MOU Done and signed this afternoon
    • Maps, Visit Casper possibly produce maps for us to sell ads on.
    • Make maps to sell for $3-5. (Summer)
    • Kiosk Maps Need design and approval Dates for Summer and Winter
    • Survey Data
  • Fund Raising and grant share programs.
    • Sell a trail name
    • Find more opportunities
    • Applied for Walmart grant, did not get it.
  • Discuss our priority plans and give updates
    • Mike Sedar/CC – Casper College/Mike Sedar BMX/City of Casper
      • CC Concerned with liability issues still.
      • Pump Track
        • Board Meetings only once a quarter, get on it soon
        • ~$20k for paved and done, once finished becomes a city park, cheaper options available.
        • Subcommittee to iron out a plan
        • Stage 2 the land behind it
      • Part of Generation Casper?
    • Casper Mountain Trails Center and McMurry Park – Natrona County Parks Dept/City of Casper
      • Clean it up (trail layout)
      • Perimeter trail around McMurry land
      • Trail to the restaurant
    • Alcova/Fremont – Hat 6 to Ponderosa – BLM
      • Lines on a map, get the county on board
    • Bridle Trail – NaCo Parks/Friends of the BT/Private and City/Rotary Club
      • Landowner could shut down access
      • Traditional Access needs to be re-instated
      • Donated land to the bridal trail?
    • Hogadon and Bridal Trail connection – City of Casper
      • City still working on it.
      • One owner between Hogadon and Squaw Creek, could be connected to create large loop
    • Squaw Creek – State of Wyoming
      • Development, lease or get state on board to develop
      • Could be a big loop after bridle to hogadon to squaw to park way
    • Duncan Ranch and Veterans Crew – State Trails
      • 4 miles of trail to be built this summer
      • Veterans program building and maintaining trail.
        • Looking for non-state projects, Mountain or Bridle Trail work
      • User funded activities/permits for non-motorized users
        • Find alternatives
        • Could be beneficial, needs to include all non-motorized users, not just mountain bikes.
      • Consider adding Board Members
        • {Little input)
      • Set next meeting date
        • March 15th {tentative}

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