GROUNDS COMMITTEE REPORTLast year was our first year with the newly formed Grounds Committee and I must say, it was a huge success. The committee addressed a lot of maintenance issues that had been ignored for far too long. Congratulations to Mark Walker, Tom Moore and Kenny Chapman for setting the bar pretty high. Here is a list of what the Grounds Committee accomplished last year. Main Shelter
Happy Trails Eagle Creekers,
The first thing I have to say is STICKERS, STICKERS, STICKERS. Get those suckers on your boat and trailer right away so I don't haul your boat off to the crusher.
It is soon time to put your boat in the water and take your trailer up to the trailer lot. Just remember the lot hasn't been bush hogged yet and we are going to be doing some expansion on the West side of the lot. Also the ground is soft this time of year so either wait a bit or just don't slow down. It is ok to keep your Winter spot for your trailer a few more weeks until the ground dries up or the bush hogging is done.
As many of you have noticed I did not set up a date for the work party to open up the club this year. I hear April 1st. The Harbormaster work party always coincides with the club opening (which is set up by the caretaker) along with the Racing work party. Dennis and I will continue our work parties in April and work will be available on weekends until the dock is re-decked. L dock, (the wide section going out to the octagon) is going to be completely re-decked. That is nine 16' sections with the 1" boards replaced with 2x8" planks to resemble the other dock structures. Contact Dennis or me and come out and earn some work credits.
Another project through the grounds committee will be the expansion of the trailer lot at the top of the hill. I have yellow tape outlining the areas to be bush whacked. Colin Leatherbury will be in charge of this project and we have approval for this expansion from the park director. Work credits will be paid out for weed eating, chemical treating stumps, hand weed whacking and stuffing the wood chipper (after training from Colin). Again this project will continue until completion.
Anyone interested in helping remove about 6 ash trees notify myself or Colin Leatherbury. This project will take place near the end of May. Chainsaws will be needed to turn these trees into fire wood for the club.