General Meeting May 3, 2016
Location and Time:
  Meeting held at Carroll County Office Building, 225 N. Center Street, Room 003-004 Lower Level, Westminster, MD and called to order at 7:30 by Darlene Welsh, President.
Attendance:
  Lynda Arnold, Janet Breeding, Carolyn Garber, Peggy Miller, Dave Radcliffe, Darlene Welsh, Tina Shupp.
Volunteer Hours
  April 2016: 66.5 hours
Secretary's Report:
  Motion to approve minutes of March 1, 2016 by Peggy Miller; second by Janet Breeding.) No minutes of April 5 due to special presentation.) Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report:
  See attached report for April 2016.
Equestrian Center Report: Darlene Welsh
  Lynda Arnold reported the Center has been mowed twice to date; discussion was held regarding instructions that need to be communicated to the mowing contractor/employees. It also appears someone tried to move the Judges Stands. The Carroll County Western Circuit Show scheduled for 4/17/16 was cancelled.

Lynda Arnold also reported that the gates to the rings are frequently being left open/unlocked; it is necessary to change the locks effective July 1, 2016. Motion to send notice of change and new rules/release forms and instructions on how to operate the locks by Dave Radcliffe; second by Peggy Miller. Motion passed.

Peggy Miller reported the flat tire from the tractor has been repaired/thanks to Gil Breeding. Peggy advised there is a
RECREATION AND PARKS REPORT
  Tina provided information on the Recreation Council Accreditation Application that was distributed to all Recreation Councils. The Department is requesting updated information such as bylaws, current list of officers/board of directors, list of sponsored activities and updated website information. Tina announced on June 3 the first annual Park Legacy Golf Outing will be held. Park Pursuit will be held in July – watch for details.
New Business
  Social Dinner
on 3/15/16 at Maggie’s – Darlene Welsh reported 7 members enjoyed the meal and the company that evening. The next Social Dinner will be scheduled in October/details TBA.

4-H Therapeutic Riding Program Horse Fair
held Sunday, 3/20/16 from 9:00 – 2:00 – Carolyn Garber reported the event seemed to be well attended.

CCPL Outdoor Sportacular
held Saturday, 4/9/16 from 11:00 – 1:00 – Janet Breeding reported the event was held inside due to the weather; the main speaker cancelled; inquiries came from very interested library staff.

Union Mills Trail Work Day
held on 4/16/16 – Report provided by Howard Lanham thanked Mickey Rogers, Mark Schmidt and Ivy Smink for helping with the trail along the stream and also clearing a section of “thorn hill.”

Gillis Falls Trail Work Day
held on 4/30/16 – Peggy Miller reported she was the only person that day/she worked on clearing the jump run of debris. Thanks to Jon Arnold who worked on the trails on a different day to remove two trees that had fallen across the trail.

USDA Status of Quarantine
See The Equiery for details.

Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair
Darlene Welsh announced she is accepting donations for the silent auction basket to be supplied to the Fair to be held July 30 – August 5, 2016. Bring items to the June or July meeting or contact Darlene The basket will also include a CCEC cap and 1 year membership.

Carroll County Forage List
Janet Breeding reported a newsletter is available from Carroll County Dept. of Economic Development that lists informational agriculture related meetings/seminars as well as listings for Hay-Straw-Feed. Go to website: carrollbiz.org/Forage List to read/download. To receive the monthly newsletter, send an email to ag@carrollbiz.org and provide your email address, name, farm name and address.

The Equiery May Issue
Janet Breeding called attention to the article on the seizure of the Arrabbers horses on Page 73; Page 95 and 96 for legislative updates.

Adjournment
  Motion to adjourn by Dave Radcliffe; second by Peggy Miller. Meeting adjourned 8:30 p.m.
Did you renew your membership for 2016?
Inclement Weather Policy
  If CCPS are closed for the day due to inclement weather – meeting cancelled.
If CCPS has early dismissal due to inclement weather – meeting cancelled.
If CCPS schools remain open Mon-Fri and if the snow emergency plan is in effect – meeting cancelled.
 
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Carroll County Equestrian Council
Promoting Equine Related Recreation and Education in Carroll County, Maryland
Carroll County Recreation and Parks
300 S. Center Street, Westminster, MD  21157 MAP
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