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October 2018

Darrington Strong General Meeting Minutes

October 17, 2018



President Martha Rasmussen opened the meeting with introductions & Steve Somsen gave the treasurer’s report:


  • Grand total of three accounts at Coastal Community Bank:   $19,258.49

  • Membership:  38 members (17 business, 14 community, 1 associate & 6 non-profit)


Guest Speaker:   Nick & Margie Bates of the Darrington Timberbowl Rodeo & Darrington Horse Owners Association discussed the operations and upcoming events of  the organization(s).

Friends For Public Use (FFPU): Martha updated us on road repairs and culvert clearing on the White White Chuck road and Barlow Pass

Friends of North Mountain: Rick Knight updated the group on the status of the construction and installation of the roof and deck hatches as well as the door, which will be ordered this winter from a local lumber yard for approximately $1,200.00. Discussion ensued about replacing the existing concrete piers and hiring an engineer to design and consult on the process.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Darrington Events: JoAnn Milton updated us on Harvest Festival at the Mansford Grange on Oct. 20th, Darrington Hardware’s pet Halloween pet costume contest on Saturday October 20th. There will also be a book & bake sale at the Cascade Senior Center on October 20th. JoAnn also elaborated on the Trunk or Treat event scheduled for October 31st as well as scheduled Christmas celebrations.

530 Cleanup: Martha announced the date of October 27th to pick up litter along the highway.


DS Meet & Greet: Martha announced that board members got together to discuss having a “meet & greet” at the DS general meeting in January, to include refreshments, door prizes and project displays and perhaps a Powerpoint presentation.


OTHER REPORTS:

Darrington Ranger District: Head Ranger Peter Forbes reported on the progress of the Mountain Loop Highway feasibility study currently underway. Several public meetings are scheduled and the process should be completed by January, 2019. Peter also updated us on Clear Creek Road improvements to road #28 and other access roads.

Darrington Collaborative: Mayor Rankin updated us on various (five) Collaborative projects and Forest Road improvements.

Elections: Nels Rasmussen informed us of the voting results. These are incoming two year positions starting 2019:

President: Martha Rasmussen

Vice President: Rosalie Rasmussen

Treasurer: Stephen Somsen

Secretary: Rick Knight

Board Members: Dave Bell, Drew Bono, Ken Milton, Marla Skaglund & JoAnn Milton

Our next meeting will be November 21, 2018


In Attendance:

Members:
Dave Bell
JoAnn Milton
Ken Milton
Daniel Rankin
Marla Skaglund
Martha Rasmussen
Peter Forbes
Rick Knight
Nels Rasmussen
Stephen Somsen
Roselie Rasmussen
Guests:
Margie Bates
Nick Bates