Hello Ohio Snowmobilers.
The winter season is here and hopefully you have had the opportunity to put some miles on your snowmobile.
This past spring, the OSSA board applied for, and was awarded a grant to purchase a tracked tractor and drag. The unit will be used primarily to groom the Western Reserve Greenway Trail. This is the largest public snowmobile trail in the state. As of this writing, we are still waiting for paper work to be signed and the actual purchases to commence. Hopefully the process will be quick and we can use the unit this winter season.
The OSSA board recently met with Doug Lyons from the Ohio Department of Natural Recourses. Doug is the District Manager for the northeast district of Ohio State Parks. The conversation was about developing and expanding snowmobile trails in the Snowbelt area of the State parks. Also discussed, the possibility of leasing county property to access State Recreational Vehicle funds. This would be a great partnership between the OSSA, ODNR and local park boards, to expand snowmobile trails .We are all working toward a common goal to create more snowmobile access and recreational opportunities for the Ohio public.
We look forward to the continued discussions and moving forward to gain more trails.
The next big event coming up will be the annual OSSA Spring Meeting. The event will be held at the Quail Hollow Resort in Concord, Ohio. The date is Saturday April 5, 2014.
The time for the general meeting is 3 pm with dinner at 5 pm. Plan on attending and hears what the OSSA have been doing and plans for the future. Also we will be announcing the scholarship winner, Snowmobiler of the Year (sorry Ken, time to surrender the plaque) business of the year as well as charity match winners. This will be the time to elect future board members. We want to see representation from all clubs, so mark your calendar now.
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