General Meeting June 6, 2018
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 7:35 by Darlene Welsh, President.
Attendance:
  Janet Breeding, Carolyn Garber, Peggy Miller, Darlene Welsh, Tina Shupp.
Secretary's Report:
  Motion to approve minutes of May 1, 2018 by Peggy Miller; second by Janet Breeding. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report:
  See attached report for May 2018. View
Equestrian Center Report: Lynda Arnold
  No report.
EQUESTRIAN CENTER MAINTENANCE REPORT
  Peggy Miller reported the mowing done by the contractor hired by the County (Les Phelps) is doing a wonderful job. The Burnt Woods Pony Club event was held on May 12 instead of May 19. The Carroll County Western Show scheduled for May 13 was cancelled due to rain. Peggy reported that a large tree limb has fallen on the drag. The parking lot along the road is really washed away and rutted. The cross country jump course is comprised of 14 jumps, 9 of which have been damaged by 4WD vehicles and ATVs. Peggy will prepare a report to submit to the Sheriff’s Office that will include photos of the damaged jumps and will get pricing to repair or replace each jump. Carolyn volunteered to contact Linda Polzin to help with photos of the jumps.
RECREATION AND PARKS REPORT
  Tina Shupp reported the Bruce Dutterer Memorial Golf Tournament was rescheduled for 6/30/18. Discount Amusement Park tickets are available at Recreation and Parks Office.
Old Business
  Morgan Run Trail Work Day
Saturday, 5/8/18 – Carolyn Garber reported it cancelled due to wet conditions.

Morgan Run Trail Work Day
Saturday, 6/2/19 – Carolyn Garber reported due to wet conditions rescheduled to Saturday June 9.

Status of request to secure lower gate at Equestrian Center
Carolyn Garber reported an email request was sent to Facilities on 4/2/18, 5/6/18, 6/3/18 with no response. (*After this meeting – email response from Facilities received 6/8/18 stating “We will do some modifications to both to protect the lock and barricade the sides of the gate.”)

New Business
  Special Program for Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Darlene Welsh reported that Carolyn Krome/Persimmon Tree Farm has extended an invitation to CCEC. She will host the July meeting at her farm to share conservation plan practices and provide a farm tour. See flyer for details

4-H/FFA Fair Silent Auction
Darlene Welsh asked if the CCEC would donate items this year. Discussion followed and consensus was to pass this year.

Reminder: No meeting on August 7, 2018
Enjoy your vacation!

Special Program for Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Darlene Welsh reported that Equine Dentist Paul Drake will provide an informational program on equine dental needs and practices.

Darlene Welsh advised we still need a Trail Work Day coordinator
for the Union Mills Trails. If you ride the trails in the Union Mills area and would be willing to lead 2 – 3 trail work days during the year, please contact Darlene Welsh at 443-289-8926.
Adjournment
  Motion to adjourn by Janet Breeding; second by Peggy Miller. Meeting adjourned 8:35 p.m.
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Promoting Equine Related Recreation and Education in Carroll County, Maryland
Carroll County Recreation and Parks
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