Marty Mala­chowski

Sno-Dak News - - Board Messages -

Sept./Oct. 2014

Howdy Snow Cats! If you think all this rain is an in­di­ca­tion for the snow pack in North Dakota, you are prob­a­bly right. Nor­mal snow fall and cold temps are the pre­dic­tion and sure hope the weather man is right! It’s time to look over your sleds, nuts, bolts tight, ex­tra boo­gie wheels, plugs and belt? Give your sled a good look over be­fore the sea­son starts will save you trou­bles later. Not a good feel­ing to hold up the crew when you start rid­ing. SND has some leg­isla­tive work to do the next N.D. leg­isla­tive ses­sion; here is a snap­shot of what to ex­pect:

1. Snow­mo­bile Reg­is­tra­tion Process/Man­age­ment (get NDPR to man­age this in­stead of NDDOT) 2. Snow­mo­bile Reg­is­tra­tion Fee In­crease (en­sure there is enough fund­ing to pur­chase equip­ment to main­tain the trails when gov­ern­ment grants are no longer avail­able, pos­si­ble $10 in­crease per year) 3. Dealer-Snow­mo­bile Reg­is­tra­tion (es­tab­lish a re­quire­ment that the dealer man­date reg­is­tra­tion) 4. Youth Snow­mo­bile Op­er­a­tion (pos­si­ble lower the age to 10/12 with safety cer­tifi­cate/di­rect par­ent su­per­vi­sion)

SND board will be look­ing for a lob­by­ist and will need you to show your sup­port this year to pos­si­bly get the task ac­com­plished. So get ready to write some let­ters to your lo­cal leg­is­la­tor and wear your fa­vorite snow­mo­bile jacket to the meet­ing. We will give you a heads up when the time is known. Be sure to make your first Snow­mo­bile club meet­ing, bring a friend, you don’t want to miss out on the fun runs and new events this year.

You may want to sub­mit your new trail changes as soon as pos­si­ble. There are more wa­ter haz­ards this year with all the rain. Get­ting them in early will help the of­fice to pre­pare/ap­prove the changes. Are you ready for sign­ing the trails? Make sure you get to the SND Con­ven­tion for that cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Don’t for­get to have a fan­tas­tic time there too! Happy Snowy trails to you!

Di­rec­tor at Large

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