National Skate Patrol Meeting Minutes
Date: September 19, 2000
Place: Mariís house
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Gordon stated that the in-line skating trial on the American
River Bicycle Trail is progressing well.
Surveys have reported little conflict and even the bicycle advocates
have stated that in-line skaters have are not created problems for them. The final survey will be completed in
September. After that, the in-line
skating task for will reconvene to discuss the results. The issue will then go back to the Park and
Recreation Commission and the Board of Supervisors for final approval of
allowing in-line skating on the trail.
Gordon noted that we were having some difficulty setting up trail patrols on the weekend. We decided to establish a patrol schedule for the next month. The following patrols were set up.
Saturday, September 23: Gordon and Larry
Sunday, September 31:
Julie and Steve
Sunday, October 8: Mari and Daidre
Saturday, October 14: Don and Natialie
Sunday, October 22: Larry and Bernie
On Saturday, October 28, the patrol will do a long skate
that will start at Discovery Park and go to Bealís point and back. For the less energetic, sag cars may be set
up a couple of pick-up points.
Monday Night Skate
There was an incident on the Monday night skate on September
11th in which a motorist complained about skaters taking over the
road and not allowing him to pass.
Steve discussed the need to better manage the Monday night skate. We need to continue to discuss road manners
and safety at the beginning of the skate and we need to better patrol the
middle of the group to keep skaters to the side of the road.
National Skate Patrol Update
Gordon participated in a teleconference on September 17th with Rick Short and the directors from the other patrols. The directors decided to change from cotton to cool max patrol shirts. The change will probably result in a dues increase of about seven dollars. Bernie will be attending the National Skate Patrol meeting in Montreal on September 22nd.
The next meeting will be Don and Natalieís house on Tuesday, October 17th. There will be potluck dinner starting at 7:00 p.m. The actual meeting will start at 8:00 p.m.