Blackwoods Scenic Byway

04/04/06

Minutes

 

Attending: Ashby Bladen, Gary Edwards, Andy Sprague , Larry Johannesman, Greg Burr IFW, Charlie Hitchins (ballan@midmaine.com), Chuck Simpson (chuck.simpson@maine.gov), Jim Fisher

 

Note: Include Katherine Cassidy in mailing list.

Contact: Andrew Pierce, abutting land owner

 

Committee Recruitment

 

Businesses:

      Franklin

      Sea Veggies

      Trading Post

      Cherryfield

      Cynthia Huntington - Art Gallery

      Englishman's B&B - Peter Winham

 

      UT Residents

      Bud Hennig

      Charlie Hitchings

 

Tunk Lake Project

 

Funds

      MaineDOT $20,000

      MaineDOC $5,000 +

 

Larry

      looking at site - master plan

      model byway recreation site

      suggesting improvements

 

Best Site Qualities

      Fishing

      Flora - winterberry, cranberry, blueberry,

      High visibility

      History - story

      Lake access - boat and foot

      Parking - lots

      Potential for trails - long loop to Tunk Mountain

      Public ownership

      Rest stop and picnic

      Salmon Spawning in the fall - veterans day-Halloween

      Scenic Land Area

      Stopping Point on Byway

      Stream

      Swimming

      Views of the Lake

      Water quality

      Wild qualities

 

Site deficiencies

      Cell phone access

      Highway speed

      Inconsiderate users

      Maintenance funding - ongoing challenge

      Narrow bridge

      No retail sales

      Parking

      Remote

      Road condition

      Rough circle

      Shallow

      Site distance

      Trash and human waste

      Truck traffic

      Unorganized

 

Name for the facility: Tunk Lake Recreation Area

 

Suggestions

      Signage

      Camera

      Riprap along boat ramp

      Organize parking area - close some loops, force entrances to safe locations

      Long term parking on the Spring River Lake Side

      Short term - lake side

      Keep it simple

      Privy

      DOC - ordering 7 now at about $4,500 each including installation

      $785 per year - maintenance - might do some fundraising around this

      Adopt a site program - boy scouts

      ADA

      Boat washing station - to remove invasive plants

      Expand picnic area

 

Need: Parcel maps