December 7, 2019 SND Annual Meeting

Snowmobile North Dakota

Annual Meeting

December 7, 2019


The Snowmobile North Dakota Annual meeting was held on December 7, 2019 at the Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Bottineau, ND.  There were 16 of 39 delegates present.


Board Members Present: Paula Berg, Perry Brintnell, Dale Deibert, Randy Knain, Joel Iverson, Joanne Seifert, Laura Forbes, Reily Bata, Shawn Cole, Troy Klevgard, Jeff Seifert, Brent Haugen, Chase Heck, Quince Hambeck


Others Present: Todd Thronson – Executive Director, Char Binstock – NDPRD, Jolene Rieck – NDPRD, Tony Hillig – NDPRD, Ben Potts – NDPRD, Jared Motzke – NDPRD


  1. Call to order at 9:34 AM by Laura Forbes
  2. Approve Agenda – Pat Miller made a motion to accept the agenda, seconded by Marlin Schiele, approved by all members present
  • Approve Minutes
    1. The minutes of the 2018 meeting were distributed to all members present at the meeting.
    2. Pat Miller made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by Marlin Schiele, approved by all members present
  1. Financial Reports
    1. Todd reviewed the financials for October 2019
    2. Travis Klein made a motion to accept the financials, seconded by Jay Loughman, approved by all members present
  2. Reports
    1. NDPRD Report – Jolene Rieck the Chief of Planning and Programs for NDPRD introduced the NDPRD staff present
      1. Tracked Vehicles
      2. There will be no official policy on tracked vehicles and the program is being halted for now pending further stakeholder meetings and case studies with other states
  • They will take into consideration land lease concerns that have been brought forward and pursue focus groups, peer case studies, education and outreach before making any kind of official policy recommendation
  1. Snowmobile Registrations
  2. The DOT didn’t send mailings until late for snowmobile registrations so numbers were down (Sept 136, Oct 390, Nov 3883, Dec has 379 due)
  3. Safety / Enforcement
  • Rangers & officers can be present at your fun runs if you let Tony know when they are
    1. Introduced Tony Hillig as new Motorized Recreational Coordinator – Char Binstock will be moving to position as Grants Coordinator
  • RTP was approved but of the $1.1 million only authorized to give out $147,000 to start with – there is a ranking from the Advisory Committee with 15 on the list, SND is about #8 and money is given out as ranked
  1. SNDTP Financial Reports
    1. Todd went over the Trail Program financials and answered questions from the floor
  2. Old Business
    1. Amazon Smile
      1. 0.5% of sales goes back to SND general account mostly into the marketing account – this totaled over $200 last year
  • New Business
    1. Audit Findings and Office Manager
      1. Charges were filed against Tari and she went to court where she pled guilty and was charged with a B Felony. She is ordered to pay restitution of $29,431.26 within 10 months, she served two days in jail and will be on unsupervised probation for one year. If she pays it off in the time required her record will be wiped clean per the judge.
      2. Of the money she pays back $5000 will reimburse for the audit and the rest will be put into the scholarship fund
  • We now have an accounting firm doing monthly audits on our books for more accountability with NDPRD and SND partnership
  • Announcements
    1. 2020 State Ride and Convention – Pembina Hills Trail Riders in Walhalla February 1, 2020 – vintage ride and show, radar run, Governor Burgum interested in attending
    2. 2020 SND Convention – no bids yet, let Todd know as soon as possible if you’re interested
    3. 2021 State Ride – ECVTA is interested in hosting
    4. Signs are available in the parking lot for pick up after the meeting
  1. Adjournment
    1. Janice Miller made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Dennis Gravseth, approved by all members present – meeting adjourned at 9:44 AM.



Post Meeting Election of Officers



Reily Bata  – Brought forward from the Board as VP


Vice President:

Glenn Christianson – volunteered from the floor



Chris Iverson – Nominated by Shawn Cole


Past President:

Laura Forbes



Election of Directors


Region 1: Dale Deibert


Region 2: Randy Knain


Region 3: Perry Brintnell


Region 4: Joel Iverson


Region 5: Val Heinze

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