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|IMBA Visit Agenda|
|Written by Dan Luebke|
|Sunday, 07 December 2008 20:57|
Agenda for week of December 8 - 12, 2008 and the IMBA Ride Center Planning Visit
IMBA Personnel to Attend:
Scott Linnenburger - IMBA Director of Field Programs
Scott Gordon - IMBA Ride Centers Coordinator
Chris Bernhardt - Senior Planner with Alta Planning & Design (former IMBA Trail Care Crew & managed the IMBA Trail Solutions program)
Monday, Dec 8th: IMBA folks arrive in Minneapolis around 2:00 pm.
IMBA drives to Lax and gets to Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. Evening is informal with food, drink and discussion with any HPT folks that want to attend.
Monday, Dec. 8th @ 6:00 pm: Any and all who want to meet the IMBA folks, please plan on coming down to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites @ 6:00 pm and meet in the bar. We will decide where we want to go from there.
FYI: The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites will not be charging HPT or IMBA for the rooms for the week. Let’s say “Thanks” by spending some $$ at their business !!
Tuesday, Dec 9th:
Early morning: Drive/hike the La Crosse area trails so Gordon & Bernhardt can start to learn our system.
Mid-morning: Drive to Viroqua to pick up Pete Taylor. IMBA, CMC, Pete drive to Madison
12:45 pm mtg in Madison: Hosted by the Sec of Tourism for State of Wisconsin, Sen. Kapanke, Reps from U.S. Sen Kohl & Feingold, DNR,Trek Bicycle and other state gov’t elected representatives.
Post mtg: Possible follow up from mtg contacts and return to Lax.
6:00 pm: All those interested meet in the bar at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites for a cold something or other and we will discuss the day’s meeting in Madison !!
Wednesday, Dec. 10th: Early morning: Prep for 10:00 am mtg.
10:00 am Mtg: Meeting hosted by Mayor Johnsrud of La Crosse to include: HPT, MVC, Hixon, City Parks Dept, City Planner, Mayor Giese of Onalaska, Conv & Vis Bureau of La Crosse, and others.
Post 10:00 am mtg & lunch: Possible follow up from 10:00 am mtg.
Afternoon: Other agency mtgs being finalized.
6:00 pm: Set up room for 7:00 pm Public Meeting
7:00 pm: Public meeting at the People’s Food Coop 2nd floor Meeting Room
Post 7:00 pm mtg: Determine where to meet and discuss the day !!
Thursday, Dec. 11th: Early morning: (Linnenburger to drive to Minneapolis for other mtgs there.) Gordon,Bernhardt, Mike Charron and others to drive to Vernon County. Meet up with Pete Taylor to tour Jersey Valley, Sidie Hollow & Duck Egg areas in prep for 1 pm mtg.
1:00 pm: Meet with Vernon County gov’t officials.
2:00 pm: Drive to Kickapoo Valley Reserve area to review and overlook.
4:00 pm: Meet with Marcy West in late afternoon to discuss Reserve.
6:00 pm: All those interested meet in the bar at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites for a cold something or other and we will discuss the Day’s meetings!