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    Default Osceola - C4

    As a member of Redfield's club, we were able to find a re-route for a trail closure for the C4 trail over to Ryan road. I just heard that the connection into Osceola trail is closed again at the gravel pit. That is unfortunate again. With the large water crossing, i doubt any re-route will be possible. Hopefully a solution can come for that to be open this year.

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    So at this point is it getting to late for a re-route...?? And is there any possibility of a re-route...??

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    Default Re-Route from Ryan Rd.

    Re-route from Ryan Rd to Florence Rd, (Osceola) is a possibility but, may not be an easy undertaking. Haven’t seen anything from Osceola club asking for help but, if they secure approval and or, permission they’re most likely going to need a bunch of help.. There’s some creeks to deal with, not sure this is a reality for this year.. As stated previously, Redfield can get to Ryan Rd.

    Soap Box time; both Redfield and Osceola clubs are doing and have done good work over the years and if you'd like to help, unable to make work day's, ride the area on occasion, join one or both of these organizations. You can also, send a donation!

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    Trail to ryan rd is complete as of yesterday and all staked. Just a little work needs to be done w a dozen to remove some stumps n a little grading.

    As far as c4 goes I spoke to a guy yesterday who is a little north of the gravel pit and he gave osceola permission to use his property past the pit and it is bout cut clear already. There won't be much to do on his property and he said there is a pre existing grate that can be opened they are just waiting for another piece of the puzzle from what he said it he was very open to giving access thru his lot which is just enough to get from ryan rd to the trail.
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    I just spoke to someone from the club and as of. Ow there is no reroute yet.
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    http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/a...1128406&Ref=AR

    OSCEOLA — A landowner issue has led officials to seek a new direct snowmobile route between Osceola and Redfield.
    However, that likely won’t involve opening a 1.7-mile stretch of a Lewis County road to sled traffic.

    County Recreational Trail Coordinator Jacqueline L. Mahoney said a landowner last month notified the Osceola Snowmobile Association Inc. he was closing off his property, reportedly stemming from issues with the state over a gravel pit there. That means the most direct route between the neighboring Tug Hill hamlets in Lewis and Oswego counties — a portion of Trail C4 — will likely be closed this winter, she said.

    “They’re trying to find other off-road options,” Mrs. Mahoney said, noting officials are working with the state Department of Environmental Conservation in hopes of expediting any needed permits or approvals.

    The club initially requested the county open a section of Redfield Road to snowmobile traffic for this winter only to provide an alternative connector.
    However, the county’s legislative Economic Development Committee on Monday, following a discussion on the matter, chose not to begin the road-opening process after learning town officials were not in favor of the move.

    Mrs. Mahoney told committee members she had prepared a resolution for the next full board meeting that would have set a public hearing on the proposed road opening following the club’s request but would recommend it not advance unless town officials get on board with it. “We’re not trying to be Big Brother,” she said.
    “It should be majority rules,” said Legislator Craig R. Brennan, R-Deer River.

    Mr. Brennan also noted state law allows snowmobilers to ride on the outside bank off most roads, including those closed to regular sled traffic, so that would be an option for those willing to ride snowbanks at their own risk.

    Another existing snowmobile trail connects Osceola to Redfield, but it runs in a long, circuitous route to the north.

    Osceola resident Ginny A. Churchill also addressed the legislative committee in opposition to the proposed opening of Redfield Road. “My concern is for safety,” said Ms. Churchill, who recently won a close race for Osceola town clerk.

    As a landowner who allows the local club to put trails on her property, she said she certainly supports snowmobiling and likes “to see our town get revenue.”

    However, Ms. Churchill said she would be concerned about mixing snowmobiles with the town snowplows that maintain the county road during the winter and regular vehicular traffic and would prefer to see officials seek some other alternative.

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