All MSA members are welcome at Directors Meetings – voting privileges are reserved for the Club MSA Directors, their Alternates and Executive Committee members. The MSA Executive Committee meets monthly, often with a teleconference option. Details about upcoming meetings are published as they become available here and in The Maine Snowmobiler newspaper.
Trails Committee Meetings
Trails Committee meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m. Some meetings are held at the MSA Office, 7 Noyes Street Place in Augusta; others are held via teleconference. FMI you can contact the MSA office or Trails Committee Chair Mike Grass Jr.
Incorporated nonprofit snowmobile clubs: Click here to access the form and instructions for registering your club groomers, located on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife web site.
Groomer Sales Tax Exemption
Incorporated nonprofit snowmobile clubs: Download the affidavit of exemption from Maine state sales tax for trail grooming equipment located on the Maine Revenue Services web site. This form should be filled out by a club officer and the seller of the equipment, and a copy made. One copy will be retained by the dealer for his use, and the second must be presented by the club representative when registering the grooming equipment.
Gas Tax Refund
Your club may be eligible for a refund of gasoline taxes paid in the operation of grooming equipment. The refund application form can be downloaded from the Maine Revenue Services web site. You can download the instructions here.
Snowmobile Trail Grant Info
Information is posted on the State of Maine web site. Visit the Snowmobile Program in the Bureau of Parks and Public Lands, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
You can get grooming logs from this link
Report of the Snowmobile Trail Funding Survey
This is the report on the results of the Snowmobile Trail Grooming Funding Survey that was undertaken in the winter and spring of 2011 by Dr. Stephen Reiling of the University of Maine Orono in conjunction with the MSA Trails Committee. The study was funded as part of the MSA Trails Committee contract with the Department of Conservation that previous season. There was a great response from clubs and municipal projects across the state, and the results are interesting reading – see what folks think here: Click here to view the report.
The Report on the Internal Review of the Snowmobile Program
(2013) Report by Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb, was presented to the Legislature’s ACF Committee. This study was initiated as a result of legislation introduced by the MSA. We believe that the report and recommendations will help increase transparency and equity within the program and help clubs statewide as we move forward. View the report.