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February 12, 2013

Fighting to stay on the map

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REIMBURSEMENT

In the meantime, the association will have fewer trail miles recorded and will be reimbursed based on those lower numbers, Gillmett said.

The money comes to the county from a state trails-maintenance fund built from snowmobile-registration fees then passed on to the association, where it is used for trail upkeep, maintenance and signage.

The association has five groomers caring for 250 miles of trails.

Gillmett also asked legislators to look at snowmobiling and its potential as an economic engine more seriously as they study instituting a bed tax and work on tourism initiatives in Franklin County.

“Don’t forget us,” he said. “We’re running a good operation.”

Email Denise A. Raymo: draymo@pressrepublican.com

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