Vermont Governor’s Snowmobile Advisory Council (VGSAC)
Meets monthly on the first Wed of the month at the VAST office at 3pm.
Those that regularly participate in monthly meetings:
5 General Appointments by the Governor
Chair: Pat Poulin
Regional Representatives: Dick Jewett, Ken Gammell, Tim Mills, Star Poulin (missing Southern VT rep at this time)
State Representative Appointments
Vermont Senate: Jane Kitchel
Vermont House: Currently Open
Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife: Lt. David Gregory
Vermont State Police: Sargent Trevor Carbo
Vermont Sheriff’s Association: Sheriff Trevor Colby
Southern Vermont Taskforce (Chief of Policy Association): Paul Doucette
Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles: Mike Smith and Shannon Fassett
Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation:
Cindy Locke, Executive Director
Matt Tetreault, Trails Administrator
Ken Brown, Trails Manager and LVRT Project Manager
Gary Nolan, VAST Multi-Use trail Committee Representative
This is a very active council. Topics around safety are discussed and possible legislative changes are often proposed regarding safety. In addition, the council is in charge of a budget made up of money received from the State of Vermont from the gas tax, fines and penalties and from snowmobile registrations. This is a budget of a little under half a million dollars a year.
Expenses include, but are not limited to snowmobile trail signs, law enforcement patrol, law enforcement equipment grants, VAST equipment grants (groomers), lability insurance, trail mapping and safety education.