Friends of Santa Teresa Park Meeting, 1/7/10
Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Ronald Horii,
Monahan, Roland LeBrun, Mario Blaum, Sam Drake, Ed Jackson
- This was a dinner meeting at Mike and Dorene Boulland's
- Our balance is $455.51. We approved the budget.
- We will be sending out the forms to the State Attorney
General to register our organization.
- We will have elections in our March meeting. Nominations
will be accepted in our next meeting.
- For our next meeting, we should get someone to talk about
cattle grazing in Santa Teresa Park.
- We'll have an invasive species work party at 9:00 on
Tuesday 1/19 at the Bernal Ranch. The work around the Caretakers House
will involve clearing vegetation
away from the fences and clearing a path to the power pole.
- CAP Grant
- Mike finished the mid-year report for the CAP Grant.
- We need to attend 3 more classes to meeting our CAP
- Ron will work on the new grant.
- There is a new outdoor education grant program for getting
at-risk kids to go outdoors into parks. It is a $2 million federal
program. Jan 20 is the first meeitng in San Jose. There is a workshop
from 3-4 pm and a discussion section from 4:15 to 5 pm at the Mayfair
- Nominations for the County Parks Volunteer Awards is due
Feb. 1. The recognition banquet is in April.
- Lisa Killough has retired. Jim O'Connor is acting parks
director. Julie Mark is the assistant director. Lisa is working for the
County Executive on habitat conservation. There was a farewell party
for her. FOSTP gave her a certificate.
- STFNA can help pass out work day info. Lynn Paulson said
she'd look into the cattle grazing issue.
- We should write a thank you to Don Gage for supporting
Santa Teresa Park.
- The proposal for restoring the old barn involves moving the
foundation away from the oak tree in the corner. Roland proposes moving
the tree. He thinks it might cost around $6K. The barn is older than
the tree. The tree is less than 50 years old. The barn is the oldest
building in the park.
- The county will spend $50K on a consultant to survey all
structures in all the parks and will decide which buildings to demolish.
- $9650 was spent on the tarp to cover the roof of the Pyzak
- A $250K grant was requested to pay for fencing to allow
cattle grazing in Santa Teresa Park. It was denied. $60K was spent on a
consultant to come up with a plan. We should ask for a copy of the
consultant's report. Don Rocha implemented cattle grazing at other
parks. Santa Teresa needs water and fencing.
- We talked about putting interpretive plaques on Coyote
Peak. Sweeney Ridge has a monument with a cylinder engraved with images
of the scenery. Robin Schaut will pay for 1 interpretive sign.
Created 1/28/10 by Ronald
Horii, secretary of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park