Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Ronald Horii, Kitty Monahan,
Mario Blaum, Ed Jackson, Art and Sarah Bouldreault.
- This was a dinner meeting at Mike Boulland's house.
- We had a suggestion: put up reward signs for vandalism.
- Ron showed some pictures: pig damage at the Pueblo area,
Norred Trail, and by the Nature Trail; Norred Trail conditions (trail
is in good shape) and new signs (trail signs and keep out signs on the
buildings); the condition of the Norred Barn and house (need roof
repair; and the entry gate to the Mounted Ranger Unit, which needs a
- Art Bouldreault talked about the Neighborhood Commission.
- San Jose's Neighborhood Commission will include
representatives from all City Council districts.
- An ad hoc committee has been formed to choose
representatives. Art Boudreault has been on the committee since
- The commissioners are appointed, but will be selected by
- Groups have to decide whether they are a neighborhood
group and what district they are in. Neighborhood groups are
all-volunteer groups those whose primary purpose is the improvement of
- As a neighborhood group, we need to decide whether we are
in district 2 or 10.
- Candidates for commissioner can apply. They must meet
certain requirements. They must fill out a financial disclosure form.
- Delegates will elect candidates.
- The Fortini Trail looks good.
- Mike said he turned our friends application in.
- Mike reviewed the application, which shows our planned
events, with Robin Schaut. She wanted more details about the plans for
the plaque on Coyote Peak.
- This year's Fandango will be on Aug. 6 or 23 in the evening.
- The minutes from the December meeting were accepted.
- We have $108.33 in the bank.
- Mike filled out and submitted the 501c3 forms for FOLAW and
NACC. (Not FOSTP yet.) It cost $400 each to file.
- The Almaden Library will have a dedication on 4/5 of
exhibits and photos of New Almaden.
- May 4: Fortini walk.
- Coyote Peak plaque: Mike, Kitty, and Holly will write the
- We adopted the Norred Trail.
- Mike says we have different types of watches. We do
neighborhood park watches.
- The County Parks' Capital Improvement Plan funding includes
pavement for the Bernal and Joice lots, fixing the residence houses on
Curie and San Ignacio.
- Sam is getting a California park & rec. award in
Mountain View from the National Association of County Parks.
- Board elections will be in March.
- A park commissioner's tour will be on 3/29/08. They will
tour all the capital improvement sites.
- The VCC recognition dinner will be held on 4/4/08 at the
Campbell Community Center.
- Art talked about an up-coming AVCA meeting on Feb. 11. Some
developers will discuss a proposal to develop part of a 1000-acre
parcel in the South Almaden Valley known as Rancho San Vicente, and
donate the rest to the county as open space. It can potentially link
Calero County Park with Almaden Quicksilver County Park. The South
Almaden Valley is slated for development, but only after certain
triggers have been met, such as the creation of jobs in the Coyote
Valley. The developer is proposing a smaller development and the
donation of land in exchange for allowing immediate development.
- Volunteer Hours since our last meeting in January 2008.
- Ronald Horii: Martial Cottle Ranch meeting, FOSTP meeting
minutes, website, park pictures: 23 hours. 3 hours, FOSTP
- Mike Boulland: 7 hours trails. 3 hours,
- Kitty Monahan: 3 hours meetings. 3 hours, FOSTP meeting
- Mario Blaum: 3 hours, Santa Teresa
Spring watch. 3
hours, FOSTP meeting.
- Ed Jackson: 5 hours, Santa Teresa
Spring watch. 3 hours, FOSTP meeting.