Meeting attendees: Mike Boulland, Ronald Horii, Kitty Monahan, Lynne Paulson,
Holly Davis, Lynne Paulson, Ken Silveira, Hazen Anderson, Mario Blaum
Mario: trails look good. They are being maintained by 8 crews. The Stiles
trail needs work. It is rutted.
Trail Days at Santa Teresa: Nov. 8: Rocky Ridge Trail, Nov. 15: Stiles
Ranch Trail, Dec. 6: Rocky Ridge Trail and Stiles Ranch Trail, Dec. 20:
Rocky Ridge Trail, Jan 3: Stiles Ranch Trail. The calendar
of trail days is on the County Park's website.
Mike: Janice Frazier said that a trail from Buck Norred's to Joice-Bernal
is in the master plan, but it is along the canal. At least it's in the
master plan. It is difficult to add a trail that is not in the master plan.
Part of the road going uphill near the entrance to Buck Norred's is private.
The canal is also private. Neighbors own the land partway up the hill on
the other side of the canal. Ron showed pictures of the hillside
above the canal west of Buck Norred's, where there are some volunteer trails.
Lynne Paulson reporting on the STFNA:
Update on the Nakashima Property development proposal in the Santa Teresa
Hills above Snell: The Open Space Authority and the owners are talking.
There will be an STFNA meeting at the end of the month. (October 30, Sakamoto
School, 7-9 pm). Craig Breon, the noted environmentalist and director of
the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society will speak and give a presentation
on environmental issues.
There is a proposed development on the top of the hills. One of the residents
wants to build a lighted tennis court with with a 10-foot high fence. This
violates the development agreement for this area. The STFNA wants it not
Holly Davis: 30
Kitty Monahan: 15
Ronald Horii: 30
Mike Boulland: 30
John Klimaszewski: 9
Lynne Paulson: 11
Hazen Anderson: 4
Mario Blaum: 15 + 15
Treasurer's Report (Holly): We spent about $97.36 on the Mounted Ranger
Open House.We bought hot dogs, chips, etc. Some items we were able to return.
The perishables couldn't be returned. People bought them. There are lots
of napkins and cups leftover. Holly has them.
Pyzak's: Ron wrote a letter to Forrest Williams and Don Gage about widening
Curie Drive next to Pyzak's to provide more room for bicycles and pedestrians
going down Curie, especially for kids going to and from Bernal School.
He got a reply from Forrest Williams, who said it was a good idea and would
have Public Works look at it. Ginny Maiwald, principal of Bernal School,
also wrote, saying that she supports the idea. They have been looking at
street safety issues. Mike asked Joe Schultz (parks director) to take a
look at it. To widen the street would just mean moving the fence a few
feet. There are no buildings in the way. The fence along the field at Curie
and San Ignacio is part barbed wire, which is unnecessary and a hazard.
The rangers at Buck Norred's would like a community garden at their site.
4H, Holly: 4H has been having trouble finding a place to meet for free.
San Anselmo School requires that a janitor open up the school, and the
janitor's schedule doesn't always fit the 4H meeting schedule. The Santa
Teresa Golf Course Clubhouse costs $50/night. The Community Center costs
$35/night. They have tried churches. They can't use the barn at the Bernal
Ranch because it's a museum. Bernal School doesn't want animals in their
building. The Coyote Grange Hall is a possibility.
Hazen wants to put up a plaque by Santa Teresa Springs. He wants to donate
money for the plaque. To be tax-deductible, donations need to go to the
Silicon Valley Parks Foundation and can be designated for Santa Teresa.
We need to find out what the park's plans are for signage at Joice-Bernal.
We don't want to repeat signs. Hazen wants to put a plaque near the road.
The Mounted Ranger Facility dedication at Buck Norred's was on Sept. 27.
Mike, Dorene, and Kitty helped set up. Eric Goodrich BBQ'd hot dogs. Holly
and her family helped with the food. She and her family helped prepare
110 horseshoes as mementos. They had tags tied to them that were made by
Julie, the ranger. Dorothy manned the FOSTP table and gave out information.
Ron made posters and took pictures. John Klimaszewski and Mario came by
to help. Trail watch volunteers helped direct traffic. People from the
community and people who used to live in the Norred House came by to visit.
The rangers gave talks and demonstrations of the facilities.
The Santa Teresa Community Fest was also held on Sept. 27. Lynne manned
the FOSTP booth while Mike was at Buck's. She handed out literature and
answered questions. There was a lot of interest in Santa Teresa Park. Ron
put up posters and took pictures. Mike came by later. Mike signed the Community
Fest application for next year.
Oct. 10/11: movie night and moon viewing at the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch.
Oct. 18: County Parks Annual Volunteer End-of-Season BBQ at the New Almaden
Community Club, 11:00 am. Eric Goodrich will be cooking.
Oct. 25: ghostly tales at the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch.
Ranger report (Ken):
Rangers assigned to Santa Teresa are Flint, Phil, Jeff, and Fernando. Brent
is going to Anderson.
There are more patrols at the Joice-Bernal Ranch.
Citations were issued to paintballers.
There have been no incidents at Buck Norred's.
There is a maintenance person living at Pyzak's who works at Vasona. Another
maintenance person lives in the Rosetto Ranch and works at Anderson. A
ranger from Sanborn lives in the Pedro Bernal house.
Website and Pictures: Ron
Secretary, Friends of Santa Teresa Park
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