Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Sam Drake, Ed
Jackson, Woody Collins, Maureen Kluska, Kitty Monahan, Mike Boulland,
Mario Blaum, Ronald Horii.
- Last month's minutes were
- Ron showed his pictures of his
photo display at Moonbeams, Pioneer Day at Almaden Quicksilver, the
hike at Rancho San Vicente, the Sierra Vista trail opening, views from
Coyote Peak, the reconstruction of the barn at the Bernal Ranch, Santa
- Our bank balance is $274.95
after consent items have been paid. Expenditures were $54.62 for
Fandango printing costs, $80.45 for Fandango supplies, $200 for UNSCC
membership, $20 for state non-profit filing fees, $7.83 for Ron Horii's
expenses for Fandango supplies. The expense items were approved.
- We had 99.48 volunteer hours for
last month, 626.15 hours for the year.
- The Open Space Authority has a
20% fund, which cities can apply for, but it must be related to open
space. The grant must be approved by a citizen's advisory committee.
- There will be one more public
meeting on the County Parks' acquisition policy. There is an online
survey. The Parks Commission will get a report before the Board of
- Mike and Kitty attended the
7-hour trail lead training class. They can lead events.
- Calero and Guadalupe Reservoirs
were found to have seepage which may require repairs. Any plans to
raise Calero Dam are on hold.
Kalra's November newsletter has a picture that Ron took at Hellyer.
- The UNSCC conference was in
October. Ron took 3 classes. Mike took 2. We are required to take 4
classes to meet the CAP Grant requirements.
- There will be no more CAP Grant
next year, but Ernest Guzman is trying to get $38K for neighborhood
groups to pay for the UNSCC membership.
- The REI/Bay Area Ridge Trail
work day will be on November 5 at 9:00, starting at the Pueblo Area.
- Mike sent a letter to the
Muwekma Ohlone Indians' language committee asking for a statement to
put on the Coyote Peak interpretive sign.
- If we need money for the sign,
the Los Gatos Rotary or Almaden Rotary may be a possible source of
- Mike and Michelle are going to a
conference by the state controller's office on new rules for non-profit
- We will not have a meeting in
January. We will have a potluck dinner on Thursday, January 5 at Mike's
new house on Almaden Road, "La Casita."
- There have been parking lot
break-in's. There is a couple driving a gray 1980's Honda. The female
driver in her 20's drops off a male passenger who breaks into cars. The
driver returns to pick up her partner.
- Woody talked about new County
Park trails. There is a new trail at Coyote Lake looping off the Harvey
Bear Trail near the dam. There will be 3 trail work days at Montalvo.
They haven't started on the new trails at Sanborn.
- Mike talked about putting in a
new trail from the spring to the Bear Tree Lot.
- The Hidden Springs Trail behind
the Muriel Wright Center was flooded from a leak. There has been a leak
- Ed said there has been activity
at the spring, but sheriff's response has been good. They come within
- There is a new principal at
Bernal School. The area around the school is littered and needs
cleaning up. We should invite the principal to come to our meeting to
talk about keeping kids away from the pond at night, or we should go to
a PTSA meeting the school to discuss it.