The meeting was held at the upper clubhouse. Mike Boulland was presiding.
Ron Horii was the recording secretary. Minutes from last meeting were reviewed.
Attending: Mike Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Holly Davis, Mario Blaum, Ronald
The members voted for and approved the payment of $75.00 to the United
Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County for event insturance. This covers liability
for events off the grounds of the park. The calendar for events needs to
be approved by them.
Last time we met at the Flames Restaurant at Bernal and Santa Teresa because
we couldn't get into the clubhouse. Whenever we don't or can't meet at
the clubhouse, we should meet at the Flames.
The volunteers recognition dinner for the county parks will probably be
at the Santa Teresa clubhouse again.
Steve Crockett will be honred for his work with the Volunteer Coordinating
Committee for the County Parks Department. He coordinated the volunteers
at the Fantasy of Lights at Vasona.
At the last meeting, Ron talked about trail possibilities. One he forget
to mention was the firebreak that runs along the middle of Rocky Ridge.
This could be used for a trail and often is. Mike said this is a firebreak
to protect the private property above it, and that the parks department
does not want people to use use it as a trail because it does run next
to the fence at the private property boundary.
Mike read a letter from Robin Schaut on the Joice Bernal Ranch interpretive
Hi Mike. I won't be at the meeting tonight, but here is some information
share. I am meeting with Suzanne Bauer today to look at all of
photos that we have collected so far. We have been struggling
with this and
haven't found as many as we would have liked, but we do have several
ones. We plan on putting them all together (I have some, she
has some, San
Jose History has copied some for us...) so that we will have everything
one place. We will then set out to identify the people and places
photos - some are still a mystery. You could probably be of some
this so I will share the "collection" with you when I have it all.
also getting together with San JOse History Museum's collection people
look at furniture for the ranch house. San Jose has agreed to
furnishings, but we have to identify what we need. At this point,
accept anything, because we don't have an exhibit plan from Platypus
house or barn yet. We are just going to see what is available
and take some
photos. I will also try to track down the mill stone while I
Platypus is working on conceptual designs for the outdoor interpretive
signage. Once we get them the historic photos, they will have
a better idea
of what they have to work with. That is all for now!
The lights at the springs are up. They have motion sensors that stay on
for 3 minutes. There are two lights, and they are unobtrusive. The neighbors
are delighted. The lights helps the neighbors and protects the springs.
We need to recognize the parks department for putting up the lights.
We talked about the problems at the end of Country View Drive at the park
boundary. There's lots of garbage there. There have been problems with
partying, dumping, and 4WD vehicles driving on the hills. They are driving
on private property. The parks department is putting up boulders to prevent
this on the park property.
Holly reported seeing a 4WD vehicle cutting across the lawn at the Pueblo
Dave Ellis is now a ranger at either Anderson or Coyote Lake.
Santa Teresa park is now in the Hellyer Park unit instead of Calero. This
means there will be a new crew of maintenance people working on the park.
California Trail Days is 4/21. The Boy Scouts said they will be willing
to do trail work on that day.
One of the parking ticket machines was removed because of low receipts.
We want to get a report on the fees collected from these machines.
Hours for Jan.-Feb.: Mario: 12 (36 in the last 3 months), Holly: 8,
Steve: 5, Kitty: 3, Ron: 5, Mike: 10, Joy Sandoval: 7.
Hours for Dec.-Jan.: Steve: 3, Mike: 5, Maria: 12, Kitty: 3, Ron: 8.
We reviewed the Activity Calendar that was originally proposed by Chris
Orr and discussed other events:
We will not be doing the January activities.
Mike will organize Earth Corps to help pick up litter along the fence across
from Bernal School. The fence is on County Park property.
March: no activities, except for the FOSTP meeting 3/8, election
of officers (see below).
April 1: Santa Teresa Safety Day at Bernal School. FOSTP will have an information
April 15: Earth Day
April 12: VCC recognition dinner in place of FOSTP meeting.
April 21: work on the sign at Bernal and Heaton Moor, plant native plants,
Mike will organize.
May 10: FOSTP meeting
May 19: work day on the Ohlone Trail (move up from June), Mike will send
out flyer, give to Boy Scouts.
August 18: clean out the ditch at Buck Norred's. Holly Davis will organize,
park personnel will supervise. Paint the buildings at the same time.
October 20: cleanup at Joice Bernal Rancho.
Nominations for officers. We are taking nominations. So far, we have:
President: Mike Boulland
Event Coordinator: Mario Blaum
Treasurer: Steve Crockett
Secretary: Ronald Horii
Other positions, not elected:
Archivist: Dorothy Wuss
Historian: Hazen Anderson
Advisor: Paul Bernal
Joy Sandoval is involved at Baldwin School
Ron Horii requested changing the meeting date to another day, like the
first Thursday in the month, starting in September due to meeting conflicts.
The VCC recognition dinner will be held on 4/12. Holly Davis will help
sign up people. We need help with setup and cleanup.
Secretary, Friends of Santa Teresa Park
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