Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Kitty
Monahan, Sam Drake, Ed Jackson, Greg & Roxanne Koopman, Ellen
Finch, and Ron
- May's meeting minutes were approved.
- Kathleen Hooper retired. Mike said that she thanked us. We
gave her a plaque to thank her for her service.
- Treasurer's report: we have $466.16 in the bank. We had
$974.95 at the start of the year. $500 of that was from the CAP Grant.
The Internet fee for our website is $155.40/year. Mike pays it. We
reimburse him. Printing costs for ink was $135. Postage was $29. The
rent for the post office box was $14.50. We share the box with FOLAW.
The bank fees were $3. The UNSCC membership was $200. There will be $60
left after paying for the sign.
- Coyote Peak Sign Project (Mike): Julie Lee said that she
couldn't pay for all of the sign. Santa Teresa/Hellyer Senior Ranger
Phil Hearn said he would donate $300 from his budget. The Parks
department will buy the cement and install the sign. We pay $250 for
the graphic artist to design the sign.
- Park Commision Meeting report (Kitty): The Volunteers
Coordinating Council (VCC) was on hold. They stopped meeting. There was
no place to meet. They couldn't meet unless a park commissioner was
there. The reason is that the VCC had been designated a standing
committee, which requires a commissioner to attend. That was too
difficult, so they stopped meeting. They protested and are no longer a
standing committee. They can meet again. The next VCC meeting will be
next week at Muriel Wright.
- Newsletter: Ron put together a newsletter
for this summer. We can run off copies at Muriel Wright.
- When Roxanne gets back from vacation, she will contact Phil
Hearn about the Bernal cross-country teams doing a cleanup project in
return for free parking at the Pueblo Area during track meets. Roxanne
wants to do it on Coastal Cleanup Day, which is on Saturday Sept. 20.
Last year, they worked at Anderson. This year, they want to do it at
- Coyote Peak sign: It will be made of a 3/4" board that is
guaranteed not to fade for 10 years. This is the budget:
- Metal sign stanchion, holder, material, design, labor:
$300, paid by Phillip Hearin, SCCP, made by Mike's friend.
- Sign printing and fabrication, 24"x70": $769.36,
$600-$750 paid by Julie Lee, SCCP
- Cement: $25, paid by Phillip Hearin
- CEQA fee: $50, paid by Phillip Hearin
- Graphic designer: $250, paid by FOSTP
- Total cost: $1394.36
- The CAP Grant Cycle 28 application was submitted for $1100
total. These are the budget items:
- UNSCC membership: $200
- FOSTP website: $200
- Newsletter: $100
- Coyote Peak event certificates: $10
- Event insurance: $100
- Refreshments for event: $100
- Entertainment for event: $200
- Someone challenged our CAP application, questioning whether
we were a neighborhood association. Ken of UNSCC suggested that it
would help if we changed our name to DBA Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- The sign design is done, but needs an eagle for the
background. Dennis Moran can draw it.
- Coyote Peak sign dedication event: We have permission from
the Parks Dept. to hold the event on Oct. 25. Setup at 9:00. Start at
10:00, end at 11:30, 12:00 start cleaning up. At 10:30, we travel up to
Coyote Peak. 11:00, have the dedication program. 1/2 hour for
entertainment. We need to figure out how many people will attend. We
need to market it. An idea for entertainment: Greg knows people in San
Jose Taiko. They have a Junior Taiko group that may be willing to
perform. The Bernal Middle School Band has a new director. Kitty will
handle refreshments. We need speakers. We'll ask Paul Bernal to talk
about the Bernal Family, Barbara Brown to talk about the Berryessa
Family, and District 2 Councilmember Ash Kalra. We want to recognize
Ken Podgorsek of UNSCC. We'll invite County Parks staff like Phillip
Hearin, Robb Courtney, Aniko Millan, Julie Lee, etc. Kitty will design
the program agenda. The ceremony will be at the group picnic area.
There will be free parking for those coming to the ceremony. We can
hand our parking passes. Greg can handle parking. We'll need a flyer.
We'll start with a flag salute and sing "America the Beautiful." We'll
have a sign-in table. Ellen can help. We need to get chairs to the top.
Boy Scout/Girl Scout groups may be able to help.
- Family Fandango is on 10/4 from 3-6. Sam and Kitty will be
at a Bay Area Ridge Trail campout event at Quicksilver. Julie Lee is
organizing Fandango. She needs volunteers to help out.
- Ron's outdoor photography class is at the Bernal Ranch from
10-1 on 10/4.
- Greg says they have a date for the cross-country race at
Santa Teresa. It's on Thursday Sept. 18, starting at 3:00. He
recommends giving thank you gifts to the park people.
- Ed says that people have been trashing Santa Teresa Spring.
There is grafitti on the rail and the canal to the left of the spring.