Meeting attendees: Mike Boulland, Ronald Horii, Kitty Monahan, Holly
Julie Gaffney, John Patterson, Mario Blaum, Debbie Falconio-Poras (Boy
Trail Watch (Boy Scouts) has adopted the Ohlone Trail.
Elections: Holly Davis moved to re-elect the current officers. The
was passed unanimously. Board directors:
President: Mike Boulland
Vice-President/County Representative: Kitty Monahan
Secretary/Web Master: Ronald Horii
Treasurer: Holly Davis
Events: Mario Blaum
Archives: Dorothy Wuss
Interpretive Events: Rick Leonard
Park Agreement: as long as our events are on the calendar, we have the
approval of the parks department. Once we list a date on our calendar,
we have official clearance. To get an event scheduled, we have to let
Henry, and John Patterson know. We need to call John Goldsworthy to
sure nothing else is going on. We also need to tell the senior ranger
the maintenance lead.
John Patterson report:
The volunteer groups did trail work. They spread mulch, weeded, built
Split-rail fencing will be added along the park road from Bernal Road
the Wright Center entrance to prevent off-road use.
IBM Maintenance does the trimming along Bernal Road in the park.
The bees were removed from the Buck Norred house.
Kids could do detail work on the house, but they cannot work up on
We talked about the fence along the Pyzak property where Curie narrows.
The road narrowing is a hazard to bicyclists, especially during heavy
traffic to Bernal School. There is nothing behind the wooden fence by
Pyzak House. It could be moved back a few feet to allow the road to be
widened. The barbed wire along the field is no longer necessary and is
a hazard. It could be moved back and replaced with barbless wire. We
to ask Joe Schultz about this.
Pyzak's: The corner lot at San Ignacio and Curie is intended to be a
lot for the Bear Tree Lot and the Bernal Ranch. An interpretive center
is planned to go into the back of the Pyzak Ranch. They may rebuild the
adobe on the Bear Tree Lot.
Holly wanted to know what kind of animals would be housed in the
barn at the Bernal Ranch. Goats and pigs are planned. Holly said it
might be better to put
them behind Pyzak's. 4H could ask the neighbors.
Julie Gaffney: The office in the barn at the Mounted Ranger Unit leaks.
There is a problem with the gutter. Old leach lines may be seeping up
the concrete. This is an OSHA safety issue. The office has no
Water comes through cracks in the walls. They will be putting a 12'X40'
modular unit on a graded area on the other side of the barn. It will
an office, locker, and break room. It is brown, like a school portable,
but it could be painted.
It will have electricity, but no plumbing. There is a bathroom and
in the barn.
- There's a mouse problem at the barn. They built barn owl
boxes, which seems to be working.
Buck Norred's is not an official park entrance. A neighbor does not
the facility to be an entrance.
Holly wants to bring girls to the Mounted Ranger Facility to sketch the
horses (5/19 4-6 pm).
Kitty Monahan: 3
Holly Davis: 5
Ron Horii: 10
Mario Blaum: 10
Mike Boulland: 10
Debbie Falconio-Porras: 3
Holly: Mike wants to give $20 in memory of Mike Honda's late wife
Honda, who helped save park properties, to Abrego & Books. It's a
by Rigo Chacon for the underprivileged to become teachers. Kitty
we ask the board next meeting to approve the donation.
There's $623 left in the account.
Mike pays for the Website.
Holly and her neighbors want a fence up about 20 feet above the canal.
They are concerned about liablity and noise. Mountain bikers go in and
out of the canal.
We are having a field trip at Grant Ranch on 3/6. We will be taking a
of the ranch house. Meet at Grant at 10:00. If you need a ride, meet at
Casa Grande in New Almaden at 8:45. They'll leave at 9:00.
We would like liaisons from other volunteer groups to come to our
John Dorrance wants to start a heritage garden at the ranch. 4H is
it. The person who handle the regular garden will handle it.
Debbie's scout group (227) adopted the Nature Trail. They started last
summer. Debbie needs a parking pass.
- The Boy Scouts will not be allowed to camp at the Pueblo
area this year. If concerned, talk to Jeff Sewell.
- Ron says we should see and review the plans for the Bernal
Ranch, Pyzak, and Buck Norred areas at a future meeting.
Ron showed slideshows of the Laurel Canyon waterfall, wet conditions at
Pueblo area, and the muddy Mine Trail entrance by the end of the
At Buck Norred's, he showed newly-painted buildings, including the
floor of the ranch house, crews working on the grounds near the camp
trailer, the volunteer trail above the canal, the canal itself and the
fences on it, and the hills above the canal. He also showed pictures
the dedication of the new Guadalupe River Trail segment near
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