Canoas Garden Neighborhood Association General Meeting
January 30, 2017
Church on the Hill, Fellowship Hall
The annual meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m. by President Tony Medina.
He introduced the Board: Vice President, Gary Smith, Secretary, Sue Peters,
Members at Large, Rich Peters, Carol Searle, Mark Nijimeijer, Chris Sharp.
Not present were Diane Leaman, Treasurer and Member at Large, Tony Leaman.
Also introduced were Dawn Smith and Barbara Medina of the Social Committee.
Tony thanked the church for giving us the room for our meeting.
Treasurer’s Report and Collection of $10 dues reported by Sue Peters
Income for 2016 Expenses for 2016 Balance as of December 2016
$1,075 $893.61 $1,845.85
Expenses in 2016
P.O. Box $86.00
Santa estimated $75 to be submitted
Committee Reports reported by Barbara Medina
Social-Santa Claus and Mrs Claus(Tony & Barbara Medina) were available two nights in December with over 100 visitors.
Second Harvest- Only one barrel was filled with food donations.
Last year the neighborhood had a yard sale in April, We will not have one this year.
We will try for movie nights at the tennis court this summer.
Block parties are up to each street to organize.
Welcome Wagon-Packets are available for new neighbors. Contact the Board if you need a welcome packet to give to a new neighbor on your street.
Invitation was presented to sign up for other committees.
Beautification- Wren Park, bark was delivered free of charge from Carlos Diaz from New Sky Tree Service. A neighbor is using green nontoxic spray for the weeds.
An email will be sent informing date of next park cleanup.
Disaster Preparedness – a committee is needed to help get a neighborhood disaster preparedness organized.
Produce Exchange- Looking for someone to organize
Neighborhood History- No report available
Website is http://www.canoasgarden.org/index_new
Mark Nijimeijer reported the The Glen construction on Skylark and Almaden Road hopes to be ready by summer and sold out by the end of 2017.
The complex will have 6 separate buildings with 24, 2-4 bedroom homes.
They are sell for $700,000-$819,000.
Consideration of Name Change of the Neighborhood Association
Mark Nijimeijer read the Bylaws Article 5, Section 2:
Amendment by the Membership
“These Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the membership present at a general membership meeting of The Association, if there are at least twenty-five(25) votes in favor of the amendment(s).
Discussion was had on proposing a name change for the neighborhood association.
Gary Smith explained that a proposal has been made to change our name as the area off Curtner, Almaden Expressway and Canoas Garden Road is also now being called Canoas Garden. We are a separate neighborhood from that area and are part of Willow Glen with our 95125 Zip code.
A motion was made by Glen Matthews to vote yes or no on a name change. It was seconded and a paper vote was taken. The membership present passed the proposal to have a name change.
Those in attendence presented possible names for the association.
Valley View Glen, Valley Glen, Meadow Brook Glen, Almaden Glen, The Glen Estates, New Willow Glen, Willow creek, Bird Glen, Meadow Glen, Canoas Creek, Birdland, Canoas Glen, Guadalupe Glen
A motion by Belete Bekele was made to form a committee to present 3 possible names to the entire membership for a vote. Gigi Barrera seconded the motion.
A committee was formed and will meet at a future date.
Committee members are Chairperson, Wendy Elliot, Glen Matthews, Heather West, Tom Howell, Perry Goetz, Randy Riser, Mr. Cardanes, and Robert Moranda.
Former District 6 Councilperson, Peiruigi Oliverio was presented a thank you gift card from our Association for all of his dedicated work these last 10 years.
Councilperson, Dev Davis, District 6
President Tony Medina welcome Dev Davis who shared her vision for the District. She will have a community meeting on February 25th, 7 p.m. at San Jose City College, Conference Room T-415.
Dev reported that the Evans Lane Homeless Encampment was passed last June but the Housing Department doesn’t have a time line for its opening.
She explained that beautification and clean up in the Evans Lane area is being directed by the Mayor’s office.
Dev explained that the Guadalupe River Project isn’t complete, therefore the gate to the path near Wren Park at Almaden Expressway is still locked.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.