A regular Board meeting was held, September 15, 2004, at the residence of Judy Boehm.

Attendees: Steve Chell, Trixie Johnson, Bob Fanjoy, Larry Murchan, Judy Boehm, Siggy Illes, Doris Livezey and Mori Mandis.

  1. Meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by President Steve Chell. Proposed agenda was approved.

  2. Review and approval of last board meeting minutes were read and approved. The last final copy of the minutes to be sent to the board.

  3. Old Business

    1. Flyers for General Meeting notice: 1,000 flyers were printed at the Neighborhood Development Center and distributed by the Block Captains to each of the residences. We would like to thank the following people for their contribution: Marsha Dyslin, Carolyn Bilek, David Lopez, Judy Boehm, Kim Matsumo, Cheryl Pace, Edee Miyahara, Bob Rolufs, Tom and Mary Carson, Lisa Foldvary, Bob and Karen Miller, Lillian and Jack Trageser, Doris Livezey, Nat and Chitra Shankar, and Judy Laine. We would also like to thank the following for placing the notice in their newsletters: Judy Carr Realtor, Jane Lok, Century 21, Elizabeth Huizar Realtor and Joannie Sevilla, San Jose News – The Guides. Doris has offered to put up extra meeting notices on poles throughout the neighborhood before meeting on September 22, 2004 at Lynbrook High School, cafeteria.

    2. Recommendation for president to write a letter or article for the Neighborhood Development Center’s newsletter the Community Connections, describing the recent formation of the Murdock Neighborhood Association.

    3. By-laws Review: The final draft of the by-laws was submitted by email to the board and Siggy for the web-site. Doris will have 25 copies available at the September 22, 2004 meeting for the membership to review before voting to adopt the by-laws.

    4. Traffic Committee Update: The Traffic Committee met on September 13, with representatives from the City of San Jose traffic, Cupertino Union School District, principal Leslie Mains (Murdock-Portal Elementary) and parents from the school site committee. The school will be adding new signage for directions for going into and out of the driveways, loading and unloading in driveway and on the street areas. The principal is making every effort to help with the traffic problems. The main concern for all is the student’s safety. Hats off to Leslie Mains for standing on the street to direct the traffic. Leslie and the parents are very concerned and will be addressing the parents with the traffic safety issue at the parents meeting this month.

    5. Absent homeowner’s letter: Doris wrote and mailed (79) letters to homeowners that currently rent out their homes in the area. The owners were told of the new Murdock Neighborhood Association, meeting dates and invited to join the organization.

    6. Web-site Review/comments: Siggy Illes was recognized and thanked for her outstanding job and quickness for starting up our new web-site ( Siggy presented a list of specifics on the web-site, prices, accessibility problems and issues in depth. Board minutes, information emails and links to hookup with to make our site more visible were the main concerns.

    7. Pro-Forma budget: Murdock Neighborhood Association Proposed Budget

      1.  Income Donation $200.00
      Membership fees
      (5% of 800 homes @ $10.00)
      2.  Expenses     Picnic (July 04) $100.00
      Non-resident mailing $  37.00
      Bank set-up fees $  30.00
      Web-site $109.00
      Paper (flyers) $  52.00
      Picnic (July 05) $  75.00
      TOTAL $403.00

      The budget will be presented for submission and approval to the members at the September 22, 2004 general meeting, with projects to be determined at a later date if needed. A family membership card will be ordered for the September 22 meeting and will be used as a receipt. The card will included name, web-site, email address, family membership name, date and expiration date of October 2005.

  4. New Business

    1. Agenda/planning for General Meeting, September 22.

      1. Guest speaker Yves Zsutty, program manager for the city-wide trail system, will discuss the status of the new Saratoga Creek walking and biking trail that extends along Lawrence Expressway through Murdock Park.
      2. Update on traffic/parking issues
      3. Vote on proposed by-laws
      4. Vote on proposed budget
      5. Refreshments provided by the board from 7-7:30pm
    2. Next general meeting is on October 27, Wednesday, Lynbrook High School cafeteria

      1. Guest speakers regarding the school district’s Parcel Tax: Fremont Union High School District Cupertino Union School District
      2. Parcel Tax speaker Trixie Johnson on the importance of City of San Jose libraries.
    3. Committees: Discussion of committees and potential chairs/co-chairs. Board is looking for possible members who are interested in participating in the association. For those who are interested, please contact a board member or email: .

    4. Committee chair suggestions: Membership, Hospitality, Welcome Wagon, Emergency Awareness, Dumpster Day, Picnic, Block Captain, etc.

    NOTE: General Meetings to be held on the 4th Wednesday, once per Quarter. 2005 dates: January 26, April 27, July 23 (exception for Saturday picnic), October 26. Board Meetings to be held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday.
  5. Meeting adjourned at 10:40 p.m. Next Board meeting on October 13, 2005, residence TBA.

Respectfully submitted,

Mori Mandis, Recording Secretary