MURDOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

5492 Castle Glen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129
www.murdockna.org

A regular Board meeting was held, October 12, 2005, at the home of Judy Boehm.

Attendees: Steve Chell, Bob Fanjoy, Larry Murchan, Judy Boehm, Doris Livezey, Edee Miyahara, Cheryl Pace, David Gomez and Mori Mandis (Trixie Johnson excused absence). Meeting called to order at 7:45 pm by President Steve Chell.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Minutes read and approved as corrected.

  2. Treasurer's report: $1,232.31

  3. Nominating Committee: Chairman Larry Murchan, Bob Rolufs, Charles Jones, James Hsieh and Tom Carson met on September 27 and selected a single slate of officers to present to the membership. The slate of officers and information re: voting will be distributed by email to paid members and distributed in the newsletter flyer to be delivered to neighborhood before the October 26th general meeting. Members will vote on October 26, 2005 at the general meeting. Nominations from the floor will also be taken at the general meeting.

    Motion made by Mori Mandis to include all names that were nominated to be present on ballot. With no second by board, motion denied.

    Motion made by Steve Chell to accept the single slate of nominations as stands, seconded by Larry Murchan.

    Voting:

    Steve Chell - yes        Doris Livezey - abstained
    Larry Murchan - yes   Judy Boehm - abstained
    Bob Fanjoy - yes        Mori Mandis  - no
    

    Motion passed, single slate of officer's to be presented to Murdock Neighborhood Association members for a vote.

    Slate of officer's presented by nominating committee:

    Bob Fanjoy, president
    Larry Murchan, 1st Vice-president
    Charles Jones, 2nd Vice-president
    Trixie Johnson, Recording secretary
    Doris Livezey, Correspondence secretary
    Jenny Hsieh, Treasurer
    David Gomez, Sergeant-at-arms

  4. Traffic Committee update: Judy Boehm, chair explained some of the concerns from neighborhood:
    Speeding number one complaint on Castle Glen, Wunderlich and Huntingdon. The no stopping at stop signs on corners of Wunderlich, Ora and Castle Glen quite a large concern. A number of new students and parents have added a strain to the neighborhood traffic situation. The City of San Jose has been contacted to place signs to encourage slower speeds. The city has promised to evaluate the traffic and pedestrian problem at Lynbrook High School. School officials at Lynbrook agree with establishing some type of solution for the neighboring community. Judy has asked Steve Chell to speak with principal Leslie Mains at Murdock-Portal Elementary to have volunteers keep parents from blocking up streets while picking up their children. Last resort is to call San Jose Police to handle speeders and auto violations.

  5. Newsletter: will be distributed before the next General Meeting and will contain, meeting notice, slate of nominees and general neighborhood information.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Murdock Park's Doris Livezey will once again plant daffodils in October. If interested in helping please contact: mna-information@murdockna.org

  2. The City of San Jose Adopt-A-Trail program will be conducting training for volunteers, those interested in being part of the team, please contact: Bob Fanjoy at mna-information@murdockna.org.

  3. The FUHSD is disseminating parcel tax exemption information for seniors that will be available on the web-site: www.murdockna.org and in the October issue of the MNA newsletter.

Meeting adjourned at 9:47p.m. Next Board meeting in November 2005, residence of Bob Fanjoy. Time and date to be announced at a later date with new board members.

Respectfully submitted by Mori Mandis, recording secretary

NOTE: General Meetings to be held on the 4th Wednesday, once per quarter. Y 2005 dates: October 26. Board Meetings to be held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday.