North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association
Word of Faith Church
November 27, 2001
7 9 pm
Alison announced that the neighbors on Fuller between Prevost and Highway
87 had requested to join our association. Currently Prevost is considered
the eastern boundary of the association and any adjacent area may be
added on neighbor request. Ken Eklund moved and Debbie Palmer Seconded
that the houses on Fuller between Prevost and Highway 87 be added to
our Association. The motion passed on a voice vote with no dissent.
Dick Bussey of San Jose department of Parks and Recreation spoke to
the group about the citys commitment to the park redesign and
introduced Mike La Rocca who will be coordinating the work as well as
two designers Matt and Doug. The following are some of the points which
were discussed with agreement that a draft proposal would be presented
at the next association meeting :
ð Most agreed with the idea of a tot lot for a portion of the park,
with another area for resting and passive uses. Grass and easily maintained
shrubbery and plantings would fill the remainder. Larger current plantings
would be retained if possible.
ð There was great concern that the park have adequate Heritage lighting
on timers to prevent improper nighttime use and that the adjacent neighbors
be shielded as much as possible from such lighting and any other intrusions.
ð We asked that a portion of the perimeter have the distinctive wood
rail fence such as on the Fuller open space. Because of the proximity
to traffic a separate fence may be required for the tot lot. The issue
of gates vs. offset openings was discussed in light of needing to satisfy
the safety regulations, access for maintenance, cost and long term maintenance
ð It was agreed that the corner of Fisk and Bird would have a color
spot and some sort of signage for the park with a possibility of tying
this to the Neighborhood Gateways being devised as part of the traffic
ð Concrete vs. decomposed granite walks were discussed in terms of cost
and maintenance issues. A request was made for a water fountain.
ð The next association meeting would need more neighborhood notification
of the park issues including a mailer, sign on the park site and door
to door handouts.
The meeting adjourned around 8:45.
That's all, folks!