FAQWhat do the Annual Dues pay for?
of our Board of Directors and others volunteer their time and some of
their personnel resources freely, and we try very hard to find
charitable souls who are willing to donate the resources we need to
carry our initiatives. But we still incur some costs, and the Annual
Dues help offset these costs. Our major recurring costs are Printing
and Mailing of our Newsletter, and Supplies and Refreshments for our
Association Meetings and Functions. Any money that is left over from
these activities helps us to pay for our initiatives. For instance, the
Century Oaks Park Adoption and Project requires us to provide water to
the trees and shrubs, and trash and doggy bags for litter.
One of your priorities is a public access Coyote-Alamitos Trail, but isn't there already a trail along the canal?
canal access road that many people use for recreation and to walk their
dogs is not a sanctioned public trail. It is an easement that property
owners have given to the Santa Clara County Water District to operate
the flood control canal. Therefore, technically the people who use this
road are trespassing on private property.
you aware that some residents along the Coyote-Alamitos Canal feel that
a public access trail along the canal ruins their privacy?
we are very aware that some of our neighbors whose backyards are
adjacent to, and in view of the Coyote-Alamitos Canal access road are
concerned about maintaining their privacy. And, we plan to do all we
can to preserve the sanctity of their residences if and when we can
establish an official public Coyote-Alamitos trail along the north side
of the Santa Teresa Foothills. For instance, we plan to see if we can
have a trail that follows some of the powerline access roads that are
higher up on the hills, rather than following the canal access road
directly behind homes. Where this isn't possible, we plan to provide
plantings and other obstacles that will screen concerned neighbors from
the eyes and noise of trail users.