ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:06 P.M.
Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Ray Gibb. Council voted. Motion Passed.
MR. JOHN BALES, CITY OF HOUSTON, HOMELAND SECURITY: Many departments such as HPD, HFD,
Health, Solid Waste, Water Treatment, etc. work together for our security. It deals with law enforcement, terrorist and
suspect activities to clear or provide extended observation involved with securing large gatherings, utilities, public
Houston has excellent training. Our HFD HazMat department is one of the best in the country and often goes to other
areas to assist with their training. We are slowly receiving funding to help us implement security programs.
WILL REYNOLDS, CITY OF HOUSTON, NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTION- Will be our new area officer
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN was represented by his staff member, Lee Padilla. He distributed flyers
announcing the May 3 Town Hall meeting to be held from 5:30- 7:30 at the Strake Jesuit High School, in the Student
Center at 8900 Bellaire Blvd. Topic will be Proposition 1, the Municipal Pension Referendum. The election will be
Saturday, May 15.
A.I.S.D. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION- Johnny Tates reminded everyone to vote on or before May 15. He
introduced unopposed candidate, Mr. Raymond Simmons, who will become a new board member.
CHAIR’S REPORT – Chairman Dan Hrna reported that Newark, NJ is interested in the Super Neighborhood Concept
and is studying Alief.
TAX EXEMPT STATUS – Dan Hrna reported the application is still being worked on. Max North is representing the
ASN at the Houston–Galveston Area Council meeting on transportation (being held at the same time as the ASN
meeting). He thanked Michael Manning & the parks Committee for the successful ground breaking at Alief
Community Park (ACP) on April 17.
PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning thanked everyone for their help and cooperation for the successful clean
up at ACP on April 17. The 170 volunteers included HCC & AISD students, Islamic Honor Society, Boy & Girl
Scouts, park soccer players, Select Plumbing Co., homeowners and interested Alief residents. The wooded area, fields,
beds, and much trash were cleaned up. The fields were improved by the 3 truck loads of clean bank sand which
Barbara Quattro requested that Southern Crushed Concrete donate.
Barbara Quattro and Marie Lee are heading the committee to form more Hike & Bike Trails. They are becoming very
popular all over Texas.
The next Parks Committee Meeting will be held at the library on Kirkwood on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:00 PM.
KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL – Karen North reported the video of the December Alief Improvement Day will be
shown at May’s meeting and that any group can plan a clean up. KHB will pay for a dumpster. Ray Gibb reported that
the YMCA teens want to do a monthly cleanup. Ruth Flavelle reported that HCC has formed a cleanup group, and the
school newspaper, The Egalitarian, has an article about the recent seedling planting in Harwin Park.
Barbara Quattro reported that Brays Village filled a dumpster at their cleanup last week and she invited all to
participate in a Boone Road Cleanup on Sat. May 22 from 8-10 AM. Meet in the park. Volunteers are also welcome to
help spread mulch on the Bellaire-Wilcrest area esplanades on Sunday mornings. Vandals have broken off some of the
tops of the trees that were planted in December along Bellaire Blvd. Barbara distributed a flyer offering a reward for
information about the vandalism.
DONATION LETTER – Marie Lee reported that 14 letters were sent out to local business asking for donations to
beautify and improve our area. We have received donations from six people. Real Estate Agent, Kathryn Burson is
assisting with locating businesses and plans are underway to send out more letters.
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins distributed information about the ‘Houston Mow-Down’, go to
the KHB website for more information. When you call 311, request a SERVICE REQUEST NUMBER, so that you
can call back and check on it. Houston Planning Dept. Neighborhood Leadership Institute was very successful and
maybe another one will be held in the fall. United Way is holding a class on May 11 from 11-1entitled, “How to start a
ALIEF CEMETERY RESTORATION – Alan Rees reported that there is a problem with the fence, and the project is
BROCHURE – The committee distributed the newly printed edition. Karen North took them to be folded.
MULTI-CULTURAL EVENT – Hubert Vo reported on the Village Project. They were started in 1999 in the Southeast
area of Houston, and are now located at 11455 Bissonnet, in the Catalina apartment complex. They are seeking $57
thousand in donations. The Village Project is a faith based, non-profit, community development organization. Pastor
Nicolle Sanders stated they are partnered with the City of Houston for food distribution programs for this summer.
The festival is scheduled to be held in Harwin Park on Oct. 9 & 10.
COUNCIL ENDORSEMENTS- Chairman Dan Hrna reminded members not to endorse political candidates,
campaigns or groups as a council member, unless approved by the council. Do so a private citizen.
While the ASN is a neighborhood organization and therefore belongs to all of us, those individuals who are not seated
on the council should not represent themselves as being council members.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – May: Hon Talmadge Heflin; June: City Council Representative, Ron Green; July: Mr.
Robert Page, Houston Blueprint Project
ESTABLISHMENT OF ALIEF TIRZ – Next month Chairman Dan Hrna would like volunteers to form a committee to
study the establishment of a TIRZ, Economic Development District or Business District for the ASNC area.
LIBRARY – Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, distributed information about upcoming library activities and summer reading
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary