Minutes for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Minutes for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 PM, at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.

Chairperson, Barbara Quattro, called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M. Roll Call of council members was done by sign-in sheet. A quorum was met (see attached).

Hospitality: Hospitality was provided by the ASNC.

GUESTS: Veronica Hernandez (COH Mayor’s office); Catherine Le (Congressman Al Green’s office); Mike Laster (City Councilman District J); HPD Lt Ed Barber; Myra Hypolite and Sergio Martinez (DON); Karen Marshall and Jose Polido METRO);; Sarah Winkler and Ann Williams (AISD Board); Denise Truong and Aly Phman(Chinese Community Center); Katy Atkiss (LISC); Russell Etherton (Neighborhood Centers); Eric Weinmann (Councilmember Andrew Burk’s office); Steve Hupp (Bayou Preservation); Santana Dotson and Sampy Anprycio (Dotson Family PARK).

1. Brian Burks motioned to approve the March 2012 minutes. Seconded Karen Loper. Council voted, motion passed.
2. Vivien Sugar motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded Barbara Quattro. Motion Passed.

Barbara Quattro noted the Alief Community Garden applied for an Orchard Grant from the Dryer Corporation which will include voting on line for the winner. Printed instructions on how to vote were supplied. All were encouraged to vote often until May 31st. The UoH Graduate School of Architecture has started work on the Community Garden Pavilion.. She also announced several candidates for the new district 137 would be given a few minutes to introduce themselves and their platforms in the order of arrival and could stay after the meeting to meet with constituents
TREASURER’S REPORT –Monique Pham, Treasurer, reported the balance was $2483.05
ELECTIONS/NOMINATING COMMITTEE Neeta Sane, Trustee, Houston Community College, was presented with a certificate of membership to the council.
SECURITY/ INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (IMD): .Lt. Mark Lentini gave a short report on crime statistics in our area. He said although robbery and burglary is up recently, assaults and auto theft trended down. There were 267 arrests in Alief. Lt. Lentini noted that crime increases when the weather improves. Lt. Lentini is available Monday through Friday at the Westside Command Station 7:00AM-3:00PM. Free document shredding is available at the Westside command station Saturday from 10-2 and the DEA will collect old or unwanted prescription drugs. Brian Burks (International Management District) stated graffiti is up in the area and two tons of trash was collected in March…
SOCIAL SERVICES:-Texans Together successfully built a Community Built Playground at The Mint, 6700 S Dairy Ashford on April 28th with many volunteers assisting


Steve Hupp, Water Quality Director, Bayou Preservation Association Mr.. Hupp was invited to speak in conjunction with Earth Day. Mr. Hupp gave a power point presentation, handed out brochures, and answered questions regarding the environmental concerns of supporting the city’s various bayous/watersheds. He touched on various topics including invasive species, detention ponds, smart growth, erosion control, water quality, and rain barrels,.

Candidates for District 137
• Democrats Gene Wu left before his opportunity to speak and Jamaal Smith did not attend
• MJ Khan, Republican unchallenged, spoke
• Democrats Joseph Madden and Sarah Winkler spoke

UPCOMING SPEAKERS;- The following speakers are scheduled:

 May Annual Public Safety Forum with law enforcement representatives from HPD, Constables, Sheriff’s Dept and Alief School District at Killough Middle School
 June Houston Community College Representatives
• July Public Works Speakers on streets and drainage

Public Session and Announcements.
• Third Annual Veterans Luncheon: Chapel of Eternal Peace, 2454 S. Dairy Ashford , Houston, TX 77077, Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CT)
• Nell Bradley announced there will be a job fair at the HCCS Hayes Campus April 25th
• METRO will be providing a transit academy educational program
• The Chinese Community Center, through LISC, is providing Career Development, Financial, and Home Ownership Education Courses at its Town Park location. For additional Information call 713-271-6100
• The Thomas A. Glazer Senior Education Center, 16600 Pine Forest Lane, 77084 (S Clay Rd. at Highway 6) is presenting a number of classes for Harris county residents 55 years and older. Call for additional information or to register 713-274-3250.

The next ASNC meeting, Annual Public Safety Forum, will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, May 27th, 2012, at the Killough Middle School, Synott Rd.

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.

Minutes approved ____________
Compiled, Written and Submitted by
V. M. Sugar, Secretary