ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at
the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Vice-Chair, Barbara Quattro, called the meeting to order at 7:10 P.M. for Chairman, Dan Hrna, who arrived
Dinner was donated by Ray Moon of Ford Doctors; desserts by Kroger at Kirkwood & Bissonnet. Ray Moon,
Greg Gonzales, and Bobby Moore delivered the food to the meeting. Thanks were expressed for their support
of the ASNC and the Alief community.
Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Dave Williams. Council voted. Motion
2. Ana Garza-Ibarra: to approve the presented Conflict of Interest Policy. Seconded: Ray Moon. Council
voted. Motion Passed.
Michael Marcotte, Director of City of Houston Public Works and Engineering, -may be contacted at 713-837-
0037 or [email protected] or [email protected]. The High Star construction
project should be completed by September. Also discussed were: water and subsidence; sidewalks are usually
the homeowners responsibility; procedures for installing speed bumps; timing of traffic lights; annexation of the
rest of Alief is not being considered at this time.
BluePrint Houston: Harvey Reeder & Bernadette Sly, – UH Downtown campus students presented information
regarding the June 18, citywide meeting. Houston BluePrint is a nonprofit organizaton focused on city planning.
AISD Board Candidates, – introduced themselves: Position 4: Charlie Cothran &William Cork (not present);
Position 5: Mike Kriensen, Thomas Price, and Nghi Ho.
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN. – reported he is working with the mayor to control the itinerant
vendors, possibly an ordinance against them; flood control and the improvement of Beechnut and Bissonnet
streets are also of concern.
CHAIR’S REPORT – Chairman Dan Hrna reported he is working with M.J. Khan’s office to set a date for the
Gang & Graffiti forum. It will probably be in June.
BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS – Barbara Quattro reported that 1,000 more seedlings have been planted in
Alief Community Park. CenterPoint and the Houston Fire Dept. have let us use water. Help is desperately
needed with the jobs of watering and mulching the recently planted trees. Please donate your old hoses. They
are used to stake the trees. It was noted that many of the seedlings have been pulled up by people using the
GRAFFITI – Laura Klubert, from AISD Safe & Drug Free Schools, reported that before school is out next
month, there will be one more event to paint over graffiti in the area, if needed. It will be coordinated with
HPD officer Cindy Purl through Mike Rippert. No date has been announced yet. Sherwin Williams at Boone
and Bissonnet has donated paint and other supplies. During the summer months please be vigilant of any
Mike Rippert asked that people help with the daily maintenance of graffiti abatement by removing, or painting
over it, or by contributing money to cover the cost of supplies and some paints. If you see graffiti please let
Mike know and he will follow the procedures the city has for reporting, getting the case numbers and making
sure the graffiti is removed within 24 to 48 hours. Mike requests help in calling to get case numbers. He also,
asks that individuals drive their neighborhoods daily to spot graffiti and call with the exact address, if possible,
if it is a residence, or if it is a business, with the business name. If you can volunteer with this worthwhile
cause, please call him at 713-504-2852, or e-mail [email protected].
BANDIT SIGNS – Ray Moon reported he is seeing fewer signs and thanked everyone for helping to remove
them. He reminded us that it is completely legal to remove these illegal signs, and please save the sticks for
Barbara Quattro and the trees.
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – 21 new streetlights have been approved for South Kirkwood.
MARKETING ALIEF BREAKFAST – Marie Lee reported the next breakfast is May 10, from 7:30 –9:30 A.M.
The invitations have been sent and over 100 RSVPs have been received. The HEB on Bellaire at Highway 6 is
sponsoring the breakfast this quarter.
S.A.V.E. ALIEF – Anne Williams reported that the S.A.V.E. ALIEF Health & Civic Resources Fair is Saturday
July 30. The next planning meeting is Monday, May 2 at 7:00 at 7720 Boone Road (Notre Dame Church
meeting room). Volunteers are most welcome and needed!
CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY – Anne Williams reported she had attended an IRS workshop for 501c3
applications. The instructors recommended that we have a Conflict of Interest Policy. The one presented came
from the IRS website. The Council approved the policy.
NOISE LEVELS – Ray Moon reported that OLD ALIEF is having trouble with the enforcement of the city
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – May: HPD Assistant Chief Brian Lumpkin; June: the Better Business Bureau and
Dr. Khowaja from the IBN SINA Clinic.
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at the CenterPoint
Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Anne Williams, acting for
Henry Williams, Secretary