Minutes for Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Minutes for Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd. Vice Chairman, Michael Manning, called the meeting to order at 7:15 P.M.   Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
A quorum was met. Hospitality: A fajita dinner was donated and organized by Houston Community College; Catered and Delivered by Papas
Restaurant.  Thanks were expressed for their support of the ASNC and the Alief community. Guests: Catherine Le from US Representative Al Greens’ Office  Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie Su stated an account balance of $510 due to donations; $200 of that amount consists of
donations specifically made for, and is reserved for, hospitality for the meetings. MOTIONS made:
1. Marie Lee: to accept the minutes as presented.  Seconded: Dave Williams.  Council voted.  Motion Passed. 2. Henry Williams: to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded: Mike Kreinsen.  Council voted.  Motion Passed. GUEST SPEAKERS:
Jay Aiyers, Board of Directors, Houston Community College, -Mr. Aiyers presented information regarding the HCC,
specifically the new 22 acre campus to be established at the former Chevron site on Hayes Rd near Westheimer.  The
current HCC location on Bissonnet (which serves 2600 students) will be closed and used for other purposes, yet to be
determined, or sold for public interest services.  The mission is to get people educated at a low cost without having to
travel long distances.  Mr. Aiyers took questions from the floor and distributed a packet.  He noted vocational training is
only one of the elements of higher education through the HCC.  The HCC’s mission is to meet the community’s need and
demands such as: nursing, radiology, technology, ESL, students’ transferring to a four year institution, while still
supporting trades such as plumbers, carpenters, electricians, car repair, etc. The college also serves the needs of older
students interested in updating skills or changing careers, as well as leisure learning.  The HCC needs to anticipate future
needs also.  The ASNC was invited to tour the facility. COMMITTEE & STANDING REPORTS
A. ALIEF CEMETARY – Marie Lee reported a volunteer day set for August 26th to clean up the cemetery area B. BUSINESS BREAKFAST-The next one will be in Nov. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Beechnut C. S.A.V.E. ALIEF- Anne Williams reported that the August 5th Health Fair was a wonderful success. 2200 attended,
115 providers registered to give free health services and information to the community.  762  immunizations were
administered to 309 children, 650 packets of school supplies and 235 uniforms were distributed; 300 children and
60 adults received vision screenings; 86 hearing tests were administered; 50 women signed up for free
mammograms, 30 men for free PSA tests; several hundred received various medical screenings. D. PUBLIC LIBRARY – Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, reported a special event featuring the fate of Katrina victims is
upcoming next week, as well as children’s songs, and stories for the soul.  Regular play groups and story telling
continues year round.  Information will be emailed. E. LANDFILL & HOUSING DEVELOPMENT – Karen Loper gave an update at the last meeting.  Since she was
absent, Anne Williams noted she believes the landfill is still emitting methane gas and that the developer has
requested a public meeting OLD BUSINESS
CITY of HOUSTON REPORTS: – Veronica Hernandez, our representative from the Mayor’s Citizen’s Assistance Office,
discussed 3-1-1 reports and a computer program that determines frequency and type of complaints that are called into the
service. BROCHURE COMMITTEE – Established at the last meeting and they plan to meet soon.  No further updates GRANT MONEY COMMITTEE – Temporary Chair Chet Machen. They will meet soon. NEW BUSINESS
SUBSIDIZED HOUSING MEETING – Mike Kreinsen reported that the Parkwest Apt Complex funding was denied
by the TDHCA in July.  (Many people attended a meeting at Elsik about it last spring.)  However they have appealed and
it will be re-considered next Wed. August 30, in Austin.  We once again need to present a united front, against it.  Alief
has more apartments and subsidized housing than any other part of Houston or Harris Co. He encouraged people to send
more letters immediately. A discussion followed and further information will be emailed.  UPCOMING SPEAKERS – September: Candidate Forum WEST HOUSTON SECURITY COALITION – Next Meeting is at 7:30 PM next Wednesday, August 30, at Grace
Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee.  Elsie Smith and Chet Machen have both represented the ASNC at two previously
scheduled meetings.  Citizens are working to bring more police to the area. PUBLIC SESSION
Jan Albers, president of Brookfield Improvement Association, located on Cook across from Sugar Hill, gave a donation of
$250 to the ASNC, and expressed appreciation for the efforts of the council to oppose it. Pat Davis of the AISD Education Foundation noted an upcoming Golf Tournament to support our AISD students with
scholarships will be held on Sept 14 at Cinco Ranch. Catherine Le asked about dogs running around neighborhoods.  Who should she call? Suggestions were made. Gladys Brumfield from the YMCA – There is an open house Wed., August 23rd  for Senior Citizens from 9-1 The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd. The meeting adjourned at 8:45 P.M. Minutes approved on _____________________ Respectfully Submitted
Henry Williams, Secretary