Minutes for Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Minutes for Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.

Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:10 P.M. Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)

Hospitality Sponsor: Ray Moon, Ford Doctors; Desserts by Kroger at Kirkwood & Bissonnet, delivered by Greg
Gonzales, and Bobby Moore. Thanks were expressed for their support of the ASNC and the Alief community.

1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Marie Lee. Council voted. Motion Passed.

TX State Representative, HUBERT VO, – discussed the year’s legislative sessions. No decision was reached on
school financing and reform, although some money for teacher salaries was allocated. Basic telephone services
are currently $15 a month, but will probably be raised when deregulation takes effect. Some money was
restored to the CHIP program so that vision and dental are again covered. Hospice services were also funded.
Many bills he proposed were not passed. As a freshman congressman, he learned quite a bit.

DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN. – would like all to attend the Crime Summit Town Hall Meeting
at 6:00 PM on Monday, September 19, at the Notre Dame Community Center, 7720 Boone Road. He thanked
those who participated in the August 20 ‘C3’ District F Clean-Up. Alief had more volunteers than other areas.
All are invited to the September 12, 11:00 AM ground breaking for the Gulfton Multi-Service Center. The Red-
Light Cameras will be installed at 50 intersections soon. There will be signs at the intersections stating that they
are there. A new paperless computer system will be operational in the courts by January 1. On September 1, the
ban on smoking in restaurants will take effect. Children under 18 are banned from riding scooters and mini
bikes on sidewalks, streets, and city parks.

THE HONORABLE AL GREEN, U.S. CONGRESSMAN, District 9 – will be opening a new office in Alief in
September at Bellaire & Boone (across from the Hong Kong Mall), and another in Missouri City soon. The
Congressman discussed many current issues and answered several questions. He is attempting to get two
satellite FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Clinic) and a Senior Education Center in the Alief area, money for
flood control, area parks, light rail, and road construction.

LAURA KLUBERT, AISD Safe & Drug Free Schools Program, – discussed the alliance they are attempting to
form with stores to discourage the selling of alcohol and tobacco to minors, who frequently attempt to buy
packs or single cigarettes. Stores that sign the agreement will get special signs. She asked that we support and
thank those businesses. All are invited to the monthly meeting of the Alief Community Coalition (ACC) at the
AISD office on Cook at High Star on Thursday, August 25 at 4:15 PM.


1. CLEAN-UPS – Pat Davis reported on the August 20 Clean-Up. Over 100 volunteers registered.
KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL arranged for water, breakfast snacks and Pizza for lunch. Six tires and
approximately 200 trash bags were removed by BFI. She thanked all who helped.

2. TREE PLANTING – Mike Rippert reported help is always needed to water the 1,000 trees that we
have planted. Starting in October, when it is cooler, monthly plantings will be held. Sponsors are
welcome to adopt esplanades.

3. BANDIT SIGNS – Ray Moon reports that in general the number is down. However, Garage Sale
signs remain a problem. Please remove them after the event.

GRAFFITI ABATEMENT – Mike Rippert reported that the AISD team worked during the Clean-Up on August
20 to remove graffiti. Generally, the problem seems to be coming under control, and fewer taggings have been

PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning reported the Alief Community Park will be open soon.

LIBRARY – Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, reported the Sunday opening is successful. Regular story time
continues. Starting September 8, the library will feature authors in a “Book on the Bayou” program.

YMCA: Faces of Alief Multicultural Festival will be on Saturday, November 12. The next planning meeting is
Wednesday, August 24. Please call Rosemary McGreer at the YMCA (281-495-9100) if you are interested in
helping or need more information.

MARKETING ALIEF BREAKFAST – Marie Lee reported that the August 9 event was successful. The next
breakfast will be Tuesday, November 8. It is the one year anniversary, and she would like to do something

S.A.V.E. ALIEF HEALTH FAIR – Anne Williams reported that the July 30 event was very well attended.
1,000 residents registered. Many services were donated at no charge by approximately 100 providers. School
supplies and fresh produce were distributed. Mammograms, PSA tests, immunizations and many health
screenings as well as information about education, leisure activities, insurance, employment, police, civic
opportunities, etc. were available.

Chairman Dan Hrna read a letter from HPD Chief Harold Hurtt stating that due to many retirements the current
number of available police officers is shrinking and it is therefore difficult to increase the staff at the Westside
Command Center. However we will have new officers graduating from our academy in January, and our
request for more officers will be considered at that time.


Pat Davis reported that the Alief Education Foundation awards scholarships to Alief students. They will sponsor
a golf tournament on Wednesday, September 15. The public is encouraged to participate.

Laura Sawyer reported that there will be a Health Fair this Saturday, August 27, from 10 AM – 3 PM, at the
Coral Islands Apartments, 4700 S. Kirkwood (281-498-5006). The public is invited.

The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, September 27, 2005, at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.

Minutes approved on _____________________

Respectfully Submitted
Henry Williams, Secretary