Minutes for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Minutes for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 PM, at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.

Chairperson, Barbara Quattro, called the meeting to order at 7:10 P.M. Roll Call of council members was done by sign-in sheet. A quorum was met (see attached).

GUESTS: Veronica Hernandez (COH Mayor’s office); Catherine Le (Congressman Al Green’s office); Kevin Kebede (YMCA);Chris Glasser and Jarred Mears (Inspectors from BARC); Margie Hogan (Property Manager, Crown Colony), and Amy Tran (MCAO)

HOSPITALITY –Hospitality was provided by ASNC for this meeting. Hospitality providers are encouraged to volunteer.

1. Neeta Sane motioned to accept the January Minutes. Seconded by Mike Kreinsen. Council voted, motion passed.
2. Vivien Sugar motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded Neeta Sane, motion passed.


Barbara introduced the BARC representatives, and requested a report from the floor on the breaking ground of the new Salvation Army facility (see below).

TREASURER’S REPORT –The reported balance was $2285.45
ELECTIONS/NOMINATING COMMITTEE There are open positions on the council and Frank Garcia has sent out emails seeking interested organizations. Kevin Kebede with the Y has been invited to join the ASNC as Youth Services Provider representative.
PROJECTS/SNAP COMMITTEE The ASNC’s wish list for the CIP includes the (Hennington) library expansion with a multi-purpose center, expansion of the COH Hike and Bike trails, and repair the sports fields at the Alief Community Park… Barbara is spearheading an effort to present signed petitions to the mayor and attending city council meetings supporting expansion of the Hennington library. She has already received support from several council members including Al Hoang of District F.


Chris Glasser and Jarred Mears (Bureau of Animal Control) BARC Mssrs Glasser and Mears provided a power point presentation regarding BARC’s role in the city, its limitations, plans and makeup. There are only 16 people at BARC to serve the entire City of Houston. Thus, they need to prioritize all requests, the most egregious being primary. Biting dogs, cock fights and dog fights are a constant issue. Lower priorities are loose dogs. Unlike SPCA, BARC must accept all animals delivered to them, thus receiving many unadoptable pets. Last year they handled 30,000 animals. Their kill rate has dropped about 25%. They hold 500-800 animals at their facility and will spay/neuter and give shots to feral cats brought in (spay and release). All spay and release animals have their ears notched. They told the audience how to report dangerous animals. The inspectors answered questions from the floor.

UPCOMING SPEAKERS- The following speakers are scheduled:

• Crime in Section 19G of the West Side Command – March
• Parks by You – April
• COH Legal Department – May
• Harris County Flood Control District – June

Public Session and Announcements.
• There will be a CIP meeting with Al Hoang at the Tracey Gee Center, Monday, March 4_at 6:30 PM
• The Alief Leaders Coalition will meet March 20, 2012 from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Alief YMCA, 7850 Howell Sugar Land Rd., Houston, TX. This will include follow ups on three community efforts
• Bear Creek Community Center is again offering numerous classes including AARP defensive driving
• The Salvation Army is having a groundbreaking for a new 10 acres, 38,000 square foot facility at Cook and Beechnut March 25th at 11:30 led by Major Chris Flannigan. This facility will offer numerous services to the community. AISD currently has 997 homeless students expected to be helped by the Salvation Army.

The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, March 26, 2013 at the Centerpoint location.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

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