Minutes for Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Minutes for Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.

Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M. Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)

Hospitality: Donated by IBC BANK; Organized and Delivered by Ray Moon. Thanks were expressed for their support of
the ASNC and the Alief community.

1. Marie Lee: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Dave Williams. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Marie Lee: to accept the SNAP proposal as amended. Seconded: Dave Williams. Council voted. Motion Passed.
Dan Hrna presented paperwork for Seat # 15, Neighborhoods Area #2. This is the first time that stakeholder group has
been represented. After resigning from Seat # 13, Resident-At-Large #2 position, Henry Williams presented paperwork
for Seat # 4, S.A.V.E. ALIEF.
Petitions were presented to seat the following new council members:
Seat # 1: Religious Groups – L’Tisha Michaels Seat # 3: Alief Community Association – Mike Kreinsen
Seat # 11: Education Associations – Martha Barrera Seat # 13: Resident-At-Large #2 – Chet Machen


CHAIR’S REPORT – Chairman Dan Hrna reported that the IRS agent reviewing our 501c3 application verbally approved
it and said he would mail the 501c3 Charity Status Letter soon.

1. TREE PLANTING – Barbara Quattro displayed the Mayor’s Proud Partners Award which she accepted for the
ACA and ASNC. She reported the Jan. 14 planting was a success; another 200 trees were planted on Bellaire.
Jan. 28 will be mulching party for Bellaire Blvd. trees. Starting at 8 AM from Baneway to Cook Rd. Feb. 11 the
last scheduled planting this year. It will be at Harwin Park. Help is needed, please come. Help with the watering
is desperately needed! Marie Lee is very successful at getting businesses to donate food and water for the

GRAFFITI ABATEMENT – Mike Rippert reported there is a change. NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTION is now the
responding agency. Please call 3-1-1 to report it, get a report number; call HPD and report it there also. If possible take a
photo and then remove it ASAP. Forward all the information to Officer Cindy Purl at Westside.

♦ BOONE ROAD PARK – Paul Fikac, chairman of the Park Advisory Committee (PAC) for that park, reported on the
January 19 Boone Road Park meeting to discuss the $800,000 CIP improvements. Pictures were distributed. Anne
Williams will email the pictures to those who request them. Discussion followed about the cost of removing the old
track and building a new one. Paul presented the following suggestions to be added to the 2006 SNAP:
Boone Road Park Improvements
Continue Phase II upgrade to standards program for Boone Road Park
Requested items are:
1. Add pathway and parking lot lighting to increase
safety and security Estimated 17 lights at $2k+ each= $40K
2. Add access road and 50 car parking lot at west side
of Boone Road Park to provide for equal all weather
access to both sides of the park. This will also provide
for police access to west end of park
Estimate Roadway $50K+ Parking Lot $150K
3. Add children’s playground area at west side of
park to provide equal access to amenities to entire
Estimate $75K
4. Add picnic pavilion at west side of park to provide
equal access to amenities to entire neighborhood Estimate $75K
5. Add large Pavilion in center of park Estimate $200K
6. Add ional tables/benches and other area
improvements Estimate $100K
7. Additional 50 car parking at east side of park Estimate $200K
Total Estimate $900K

♦ Alief Community Park – Pat Davis is president of the Park Advisory Committee (PAC) for that park. They have day
classes and rooms for use, exercise for adults (M-W-F @ 10 AM) and basketball. They are trying to get a walking
trail installed. The PAC meets the second Monday of each month, please join them, they need help.

LIBRARY – Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, reported the schedule: Mondays – play group; Wednesdays – story time;
Saturdays- Math Tutor. AARP will be helping with taxes on Mondays & Wednesdays from 1-4 PM until April 15. Early
voting will start mid February for the March primaries.

ALIEF MARKETING BREAKFAST – Marie Lee reported it will be Tuesday, February 14, from 7:30-9:30 AM at the
Knights of Columbus Hall, 11311 Beechnut. Help is needed Monday to set up.

CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins encouraged people to look at the city planning department web site.
You can sign up to get information weekly. He explained the Major Thoroughfare Plan and the process for widening
roads such as Bissonnet. The plan must be amended in order to do so. Donald passed out magnets containing Truancy

DOTY LAND FILL- Dan Hrna reported that Ernie McGowen, from MJ Khan’s office, emailed that Sugar Hill
Residential Development (SHRD) must request permission to be released from the TCEQ monitoring. They have not yet
done so. We will be notified of any activity by the developers. Hubert Vo’s office is also monitoring the situation.

S.A.V.E. ALIEF – Anne Williams reported the next Health Fair planning meeting is Wed. Jan 25 at 6:00 P.M. at the Alief
Middle School. New members are always welcome and needed.

SUGGESTIONS WERE MADE TO FORM SOME NEW COMMITTEES: – Infrastructure Committee (to report
problems to 3-1-1), Communications Committee, Fundraising Committee (to search for grant money for park land etc.).
Dan requested we think about it and possibly form them next month. Volunteers will be needed.

A.I.S.D./ ALIEF COMMUNITY COALITION – Laura Klubert reported on three committees that the ACC has: 1.
Graffiti Abatement; 2. Resources for the Homeless, 3. Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention. They want to form a fourth
committee to create an ALIEF YELLOW PAGES, to provide information to people new to the area. They need help
finding local services, rather than using the Houston yellow pages, which may send them across town. This project is in
its infancy, and input is needed. Please help. The ACC meets the last Thursday of each school month at 4:15 at the AISD
district office, and is open to all interested residents.

S.N.A.P. – The committee consisted of: Barbara Quattro, Marie Lee, Karen Loper, Michael Manning, Mike Kreinsen,
Bonnie Su, Elsie Smith, Henry and Anne Williams. Chair: Barbara Quattro presented the committee’s plan:
Alief Super Neighborhood Council Action Plan Committee
January 2006 Recommendations
Action Description Comments
1 Purchase land for parks Possibilities:
• Tract north of the Clarewood and Westwick intersection, north of drainage
easement – 2 ½ acres
• Keegan’s Bayou Center – 20 acres
2 Build a Multi-Purpose
Center Purchase an existing building or build on the 75 x 300 ft lot that the city already
owns next to the Henington-Alief Library on Kirkwood
Possible existing building: Knights of Columbus Hall on Bissonnet
3 Expand present library or
build a new one The ONE library in Alief serves a population of over 250,000
4 Install walking trails in Alief
Community Park Contour grounds, re-establish wetlands, and create walking trails.
5 Install playground equip for
the physically challenged There is no playground in southwest Houston designed for physically
challenged children.

Ongoing Critical Needs
a. Apportion police staff in Alief according to community needs
b. Synchronize/coordinate lights for better traffic flow in Alief
c. Expedite converting water supply from ground water to surface water

Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, stated that the library needs so many repairs that a new building might be a better project. The
idea of developing a library with the county was discussed. Paul Fikac’s Boone Road Park proposal was accepted to be a
part of the SNAP. An idea was discussed to create the desired multi-purpose center as a part of the expected county
health clinic.


Sally Lightcap – reported that several times a week copies of a newspaper, “RUMBO” are delivered free to homes in her
subdivision. No one wants them, so they are not picked up; therefore they contribute to unsightly litter. She has spent
days picking them up, only to have them delivered again! She has called the newspaper and spoken to the delivery man,
asking them to stop. The problem continues. What can she do? Suggestions: Neighborhood Protection, HOA letters.

Elsie Smith – invited everyone to the YMCA fund raising campaign kickoff on Wed. Jan. 25 at 7:00 P.M. The theme is
“Around the World in 80 Days”.

Paul Fikac expressed concern of the proposal to privatize the existing Toll Roads. Other concerns were discussed that if
this happens tolls would be excessive, drivers would be unable to exit easily, stops for restaurants, shops etc. would be
controlled by the corporation in a closed system. It is a Spanish owned group, and all profits would go to that Spanish

Marie Lee discussed a proposed historical tour of OLD ALIEF, to be narrated by Mr. Irvin Rees. The date will be set later
if there is enough interest. Please sign up with her this evening.

Henry Williams suggested residents concerned about issues go to City Council any Tuesday at 2:30 to present their

The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.

After confirming the Mayor’s attendance for our February 28th meeting, the number of calls indicated our present space
would prove inadequate. The Council was successful in securing a larger space for the February meeting. That location is
the Alief Hastings Ninth Grade Center; 6750 Cook Road

The meeting adjourned at 9:10 P.M.

Minutes approved on _____________________

Respectfully Submitted
Henry Williams, Secretary