ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 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: Donated by Ford Doctors; Organized and Delivered by Ray Moon.
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. Johnny Tates: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Ana Garza-Ibarra. Council voted.
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN.- Praised our city liaison, Donald Perkins. He was one of three
who received the City of Houston Best Employee Award! Boone Road Park will have $800,000 worth of
improvements. Thursday, August 4: Town Hall meeting at Bayland Park. Saturday, August 20: Keep Houston
Beautiful and City Council sponsored District F Clean Up. Tools, T-shirt, water & lunch will be furnished.
Kick-off at 7 AM at Bayland Park, then drive to your area for cleanup. Monday, September 19: Town Hall
Crime Meeting in Alief, at Notre Dame Church Community Center, 7720 Boone Road.
HPD ASSISTANT CHIEF, BRIAN LUMPKIN, Head of Neighborhood Protection, – has worked in patrol
division for many years. He believes that “Blight brings Fright” and “Grime brings Crime.” Weeds, abandoned
vehicles, graffiti, dangerous buildings, negligent property owners, all add to that blight. There are 140
employees in the Neighborhood Protection Department (NPD), half work in the office, half are inspectors. Our
inspector, Willie Pratt, does a very good job. A new program the city is trying utilizes probationers on the third
Saturday (4th if rained out) of each month to clean up. During the week, city prisoners (Trustees) are used. The
city has bought 10 old $200 ‘Decoy’ police cars which they park in various parts of town to deter illegal
dumping and the running of stop signs. There are also activity sensitive cameras with recordings in various
languages telling people not to dump.
COMMITTEE & STANDING REPORTS
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins distributed ‘STOP TRASHING HOUSTON’ signs and
literature. In September there will be four Neighborhood Leadership Institute workshops every Monday evening
starting Monday, September 12 and ending Monday, October 3. The cost is $25 for the series; however it is
refundable if you attend all 4 workshops. Complaints to 3-1-1 may now be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAX EXEMPT STATUS – Dan Hrna reported the application is waiting for IRS to rule on it.
♦ CLEAN-UPS – Pat Davis volunteered to take charge of the city sponsored Clean-up on August
20. Discussion followed, and it was decided to send a couple of ASN representatives to
Bayland Park for the 7 AM kick-off, and to pickup supplies, but that all Alief volunteers
would meet at Boone Road Park. The drive to and from Bayland Park would take up too
much valuable work time.
♦ TREE PLANTING – Barbara Quattro displayed the KEEP TEXAS BEAUTIFUL second place award
that we received for the tree plantings she has spearheaded. She thanked Wanda Robinson from the
Mayor’s Citizens Assistance Office for the tools and hose Wanda obtained for us. Help is needed
watering the trees.
PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning reported that Alief Community Park should be completed in about 3
LIBRARY – Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, reported that there had been an Audubon Society presentation earlier in
the day at our Alief Branch library. Reading programs continue and Homework help will be available when
YMCA: “FACES OF ALIEF” MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL – Rosemary Mc Greer reported it will be
November 12. Next planning meeting is August 24, at 7 PM at the IBC Bank on Beechnut @ Kirkwood (next
to Wal-Mart). Volunteers are most welcome.
MARKETING ALIEF BUSINESS BREAKFAST: – will be Tuesday, Aug 9, 2005. Businesses who want a table
are being charged $25. Please come on Monday, August 8, to help set up, starting at 4:00 PM. Tradition Bank
is sponsoring the breakfast.
S.A.V.E. ALIEF HEALTH & CIVIC RESOURCES FAIR – Anne Williams reported it will be this Saturday,
July 30 from 9 – 2 P.M. at the 7720 Boone Road, inside the Notre Dame Church Buildings. All are invited for
many free health services. Volunteers are needed to help set up on Friday, July 29, starting at 1 P.M. and to take
down starting at 2 P.M. on Saturday.
None was presented.
PUBLIC SESSION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. Michael “Griff” Griffin, City Council Candidate for At-Large Position 1 – introduced himself, and
expressed an interest in helping the Alief community.
Ms. Kathryn Griffin, representative for Mr. Peter Brown, City Council Candidate for At-Large
Position 1, – urged attendees to consider voting for him.
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at the CenterPoint
Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary