ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 26th, 7:00 PM, at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairperson, Barbara Quattro, called the meeting to order at 7:10 P.M . She requested that cell phones be turned off. Roll Call of council members was done by sign-in sheet. A quorum was met (see attached).
Hospitality: Hospitality was provided by the Houston Community College System. A certificate of appreciation was presented to them.
GUESTS: Veronica Hernandez (COH Mayor’s office); Catherine Le (Congressman Al Green’s office); Dr. Zach Hodges and Helen Jackson (HCCS-NW); Roland Gramajo (Guatemalan Community Center); Andrya Sampy (Dotson Family PARK); and representatives from Leawood W and Kegans Glen subdivisions.
1. Neeta Sane motioned to approve the April & May 2012 minutes. Seconded Karen Loper. Council voted, motion passed.
2. Dorothea Pindell motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded Neeta Sane. Motion Passed.
COMMITTEE & STANDING REPORTS
Barbara Quattro noted the Alief Community Garden applied for an Orchard Grant from the Dryer Corp. Alief came in third and won an orchard. Details will follow. Planting will be in late fall. The University of Houston Graduate School of Architecture is working on the Community Garden Pavilion..
TREASURER’S REPORT –Monique Pham, Treasurer, reported the balance was $2480.05
ELECTIONS/NOMINATING COMMITTEE No input
SECURITY/ INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (IMD): Karen Loper stated that 4,000 pounds of litter was picked up by the IMD this past month.
ALIEF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION No input. Marie Lee has been in the hospital.
PROJECTS/SNAP COMMITTEE .No input
Dr. Zach Hodges, Houston Community College NW Division Dr Hodges introduced his staff. He stated he would address the state of the HCC in Alief through a Powerpoint presentation. Dr. Hodges noted the close working relationship that has developed between the HCCS and AISD where high school seniors can finish their high school diploma and also receive a 2-year associate degree (at the same time) by taking advantage of early college programs. There are currently 24 dual credit classes. . 25% of the classes offered are on line courses. He also talked about the build out of the first floor at the Hayes Campus and subsequent build outs of the next three floors. The second floor will house a new engineering program in association with UT-Tyler in 2013. This number is expected to increase over time. There are 8000 AISD students at HCC, many with Pell Grants. The HCC hopes to meet the needs of employers by preparing students for careers. Questions were raised regarding the availability of certain classes at the Hayes location.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS;- The following speakers are scheduled:
• July Public Works Speakers on streets and drainage
• August Westside Taggers and Graffiti in Alief
• September University of Houston Collaborative Community Design Initiative
• October Tentative-candidates forum
• November HFD
Public Session and Announcements.
• Third Annual Veterans Luncheon: Chapel of Eternal Peace, 2454 S. Dairy Ashford , Houston, TX 77077, Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CT)
• The Save Alief Health Fair will be held August 4th at Alief Hastings Ninth Grade Center from 9-12
• National Night Out will be held in October again this year
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, July 24th at the Centerpoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
The meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.
Minutes approved ____________
Compiled, Written and Submitted by
V. M. Sugar, Secretary