ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Secretary Henry Williams called the meeting to order at 7:10 P.M.
Dinner was donated by Cantina Laredo (Westheimer); desserts by Kroger (Kirkwood @ Bissonnet). Ray Moon, Greg
Gonzales, and Bobby Moore delivered the food to the meetings. They were commended and thanked for their support of
the ASNC and the Alief community.
Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Marie Lee. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Barbara Quattro: to seat Elsie Smith on the council an the Youth Services Representative. Seconded: Ray Moon.
Council voted. Motion Passed.
3. Marie Lee: to adjourn the meeting. Seconded: Claudia Lozano.
MR. BRYON HARRISON, -of FAMILIES UNDER URBAN and SOCIAL ATTACK (FUUSA) explained the nonprofit
organization and its program of outreach to youth whose parents are in jail. Mentors are needed in Alief and the 3rd Ward
to work with children and teenagers. The goal to keep the children out of trouble, increase their self-esteem and encourage
them to succeed. . Contact materials were distributed. 713-65-1470×113 or www.fuusa.org or [email protected].
MR. JOE TURNER, – HOUSTON CITY DIRECTOR OF PARKS and RECREATION DEPARTMENT, discussed city
programs. When he inspected Alief Community Park it was apparent the renovations needed to be fine tuned, and it
should be finished in about 6 weeks. Field drainage and the parking lot will be improved. Boone Rd Park will be
improved in the summer of 2006. Congressman Al Green asked him where federal money could be used for parks, and he
suggested Alief. Esplanades get 3 cuttings a month during the summer. Therefore more people are hired for the crews
then. He is stressing picking up trash. Probationers are often used for work crews. He also encourages individuals and
groups to ‘adopt’ areas for maintenance. He is willing to take over subdivision parks that are no longer wanted. Smallest
pocket parks are about the size of a residential lot. Playgrounds are inspected twice a month. Alief has only three city
parks compared to 37 in other areas. The city owns land on Sand Canyon, which is scheduled to be developed into a park
some day. We are permitted to form a committee and begin now.
BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS – Barbara Quattro reported that on Saturday, April 9 seedlings will be planted.
Volunteers are needed. Ray Moon requested that everyone help remove bandit signs, which are illegal.
Pat Somers, from AISD Safe and Drug Free Schools reported that the March 19th “Graffiti Blitz” was a success. 26
volunteers cleaned up 10 sites. Unfortunately 2 sites got re-tagged shortly afterwards. The next Blitz will be Saturday,
April 16 from 9 AM until noon. Meet at the Administration Building.
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins distributed magnetic signs that read “ STOP TRASHING
HOUSTON.” He again requested that Home Owner Associations inform the city of current officers, so that the data base
can be updated.
ALIEF YMCA – Elsie Smith reported that Saturday, April 2 is HEALTHY KID DAY from 10 AM -1 PM.
Booths are still available. Everyone is invited to attend. All sorts of family activities are planned. AISD
Community Coalition will sponsor their “Assets in Motion Family Fun Walk” from 8:30 -9:30 AM
MARKETING ALIEF BREAKFAST – Marie Lee reported the next breakfast is May 10, from 7:30 –9:30. At the Feb.
breakfast 94 people signed in. The planning committee welcomes new members to come to the planning meeting on
Wed. at 6:30 PM at the K of C Hall on Beechnut or call Marie @ 281-568-5992. Bonnie Su suggested checking the
ASNC web-site for further information.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS – The following council members were elected to serve for this year:
Chairman- Dan Hrna; Vice-Chair- Barbara Quattro; Secretary- Henry Williams; Treasurer-Bonnie Su.
IBN SINA FOUNDATION CLINIC – Anne Williams reported that ASN council members had been invited by the CEO,
Dr. Aijaz Ali Khowaja to tour the Community Health Clinic. It is located on Wilcrest, just north of W. Bellfort, has been
funded by volunteers and donations, and they have bought land next door to build a bigger one. Patients may see a dentist
from 9 AM – 5 PM or a physician from 5 PM – 9 PM. The cost is only $25; less if they can not afford it. Dr Khowaja will
be the speaker at the May Marketing Breakfast.
ERNEST MCGOWEN – from MJ Khan’s office, reported that Monday, March 28 is the District F Crime Summit meeting
at Houston Baptist University on Fondren from 6 – 8 PM. Please attend. HPD Chief Hurtt and many other officials will
be there to address citizen concerns.
CLAUDIA LOZANO – reported that the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) will be held at Notre
Dame, 2270 Boone Rd. tomorrow morning, March 23. Qualifying Seniors may sign up. The IBN Sina Clinic will be
there to provide health screenings for blood pressure and glucose. At a to be determined date in April there will be a
workshop for seniors concerning investments, living wills, and trusts.
MIKE RIPPERT – would like help removing graffiti. Please call him at 713-504-2852.
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary