Minutes for Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Minutes for Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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

Chairman, Barbara Quattro, called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M. Roll Call of council members was done by sign-in sheet. A quorum was met (see attached).

Hospitality: Hospitality was provided by the ASNC.

GUESTS: Veronica Hernandez (COH Mayor’s office); Catherine Le (Congressman Al Green’s office); Shen Gao (COH); HPD Captain Mary Lentschke; Kenny Terrell (Boy Scouts of Houston); Elizabeth Perez (City Council Candidate at Large 2); Natal Lacasa (IMD); Sakina Lanig (Senator Rodney Ellis’ office)

1. Mike Kreinsen motioned to approve the minutes for February. Seconded by Brian Burkes. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Karen Loper motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Frank Garcia. Council voted. Motion passed.

 CHAIRS REPORT –. Barbara attended the CIP meeting with nine requests in hand. There is a rumor that the city will be working on the walking trail at Harwin park in a month. There will also be a Redistricting Meeting: March 31st/ 6:30pm-8pm @ Sharpstown Community Center- 6600 Harbor Town Dr. Barbara announced upcoming speakers and asked the council if they were interested in a medical services meeting in June. She asked if anyone had come to the meeting because they saw a flyer. No one answered affirmatively.
TREASURER’S REPORT –Monique Pham, Treasurer, stated the current balance to be $3161.11.


SECURITY/ INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICT:. The IMD has partnered with AISD to create a tree farm and urban garden on a piece of land located at Dairy Ashford and Beechnut which has the IMD has leased from the Alief Independent School District. At this time, the IMD does not anticipate needing a fence in the garden area, but will fence the tree farm. The space will also feature a citrus grove in time. The IMD is also sponsoring a recycling event April 16th at Crump stadium. A flyer will be sent out to announce the event. The IMD also passed out guides to local restaurants it has published.




HPD Captain Mary Lentschke Ms. Lentschke reinforced the importance of the community involvement, noting the attendees at the meeting. She encouraged people to attend the monthly PIP meetings the third Thursday of the month at 7PM at the Westside Command Station on Dairy Ashford. She said the Westside Division covers District 19 (south of Westpark Tollway) and 20G(north of Westpark Tollway). Twenty G is larger, but 19 is far more densely populated. She noted that there are 400 apartment complexes and in excess of 400,000 people in the Westside Command area. Part I Crime is down by 17-18% in the area. Auto theft is also down due to the advanced technology the manufacturers are putting in new vehicles. She also encouraged residents to call in suspicious activity. At this time, HPD does not know the extent of the budget cuts and consequential impact. There are still two cadet training sessions scheduled for this spring. She answered questions from the floor.

Ms. Alyce Coffey, Community Outreach Manager, Solid Waste Department Ms. Coffey said that the solid waste department not only picks up trash and recycling but also picks up dead animals and provides environmental services. They go out to schools with two mascots to teach elementary kids about trash and recycling. The solid waste department received grants ($135,000) which is how they were able to provide the newest automatic large recycling containers. They will continue to write grant requests. Ms. Coffey provided written materials and answered questions. She can be reached at 713-956-1454 or alyce.coffey@houston.gov.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS April’s speaker will be a master gardener from Urban Harvest (Community Gardens) and May’s meeting will be a repeat of the very successful 2010 Public Safety Program at the Hastings 9th Grade Center off Cook Road and Dashwood.

Public Session and Announcements.
 The Chinese Community Center is providing a Health Fair April 30th at their Town Park location.
 Redistricting Meeting: March 31st/ 6:30pm-8pm @ Sharpstown Community Center- 6600 Harbor Town Dr.
 The Houston boy scouts are looking for members and projects to pursue. Contact Mr. Kenny Terrell at 713-259-9982 or Kenny.Terrerll@shac.org
 The best price for compostable yard waste bags is Costco
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM.

Minutes approved on: April 26th, 2011
Compiled, Written and Submitted by V. M. Sugar, Secretary