ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:15 P.M.
Dinner and desert were donated by Henry & Anne Williams. Ray Moon, of Ford Doctors, provided the beverages.
Thanks were expressed 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: Dave Williams. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Karen North: to nominate ASN and tree planting leaders for the Mayor’s Proud Partner Award and appoint Karen
North to prepare the award form. Seconded: Marie Lee. Council voted. Motion Passed.
KAREN LOPER, District Director, for STATE REPRESENTATIVE, HUBERT VO, District 149, read HB 1642, a
Resolution proposed by Representative Vo, to recognize the ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD for its many significant
contributions to the community. The Texas House of Representatives passed it on May 12, 2005. Copies were then
presented to the ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL and its members.
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN. – Congratulated the council for receiving the Resolution from State
Representative Hubert Vo. It is city council budget time, so watch the proceedings. The Kirkwood road project will be
completed soon. Area Safety Meeting will be held at 6 PM on Monday, September 19, at 7720 Boone Road, in the Notre
Dame Community Center
PAOLA BARONA, – from Planned Parenthood distributed pamphlets explaining services
BONNIE SU, Central Bank representative, – presented a check to S.A.V.E. ALIEF for the upcoming Health and Civic
Resources fair, it was gratefully accepted by Anne Williams, Health Fair director. S.A.V.E. ALIEF members Dan Hrna
and Henry Williams also expressed their thanks.
REGINALD EPPERSON, Chief Inspector for HPD Neighborhood Protection Corps, – expressed the regrets of Assistant
Chief Brian Lumpkin, the scheduled speaker. Assistant Chief Lumpkin was unable to attend, but will reschedule for
another evening. He answered questions. It is illegal to park commercial vehicles on residential streets between 2-6 AM,
large commercial vehicles from 6 PM – 7 AM, or tractor-trailers over 2 hours. Call dispatch 713-884-3131, they will be
ticketed and eventually towed. For abandoned vehicles, it is very effective to send a photograph and letter to the city
attorney at: johnathan.michaels @cityofhouston.net or call Tommy at the Bissonnet Store Front @ 713-773-7000. 311
may also be called, get a Case Number and let our councilman know. Ray Moon expressed his gratitude for helping to
remove vehicles from the Old Alief area.
CHAIR’S REPORT – Chairman Dan Hrna reported that we are now getting emails from the TX Dept of Community
Affairs regarding applications for new subsidized apartments. That will make it much easier to keep up with the requests.
Dan urged people to sign up to attend the Houston Planning Commission meetings every other Thursday. We need to
have an input in the city growth. No one volunteered.
TAX EXEMPT STATUS – Dan Hrna reported that IRS has the application and we are now awaiting their decision. It will
take about 120 days for them to respond to the application that was sent at the end of April.
BYLAWS Committee – Due to board members resignations, it has shrunk and needs new members. Henry Williams and
Marie Lee are the only original members left. It is open to interested citizens. Elsie Smith, Dave Williams, and Anne
• Karen North proposed that the ASN apply for the Mayor’s Proud Partner Award. The council agreed.
• Barbara Quattro reported that we received the Arbor Day award from Trees for Houston. She and Mike
Rippert were invited to be guests of the mayor at the Mayor’s Volunteer Recognition dinner and were
recognized as valuable city volunteers.
• Ray Moon reported that during the first week of May he picked up approximately 750 signs in the
Bissonnet and Synott area. After that fewer signs were evident. The BBB is accepting complaints about
signs as poor business practices. Please remove Garage Sale signs after the events.
PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning reported we are still trying to develop Hike and Bike Trails.
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins reported that 3-3-1 is now online at [email protected]. Plans
for plat development of subdivisions and information can be checked from the city’s website. He distributed large car
magnets for Stop Trashing Houston” and car trash bags.
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICT – Karen Loper reported that our state Representative Hubert
Vo is working hard to get HB 1830 passed in Austin, so that we can have the International Management District
in our area. However, he needs our help. In order to express your opinion about it, please contact Martha
[email protected] 512-463-0389 or email at [email protected].
YMCA MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL – Elsie Smith reported that the festival, “The Faces of Alief”, will be held in
November. Volunteers are welcome to attend the July 20 planning meeting (at 7 PM) at the Y on Sugarland-Howell
MARKETING ALIEF – Marie Lee reported the next breakfast is Tuesday, August 9, from 7:30-9:30 A.M. at the K of C
Hall at 11611 Beechnut. There will be a $25 charge for a table. Tradition Bank is sponsoring this breakfast.
S.A.V.E. ALIEF HEALTH FAIR – Henry & Anne Williams reported it will be Saturday, July 30 at 7720 Boone Rd,
inside the Notre Dame Church complex buildings. Many free health services for all ages are available.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – June: BBB and IBN SINA Clinic
LIBRARY – Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, distributed information about the Summer Reading Program. The theme is “Go
Wild: Read!” Homework help is available in the afternoons all year. It is possible now to download books. The city is
considering expanding the library hours.
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary