ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M.
Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Ray Gibb. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Marie Lee: to adjourn the meeting. Seconded: Barbara Quattro. Council voted. Motion Passed.
INTRODUCED GUESTS: Sonny Davila, Metro; Bonnie Brooks, Tree Advocate for Houston; Officer Steve Bressler,
HPD; Ernest McGowen, M.J. Khan;s office; Sam Perlin, Nursing Home Advocate; Sakina Laing, Senator Rodney Ellis;
office; Xavier Herrara, Mayor White’s office.
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN was welcomed, and discussed several projects in our area. Kirkwood should
be finished within two months, some streets will be resurfaced, a new pocket park is being considered. The budget must
be passed by July 1. City Council is considering a reduction in the property tax rate to 65 cents per $100 valuation. For a
$100,000 home, it would save about $8. He is supporting an amendment for the 2006 budget that all city departments
must submit a zero based budget. Currently they are investigating the unexpectedly high bill for pagers and cell phones.
DR. GUY CLIFTON, M.D.; & assistants, VICTORIA HAWKINS, & PAULA KNUDSON, RN – They are with the
Memorial Hermann System and Life Flight. They explained a research project to be conducted by Houston’s Memorial
Hermann Hospital involving closed head trauma with no obvious external or internal bleeding. It involves cooling the
injured patient. Lab experiments indicate that may be beneficial for brain injuries if started within the first hour. It
usually takes several hours to get the patient to an ER. Therefore if the patient is a viable candidate for the research,
specially trained Paramedics will begin the process immediately, at the accident scene. The government has granted this
project special permission to begin treatment without consent, since time appears to be crucial. As soon as a family
member materializes, the project will be explained and the cooling will either continue with consent, or will be
terminated. Questions were answered, and a survey was conducted.
HON. RON GREEN, CITY OF HOUSTON COUNCILMAN at Large Position 4, – He wants to work with Alief and is
concerned with improving the city’s infrastructure. He is a member of the area Traffic committee and would like further
studies on our needs. However, in order to retain Federal money a plan must be voted upon now! He discussed the
ASN’s wish list which is stated in both our brochure and our SNAP. He agrees we need those items, however money is
problem. He would like to work with M.J. Khan and the ASNC to rescue district F from being “The Forgotten District”.
BONNIE BROOKS, – recently appointed as the city’s TREE ADVOCATE. She’s working with Barbara Quattro to try to
get a water trailer for Alief so that recently planted trees and shrubs can be watered.
CHAIR’S REPORT – Chairman Dan Hrna thanked ASNC member Ray Moon and Alan Rees for their wonderful efforts
to feed us by bringing dinner for the past several months.
TAX EXEMPT STATUS – Dan Hrna reported the application has been submitted, but here is no response yet.
PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning reported that the next Parks Committee meeting will be Wed. July 14, at
Amity Park at 7:00 PM. Hike & Bike Trails are a priority. Mike Rippert has been working on lighting to improve
security at Alief Community Park.
KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL – Barbara Quattro reported that Gary Woods from NEIGHBORWOODS called to
offer 100+ trees that a neighborhood had not taken as planned. Barbara and several volunteers have planted them. Crown
Colony West and Imperial Point were two subdivisions that took some of the trees. They will water and care for them.
Barbara is planning for more trees for fall plantings.
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins distributed the Planning Dept. newsletter and some 311 brochures.
On Saturday, September 11, the city will hold another NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIONS Convention at the George R.
Brown Convention Center. Please let him and the city know of changes in Home Owners Assoc. officers, and how to
A.I.S.D.- HCCS MEETING – will be held Thursday June 24 at 7:00 PM in the district board room on Highstar Rd.
Dan Hrna requested that we please attend to learn and to express your opinions about the proposed HCCS annexation of
HPD CHIEF HURTT’S CRIME SUMMIT – Henry Williams reported on the workshop which was held June 12 at
the George R. Brown Convention Center. The participants worked in groups to develop the top ten crime concerns of the
community. Chief Hurtt is now meeting with his staff and other officials to develop a plan to combat these concerns. The
top ten were: Drugs, Theft, Juvenile crime, Sex Crimes, Traffic, HPD Personnel Issues, Robberies, Domestic Violence,
and Child Abuse.
TIRZ COMMITTEE – Dan Hrna requested volunteers to study forming a TIRZ, Economic Development District for
the ASN. Raymond Gibb was the only volunteer. Dan and Ray will begin the study.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – July: Mr. Robert Page, Blue Print Houston; August: Ms. Sara Winkler, AISD & Mr.
Herman Litt, HCCS
SAM PERLIN- reported that the first FAMILY COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETING for the BEECHNUT MANOR will
be held tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30 PM. He would like people from the community to attend. Community
involvement is the only way to improve nursing home conditions. He has worked in that field for 30 years. He states the
laws are watered down, and that inspections worry too much about the paper work being completed and not enough about
the quality of care.
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary