ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. at the
CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:06 P.M.
Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
SPOT LIGHT ON COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS FOR ASNC PROJECTS:
Max North presented the video of the December 13 Alief Improvement Day Tree Planting and Cleanup.
It may be purchased by contacting Max at 281-498-8974.
1. Mary Helen Horn to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Marie Lee. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Marie Lee: to adjourn the meeting. Seconded: Barbara Quattro. Council voted. Motion Passed.
HON. TALMADGE HELFIN, STATE REPRESENTATIVE OF HOUSE DISTRICT 149, -discussed the recent special
session for school funding. A second session will probably be called after July 4. Neighborhoods and areas that have
deteriorated usually improve with efforts from local people. State money for parks and other improvements usually
requires matching local funds. Management districts are one way to work on improving our area. If we have a plan,
involve our representatives and try.
CITY COUNCIL REP. AT LARGE #4, RON GREEN – introduced himself. He is scheduled to speak to us in June. It is
budget time, difficult for everyone. He and Pam Holm are on the city transportation committee; however they did not
have anything to do with the Houston- Galveston Area Transportation Council plan. They ware busy studying the many
ideas which have been presented. He agrees that the Westpark Tollroad does not help Alief because the exit ramps are not
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN – was welcomed. Highstar will be completed before Part 2 of the Kirkwood
Project begins. Sharpstown is planning the Fondren-Bellaire Intersection Project. The vote on the Mayor’s Tow Truck
plan will be this week. He thinks a TIRZ for Alief would be a good idea and wants to work together to get one started.
MJ introduced his assistant, Ernest Mc Gowen, who will be running the new Council District F Sharpstown office. It is
located in the mall (phone: 713-773-7962 or 63) and will be opened from 8AM – 6 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mr.
Mc Gowen will be working throughout the district on other days.–
CHAIR’S REPORT – Chairman Dan Hrna reported he spoke to Herman Litt, Chairman of the HCCS board. Many
people are very upset by the HCCS board’s actions to annex Alief and the 3 other districts.
PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning reported he was very proud of the turnout for the Boone Road cleanup on
May 22. Barbara Quattro reported that about 40 volunteers spruced up the park and the road from Bellaire to Beechnut.
Mike Rippert inspired some Imperial Point Residents to help with mowing on Friday and Saturday. It looks much better!–
KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL – Karen North encouraged other groups to organize a cleanup at any time.
KHB will help. She also presented a certificate to Marie Lee, president of ACA, to .thank ACA for their help.
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins distributed a Planning Dept newsletter.
ALIEF CEMETERY RESTORATION – Alan Rees reported that the committee is planning to meet in the near future to
attempt to get the fence project back on track.
HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL – Max North attended their meeting, which was
held last month at the same time as our ASNC meeting. He reported that a plan was presented which no one seemed to
like. However the council accepted it and it seems to be a “done deal”.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – June: City Council Representative, Ron Green; & Dr. Guy Clifton, M.D. with Lifeflight.
July: Mr. Robert Page, Houston Blueprint Project. Aug: Sara Winkler, AISD board & Herman Litt, HCCS board. Sept.:
TX State Senator, Rodney Ellis
CENTERPOINT BLOOD DRIVE- will be held on Tuesday, June 8, from 7:30 to 11:30 AM, at this Centerpoint
Energy building. Please try to support them as they support us. If you are able, please donate blood.
LIBRARY – Librarian, Rebecca Hubert, reported on summer reading activities and a puppet show. She distributed fliers.
Mr. James Robertson introduced himself. He is from the office of the city controller, Annis Parker.
Mrs. Nine Min Chin welcomed all to visit the nearby Chinese Community Center. It is a United Way funded agency and
there are many activities available to all, including a summer camp with an internet theme.
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary