ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 7:00
P.M. at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairman Dan Hrna called the meeting to order at 7:03 P.M.
Roll Call of council followed (See attached.)
SPOT LIGHT ON BUSINESS:
Businesses that aided with the December 13th Alief Improvement Day:
CENTERPOINT (Mike Amador), HALLIBURTON (Bob Sherman), SELECT PLUMBING (Eddie Santizo)
and Student Volunteer Groups from A.I.S.D. (Gloria Dowiak). Individuals: Donald Perkins, Max North
1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded by Ray Gibb. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Marie Lee: to hold the next meeting at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, March 23, 2003 at the CenterPoint Energy
Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd. Seconded by Johnny Tates. Council voted. Motion Passed.
3. Marie Lee: to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Anna Garza-Ibarra. Council voted. Motion Passed.
MR. ROBERT LITKE, Director, Houston Planning and Development Department spoke on: Tax Increment
Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ), Municipal Management Districts (MMDs), Public Improvement Districts (PIDs)
and Alief SN Economic Development. He presented a Power Point presentation explaining various types of
CHAIR’S REPORT – Chairman Dan Hrna presented Membership Certificates to council members who have
joined the ASNC since they were last presented in 2001: Johnny Tates, Henry Williams, Ray Moon, Ana Garza-
Ibarra, Michael Manning, Barbara Quattro, Dave Williams, and Hubert Vo.
PARKS COMMITTEE – Michael Manning reported that the February 13th meeting with the Parks department
and M.J.Khan’s office went very well. We are still interested in acquiring sites. Marie Lee and Barbara Quattro
are working on developing Hike and Bike Trails. The ground breaking for the work on the Alief Community
Park and a community clean up of the park will be held April 17. Barbara Quattro reported that in about 2 1/2
hours on Saturday, Feb.21 volunteers planted 4,000 pine tree seedlings in the newly created NO MOW zone in
Harwin Park. Ray Moon suggested we watch for city property which may be sold, since the community has a
right to it before a private company does.
The next Park Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30, next door to Boone Road Park at
the Notre Dame Church (7720 Boone Rd.).
EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS – Dan Hrna reported we are not getting as much money from the Homeland
Security Department as some cities. There is only about $9 dollars PP spent on Houstonians, VS $30 PP on
KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL – Karen North reported that April is KEEP AMERICA (HOUSTON / ALIEF)
BEAUTIFUL Month. We have many wonderful volunteers, and can get KHB to help sponsor our activities.
Just tell us what YOU want. We currently have activities planned for April 3rd (curb painting) & 17th (ACP
Cleanup). Ruth Flavelle reported that on Saturday, April 3 the esplanades on Bissonnet will be painted from
Dairy Ashford to Kirkwood. Ruth is getting a permit to work from 9-3.
CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT – Donald Perkins distributed handouts: Planning Department newsletter;
Neighborhood Protection abandoned vehicle program (Ticket it, Tow it, Crush it); Neighborhood Woods, tree
planting information and tree give away (must agree to water it for 2 years).Deadline is March 15, First-come,
ALIEF CEMETERY RESTORATION – Alan Rees reported that the fence was removed from TRAECO. He
thanked the AISD and the committee for all its hard work. It was quite a job. Johnny Tates reported that due to
rust return the fence needs some unexpected work.
BROCHURE – Samples were distributed, and comments were received. The committee will continue working.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – Mar.: Blue Print Houston (Traffic Light Timing), Spotlight: CenterPoint Energy;
Apr: Homeland Security, Spotlight: Life Flight.
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN encouraged us all to attend the March 2 CIP meeting for Dist. F.
It will be at 6:30 at the Sharpstown Recreation Center, 6600 Harbor Town Drive.
GREATER FONDREN SW SUPER NIEGHBORHOOD #36 – PRESIDENT ELAINE GASKAMP and
TREASURER MARCY WILLIAMS visited. They complimented us, and explained how they had gone to
Dallas to successfully speak against a proposed new apartment complex in their neighborhood. The
neighborhood currently has many empty units and they did not want more. Their success was notably thanks to
joint community efforts and support from the office of U.S. Congressman Chris Bell. (MORAL: Mobilize your
neighbors and utilize your elected officials.)
HPD WESTWOOD STOREFRONT: – Officer Steve Bressler reported they are investigating several criminal
mischief reports. He was asked to look into the problem of panhandlers on many area street corners.
GUESTS: MRS. CHRIS BELL (wife of our Dist. 9 U.S. Congressman) and LARRY PAYNE (Director of
Constituent Services); SAKINA LANIG & MERIDITH MONGOMGERY (from the newly opened Alief Office
of U.S. Senator Rodney Ellis)
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at the CenterPoint
Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary