ALIEF SUPER NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Minutes for Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Alief Super Neighborhood # 25 held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
Chairman Michael Manning called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M. Secretary Henry Williams conducted the Roll Call of council members. He announced a quorum was present. (See attached.)
Hospitality: Donated by Ray Moon, of Beechnut Auto. Thanks were expressed for his support of the ASNC and the Alief community.
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: Catherine Le (US Congressman Al Green’s office), Greg Miers (HISD Board Member & W Houston Chamber of Commerce), HPD officer Terrick Scales, Joe Lippeat (ASNC Web Master).
1. Ray Moon: to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded: Ray Simmons. Council voted. Motion Passed.
2. Marie Lee: ASNC donate $200 to help defray the cost of renting a shredder for all Alief residents to use at the Brays Village National Night Out Event on Aug 7. Seconded: Karen Loper. Council voted. Motion Failed.
3. Gladys Brumfield: The ASN council should be allowed to vote on issues not on the agenda (when there are time constraints). Seconded: Marie Lee. Council voted. Motion Passed.
4. Elsie Smith: to adjourn the meeting. Seconded: Ray Simmons. Council voted. Motion Passed.
CHAIR’S REPORT – Michael Manning thanked the ASNC phone committee, Bob Boehlert and Leone Talbot. The Harris County Hospital District will have several locations for free immunizations. The information has been sent out via email.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Ray Moon reported a balance of $3,281.86.
COMMITTEE & STANDING REPORTS –
a. S.A.V.E. ALIEF: HEALTH FAIR – Anne Williams invited the community to attend the Sat. Aug. 18 event. There are 118 registered providers, and everything is free: immunizations, numerous screenings, pre-register for free mammograms. Bob Boehlert discussed the free PSA tests to be administered the following Tues. Aug 21, at 6 PM at Notre Dame, 7720 Boone Rd, some men registered for them. Call him for further information (281- 498-7903).
b. ALIEF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – Mike Kreinsen reported the next Business Breakfast will be Tuesday, August 7, from 7:30-9:30 at a new location, the Southern News Group Building, 11122 Bellaire (at Boone, on the north side of the street). AISD superintendent, Dr. Stoerner, will be the MC and the speaker will be the new HCC Chancellor, Dr. Mary Spangler
c. CHINESE COMMUNITY FAIR – Chet Machen reported the July 19th event was very successful. There were approximately 50 vendors and 700 attendees.
BILL GOLOBY, project manager with the city of Houston’s public works and engineering waste water operations, made a presentation on “Corral the Grease” an educational program that helps prevent plumbing blockages and sanitary sewer overflows. The leading cause of sewer pipe blockages is accumulation of grease, he said, and it causes major damages that require expensive repairs. Restaurants have mandatory grease traps; however residents need to be educated on the subject, because they often pour the grease down the drain, mistakenly thinking the garbage disposal will remove the problem. The program suggests using food cans or heat-resistant bags as waste containers to allow grease to solidify, and then dispose of it in the proper method. He distributed plastic lids to use to cover a standard sized empty can being used as a ‘grease can’.
DIST. F CITY COUNCILMAN, M.J. KHAN – reported that in a matter of days the parks department will announce details regarding the purchase of a large parkland area in Alief. The City Council is expected to approve the purchase within a couple of weeks. Further information may jeopardize the purchase. Mayor White is concerned with lowering property taxes. The Councilman discussed several successful capital improvement projects in district F, including some from our SNAP: street drainage improvements on Beechnut between Boone and Kirkwood, upgrades to Boone Park and additional police patrols. There will be 6 Police Cadet Classes this year, and Westside will get some of those new officers. Police District 18 (Galleria Area) will begin to separate from Westside, leaving districts 19 & 20 here. The city has bought 350 new patrol cars. There are plans to repair Hillcroft between Bellaire Boulevard and Southwest Freeway at a cost of $5.55 million. In 2009, Wilcrest will be improved between Bellaire and Beechnut at a cost of $8 million. And in 2010, drainage improvements will be made to Boone Road from Harwin Drive to Oak Center and in the Riptide area at a cost of about $9.5 million. More road improvement projects are scheduled in the following years up to 2013, and $14 million has been allocated.
WESTPARK TOLLWAY EGRESS – Representative Vo has arranged a meeting with the Harris County Toll Road Authority, Westchase and local businesses and residents in Brays Village. The outcome will be released later.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – Barbara Quattro announced the Tuesday, August 7 event will be celebrated by the Brays Village Patio Homes Subdivision with a “SHRED IT!” Night. In order to help prevent ID Theft the HOA will rent a commercial size shredder so residents can shred personal documents. She invited the public to participate for a fee, to help defray the cost. Discussion followed regarding ASN contributing. Treasurer Ray Moon stated that we have no form of income, and are dependent upon donations. (See MOTIONS MADE).
WESTSIDE SECURITY COALITION – Kim Mathes reported they wish to rekindle the group. Those at the meeting decided to change the name to THE WESTSIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COALITION. The next meeting is August 21. Chet Machen said he would share the contact list from the original group.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS – Aug 28: new Houston Library Director, Dr Rhea Brown-Lawson
ALIEF NOON LIONS – Pat Davis invited all to attend the 12:00 luncheons on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at KIM SON on 10603 Bellaire Blvd. The Lions provide services for disabled children and eye glasses for needy students.
ALIEF EDUCATION FOUNDATION – Pat Davis reported on their upcoming golf tournament at the County Club at Cinco Ranch in Katy, Thursday Sept 13. Registration is 11:30 Shotgun start is at 1:30. Lunch & Dinner are provided. The money is used to award scholarships to AISD students.
The next ASNC meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. on the fourth Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at the CenterPoint Energy Building, 12330 Bellaire Blvd.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.
Minutes approved on _____________________
Henry Williams, Secretary